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Business Travel on Airbnb Screenshot (short) Airbnb has spent the last six years trying to get consumers comfortable with the idea of staying in someone else’s home when traveling. Now it’s trying to make headway in the enterprise, with a portal specifically designed for business travelers, as well as a partnership with Concur that will make it easier for them to file expenses when booking on its peer-to-peer rental platform. Read More



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2015-cadillac-escalade-front-three-quarters-view-03 Wireless inductive charging is coming to Cadillacs. Starting with the 2015 ATS and later hitting the CTS and Escalade, the vehicles can be equipped with a Powermat charging pad. Sadly, most devices with wireless charging use a competing standard and are not compatible with this system. The Powermat charging pad will be located behind the Caddy’s motorized CUE infotainment screen. Hit… Read More



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This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like
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Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started Red Rover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event. But it didn’t go over well. When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn’t invest



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Fresh from increasing its focus on games with a dedicated fund for developers, mobile messaging company Tango is pushing itself as a place to share photos after it launched a standalone ‘music remix’ app for its US users. Tango Music Pix essentially lets users create a slideshow of images which can be set to music. The tunes come from Spotify — which already has a sharing partnership with Tango — and the end result is something not unlike Snapchat’s ‘Stories’ feature, which lets users cobble together images from a day in their life and has become more popular than the service’s disappearing photos. The…

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Microsoft’s offices in China have been visited by officials from the State Administration for Industry & Commerce in the country, according to multiple reports today. The visits were at Microsoft’s offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, according to Reuters, citing local Chinese news reports. However, the reason behind them is still as-yet unexplained; although, China has made no secret of its concern for the security of the Windows 8 operating system in the recent past. Neither Microsoft nor China’s authorities had responded to a request for more details at the time of publishing, but we’ll update when we know more. ➤ Microsoft says government officials…

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In Microsoft’s latest TV spot, the company stacks its voice assistant against Apple’s. Spoiler: Microsoft’s wins. Read More



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Tech Five: Amazon may enter payment processing biz
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The tech giant plans to buy the talk radio app Swell for $30 million, Re/code reports. The company’s app will shut down this week, and most members of Swell will join Apple. Two months ago, Apple acquired headphone makers Beats Electronics for $3 billion.
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Screenshot 2014-07-28 08.13.38 In what appears to be a summer shopping spree, Apple is reported to be buying Swell, a radio app much like Pandora but focused on talk radio. The deal is said to be worth approximately $30 million. Read More



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Photographer Lucian Perkins documented the thousands of Virginians who camped out in cars and waited in the rain earlier this month to get access to basic dental, vision, and medical treatment at a traveling clinic.



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zillow-earnings Zillow is going to acquire Trulia in a deal worth $3.5 billion in stock, according to the company. The combination of these two real estate tech companies should secure Zillow’s position as a market leader in the U.S., with Trulia CEO Pete Flint staying on in his role but reporting to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. Flint and one other board member from Trulia will join the new combined board… Read More



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