Flytenow Shuts Down After Court Rules Against Flightsharing Startups

4616869012_ef167d9024_o Airplane ridesharing startup Flytenow today announced that it is shutting down after a court recently upheld the FAA’s power to regulate what does (and does not) constitute a commercial aviation operation. Flytenow wanted to bring together private pilots and those who wanted to fly with them. From the get-go, though, Flytenow and similar startups like Airpooler were going to run into… Read More
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Teslas Model S To Get Spotify Premium For Free Outside Of The US

tesla-model-s-white If you’re buying a Tesla Model S, you can probably afford to bring your own tunes to the mix, but the company has announced today that you’ll get free Spotify Premium integration with your purchase in Europe, Australia and Hong Kong. Not for the US, but it’s still one final burn for the previously implemented and now acquired Rdio. Here’s what Spotify’s… Read More

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#Twitter is now delivering ads to users without accounts

Wall Street has been griping for years that Twitter Inc. is missing opportunities to generate more revenue with its vast audience.But in a major step announced Thursday that could ease some of those complaints, the social media giant said it would start delivering ads to the 500 million users who…

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Alto Mail Is AOLs Modern Take On Email On Your Phone

Alto Mail Meet Alto Mail, a new mobile app to manage your emails on your phone. The app was created by AOL (TechCrunch’s parent company) but supports Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, iCloud and AOL Mail. While it shares many features with Google’s Inbox app, it doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. At its core, Alto Mail remains an email app, and a pretty good one. Read More

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How Technology Is Fueling The Push Toward Solar

Power plant using renewable solar energy with sun Solar energy in the United States has seen immense momentum throughout the years. When the Solar Energy Industries Association released its annual report in 2008, it concluded that U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity reached a total of 1.183 gigawatts — a stellar achievement at the time. Contrast that figure with today, and the number is dwarfed by the United States’ installed… Read More
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