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Airbnb Lets You Sleep in Ikea for the Night

SYDNEY — You can now live your own version of the movie <i>500 Days of Summer</i> — by staying a night in an Ikea store. For real: you could be sleeping on …

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I Moved To San Francisco — And Now I Have Apps Doing Everything For Me

It's the kind of convenience I've become accustomed to after living in New York for over six years. I can get just about anything I want, whenever I want, all within a few blocks of my home. There's a Starbucks 184 feet away from my front door. There's a classy Italian steakhouse across the street. …

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Startups Uber and Airbnb Court Business Travelers

New Versions of Apps Are Geared Toward Booking Business Trips<p>By<p>Douglas MacMillan and<p>Douglas MacMillan<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>douglas.macmillan@wsj.com<p>Craig Karmin<p>Craig Karmin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Craig.Karmin@wsj.com<p>Airbnb Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. popularized the concept of …

Hospitality

How To Build A New Habit

According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day.<p>Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general.<p>But there can be a lot …

Will Power

Amazon's all-you-can-read Kindle Unlimited is now official at $9.99 per month

The service that a few Amazon users spotted making a premature appearance a couple of days ago is today official: Amazon's Kindle Unlimited is a $9.99 subscription that provides access to over 600,000 ebooks and "thousands" of Audible audiobooks. While Amazon touts the <i>Harry Potter</i> and <i>Lord of the</i> …

This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works

The BIQ algae-powered building has been operating for over a year. It’s faring well so far.<p>Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. …

Instagram Marketing Lessons From ThisIsGround | Inc.com

It's hard to imagine the leather goods company ThisIsGround ever being baffled by Instagram. Its photos are genius, the lighting hits its wallets just right, and the products are arranged with the reverence of a scrapbook. It's like a portal into creative director Mike Macadaan's mind, though he …

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BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency pool to cut out Western dominance

The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects in BRICS countries, and unlike the IMF or World Bank, each nation has …

Google Glass creator has new role at Amazon

The guy behind Google Glass, Babak Parviz, is heading to Amazon for a new gig.<p>Parviz spearheaded projects out of Google's (GOOGL) secretive Mountain View-based innovation lab, Google X, including Google Glass and smart contact lenses that measure blood sugar levels for diabetics. A mysterious …

Ride-share city: Helsinki to pilot an end to car ownership

Hard Evidence We Can Slow Alzheimer's By Exercising The Body And The Mind

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared diagnoses among patients. It destroys people’s minds, their personalities, the very essence of who they are. And once the disease has been diagnosed, there is nothing modern medicine can do to stop it.<p>But it can be slowed, and a new study presented by …

China Bought $22 Billion Worth Of US Homes Over A Recent 12-Month Span

Over the 12 months ended March 2014, Chinese buyers bought about $22 billion worth of properties in the U.S., accounting for about 25% of total international sales.<p>What's more, 76% of sales were all-cash purchases, while 24% required mortgage financing. But what exactly were Chinese buyers looking …

Real Estate

I'm An 86-Year-Old Retired Executive, And The FBI Tracked Me Down Because Of One Photo I Tried To Take

Good morning. My name is James Prigoff. I am 86 years old and a retired senior corporate executive, having been president of a Levi Strauss division and previously the senior vice president of the Sara Lee Corporation in Chicago. I am also a professional photographer - in fact, I have been a …

Surveillance

Alibaba Just Signed A Huge Deal To Stream Movies And TV To Mainland China

Alibaba, whose flagship site Taobao holds more than 90 percent of China's online consumer-to-consumer market, is preparing for a multi-billion-dollar stock offer on the New York Stock Exchange that could rival Facebook's flotation.<p>The Chinese company will offer Lionsgate content, which includes the …

China

Top 1 Percent Is Even Richer Than Surveys Say, ECB Paper Finds

The oft-cited line that the top 1 percent of U.S. households lay claim to 30 percent of all wealth is probably an understatement, according to a …

WhatsApp Competitor 'Line' Files For $9.8 Billion IPO On Tokyo Stock Exchange

Fast-growing messaging service Line, has submitted a formal application to Japan's main bourse, Dow Jones Newswires said citing an unnamed source, adding that it could list as early as the autumn.<p>The Tokyo-based firm is also considering a New York filing, the report said. However, the Tokyo …

Rafael Nadal

Marijuana is a booming boomer business

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>In his dark suit and red tie, Washington state Rep. Roger Goodman (D) could have been …

Cannabis

Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states

San Francisco (Reuters) - A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years.<p>Timothy Draper, a founder of a Silicon …

Germany to Google: maybe you should be treated like an electric company

Has Google reached the point where it needs to be regulated like a utility?<p>At least one German governmental agency is considering that possibility.<p>The Federal Cartel Office in that country has drawn up a 30-page document laying out alternatives if the tech giant is assessed as being too dominant in …

Act Like an Entrepreneur Inside Your Organization

We often find ourselves engaged with members of large organizations on questions of how to be more innovative and entrepreneurial<b>.</b> In virtually every case we hear something like this:<p>“I have an idea for a new product (or process, system, program, etc.). I’m not dead certain it can be pulled off, …

With Germany’s win Microsoft perfectly predicted the World Cup’s knockout round

<i>Update 5:40pm ET: With Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, Microsoft’s prediction engine had a perfect record in predicting the knockout stages of the World Cup.</i><p>The most accurate predictor of the knockout stages, Microsoft’s predictions, have been perfect for every match of the final …

Dancing with the Stars

Person Buys Tesla, Person Immediately Crashes Tesla

Today's the big day. You're just bought a Tesla Model S. You've waited so long. Saved up all that money. You're going to be the hit of the board …

New product launch! Introducing Raspberry Pi Model B+ - Raspberry Pi

Meet your new favourite piece of hardware.<p>In the two years since we launched the current Raspberry Pi Model B, we’ve often talked about our intention …

Raspberry Pi