Airbnb Has Closed Its $500M Round Of Funding At A $10B Valuation, Led By TPG


Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 10.15.34 AM TechCrunch has learned that Airbnb, the fast-growing site that lets people become hoteliers by renting out sofas, rooms or entire private homes, has now closed its latest round of funding: $ 500 million, led by private equity firm TPG, at a $ 10 billion valuation, according to our sources. This brings the total raised by Airbnb to $ 826 million. Read More
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Ingrid Lunden

Gradually Declutter Your Home By One Item Every Day

If you live in a seriously cluttered house, downsizing all at once can feel like an impossible challenge. Wise Bread shares a simple tip to do it gradually: get rid of one (or ten) things every day.
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Whitson Gordon

Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’ Will Track Your Location History To Target You With Ads

Facebook Location Targeting Facebook says it’s not using its new Nearby Friends feature to target ads yet, but after I asked why it’s tracking “Location History” it admitted it will eventually use the data for marketing purposes. This morning, the proximity sharing feature began rolling out to iOS users after it’s launch yesterday, and with it I discovered a new “Location History”… Read More
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Josh Constine

MiniPlayer Adds A Tiny Floating Player To Spotify Or Rdio

Mac: One of the nicer features in iTunes is the MiniPlayer that shrinks the interface down and out of the way. MiniPlayer for Mac adds a similar function to Spotify and Rdio.
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Thorin Klosowski

GoogolPlex Adds Tons Of Commands To Siri, No Jailbreak Required

Siri seems to get new powers all the time, but it’s still not useful unless you’re really hooked into Apple’s apps. If you want to add some new commands and don’t mind a slow response time, GoogolPlex is a clever little hack that let you control all sorts of things from Spotify to a Nest thermostat.
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Thorin Klosowski

Briefly: LEGO PS4/Hobbit Hybrid, Science’s Enduring Mysteries, The Perfect Male And Female Body

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Aussie creates a customised PlayStation 4/Hobbit diorama out of LEGO bricks, 10 amazing discoveries that remain unexplained by science, the perfect male and female body — according to both genders. More »

 

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