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A Mall For the One Percent; Lowe's Robot Sales Associate

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· Tim Cook says Apple Pay already a huge hit [Bits]
· The ugly afterlife of crowdfunded projects [Ars Technica]
· Now you can dress as "sexy Joe Biden" for Halloween [WaPo]
· Lowe's has a robot sales associate in its San Jose, California store [WSJ]
· Michelle Phan's journey from YouTube to $84 mil start-up [Re/Code]
· Long Island mall survives by catering to the one percent [Bloomberg]
· Museum of Science and Industry to honor blogger Garance Doré [Racked Chicago]