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The Nightly Pricing Habits of Airbnb and HomeAway Hosts

The average Airbnb or HomeAway host operates without the benefit of the pricing tools or staff that hotels have to help contend with constantly …

Marauders Map: the app that stalks Facebook Messenger users

Privacy concerns over app that allows you to pinpoint location of anyone who is part of same messaging thread, and track them via time stamps<p>An extension for the Chrome web browser has been developed that allows people to pinpoint the precise location, to within a metre, of Facebook Messenger users.<p>…

Microsoft Releases 'Halo' Spinoffs For iOS, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 And Steam

Microsoft has released <i>Halo: Spartan Strike</i> today for iPhone, iPad, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Steam. The game was created by Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries in conjunction with Vanguard Games. You can digitally download <i>Halo: Spartan Strike</i> for a price of $5.99.<p>“Halo: Spartan Strike tells a …

Report: Iranian Hackers Eye U.S. Grid

Cyber-savvy agents are stepping up their efforts to ID critical infrastructure that may compromise national security.<p>Iranian hackers are trying to …

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft is planning to bring its Cortana digital assistant to iOS and Android as a standalone app. While the software maker has previously confirmed Cortana would come to additional operating systems, <i>Reuters</i> reports that the standalone app will be available on phones and tablets running iOS and …

Google is becoming a wireless carrier

Soon, you will be able to buy a smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile -- but with Google Wireless.<p>Google (GOOGL) will start selling cell phone service, the company's products chief Sundar Pichai announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Google will formally …

The Wi-Fi sniffing drones are here

Marketers have come up with a new way to track a given customer's movement: put a drone on them. According to <i>Venturebeat</i>, a marketing company called Adnear is using drones as part of a test campaign to track user locations through device IDs. It's similar to what marketers already do in stores and …

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Red Hat CEO: Today's IT department is in a fight for its life

The word smooshes up the IT terms "development" (meaning writing software) and "operations" (meaning maintaining software and all the tech needed to run it).<p>"Devops is all about how do things faster," Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst tells Business Insider. It's the IT department's version of Facebook's …

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Protests mark fourth anniversary of Bahrain uprising

Hundreds of people took to the streets of the Bahraini capital, Manama, to mark the fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the Gulf Arab state.<p>Police on Saturday fired tear gas and used rubber bullets at the mainly Shia Muslim demonstrators who were calling for political reforms by …

Ukraine peace deal 'in great danger', Petro Poroshenko says

Petro Poroshenko warns that a peace deal signed with Vladimir Putin was already being undermined by fighting raging in east Ukraine hours before a Saturday deadline, as the US releases satellite images it says shows Russia still deploying heavy arms<p>Fighting has raged on in <b>Ukraine</b>, throwing doubts …

GE to use new India manufacturing facility as export hub

CHAKAN, India (Reuters) - General Electric Co will use its new manufacturing facility in India, which was formally inaugurated on Saturday, as an export hub, with plans to send half of its output to the conglomerate’s global factories.<p>The logo of U.S. conglomerate General Electric is pictured at …

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How NASA uses quantum computing for space travel and robotics

Quantum computing is still in its infancy, even though the idea of a quantum computer was developed some thirty years ago. But there are a whole load …

Visa's secure payment system is expanding to online shopping

Visa's move to protect your credit card numbers was apparently pretty popular. How do we know that? Well, it's coming to a bunch of places that aren't adorned with the Apple logo -- that's how. The company has announced that "other leading device manufacturers and technology companies" will adopt …

Costco just killed my favorite credit card

My go-to credit card for the past nine years has been my Costco American Express card. I'm incredibly bummed that I only have a year left with it.<p>Costco and Amex (AXP) announced this week that they have failed to come to terms to extend their 16-year exclusive partnership. American Express was the …

Nike's iPhone Fuel app no longer needs a FuelBand to track activity

Nike is finally taking advantage of all those health tracking sensors in your iPhone for its flagship Fuel app, which previously required one of its Fuelbands to work. The latest version of the free Fuel app includes support for Apple's HealthKit platform, which means it'll take in the data that's …

Microsoft’s next mobile move may be apps pre-installed on Galaxy S6

That Galaxy S6 phone Samsung is expected to introduce on March 1 could have one big trick up its sleeve: Microsoft apps pre-installed. That’s the …