New York continues to be a stumbling block for sharing economy companies. First Airbnb had to hand over host data to the state attorney general, then Uber had to change its surge-pricing policy, and now New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing to keep ride-sharing app Lyft from operating in NYC.
It's time to strap on your digital boxing gloves--Evo, the massive annual fighting game tournament, is this weekend in Vegas. If you're not going, you can always watch the action on Twitch, or just sit inside and read about this week's video game news.
Apple developers around the world received a nice summer treat from the Cupertino company on Friday in the form of a new Swift engineering blog, among other new resources and videos for programmers. In addition, Apple is dropping the paid requirement for downloading the Xcode 6 beta: You need only be a registered App Developer, rather than having to sign up for the $100/year Mac or iOS Developer programs.
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant, which has picked a perfect 14 straight winners in every game of the World Cup's knockout stage, puts "her" record on the line this weekend.
Airbnb hosts and guests live and die by their reviews. If someone leaves negative comments on your profile, others will be less likely to stay with you, or to let you stay with them. So Airbnb is making a few changes to make that feedback less fraught.
The war of words continues between Netflix and America's largest Internet service providers (ISPs)--an argument that is not only seeking to lay blame for poor video streaming speeds in the U.S., but is also providing the public a crash course in how the Internet works.
In response to "an incredible number of requests," Blackberry will soon bring its BBM messaging app to Windows Phone.
A major update to OS X generally means that many of the apps included with the operating system also get major updates--or at least the biggest updates they're likely to get until the next major operating-system release. In OS X Yosemite, due this fall, several major Apple apps have received upgrades both big and small. I've been using a pre-release version of Yosemite (on an Apple-supplied MacBook Pro) for the past month and have had a chance to spend a little time with Mail, Messages, and Calendar. Here's a look at what's new.
Sonos has announced SoundCloud as its latest music streaming partnership.