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The "Sharing Economy" Is Dead, And We Killed It

Five years ago, everybody was excited about the idea of using tech to borrow things like power drills. In practice, though, not so much.<p>“How many of you own a power drill?” Rachel Botsman, the author of the book <i>The Rise Of Collaborative Consumption</i>, asked the audience at TedxSydney in 2010. …

This Road Trip is One For The Bucket List

North of San Francisco lies a stretch of California coastline that nobody ever tells you about. Locals play sly. And tourists? It rarely crosses their radar. But it's road-trip country at its best, checking all the right boxes from secret beaches to neck-craning views to oysters sold right at the …

Oysters

PayPal’s One Touch buying is now available worldwide

PayPal’s One Touch payments features is now available in the UK and Canada after being expanded to the Web in April for US customers.<p>This means anyone can make payments using a single log in on any site that accepts PayPal.<p>One Touch allows you to authorize payments with one touch after entering …

Airbnb for rich people Inspirato nabs a new $20M

Inspirato, a luxury destination club that gives members access to its hundreds of elite accommodations, has just landed $20 million to grow its already large portfolio of locations.<p>With the rise of Airbnb, travelers increasingly want to stay in homes rather than hotels. But wealthy travelers may …

When Your Carrier Becomes Your Bank

I write to you from my vacation, meaning, this time, the dusty port town of Kaolack in sunny Senegal. (What, your vacations don’t involve long hours spent riding in–or, sometimes, on–overcrowded West African inter-city public transit? Weirdo.)<p>The day I arrived I picked up an Orange SIM card, which …

Music To Your Eyes

Here’s a sound system you’ll really want to show off. But these ceramic beauties will blow your mind in more ways than one.<p>This sound system, from industrial designer Joey Roth, is full of surprises. First, the materials—cork, wood, and blindingly white porcelain ceramic. It’s unconventional, but …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

Swiping Right, Tinder Backer Joins Warburg Pincus

Dinesh Moorjani, the mind behind the early stage technology incubator that launched Tinder, is leaving the startup world behind (at least with his day job).<p>Moorjani, whose long history in mobile tech includes a stint as an SVP at Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp before launching the mobile …

Messaging app UppTalk becomes a carrier, launching with $15 mobile plans

UppTalk only brought its cloud-based mobile messaging and voice app to U.S. consumers in December, but on Wednesday it announced plans to become a …

Location-Focused Ad Startup PlaceIQ Raises $15M More

PlaceIQ, a startup that uses location data for mobile advertising, is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series C funding.<p>The company was founded in 2010, back when most of the interest in location-based ads was focused on geofencing — i.e., if you’re close to a store, you get an ad for …

Torassieppi Reindeer Farm, Finland

<b>Have you ever been in a Finnish sauna, Jimmy?</b> How about a reindeer farm? The Torassieppi reindeer ranch is 150 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Italy