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Airbnb agrees 60-day limit on Amsterdam home rentals

Amsterdam has reached a pioneering agreement with home rentals website Airbnb to limit the sharing of private homes to 60 days a year, the city and website said Thursday. “A home should remain a home,” said Amsterdam councillor Laurens Ivens, in a joint statement which announced what it called a “unique” deal with Airbnb. The Dutch capital said in 2014 ... Read More »

Tammin Sursok shares ‘painful memories’ of her teenage weight battle on Instagram

AUSTRALIAN actor Tammin Sursokhas opened up about how she struggled with her weight as a teen. The 33-year-old actor, who is currently based in LA, took to Instagram today to share a collage of photos of herself from her younger years to acknowledge that many people suffer from a lack of “self love”. The post, which went out to her ... Read More »

New car sales on course for record year after November rise

British new car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent last month, an industry body said on Monday, putting the sector on course for record sales in 2016, although demand from retail customers fell for the eighth month in a row. Strong demand from businesses for fleet vehicles compensated for the fall in individual buyers, lifting overall sales by 2.9 percent ... Read More »

The LG V20 will officially launch in India on December 6

The LG V20 might be one of the most underrated smartphones of the year. The handset packs in a tremendous amount of power and features, but LG kind of shot itself in the foot with the release of the phone. In addition to being falsely advertised as the first phone to run Android Nougat, its release during the same window ... Read More »

Oxford student Matt Smith dies on annual ski trip to French Alps

A YOUNG British skier has been found dead following the first night of the Oxford and Cambridge universities trip to the French Alps, police confirmed today. 22-year-old Matt Smith had been taking part in a drinks party at a so-called Varsity event notorious for heavy alcohol consumption. Officers found the man unconscious in a holiday flat at the up-market Val ... Read More »

Steve Kondik Finally Speaks on Cyanogen’s Failure; Company Breaks Ties With Him

Things aren’t going well for Cyanogen. The latest – soon after Steve Kondik went public with the current situation at Cyanogen, the company has “separated ties” with him. To recall, a recent report had pointed that the future of Steve Kondik, Cyanogen’s Co-Founder and former CTO, in the company was unknown. Kondik took to the official CyanogenMod developer Google+ community ... Read More »

Micromax Smartphone Users to Get Exclusive Discounts on Oyo Rooms

Micromax on Thursday announced a partnership with Oyo Rooms to give customers of its devices a ‘seamless booking experience’ as well as exclusive deals. The integration will available either in the form of an on-device native experience via its Around-Steroid Launcher, and via factory preloaded Oyo app on other devices, the two companies said in a joint statement. Micromax users ... Read More »

US: Shorelight, UMass partner on blended master’s

The joint initiative between the two entities, UMass Amherst Global is set to launch in summer 2017, and will offer master’s degrees in electrical and computer engineering subjects. “We are excited to partner with Shorelight Education to bring the world-class faculty and student experience of UMass Amherst to top students across the globe through an innovative combination of new technology and on-campus learning,” ... Read More »

Bot Armies Boost Candidates’ Popularity on Twitter

Internet bots have many useful online purposes, but they have a dark side, too, as three researchers demonstrated in their analysis of Twitter traffic during the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Bots are used to automate functions on the Net. For example, if you belong to several social networks, you could use a bot to post ... Read More »

Trump victory shocks global firms reliant on open trade

Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. election sent shockwaves through industries that rely on open trade, from airlines to cars and IT outsourcing, even though many executives remain unsure what his protectionist rhetoric will mean in practice. Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump has vowed to revive the U.S. economy by slashing taxes, preventing companies from making products overseas, renegotiating trade ... Read More »