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Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian Joins MashableReads

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Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian Joins MashableReads

Our second non-fiction selection for the MashableReads social book club is Alexis Ohanian‘s Without Their Permission. We’ll be hosting a Twitter chat with Ohanian on Nov. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. You can discuss the book with the author personally, along with other participants from all over the world. In Without Their […]

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From What Perspective Do Mashable Readers See the World?

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From What Perspective Do Mashable Readers See the World?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 used to photograph a glass of water. Image: Mashable, Christina Ascani In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it is hard to appreciate all of the people, places and things you interact with on a daily basis. Although you may interact with a myriad of people throughout the day, […]

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Airbnb Debuts Instant Booking Feature in San Francisco, Los Angeles

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Airbnb Debuts Instant Booking Feature in San Francisco, Los Angeles

An Airbnb in Los Angeles, Calif. Image: Flickr, Shelley Bernstein Airbnb is expanding its last-minute booking options with a new app feature. The new feature is all about instant booking, which has been growing quickly on the apartment-booking service. At the end of 2013, about 35,000 listings offered same-day service, versus more than 90,000 today, […]

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The Digerati: 7 Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs

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The Digerati: 7 Profiles of Successful Entrepreneurs

In the Day in the Life Series, Mashable hand-picked seven successful tech entrepreneurs to follow for a day. We wanted to know what their routine is like, what they eat for lunch, how much time they spend in meetings, who they seek out for advice and what keeps them going day after day on little […]

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Twist iPhone App Texts Friends When You’re Running Late

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Twist iPhone App Texts Friends When You're Running Late

The magical algorithms running the Twist app take into account traffic, different modes of transportation and your own habits when estimating your time of arrival. If you’re running late, Twist will text pre-determined contacts and let them know. You’ll never have to text while driving to get somewhere again. When you’re stuck on the train, […]

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Black Friday Sales Surge as Shoppers Stick to the Web

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Black Friday Sales Surge as Shoppers Stick to the Web

This year, shoppers avoided early-morning lines, customer stampedes at megastores and Black Friday-related deaths by browsing deals online. U.S. shoppers put aside their trypophan hangovers, and increased online sales by 17.4% on Thanksgiving Day and by 20.7% on Black Friday compared to last year, according to IBM’s Digital Analytics Benchmark Trends Report. Bargain hunters tackled […]

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Making London’s Streets Safer for Pedestrians, Cyclists

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Making London's Streets Safer for Pedestrians, Cyclists

Five cyclists were struck and killed by motor vehicles on the streets of London in early November. The deaths occurred within a nine-day period, raising the total number of biking fatalities to 13 for the year. In protest, a large number of the city’s bicyclists staged a “die-in” last week outside the offices of Transport […]

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