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Starwood Hotels begins rollout of iPhone/Apple Watch virtual room keys, Hilton to follow (Video)

Starwood Hotels has officially launched its SPG Keyless service, allowing guests to use their iPhone (and, in the Spring, Apple Watch) to unlock their hotel doors, bypassing the front desk. The boutique hotel group first announced the project back in January.<p>1. After booking a reservation at a …

Microsoft Launches New Ad Comparing MacBook Air to Lenovo's Convertible Yoga 3 Pro Laptop

Microsoft today launched a new ad targeting the MacBook Air and comparing the notebook to Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro convertible laptop. The latest spot, which is titled "Let's Dance", features both laptops side-by-side and highlights the differences between the form and functionality of both.<p>Microsoft …

Smart startups pick their (AWS) services carefully

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The sheer number of Amazon Web Services is a blessing but can also be an embarrassment of riches. Savvy startups know that …

Circle Launches Bitcoin Mobile App For Android And IOS

In the next step in its bid to become the bitcoin service provider for everyday users, Circle has launched mobile apps for Android and iOS.<p>The app, which is available today, allows users to make payments, send and request money, and deposit and convert money between bitcoin and dollars.<p>For company …

How to go from $0 to $75,000/mo. without taking on an investor or hiring a single employee

In case you didn’t know, we (Talkroute) declined our acceptance into a well-known accelerator, and a lot of people thought we were stupid. Even after I published a ridiculously long blog post explaining why we said “no thanks,” the skeptics remained, well, skeptical.<p>But today, right here on …

Scientists Agree: Top Performers Need Friends Outside Of Work

It is common sense that you should cultivate friends outside of work. However, too often, professionals allow their non-work friendships to wither, as they struggle to maintain a healthy home life and a robust career.<p>Although challenging, nurturing friendships beyond your office enhances your …

Amazon.com releases diversity numbers

SAN FRANCISCO — Under pressure from civil rights activists, Amazon.com released the gender and racial make-up of its work force on Friday, revealing its staff is largely white and male.<p>The technology giant said 63% of its workers and 75% of managers around the world are men.<p>In the U.S., 60% of the …

The 2014 Holiday Shopping Season: 5 Tweaks to the Usual Story Line

And so it begins. The decorations for Halloween are still up and a lot of the candy still waiting to be consumed but retailers are plowing straight ahead for the next big event: the holiday shopping season.<p>It officially kicked off, according to retailers’ reckoning, on Nov.1, when Amazon and …

Where the data science jobs are, by sector and by state

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Tashatuvango/Shutterstock<p>Most companies hiring data scientists are in California, Washington and New York. But would …

Tidal CEO explains why people will pay more for high-quality music streaming (interview)

This past week the U.S. got its first lossless music streaming service in Aspiro-owned Tidal, which claims to be the only one to offer the same quality of sound as you’d find on a CD.<p>The downside to this is that at $20 per month, it costs roughly twice as much as premium services from Rdio and …

How the NFL tracks everything on the field but the ball

Most people know radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips as the security tags adorning clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from …