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Indiana Considers Prohibiting Cities From Banning Airbnb

"Indiana's cities and towns wouldn't be allowed to put their own restrictions on companies such as Airbnb under a proposal state lawmakers are considering," reports the Associated Press. Slashdot reader El Cubano writes: The proposed legislation woul.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

Club Penguin Island Launches And The Profanity Bans Continue

Yesterday Disney closed Club Penguin, the kid-friendly online game that had been delighting children and quickly banning potty-mouths since 2005. Today Disney launches Club Penguin Island, a subscription-based mobile game, bringing kid-friendly fun a.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News3 hr. 31 min. ago

Article: Recommended Reading: March 29, 2017

eMarketer’s scan of the key developments of the day, plus data to make sense of it all. Today’s topics: Twitter monetizes Periscope; Didi Chuxing considers $6 billion SoftBank investment; and more......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2017

Uber’s lament: “No Black or Hispanic employee holds leadership positions in tech”

New report: "We need to do better and have much more work to do." (credit: Uber) For the first time, Uber released diversity figures for its employees—which does not include its thousands of drivers, whom the company considers to be contract.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

New diversity report shows 85% of Uber’s tech workforce is male

New report: "We need to do better and have much more work to do." (credit: Uber) For the first time, Uber released diversity figures for its employees—which does not include its thousands of drivers, whom the company considers to be contract.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

The Best and Worst Cities To Live in For Tech Workers, Based on Rent and Commute

An anonymous reader shares a report: Most cities with a cluster of tech companies can offer those workers either a short commute or low rents -- but not both, according to a study by property consultancy Savills. Berlin is the exception to that rule......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

Scientists Have Created Self-Flowing Liquids That Don"t Need Pumps to Move Around

To bring a constant supply of fresh water into its massive cities, the Romans built countless miles of gravity-powered aqueducts, all at a tremendous expense. But even the massive pumping stations we rely on now might one day be obsolete as scientist.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

marilyn mugot’s neon landscapes reveal secret shades of the city at night

looking more like a cyberpunk future than the streets of hong kong, marilyn mugot's night time photographs capture the cities around us in an alternative light. The post marilyn mugot’s neon landscapes reveal secret shades of the city at nigh.....»»

Category: infraSource:  designboomRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

curime batliner + jake newsum unfold spheres of influence at mextropoli festival

the installation is an allegory of how technology is impacting public spaces and people's navigation within cities. The post curime batliner + jake newsum unfold spheres of influence at mextropoli festival appeared first on designboom | architectur.....»»

Category: infraSource:  designboomRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

Google Maps Now Helps You with Your Parking Location

Google Maps recently added a very useful new feature which will help drivers a lot, especially in crowded cities. This new option will remind people the spot where they parked their car. From now on, you will see a new menu option when you will touch.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextdigitRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

What Would The World Look Like Without Highways?

Highways in dense cities can create all kinds of urban planning problems, from dangerous underpasses to divided and displaced neighborhoods. It’s something Jeff Sisson, an artist and a developer for the New York Times, knows well fro.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

Want To Understand How Trump Talks About Cities? Go Back To The 1960s

In the history of cities and city building, there are few rivalries more fierce than the one that existed between Robert Moses–New York’s “master builder” who pushed large-scale urban development and infrastructure project.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

Native Instruments acquires music/remix streaming platform MetaPop, hires former Beatport CEO

As SoundCloud reportedly continues struggling and considers selling, one of the leaders in electronic music software and hardware just acquired a music and remix streaming platform called Metapop. It also hired former CEO of online electronic music.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

Article: Tencent Dips into Live Streaming with Investment in Photo and Video App

Tencent is moving beyond messaging with an investment in Kuaishou, which has beat competitors by finding an audience outside of China’s cities......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2017

Airbnb now offering unique Sydney experiences with ‘Trips’

Airbnb Experiences and Place guides introduced to Sydney The industry giant of crowd-sourced accommodation, Airbnb, has officially launched its experience-based travel planning service ‘Trips’ in Sydney.Trips already exists as a g.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

Mobile World Congress Begs the Question — Is Now the Time for Secure Connected Home Solutions?

This IDC Market Note discusses the growing range of connected home security solutions that are set to come to market later in 2017. It considers what they represent, why now is the right time for their launch, and what is their potential business imp.....»»

Category: consumerSource:  idcRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

Airbnb brings Trips to Australia for a bigger slice of the tourism pie

Airbnb's ambition to become your travel agent just got an Australian boost. On Tuesday, the company officially launched Trips in SydneyFirst announced at the Airbnb Open conference in Los Angeles in late 2016, the new platform allows local "Experienc.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

US Top Court Considers Changing Where Patent Cases May Be Filed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday grappled over whether to upend a quarter-century of practice and limit where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed. From a report on Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

Midwest RepRap Festival @ LanOC Reviews

Well, this weekend I took a break from playing Ghost Recon Wildlands and made the trip over to Indiana to check out Midwest RepRap Festival. While the name most likely isn’t obvious to most people, but RepRap is the community around 3d pri.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are waging war over the hotel room

 As the hotel industry wages war against Airbnb, companies making voice-powered assistants are also heading to battle in the hotel room itself. Bloomberg reports that Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are vying for a spot in Marriott I.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

Amazon considers opening augmented reality furniture stores

Amazon's retail plans could extend well beyond books and groceries. New York Times sources hear that the internet giant is "exploring" the possibility of appliance and furniture stores with a technological angle. You'd use augmen.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsMar 26th, 2017