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High Klout score? Expect airport perks and hotel room upgrades

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Wired examines how brands are using Klout scores to reward select customers: Matt Thomson, Klout’s VP of platform, says that a number of major companies—airlines, big-box retailers, hospitality brands—are discussing how best to use Klout scores. Soon, he predicts, people with formidable Klout will board planes earlier, get free access...
High Klout score? Expect airport perks and hotel room upgrades
14 Rookie Mistakes That Could Turn Your First SXSW Trip Into A Disaster

Airbnb Has Booked 10 Million Nights, Not All Of Them Legally

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Airbnb, the service which lets people rent out couches, rooms, or houses to strangers by the night, sounded like an unlikely sociological experiment to most. Now it's a genuine business phenomenon: The company is announcing today that it has booked a total of 10 million nights since it launched in...
Airbnb Has Booked 10 Million Nights, Not All Of Them Legally

Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller

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Bad news: With less than $50 of off-the-shelf hardware and a little bit of programming, it’s possible for a hacker to gain instant, untraceable access to millions of key card-protected hotel rooms.This hack was demonstrated by Cody Brocious, a Mozilla software developer, at the Black Hat security conference in Las...
Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller

Last-Minute Booking App HotelTonight Goes International With Toronto And Vancouver

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HotelTonight, the smartphone app that lets you book same-day hotel rooms, is moving into international markets for the first time. It now supports bookings in Toronto and Vancouver, and it plans to add other Canadian and international cities this year. The app is built for this moments when you suddenly...
Last-Minute Booking App HotelTonight Goes International With Toronto And Vancouver
Refined hack opens locked hotel rooms... with a magic marker

Ten Things About Spencer Rascoff

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As co-founder of Hotwire, he changed the way people booked hotel rooms. As CEO of Zillow, he’s part of the team that changed how people look at real estate. And as a consumer of pop culture, his television preferences would make for one scary mashup. Below, ten things about Spencer...
Ten Things About Spencer Rascoff
Smug Alert: Orbitz shows Mac users higher priced hotels by default
At hacking contest, Google Chrome falls to third zero-day attack
Hotel locks to be replaced after hack leads to thefts

ScoreBig Uses Priceline's Model to Name Your Own Price for Live Events

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Let’s say you want to go see an Lakers game or a concert at the last minute. If it wasn’t sold out, you could go to the ticket booth and pay face value or check out deals on Craigslist or StubHub. But there’s a third option emerging, where the actual teams...
ScoreBig Uses Priceline's Model to Name Your Own Price for Live Events

HotelTonight sails past 3 million downloads, as it checks-in to 10 new cities across the US and UK

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We first covered same-day hotel-booking app HotelTonight way back in early 2011, when it launched initially for iPhones. Well, a lot has happened since then. It hit Android last summer, before being rolled out for iPads earlier this year, which geared it up nicely for its first tentative steps outside...
HotelTonight sails past 3 million downloads, as it checks-in to 10 new cities across the US and UK

iPhone 5's Lightning Connector Is A Bigger Problem Than Apple Thinks

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Among other things, one of the iPhone's competitive advantages is the unparalleled ecosystem of - no, not apps - accessories. But the iPhone 5's new Lighting connector threatens to destroy that advantage. There are only a relatively small number of iPhone models with tens of millions of sales each, and...
iPhone 5's Lightning Connector Is A Bigger Problem Than Apple Thinks
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Why I Changed My Mind On Klout (And Invested)

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Klout has been one of my go to punchlines for some time now. For example – in May I wrote a post titled “My Detailed Thoughts On Klout” that contained a single word in the post itself: “Why?” The problem I had with Klout was that it was just another...
Why I Changed My Mind On Klout (And Invested)

Zero-day hotel keycard hack goes unfixed, now being used by Texas thieves

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Back in July, a Mozilla software developer showed off his ability to hack the keycard locks used in over four million hotel rooms with only about $50 worth of hardware. That is terrifying in and of itself, but it turns out that even months after the hack was made public,...
Zero-day hotel keycard hack goes unfixed, now being used by Texas thieves

Hotel cardkey locks said to be vulnerable to bypass hack

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Locks used in more than 4 million hotel rooms can be defeated with some inexpensive hardware and some software, a security researcher demonstrates for Forbes. [Read more]...
Hotel cardkey locks said to be vulnerable to bypass hack
Ben Horowitz: "We Like To Invest In College Dropouts With Insane Ideas Going After Tiny Markets With No Way To Monetize"
Toshiba liable for $87 million in damages for LCD price-fixing scandal, jury rules

The Californication of the Daily Deals Market -- Cheap Tickets

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Crowd Seats is bringing a bit of Hollywood to the daily deals business. The Los Angeles-based company, which got started a year ago, is focused on selling tickets at a discount. The site does not sell bikini waxes, Segway tours, or fancy dinners. Rather, it’s all about targeting hardcore sports...
The Californication of the Daily Deals Market -- Cheap Tickets

Priceline gets Shatner an angry daughter for Super Bowl

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Now that you don't have to bid for airfares and hotel rooms anymore, what can you do with William Shatner? You give him progeny. A clever, attractive progeny. [Read more]...
Priceline gets Shatner an angry daughter for Super Bowl

HotelTonight revamps mobile apps, personalizes same-day booking deals; plots big push into Europe

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HotelTonight, the startup offering travellers select same-day hotel booking deals in major cities via iOS and Android apps, is releasing completely revamped and upgraded applications for both mobile platforms today. Dubbed version 4.0 both on Android, iPad and iPhone, the last-minute hotel booking apps now come with deeper understanding of...
HotelTonight revamps mobile apps, personalizes same-day booking deals; plots big push into Europe

Florida appeals court hands victory to Expedia, other travel companies over lodging tax

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Expedia and other online travel companies won a crucial decision this week when the The First District Court of Appeals in Florida ruled that the travel companies do not have impose hotel occupancy taxes on the services they sell. “Our members maintain the same ambition now as we did prior to litigation:...
Florida appeals court hands victory to Expedia, other travel companies over lodging tax
HotelTonight releases an iPad app for same-day hotel bookings
I Was Right - Apple's Lightning Connector IS A Big Problem

Ajax Availability Calendar – an Availability Calendar to show your day-to-day availability

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The Ajax Availability Calendar is a php script designed to show availability of whatever you might need it for (eg. holiday cottage, hotel rooms etc.). Free to use on your website or application and is currently being used (v.2) by hundreds, if not thousands, of websites around the world....
Ajax Availability Calendar – an Availability Calendar to show your day-to-day availability

Why Does There Always Have To Be An App For That?

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“There’s an app for that.” Apple’s marketing slogan — meant to illustrate the vast size of its mobile application store — is increasingly accurate in terms of appifying aspects of our everyday lives. The trend is bubbling up in a number of major urban markets where users are happily ordering...
Why Does There Always Have To Be An App For That?
Apple likely to win in federal price-fixing case on e-books
DealAngel Helps You Find The Best Hotel Deals — Not Just The Cheapest

Renting rooms on Airbnb for fun and profit

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How does listing your space on the site really work?  Our intrepid reporter found out with a little help from her folks. By Caitlin Keating, reporter FORTUNE -- I put my home on Airbnb. Let me clarify. I put my parents' apartment on Airbnb. As a 22-year-old recent college graduate...
Renting rooms on Airbnb for fun and profit
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