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Airbnb Agrees to Collect Tourism Tax in Paris, Its Biggest Market
Airbnb

Airbnb Agrees to Collect Tourism Tax in Paris, Its Biggest Market

The home-rental platform today announced that it will automatically collect tourism taxes for guests and remit them directly to the City Hall.
Catherine Clifford
Airbnb Is Going After the Exploding Market of Chinese Travelers
Airbnb

Airbnb Is Going After the Exploding Market of Chinese Travelers

The accommodations rental site says outbound travel from China on the platform has grown 700 percent in the past year.
Catherine Clifford
What Google's Reorg Means: Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

What Google's Reorg Means: Weekly News

Plus: Airbnb's growth is a pain point for high-end hotels in Paris.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Tourists in Paris Say 'Au Revoir' to Hotels, 'Bonjour' to Airbnb
Airbnb

Tourists in Paris Say 'Au Revoir' to Hotels, 'Bonjour' to Airbnb

Airbnb is giving Paris luxury hoteliers a fright.
Female Entrepreneurs Take the Spotlight at White House's First Demo Day
White House

Female Entrepreneurs Take the Spotlight at White House's First Demo Day

Facebook, Airbnb and Microsoft announced new plans to hire more women and minorities. More than 90 startups were represented at the event.
How Airbnb and Dropbox Achieved Tremendous Growth With Referral Marketing
Referrals

How Airbnb and Dropbox Achieved Tremendous Growth With Referral Marketing

While you can't create a carbon copy of another business's referral program and expect the same results, you can learn a lot by studying some of their components and strategies.
Samuel Edwards
It Just Got Easier for Business Travelers to Book Rooms on Airbnb
Business Travel

It Just Got Easier for Business Travelers to Book Rooms on Airbnb

The room-rental company launched new features aimed at making it more seamless for employees to book rooms, submit bills and keep track of expenses.
Laura Entis
Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy

When a peer-to-peer startup is forced to classify workers as employees, not contractors, what are the implications? Attorney Jaia Thomas explains.
Laura Entis
How Disruptive Startups Spread the Wealth by Encouraging Derivative Businesses
Business Growth

How Disruptive Startups Spread the Wealth by Encouraging Derivative Businesses

Genuinely revolutionary companies create opportunities for yet more startups. The shrewdest disruptors embrace the process to create a bigger market for everyone.
Sohin Shah
10 Tech Startups Valued Higher Than AOL's $4.4 Billion
Tech Startups

10 Tech Startups Valued Higher Than AOL's $4.4 Billion

A roundup of hot tech firms already valued at more than what AOL, a veritable Internet antique, is selling for.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How One Startup Is Cracking Cuba
Cuba

How One Startup Is Cracking Cuba

With the easing of relations between the two countries, U.S. companies can finally enter and do business in the long-forbidden Cuban market.
The Sharing Economy Is Taking Off: Get On the Rocket or Risk Being Left Behind
Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy Is Taking Off: Get On the Rocket or Risk Being Left Behind

For business owners, the sharing economy is too big an opportunity to miss and too big a risk not to mitigate, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Catherine Clifford
Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin

The LinkedIn co-founder's investments in Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox more than paid off. Will Silicon Valley's 'startup whisperer' be on the money about Bitcoin, too?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How to Survive In a Market That You're Inventing
Exploring New Markets

How to Survive In a Market That You're Inventing

The nice thing about competitors is they prove there is a market but the entrepreneurial pioneers have a tougher path to success.
Robert Wallace