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You can now book incredibly cheap flights with a new app that lets you bid on unsold airline seats

February 15th, 2018 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Air Ticket Arena is a UK-based start-up that launched in February. It lets you bid on unsold airplane tickets up to two weeks before the departure date. It’s only available on Android, but will be available on iOs next month.

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

February 5th, 2018 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities

Spotify disrupted the music world, now it’s doing the same to Wall Street

January 18th, 2018 at 1:30 am » Comments Off

If Spotify’s non-IPO goes forward this spring, it will be unusual in that it will be a “direct listing,” wherein the current shareholders will sell their shares directly to the retail-investing public on the NYSE, vs. to institutional investors. Spotify is the first company of its size to propose such a listing. If the listing […]

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.

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