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Airbnb begins collecting 14% hotel tax in San Francisco

After hammering out details with city regulators for months, the peer-to-peer home rental service will start charging guests hotel taxes on October 1.

By September 17, 2014

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Spotify combs deeper inside data for musical insights

In a new blog, the streaming service will tease out trends about how the world listens to music by combining its listening data with intelligence from new unit Echo Nest.

By September 10, 2014

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Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.

By September 7, 2014

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The Oree keyboard is a wireless wooden wonder

Let's face it. Your keyboard isn't attractive, but this one is.

By September 14, 2012

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Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative

The peer-to-peer home rental service works with hosts in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., to provide emergency housing.

By July 29, 2014

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Urban Airship CEO takes leave amid sexual assault probe

Scott Kveton, co-founder of the push notification startup, tells employees that he had been thinking about stepping aside for a while but the decision was accelerated by a story about his "personal situation."

By July 8, 2014

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Scoop: Sprint tests out family data plan, other discounted offers

The wireless carrier is testing a cheaper version of plans offered by AT&T and Verizon Wireless, underscoring the notion that it's moving away from being simply the "unlimited data" carrier.

By July 7, 2014

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SCOTUS cell phone case may hold big repercussions (Q&A)

A lawyer who helped argue against warrantless cell phone searches at the Supreme Court says questions remain about whether you may be forced to turn over your password and how long your seized data can be stored.

By July 7, 2014

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Crave giveaway: Grovemade wooden MacBook or iPad sleeve

Dress your iGadget in a sleek handcrafted sleeve from Oregon-based Grovemade. A free one.

By July 4, 2014

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Kevin Rose halts plans to raze 122-year-old house in Portland

After pleas from neighbors, the Google Ventures partner and his wife accept an offer to sell the house to a longtime resident of the area who plans to preserve it.

By June 24, 2014