Will Home Depot, Amazon, Or Dell, Launch The 3D Printer Revolution?

Home Depot, the planet’s dominant home improvement chain, made news this week by announcing that 3D printing machines would be for sale at a dozen of their locations.   Is this the tipping point for a manufacturing revolution?  Or is this just a PR stunt to get people into stores to buy picnic coolers, light bulbs, and hammers?

Airbnb At The Tip Of The Spear Of The Regulatory State Versus Innovators

Brazil’s regulators welcomed Airbnb’s couch-surfing home-sharing solution to the shortage of hotel rooms for World Cup visitors.  A lot of U.S. regulators aren’t so happy with Airbnb, and similar Web-centric disruptions to traditional controls and taxes associated with the hotel industry. New York City — and Paris to note another — have mounted legal challenges…