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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

Need an unconventional vacation? All of Sweden is available on Airbnb

The clever publicity stunt is meant to draw attention to the Swedish concept of “allemansrätten,” which makes everyone and anyone to freely roam the country’s public lands under the sole condition that they don’t trash the place. The post Ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 25 min. ago

Citizens give up data in blockchain project to improve cities

The DECODE project will give residents of Barcelona and Amsterdam more control over how their personal data is harnessed by local government and businesses.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Frichti grabs $33.7 million for its meal delivery service

 Food startups are apparently still steaming hot as French startup Frichti just raised a whopping $33.7 million (€30 million). Frichti is currently available in Paris and nearby cities. It handles everything in-house — from cooking to or.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Our friends at The Manual found the best of everything in America’s hottest cities

For this year's Manual Awards, we highlight the best restaurants, coffee shops, beers, and more for each of these great up-and-coming American cities. The post Our friends at The Manual found the best of everything in America’s hottest cities a.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Uber"s carpool service sacrifices convenience for efficiency in NYC (updated)

In the wake of its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2017 (yup, and it's only just May), Uber has been doing a lot of work to improve its service. As an extension of the "smart pickup points" trial from London and other cities last.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Uber is further improving ridesharing by making you walk more

In the wake of its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 2017 (yup, and it's only just May), Uber has been doing a lot of work to improve its service. As an extension of the "smart pickup points" trial from London and other cities last.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Planning your vacation? Airbnb plays tour guide with its updated For You tab

Earlier this week, the vacation rentals site announced a redesign to the online Airbnb experience, including a new For You tab, which promises to offer "a personalized doorway to discover homes to stay in and things to do." The post Planning your vac.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

EU Passes "Content Portability" Rules Banning Geofencing

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo writes: The European Parliament has passed draft rules mandating 'content portability', i.e. the ability to take your purchased content and services across borders within the EU. Freedom of movement rules, which allo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 20th, 2017

Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

 People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically? I meant in practice, as the VarCity pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Want to go camping without the hassle? Tentrr is the Airbnb of camping

Tentrr aims to take all the hassle out of camping. Using an approach similar to Airbnb, the website connects landowners with campers looking to enjoy the outdoors. Camping becomes as easy as getting to a destination. The post Want to go camping witho.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Proving Community Value Is Vital to Survival

We know brand communities are valuable. They fuel marketing, product, customer success and sales value. They sit at the core of billion-dollar businesses like Airbnb, Yelp and Lyft.  But businesses are still grasping at straws, trying to figu.....»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Google Cloud IoT Core lands NXP support

Google Cloud IoT Core bundles a series of technologies into a managed service for smart city deployments. NXP, which has chips in the field in many smart cities, is on board......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2017

Tesco is secretly testing one-hour shopping deliveries

It's no longer enough for supermarkets to offer online ordering and home deliveries. Amazon raised the bar two years ago with one-hour Prime Now grocery drop-offs, and since starting out in London, it's expanded to other cities whi.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 18th, 2017

Wag In Major National Expansion Of Dog Walking App

Los Angeles-based dog walking marketplace app Wag! is in a national expansion, saying that it has launched into 16 new cities nationwide. Wag! said it is now available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hou.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated NewsMay 18th, 2017

The very simple argument for the rise of co-living: people need people

 People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world. So go the lyrics of the famous Barbara Streisand song. It was also a theme at a future of cities panel at Disrupt today, where the discussion came back and time again to comm.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 17th, 2017

Automation will have a bigger impact on jobs in smaller cities

More migration to megacities is expected in the next few decades, because they have more jobs that are resilient to automation than smaller urban areas.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsMay 17th, 2017

Google Cloud IoT Core lands NXP support, guns for smart city use

Google Cloud IoT Core bundles a series of technologies into a managed service for smart city deployments. NXP, which has chips in the field in many smart cities, is on board......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2017

This Is What The Jail On An Aircraft Carrier Looks Like

Aircraft carriers are massive floating cities, housing over 5,000 people. They have their own nuclear power plants, their own airfields, even their own jails buried in the bowels of the ship. Except in the Navy, they call it a “brig.”Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMay 16th, 2017

Renly launches studio-booking platform

 Renly thinks they have what it takes to be the platform for booking temporary beauty and fitness locations. Founder Chris Sheng calls it the “Airbnb for commercial business space.” He found that many studio and gym owners have unuse.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 16th, 2017

Facebook cracks down on fake live videos

 Facebook is banning misleading uses of its Live video format. The company tells TechCrunch that it’s adding a section to its Live API Facebook Platform Policy that reads “Don’t use the API to publish only images (ex: don’.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  mobilecrunchRelated NewsMay 15th, 2017