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HomeAway Sues San Francisco To Block So-Called ‘Airbnb Law’

airbnb-a8707ed9_original HomeAway is looking to block legislation designed to make short-term rentals legal in San Francisco. To do that, the company has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment against the city, claiming that its new “Airbnb law” violates the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause. Read More

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VC Points Out That VCs Might Have A Burn Rate Problem Of Their Own

fire in dumpster Your startup loses too much money, but even worse, the people supplying you with cash might be running a bit light themselves. Following the endless commentary regarding burn rates, and startup ‘risk,’ Fortune’s Dan Primack pointed out that some venture capitalists are investing faster, and spending more on non-essentials than before. Maybe the venture capitalists have a… Read More

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Paracosm Raises $3.3M From Atlas, iRobot To Turn Our World Into A 3D Holodeck

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 19.52.16 The rise of immersive headsets like the Oculus VR, innovations in gaming and mapping, and advances in robotics have put a spotlight on three-dimensional technology, whose algorithms and visualizations will be a key to whether all this new hardware and video-based software is realistic and useful enough to win over users. That’s having a knock-on effect how 3D startups are growing.… Read More

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Google Calendar App Gets Smarter And Prettier

04_tablet (1) Google is rolling out a new, smarter Calendar app to go along with the two new Nexus devices out today. Both the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 run on Google’s new Lollipop 5.0 operating system. The new Calendar app works on Lollipop 5.0 and all Android 4.1 or newer devices. The old app was pretty much manual entry for events. You had to scroll times and dates, enter an event name, address for… Read More

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Parse Rolls Out A/B Testing For Push Notifications

Parse Push Experiments Facebook subsidiary Parse is rolling out Parse Push Experiments, a new feature aimed at marketers and developers whose apps use the Parse SDKs that lets them A/B test different messages and times for push notifications that go out to mobile devices. Read More

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The Teeny iBox Nano 3D Resin Printer Reckons Small Is Beautiful

iBox Nano The iBox Nano is a 3D resin printer with a tiny price-tag of $299 because it’s small enough to hold in the palm of your hand. Cutting print area down to size is one way to make expensive 3D printer tech more affordable. Read More

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Apple Partners With Southwest To Offer Free In-Flight Streaming Via Beats Music

Southwest Airlines introduces Beats Music on WiFi-enabled aircra Apple continues to roll out its Beats Music streaming service to new venues, despite the fact that there have been rumors of its imminent demise. Today, Beats Music announced a partnership with Southwest Airlines to deliver its streaming library to inflight entertainment onboard Southwest planes that offer Wi-Fi, with availability kicking off today, November 3. The new partnership means… Read More

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VoodooPC Founder And Microsoft Ventures General Manager Rahul Sood Is Leaving Microsoft To Start Another Company

rahrah_1294682574_11 The Microsoft angel investor and former head of VoodooPC, Rahul Sood, today announced that he is leaving the company and his role at Microsoft Ventures to start another company, something called Unikrn — you know, unicorn. Sood details his departure on LinkedIn where he admits that he’s leaving the dream job that he created but goes on to say that “this is the kind of crazy… Read More

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The Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones Are Where Fantastic Sound Meets Impressive Noise Canceling Technology

zik-2.0 (1 of 6) Watch out, Bose. The Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones are here and they’re aimed directly at your customers. The Zik 2.0s are comfy, efficient at noise canceling, and best of all, they look amazing. And how do they sound? Pretty damn good, actually. The Parrot Zik 2.0 are the company’s second try at headphones. The original Parrot Zik retail for $400 and are, well, rather large round… Read More

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Rovi Acquires Fan TV To Bolster Its Cloud-Based Video Discovery Products

Fan TV Rovi is announcing the acquisition of video discovery startup Fan TV today. The deal will add to Rovi’s portfolio of cloud-based guide offerings for service providers, while also giving it some consumer-facing apps. And for Fan TV, the acquisition could help bring its streaming set-top box to more consumers. Read More

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