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Bitcoin Bloodbath Nears Dot-Com Levels as Tokens Hit Zero

ITCOIN’S meteoric rise last year had many observers calling it one of the biggest speculative manias in history. The cryptocurrency’s 2018 crash may help cement its place in the bubble record books.   Down about 70 percent from its December high after sliding for a fourth straight day on Friday, Bitcoin is getting ever-closer to matching the Nasdaq Composite Index’s 78 percent peak-to-trough plunge after the U.S. dot-com bubble burst. Hundreds of other virtual coins…

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Shenzhen’s Homegrown Cyborg

Three days with Naomi Wu, the face of China’s cyberpunk city. Sarah Emerson Mar 25 2018, 6:59am Image: Lam Yik Fei – This article appears in the April issue of VICE magazine. Huaqiangbei, the famed electronics bazaar in Shenzhen, China, hums with the chaotic unity of a thousand symbiotic organisms. Stacks of circuit boards, cables, and colorful components extend farther than the eye can see. Sellers hawk their wares from Tetris-like cubicles crammed around claustrophobic…

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How voice search will impact travel marketing

  |February 21st, 2018   Did you know that 40% of US adults use voice search per day? According to Search Engine Watch, people now perform 35 times more voice searches on Google than in 2008. Nowadays, speech recognition technology is more precise—with only an 8% error rate! How voice search will impact travel marketing Have you also noticed that many consumers have recently bought devices that use voice searches? In fact, 2017 was the year that voice…

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11 Travel Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

Blogs, drones and Instagram, Oh my. Way back in 2005 we lived in a Twitterless existence, devoid of Instagram, personal drones and Oculus headsets. A lot has happened in the span of 10 years. We are a decade older, a bit slower and, I think, quite a bit more distinguished in the face department. The travel industry has matured as well, infusing various parts of the industry with wonderful innovations and crazy jobs we never…

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