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Born to help make the rent, AirBnB grew from good design

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AirBnB might be one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley, but it didn’t start with such glamorous roots. In fact, it started with an air mattress. “Airbnb was born out of necessarity. Our rent went up. It was born out of a problem,” said Joe Gebbia, the company’s co-founder and...
Born to help make the rent, AirBnB grew from good design

Games for the weekend: Heroes and Castles

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Heroes and...
Games for the weekend: Heroes and Castles
Airbnb, with Wish Lists, starts selling the fantasy of travel
Airbnb rethinks search experience, starts guiding travelers to great neighborhoods

What Zynga really wants from OMGPOP’s Draw Something

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Zynga made a huge acquisition Wednesday, snapping up Draw Something producer OMGPOP for a reported $200 million-plus price tag. But let’s be clear: What Zynga is picking up isn’t just a hit game, the team that built it, or even the 35 other titles that OMGPOP has created over the last...
What Zynga really wants from OMGPOP’s Draw Something

Airbnb's big growth: 500 castles (and 300k other listings)

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The company, a global leader in helping people rent unique accommodations, unveiled a series of growth numbers today. Over 4 million users can also choose from 200 treehouses. [Read more]...
Airbnb's big growth: 500 castles (and 300k other listings)

Sixteen years in the making, Trip Hawkins’ latest game for Facebook is “best idea I’ve ever had”

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Trip Hawkins, chief executive of Digital Chocolate, isn’t shy about describing his company’s latest Facebook game, NanoStar Castles. He first conceived the game, which you could summarize as Pokemon for grown-ups, more than 16 years ago. He boldly says it is “the best idea I’ve ever had.” He took care in turning...
Sixteen years in the making, Trip Hawkins’ latest game for Facebook is “best idea I’ve ever had”

Google shows off new backpack-worn Street View capture tool

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It looks like Google's Street View will soon be expanding to even more places than it already covers. The company has today taken the wraps off a brand new capture tool that can be worn on a person's back in order to map places that are too difficult for...
Google shows off new backpack-worn Street View capture tool
Airbnb now sees a quarter of all traffic coming from mobile
Hotel schmotel, 60k people stayed with Airbnb on August 4

Reporter's Notebook: MWC trades castles for putting greens

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The Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona closed its doors on Thursday, with a sudden rain shower sending the last attendees scurrying off to their hotels. It's been a gargantuan affair that saw pretty much everyone who is anything in the mobile phone industry (minus Apple) make some sort of...
Reporter's Notebook: MWC trades castles for putting greens

Next On Google Maps: Offline Navigation, Street Views From The Grand Canyon

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Google Maps, the enormously popular mapping service with 1 billion monthly active users, showed off its latest advances today. The announcements, while impressive, seem to be an evasive maneuver ahead of next week's World Wide Developer Conference, in which Apple is expected to announce that it will drop Google Maps...
Next On Google Maps: Offline Navigation, Street Views From The Grand Canyon

Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds For With New Casual Game

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We haven’t been paying much attention to new games this E3 but a new title, Wreckateer, should be interesting to casual gamers who have a passing familiarity with another title involving avians who are peeved. The game uses the Kinect interface to allow you to pull back a giant crossbow...
Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds For With New Casual Game

What's wrong with parents helping their children to self-publish books? | Dan Gillmor

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They know their children aren't writing great novels – but at least some parents are encouraging the creation generationYou can count on a kneejerk reaction against any praise of democratising technologies – typically from the people who have made their livings in the days before abundance replaced scarcity. So it...
What's wrong with parents helping their children to self-publish books? | Dan Gillmor
People have spent 10 million nights in strangers’ beds, thanks to Airbnb
Google exhibits backpack that captures Street Level data for Street View
Airbnb's Wish Lists Prove to Be a Big Win with Users
Sculpting with Play-Doh vs. Legos and the decline of cloud flexibility
Guest Post: Making your iOS game succeed to China

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Joe Danger, Dan Snow's Castles, BBC Sport, Paragraph Shorts, Berliner Philharmonika, AA Pub Guide and moreWelcome to this week's roundup of the newest and most notable apps for iOS - iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. That means apps released for the first time in the last seven days on the App...
30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week
Wreckateer uses Kinect to catapult into XBLA this spring
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