The new copycats: How Facebook squashes competition from startups

Tech startups live by the rule that speed is paramount. Houseparty, creator of a hot video app, has an extra reason for urgency.

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Airbnb Fights City Hall Over San Francisco Registration Rule


Airbnb recently filed suit against San Francisco over a new rule governing short-term rentals, which the city’s Board of Supervisors approved last month. An Airbnb-supported law adopted earlier this year requires short-term rental hosts to register with the city, but it’s estimated that only about 20 percent of them have done so. The new rule requires short-term rental listing services like Airbnb to enforce the law by ensuring that hosts advertising on their websites have registered with the city before posting ads online.

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Elk charges at Yellowstone visitor after she gets too close

There’s a rule at Yellowstone National Park: You see wildlife, you admire wildlife, you stay 25 yards away from wildlife.

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FAA, corporations & aviation groups draft new safety rules for flying drones near humans

Article Image A public/private committee organized by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has suggested preliminary rule changes for how close drones might fly to people, which could open up potential uses of the technology, such as air delivery.

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EU antitrust chief: 'don't hold your breath' for results of Apple-Ireland tax audit

Article Image The European Commission is unlikely to rule on the legality of Apple’s tax arrangement with the Irish government any time in the near future, the EU’s lead antitrust watchdog said on Monday.

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FTC Gives E-tailers Bad Shipping News


The Federal Trade Commission has updated a longstanding rule governing mail- and phone-based retailers to explicitly include e-commerce vendors as well, meaning that online retailers now must abide by a 30-day shipping requirement or refund customers’ payments if they can’t. Since 1975, buyers from mail- and phone-based sellers have been entitled to expect shipment of their orders within any advertised time frame, or 30 days if no specific promise is made, according to the FTC’s “Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule” issued that year.

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