EatWith, an Airbnb for Dinner Parties, Sets Its Sights on U.S. Cities

Why fall into tourist traps when you can eat with local hipsters?
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Have Faith in Innovation, Fed Chairman Tells Graduates

“Humanity’s capacity to innovate and the incentives to innovate are greater today than at any other time in history.”
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IBM Has Challenges, but Still Looks Solid Going Into Q4 Earnings Report

Service revenues are a wild card.
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IDC Trims Chip Revenue Outlook

International Data Corp. lowered its expectations for semiconductor growth for both 2012 and 2013, citing among other factors broad economic uncertainty and soft personal-computer demand for this year’s weakness.

Max Levchin Says Marissa Mayer’s “Very Ballsy Move” to CEO of Yahoo Was the Reason He Finally Took Board Seat

I now remember why I really like that Max Levchin: He blogs!
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Memo to Lady Staring at Her Smartphone at Target: You’re “Mobile Shopping,” Even If You’re Not Buying

For the record, we at AllThingsD are dubious. But, for the moment, we’re going to pretend that not spending dough on stuff is just like spending dough on stuff.
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Study Shows Airbnb Is Good for San Francisco, Says Airbnb

Airbnb helps freelancers and lower-income residents pay their rents and mortgages, and it drives tourism off the beaten track and into local neighborhoods, the study found.
Airbnb says 72 percent of its properties in San Francisco are outside the central hotel corridor.

LinkedIn’s Banner Q3 Blows Past Street Consensus

The professional social network beats, big time.
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iPhone 5 Sales Could Offer Big Boost to GDP

The iPhone 5, which Apple Inc. plans to release this week, could get credit for something Congress, the White House and Federal Reserve have struggled to do: Boost the U.S. economy in a measurable way.

Dear Internet: Where Should I Live?

The economy has altered the American dream of owning homes, cars and white picket fences. Here are three sites for the perpetually moving.
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