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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

CNN OK"d To Fly Newsgathering Drones Over Crowds

News network CNN has been approved to fly drones over crowds, becoming the first operator granted a waiver to FAA rules banning flights over people. read more.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  aviationweekRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Municipal Gigabit 2.0? San Francisco, Seattle Consider Increased City Investment

Municipal Gigabit 2.0? San Francisco, Seattle Consider Increased City Investment Could this be Municipal Gigabit 2.0? Two West coast cities, San Francisco and Seattle, are exploring new models for bringing ubiquitous gigabit to their constituents â€.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  telecompetitorRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Military-grade drones, coming to a police department near you

First responders laud drones for helping in rescues and negotiations, while some cities like Los Angeles are fighting calls to ground all police drones over privacy concerns. (more…)First responders laud drones for helping in rescues and negot.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Lawmakers try their hand at banning ticketing bots, but it"s not the end of them

The pain of narrowly missing out on concert tickets is an all too common feeling. While we might be quick to blame our reflexes, scalpers employing bots have been wreaking havoc in the now mostly digital ticket selling business.  SEE ALSO: Why T.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Cities around US offer billions in tax breaks to be Amazon’s HQ2

Cities and states are trying to one-up each other, showing off their best features. Enlarge / Amazon's campus in South Lake Union, Seattle. (credit: Joel Rogers / Getty Images) Cities around the country are pulling out all the stops to entic.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Watch our Dezeen x MINI Living talk about nomadic living live from A/D/O in New York

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, Peter Zuspan of Bureau V and Corinna Natter of MINI Living discuss how nomadic working and living is changing cities in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk at A/D/O in New York. Watch it here live from 7pm New York tim.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Google considers "fixing" the Pixel 2 XL"s display colors

While Google's Pixel 2 XL has generally been well-received, there have been some complaints about its LG-made P-OLED screen. It's supposed to reflect "natural" colors, but many see it as downright dull after years of seeing extra-.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

How Amazon uses an in-house team of specialists to gain incentives from local and state governments for building projects, including its second headquarters (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: How Amazon uses an in-house team of specialists to gain incentives from local and state governments for building projects, including its second headquarters  —  Cities and states woo e-commerce giant to house it.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Big Question for U.S. Cities: Is Amazon"s HQ2 Worth the Price?

Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it? Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the win.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

As HQ2 Bids Closes, Speculation on Amazon"s Winner Heats Up

In the six weeks since Amazon said it was seeking a site for a second headquarters, cities have preened. They've sent delegations to Seattle, bragged about their university engineering programs and tried to ship cactuses to Jeff Bezos. Thursday even.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Here"s the $30 billion startup you"ve probably never heard of

China’s Meituan Dianping just became the world’s fourth-most valuable startup, reaching a $30 billion valuation that puts it ahead of high-fliers like Airbnb Inc. and Space X. Never heard of Meituan? You’re not alone. The Beijing-ba.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Gett inks cross-network partnership with Carey to share tech, expand to 1000 cities

 A lot of the conversation today about on-demand transportation is focused on how new players like Uber and Lyft are rapidly expanding and disrupting the established transportation market (alongside whether they have been overvalued and overplay.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Qantas considers 737 Max and 797 for domestic fleet renewal

Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) is set to renew its domestic fleet over the next few years, and is looking at replacing its B737-800s with either A320neo or B737 MAX aircraft, reports Australian Business Traveller. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told a.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  ch_aviationRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

BMW Considers Opening a Manufacturing Factory in Russia

Over the course of the past few years, the market for new cars sales in Russia has been on a steady decline. However, the market has recently recovered quite a bit, and that recovery is drawing more automakers toward the country for business opportun.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

6 Wacky Ways Cities Are Trying to Win Amazon’s New Headquarters

6 Wacky Ways Cities Are Trying to Win Amazon’s New Headquarters.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Trump blasts NFL on Twitter for not banning national anthem protests

President Donald Trump is whining about the NFL again.  Trump blasted the league in a tweet on Wednesday morning after the NFL decided not to punish players who protest during the national anthem. The NFL has decided that it will not force play.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Republican fight against municipal broadband heats up in Michigan

Michigan bill says no "federal, state, or local funds" can pay for broadband. A state lawmaker in Michigan wants to prevent cities and towns from using any government funding to provide Internet service. Michigan Rep. Michele Hoitenga, a Repub.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Gentleman takes issue with fellow car racer"s parking skills

At Anderson Speedway in Indiana, driver Jeffrey Swinford was not pleased with Shawn Cullen for crashing into him and taking both of them out of a race. Then Cullen was not pleased with Swinford parking his car on top of Cullen's. (more…).....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

The Key To Solving One Of Cities’ Biggest Problems? Think Small

A city doesn’t need a grand action plan to reduce climate change risks, according to a new study. Read Full Story.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Can You Guess Which Cities These Music Videos Were Filmed In?

In the age of green screen backgrounds, hyperrealistic renderings and the endless run of superhero movies that rely heavily on special effects, some directors are still betting on turning cities into protagonists of their music videos. In t.....»»

Category: infraSource:  archdailyRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017