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Airbnb Will Begin Collecting Transient Occupancy Taxes For San Francisco Bookings Next Monthview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Airbnb announced today that it will soon begin collecting and remitting a 14 percent hotel occupancy fee for guest stays occurring in San Francisco. In a blog post, Airbnb’s regional head of public policy David Owen wrote that the policy will go into effect for all bookings that take place on or after October 1 in its home city. Read More (IT news)

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TC Cribs: Evernote’s Expertly Caffeinated California HQview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In today’s episode of TechCrunch Cribs, we headed over to Evernote, the company behind the beloved notetaking software. Evernote has often said that it intends to be around for at least a century, which may well be why they’ve situated themselves in a very large building that gives them tons of room to grow in the years ahead. (IT news)

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Google’s Skybox Satellites Shoot GIFs Of Burning Man Being Builtview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Google bought Skybox Imaging for $500 million, and the micro-satellite company’s most recent mission was…to take photos of Burning Man. Skybox repeatedly flew its satellites over Burning Man to create GIFs of how the 70,000 person make-shift hippie city was assembled and then deconstructed over three weeks. (IT news)

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Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-12 Stable Release Arrives with Linux Kernel 3.16.2view story

http://news.softpedia.com – Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, has reached version 2.2.4-12 and is now available for download. The Clonezilla team has published a new stable version for their operating system, 2.2.4-12, and it's more packed with change and improvements than usual. (IT news)

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digiKam Software Collection 4.3.0 Features Has New Option For Geo-Located Imagesview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Digital photo management application for KDE and Linux digiKam, which includes an image editor for photo corrections and manipulation, has been promoted to version 4.3.0 The digiKam collection of tools have been updated yet again, but this time it's just a few changes and a host of smaller fixes. (IT news)

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HTC Gallery updated with new Duo Effects for Seasons and Foregrounderview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Users of the HTC One (M8) and the HTC Butterfly 2 may want to hit the Play Store and update their HTC Gallery app to take advantage of some new Duo Effects for Seasons and Foregrounder.  The update includes four new Seasons effects including: Bubbles, Light Points, Confetti, and Roses. (IT news)

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Former Qualcomm executive takes the lead role of Google Fiberview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – To take charge of its burgeoning internet and television service, Google has selected someone with expertise in operations for future expansion. Dennis Kish, a former Qualcomm executive, has been selected as the leader of Google Fiber. Kish has spent a number of years with Actel and ST-Ericsson as well. (IT news)

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Sony losses expected to be around $1.7 billion thanks to their mobile divisionview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Most people have at least one Sony-branded item in their homes as they have been one of the biggest electronics companies in the world for quite some time now. So, it may come as a surprise that after an internal review, Sony is expecting losses in the ballpark of $1.7 billion dollars. (IT news)

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Motorola’s VP of product management is leaving the companyview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – One of the faces of Motorola has been Punit Soni, the vice president of product management. Since Google took over the company, Soni has remained active in letting everyone know what great things Motorola has developed. He has been behind the company’s rebirth with the Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, and all of their unique software enhancements. (IT news)

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Vector Unit revs up Beach Buggy Racing in the Play Storeview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Following a good amount of success with Beach Buggy Blitz, Vector Unit has released a sequel called Beach Buggy Racing. The off-road kart racing game takes players for a wild ride with plenty of tracks, explosions, and powerups to keep things interesting. (IT news)

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Minuum’s iOS 8 Keyboard Lets You See A Lot More Screen As You Typeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple’s new relaxation of the ban on third-party keyboards means there’s now a plethora in the store, but a couple stand out. I wrote about Fleksy earlier, but Toronto startup Minuum has also launched an iOS 8 keyboard extension, and their approach is unique. (IT news)

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Facebook Says Don’t Panic Because Its iOS 8 App Won’t Actually Track Your Location Moreview story

http://techcrunch.com –  iOS 8 changes location tracking permissions from “Yes/No” to “Always/While Using The App/Never”, meaning that technically Facebook has to change the location permission for people who’ve turned on Nearby Friends. (IT news)