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Can the Airbnb regulatory nightmare be solved with more tech?

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30:  Supporters of Airbnb hold a rally on the steps of New York City Hall showing support for the company on October 30, 2015 in New York City. The New York City council is currently debating how to regulate the controversial company.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Sharing economy startups like Airbnb and Uber have gone nuclear to defend their business model, suing city governments or shuttering their services entirely when they don’t get their way. Airbnb recently sued the City of San Francisco over legislation that would require Airbnb to boot hosts off its platform if they don’t register with the city. Uber and Lyft haven’t had… Read More

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The brilliant mechanics of Pokémon Go

pokemon go caterpie ios If you haven’t seen it already, you will soon when you are walking down the street. Every person you pass who is fervently looking at their phone is likely playing the No. 1 game in the country right now: Pokémon Go. You might think it’s popular because of the brand. Nintendo, which refused to make a Pokémon game for the longest time on a smartphone, has finally caved and brought… Read More

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Walt Disney Co. reveals 9 new startups in the Disney Accelerator spanning robotics, cinematic VR and AI

bb8 The Walt Disney Co. is kicking off the third session of its corporate accelerator this week, and revealed 9 new companies admitted to the program. A full list follows at the end of this post.
The companies are developing everything from cinematic virtual reality and holographic content, to robots with human-like facial expressions.
Because alumni of the Disney Accelerator have scored big… Read More

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Robbers target Pokémon Go players in Missouri

PokemonGo_Flickr Catching them all could be risky. Four men in O’Fallon, Missouri, have been arrested on charges of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action after having used the popular gaming app Pokémon Go to target other users, lure them into isolated areas and rob them. The four teens were taken into custody on Sunday morning following a call to 911, according to the O’Fallon… Read More

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Pokémon Go shouldn’t have full access to your Gmail, Docs and Google account — but it does

pokemon go When you use Google to sign into Pokémon Go, as so many of you have already, the popular game for some reason grants itself (for some users, anyway) the highest possible level of access to your Google account, meaning it can read your email, location history, pretty much everything. Why does it need this, and why aren’t users told? Also this is definitely the last Poképost for a while. Read More

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Pokémon Go has an estimated 7.5M U.S. downloads, $1.6M in daily revenue

Pokemon Go Pokémon Go is off to a big start in the U.S., but just how big? The company hasn’t yet revealed any official numbers, but we have estimates to provide an idea of the scope of downloads and revenue the mobile game is generating. App analytics company SensorTower used its predictive model of the App Store and Google Play, which takes hundreds of thousands of data points from its partners… Read More

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Will 22K people turn up to catch Pokémon in San Francisco on Wednesday?

Pokemon Go The Facebook event for a San Francisco Pokémon Go crawl on Wednesday has 3,600 people confirmed in attendance, with another 18K “interested” in the event. The event is set to start as a stroll through the city, before culminating in a bar crawl. It’ll be one hell of an overspill at even the biggest bars, however, if even a fraction of the respondents turn up. Read More

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Built.io Flow makes building enterprise integrations easier

2016-07-11_0836 Built.io’s Flow is a drag-and-drop tool for building enterprise integrations. It’s a bit of a mix of Yahoo Pipes (R.I.P.) and IFTTT for connecting services like Salesforce and Marketo to help automate the sales process in an organization, for example. Today, the company is launching a major update of Flow that will make it easier for businesses to build more powerful… Read More

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Yoshi launches “set it and forget it” vehicle re-fueling service in San Francisco

A Yoshi truck delivers gas to a driver's vehicle. A startup called Yoshi Inc. is the latest to give drivers a way to fuel up without going to the gas station. The company has officially launched its gas delivery service in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is offering other simple services like filling up the air in a car’s tires, replacing windshield wiper blades and washing cars, as well. Sound familiar? Yoshi is not the only company… Read More

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Revolut grabs $10 million for its mobile foreign exchange service

App & Revolut Card British startup Revolut wants to make it easier to spend and send money in all kinds of currencies around the world. It’s not TransferWise, it’s not Number26 — Revolut sits between all these things. And the company is raising a $10 million Series A (£7.75 million) with Balderton Capital leading the round. Read More

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