Description: A San Francisco company called Recharge has developed an app that enables users to book a stay in hotel for just for 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 1, 2016 Lugg, the startup that helps people with small moves, requested via an Uber-like mobile app, is this week… Read more »
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Description: A San Francisco company called Recharge has developed an app that enables users to book a stay in hotel for just for 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour. Source: Tech Crunch Date: March 24, 2016 The offering sounds both brilliant and preposterous, yet it has already attracted some smart investors, including Scott and… Read more »
Description: Nintendo’s first smartphone app — Miitomo — launched Thursday in Japan, and will soon debut in other markets. It’s distinctly social, and at first glance, may seem like a bizarre turn for a company known for games. Source: CNN Money Date: March 17, 2016 The app asks questions of users, such as their favorite TV… Read more »
Description: Police in Brazil want messages from Facebook-owned mobile service WhatsApp. But WhatsApp says it can’t provide the information that’s requested because of its encryption technology. Source: CNN Money Date: March 10, 2016 Authorities in Brazil think information transmitted through WhatsApp could help in a criminal investigation into drug trafficking. In Apple’s case, law enforcement wants… Read more »
Description: Ford CEO Mark Fields tells CNN’s Nina dos Santos how the company plans to protect customer data. Source: CNN Money Date: February 22, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. What kind of data would drivers create in which companies would want to purchase or have access to? 2. Why would drivers or Ford customers want to… Read more »
Description: Facebook has introduced ‘reactions’ which allow you to show emotions beyond ‘like’ such as ‘angry,’ ‘sad,’ or ‘love.’ Source: CNN Money Date: February 24, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. What is the point or advantage of adding multiple “reactions” to Facebook? 2. is it possible that this added feature might have a negative impact on… Read more »
Description: For the world’s forests, researchers have developed a satellite-based alert system that detects logging with a week or even hours after trees start falling, and in some cases, before clear-cutting even begins. Source: Mashable Date: February 24, 2016 The new tool, developed by University of Maryland geographer Matthew Hansen, is a significant improvement on existing… Read more »
Description: Bumble turns the dating dynamic on its head by asking women to start the conversation. Source: CNN Money Date: February 11, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think an app with this motive would be as successful as other alternatives? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?
Description: Cybercriminals using stolen data have targeted millions of user accounts on Alibaba’s popular Taobao shopping platform. Source: CNN Money Date: February 5, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you use any online seller-to-consumer services? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?
Description: Uber India is giving lovebirds a chance take a free, last-minute Valentine’s Day weekend getaway with a first-of-its-kind on-demand service on Friday, Feb. 12. Source: Mashable Date: January 28, 2016 In the past, Uber has offered everything from red roses to skywriting love messages to matchmaking services to its riders across the world on Valentine’s… Read more »