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How Airbnb’s Fight to Overturn a New Jersey Law Imploded
News 5 days ago
How Airbnb’s Fight to Overturn a New Jersey Law Imploded

Residents of Jersey City, New Jersey, voted overwhelmingly in favor of strict short-term rental regulations on Tuesday, putting an end to the high...

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A Deal With Airbnb Turned Retrograde for These Astrologers
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A Deal With Airbnb Turned Retrograde for These Astrologers

For the astrologically inclined, October 23 marked the beginning of the spookiest time of all: Scorpio season, the month-long period associated...

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Cities Examine Proper—and Improper—Uses of Facial Recognition
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Cities Examine Proper—and Improper—Uses of Facial Recognition

When longtime resident Christina Zhang tried to enter her apartment building in Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood Saturday afternoon, she...

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Flint, Newark, and the Persistent Crisis of Lead in Water
News 2 months ago
Flint, Newark, and the Persistent Crisis of Lead in Water

Newark has had warnings that its water is contaminated with lead since 2016-the year Flint's crisis made national news. Officials only started...

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Cashless Stores Alienate Customers in the Name of Efficiency
News 3 months ago
Cashless Stores Alienate Customers in the Name of Efficiency

Brands increasingly seek to provide "frictionless" experiences-a sense of ease and efficiency that enables users to engage with them on their terms...

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Amazon's Revolutionary Retail Strategy? Recycling Old Ideas
News 3 months ago
Amazon's Revolutionary Retail Strategy? Recycling Old Ideas

I sometimes think that if you could look in the safe behind Jeff Bezos' desk, instead of the sports almanac from Back to the Future you'd find an...

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Using AI, and Film, to Track Tear Gas Use Against Civilians
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Using AI, and Film, to Track Tear Gas Use Against Civilians

Forensic Architecture created images of tear gas grenades in varied situations to train machine learning software to spot the objects in online...

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Netflix Could Never Make Its Own 'Office'
News 4 months ago
Netflix Could Never Make Its Own 'Office'

So, The Office is leaving Netflix. You knew this was coming, right? Ever since the streaming wars heated up, and every network/studio/hamster-with...

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Airbnb and New York City Reach a Truce on Home-Sharing Data
News 5 months ago
Airbnb and New York City Reach a Truce on Home-Sharing Data

For much of the past decade, Airbnb and New York City have been embroiled in a high-profile feud. Airbnb wants legitimacy in its biggest market....

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Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture
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Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture

When the Soviet Union broke up in the early 1990s, most of the newly independent republics that emerged from the wreckage wanted little to do with...

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Amazon Is Building Special Warehouses for Hazardous Items
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Amazon Is Building Special Warehouses for Hazardous Items

To avoid future exploding bear repellent incidents, Amazon will now ship hazardous items out of specially engineered warehouses. Just before 8am...

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Instagram’s Founders Have Always Had Impeccable Timing
News 1 year ago
Instagram’s Founders Have Always Had Impeccable Timing

Instagram’s Founders Have Always Had Impeccable TimingMichelle GroskopfSharesharetweetcommentemailAuthor: Jessi HempelJessi Hempelbusiness09.27...

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WeWork Is About To Start Selling Software
News 1 year ago
WeWork Is About To Start Selling Software

WeWork Is About to Start Selling SoftwareXinhua/Pei Xin/Getty ImageSharesharetweetcommentemailAuthor: Jessi HempelJessi Hempelbusiness09.12.1812:00...

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Airbnb Can’t Win New York—But It Can’t Quit Either
News 1 year ago
Airbnb Can’t Win New York—But It Can’t Quit Either

Airbnb Can’t Win New York—But It Can’t Quit EitherShannon Stapleton/ReutersSharesharetweetcommentemailAuthor: Jessi HempelJessi Hempelbusiness07.18...

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How the Pentagon Keeps Its App Store Secure
News 1 year ago
How the Pentagon Keeps Its App Store Secure

The DoD’s App Store Does This One Crucial Thing to Stay SecureTo keep malware at bay, the GEOINT App Store has a screening process that no...

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Airbnb's Newest Weapon Against Regulation: The Real Estate Industry
News 1 year ago
Airbnb's Newest Weapon Against Regulation: The Real Estate Industry

Airbnb's Newest Weapon Against Regulation: The Real Estate IndustryScott Barrow/Getty ImagesSharesharetweetcommentemailAuthor: Jessi HempelJessi...

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Can Verizon Build a Strong Brand From the Bones of Yahoo and AOL?
News 1 year ago
Can Verizon Build a Strong Brand From the Bones of Yahoo and AOL?

Can Verizon Build a Strong Brand From the Bones of Yahoo and AOL?Xavier POPY/ReduxSharesharetweetcommentemailAuthor: Erin GriffithErin...

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