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Airbnb sees China as its number one market by 2020

December 15th, 2017 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

The number of rooms in China ready for rent on Airbnb has reached 150,000, according to a co-founder of the global room sharing platform.



What the future holds for fitness technology

October 22nd, 2017 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

Experts weigh in on what the future holds for fitness trackers. Some emerging fitness technologies could come with detrimental downsides, experts say.



Shake Shack is launching a cashless burger joint in NYC

October 21st, 2017 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Shake Shack is trialling a cash-free location, where the only ordering option will be via kiosks, at its NYC Astor Place location. The new spot will open in early October, per the company, and will feature custom-made kiosks that feature touchscreen ordering, with built-in text message alerts for when orders are ready for pickup.



Best Buy bets on adults remotely monitoring their aging parents

October 13th, 2017 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

By 2020, 45 million Americans will be caring for 117 million seniors. The retailer offers a $29 monthly monitoring service using internet-connected gear.



P2P payment transactions to exceed $120 billion this year

July 30th, 2017 at 3:56 pm » Comments Off

Meanwhile, mobile payment apps are being adopted in smaller numbers



In Urban China, cash is rapidly becoming obsolete

July 23rd, 2017 at 2:36 pm » Comments Off

SHANGHAI — There is an audacious economic phenomenon happening in China. It has nothing to do with debt, infrastructure spending or the other major economic topics du jour. It has to do with cash — specifically, how China is systematically and rapidly doing away with paper money and coins.



WeChat users in China will surpass 490 million users this year

July 20th, 2017 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

Half of the country’s mobile phone users will access the WeChat app in 2017.



Do you live in the worlds laziest country!

July 20th, 2017 at 8:38 am » Comments Off

US scientists have amassed “planetary-scale” data from people’s smartphones to see how active we really are.



How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts

June 26th, 2017 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

Apple’s first iPhone was released 10 years ago this week — on June 29, 2007. While it wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. Few industries or societies have been left unchanged. Here are 10 charts that show some of the profound effects the iPhone-led — and […]



Volunteering from home will soon be as common as working from home

January 27th, 2017 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

We’re all familiar with the concept of working from home—and in 2017 volunteering from home will become just as ubiquitous. A busy life, working two jobs, unsociable working hours, and living in a remote location can all make it difficult for people to give time or money to good causes in their community. But technology now […]



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