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Innovation vs. Regulation Fight Continues as Airbnb Reveals Host Names to NY’s AG

Innovation vs. Regulation Fight Continues as Airbnb Reveals Host Names to NY’s AG

Lodging-rental platform AirBnB announced that it is turning over the personal information of 124 New York City hosts at the behest of the attorney general.
Publicity Stunt Du Jour: Spend the Night at IKEA Thanks to Airbnb

Publicity Stunt Du Jour: Spend the Night at IKEA Thanks to Airbnb

Sleep tight. The furniture is already assembled and you get to keep the sheets.
The One Executive Position Every Startup Now Needs to Fill Today

The One Executive Position Every Startup Now Needs to Fill Today

Uber's recent hiring is a wakeup call to those idealistic enough to believe they don't need to fight City Hall.
5 Secrets to Recognizing an Industry Ripe for Disruption

5 Secrets to Recognizing an Industry Ripe for Disruption

The two biggest advantages a startup can have are complacent competitors and their customers resigned to the status quo.
Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Airbnb and Uber both announced new services exclusively targeting businesses, but will travelers look beyond a host of security and regulatory issues plaguing the sharing economy?
Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment

Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment

Look out, Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber: there's reportedly a new $10 billion business on the block.
Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul?

Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul?

The case of an Airbnb guest who overstayed his welcome and now is a legal tenant raises critical questions about what the home-rental platform can do to protect its hosts.
Will Virtual Marketplaces Disrupt Your Industry Next?

Will Virtual Marketplaces Disrupt Your Industry Next?

Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit are growing in popularity and should continue to rise. Now's the time to look at your business and see if you can follow those companies' paths.
Love It or Hate It? Airbnb's New Logo Receives Mixed Reactions.

Love It or Hate It? Airbnb's New Logo Receives Mixed Reactions.

Amid some iffy publicity and legal issues, accommodation-rental start up startup Airbnb rolls out a rebrand and receives a less than stellar response.
Airbnb, Why the New Logo?

Airbnb, Why the New Logo?

The accommodation-rental site relaunched its website and rolled out a new logo. The logo, in particular, has been met with some pretty vitriolic feedback.
The Sharing Economy is Misnamed But Deserves Celebration Anyway

The Sharing Economy is Misnamed But Deserves Celebration Anyway

Technology and the profit motive are creating more opportunity for entrepreneurs and better prices for consumers.
Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership

Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership

By 2025, Helsinki aims to have residents get around on trains, bikes, and with car-sharing rides. Nobody will own their own car.
San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup

San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup

The City Attorney says that MonkeyParking – an app that allow users to pay for information about available spots – is selling the use of public parking spaces, not information.
A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic)

A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic)

The digital revolution means that marginal costs of production are approaching zero in many industries. Here’s what it means going forward.
On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors

On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors

A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals.
The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin

The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin

Airbnb and Uber may seem revolutionary now, but they're just the beginning of a much larger movement, says venture capitalist Fred Wilson.
Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn't For You

Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn't For You

The apartment-rental platform is no stranger to controversy and criticism, but its founders say determination is everything.
Airbnb Piloting Dinner Party Program for Complete Strangers

Airbnb Piloting Dinner Party Program for Complete Strangers

While the initiative marks a brand new foray for Airbnb, it is not the first company to the communal dining party.
New York Takes Another Stab at Getting Airbnb User Info

New York Takes Another Stab at Getting Airbnb User Info

A day after a New York judge stalled a subpoena seeking data on Airbnb users, the state attorney general has filed a revised subpoena.
Airbnb Wins in New York, For Now

Airbnb Wins in New York, For Now

A New York State Supreme Court judge threw out the subpoena requesting Airbnb user records.
Like Airbnb, Birchbox Jumps to TV with First Commercial

Like Airbnb, Birchbox Jumps to TV with First Commercial

Digitally-minded startups are taking to TV to raise their profiles and reach new users.
Business Travelers Take to Airbnb-Style Accommodations

Business Travelers Take to Airbnb-Style Accommodations

Sharing economy travel companies like Airbnb and Time & Place are gaining recognition among business and luxury travelers.
6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

Be sure to describe the consumer pain to be relieved by the enterprise and how big a wedge can be driven between what customers are willing to pay and the costs.
Ashton Kutcher: What Matters Is Entrepreneurial 'Grit'

Ashton Kutcher: What Matters Is Entrepreneurial 'Grit'

Big-name Silicon Valley investors and leaders participated in panel discussion on entrepreneurship -- as well as a 'Shark Tank' of sorts -- at Colgate University this weekend.
In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables

In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables

If the internet has created a space where consumers are free to sound off at will on sites like Yelp, to what extent do business owners have the right to respond?

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