The network sent its Supreme Court sketch artist Bill Hennessy to visit White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's domain on Friday. While he didn't have his easel to work with, he did a pretty decent job standing up in the back of the room.Newsy, Business, and Politics
In 2017, it's a common refrain. For example: It's how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it's also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick.
Let's be clear: Kalanick is, in form and function, nothing like Trump. Kalanick is a legitimately successful entrepreneur who created a massive company out of thin air. Kalanick's also got plenty of faults, but he hasn't been accused of a fraction of the improprieties that Trump has (personally, and professionally).
They share, however, in a cult of personality among their supporters—as do other tech figures (see: Elon Musk). Their supporters look at these figures and their faults, and see greatness—not just alongside these faults, but because of these faults. Read more...More about Uber, Donald Trump, Travis Kalanick, Business, and Big Tech Companies
Amazon has registered a patent to do this.
Maybe this Jeff Bezos dream will come true. Maybe it won't. Amazon has, after all, also registered a patent for huge flying drone warehouses, like blimps that spew miniature versions of themselves out into the world below, a design built to deliver packages so quickly that customers will barely have ordered the thing before it shows up at their door. Read more...More about Business, Business, and Big Tech Companies'>
The short-term home rental platform is getting ready to launch a premium tier of rentals that would compete more directly with hotels, according to a report in Bloomberg.
The service would match higher-paying guests with high-quality home rentals, checked by Airbnb's very own inspectors. To pass inspection, Airbnb hosts would have to treat their listings like hotels and provide fancy towels and bed linens and travel-size shampoo and conditioner. They'd even have to keep the kitchen stocked with bottled water, coffee, and tea. Read more...More about Travel, Airbnb, Hotels, Business, and Sharing Economy'>