Airbnb revamps its app with new tools for hosts, improved messaging

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Airbnb app Airbnb may not be ready to unveil its new travel services app, Airbnb Trips, just yet, but in the meantime the company is giving its flagship application a big makeover. The upcoming version of the main Airbnb app will introduce a number of new features for hosts, including things like message templates for quicker replies and a calendar that lets them easily see who’s staying when,… Read More


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SolarCity accused of misappropriating solar company Congenra’s trade secrets

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SolarCity panels at eBay's headquarters Solar company Congenra is suing Elon Musk’s SolarCity over the use of shingling technology the company alleges SolarCity took from Congenra and used to create a world-record breaking solar panel.
Cogenra says it shared its “most precious and confidential trade secrets, manufacturing processes, and other intellectual property with Silevo and SolarCity” between 2010 and… Read More


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10 things you did not know the use for

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10 things you did not know the use for

 

Yep, 10 things I did not know the use for either, what about you?

Crunch Report | Snapchat Releases Spectacles

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Snapchat gets into the hardware game with its first hardware foray — Spectacles, Senator Mark Warner wants to open an SEC investigation into Yahoo’s breach, Elon Musk gets one step closer to interplanetary travel, Uber is exploring new aerial vehicles for short-haul travel. All this on Crunch Report. Read More


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Climate change and cleantech provide unlikely first flashpoints in Presidential debate

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1 In the opening moments of the presidential debate, some of the first flashpoints came over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s push for clean energy and clean technology in her economic development plan. While both presidential challengers, Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump, support infrastructure spending, Clinton came out during the debates with a full-throated support… Read More


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Apple adds Sonos speakers to its stores as it focuses on wireless audio

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Sonos Play5 Did you hear? Wireless audio is the future — at least to Apple. And to that end, Sonos, perhaps the best wireless speakers available, are now available in the Apple Store alongside speakers from B&O, Logitech, and Apple’s Beats. Apple already sells several wireless speakers but the Sonos speakers would be the first multi-room system available. The Sonos PLAY:1 and PLAY:5… Read More


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Science, tech and geek culture site Inverse raises $6M

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Dave Nemetz Inverse, a new-ish digital media startup founded by Bleacher Report’s Dave Nemetz, is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The Inverse site launched in August 2015 and covers a mix of science, technology and entertainment news — as I write this, the front page features stories on astrobiology, future cities and The Simpsons. Nemetz told me the goal is cover… Read More


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Tech really wants to fix this election

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chatbot-voting-sweepstakes With just 42 days left until the election, it’s crunch time for anyone who hasn’t registered to vote. The deadlines to register in most states fall throughout October, with only a few states allowing in-person registration on the day of the election.
The process can be confusing, and it’s one that tech companies from Google all the way down to small startups like Sam… Read More


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WTF is clickbait?

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clickbait Let’s settle this, once and for all: Clickbaiting is the intentional act of over-promising or otherwise misrepresenting — in a headline, on social media, in an image, or some combination — what you’re going to find when you read a story on the web. Currently, clickbait is often characterized by wording like, “You won’t believe” or “What… Read More


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Apple done nothing wrong

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apple-angel Having read the European Commission’s original ruling, some prior rulings, the Treasury’s white paper about the European Commission’s actions and a lot of analysis in the tax community, in my opinion, the EC is over-reaching in their decision on Apple. Read More


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