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How Human-Machine Learning Partnerships Can Reduce Unconscious Bias
Machine Learning

How Human-Machine Learning Partnerships Can Reduce Unconscious Bias

The human tendency toward bias is so deeply rooted that companies sincere about not discriminating might need machines to help them.
Brian Uzzi
Airbnb Hires Ex-U.S. Attorney General to Help Shape Policy
Airbnb

Airbnb Hires Ex-U.S. Attorney General to Help Shape Policy

Eric Holder, the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General, will be working on "fair housing and public accommodation issues."
Airbnb Seeks Funds Valuing it at $30 Billion
Funding

Airbnb Seeks Funds Valuing it at $30 Billion

The booking site intends to use the financing to support new investments and growth opportunities.
Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over Registration Policy
Legal

Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over Registration Policy

Matt Dorsey, a spokesman for the San Francisco city attorney's office, said nothing in the ordinance punishes Airbnb for their hosts' content.
Google Is Opening Its VR Field Trip App to the Public -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Google Is Opening Its VR Field Trip App to the Public -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Small personal drones are making it more difficult to extinguish wildfires.
Grace Reader
10 Weird and Wonderful Airbnb Listings, Including a New York Taxi and an Igloo
News and Trends

10 Weird and Wonderful Airbnb Listings, Including a New York Taxi and an Igloo

Take a walk on the wild side for a night or two with these unique listings.
Lindsay Friedman
Julia Child Foundation Sues Airbnb Over French Home Promotion
Airbnb

Julia Child Foundation Sues Airbnb Over French Home Promotion

In a complaint filed on Tuesday in the California Superior Court in Santa Barbara County, the nonprofit Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts objected to Airbnb's contest last month for a free night at the cottage, La Pitchoune.
Airbnb Is Meeting With Civil Rights Leaders to Combat Discrimination -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Airbnb Is Meeting With Civil Rights Leaders to Combat Discrimination -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Burger King now sells 'Mac n' Cheetos' at select locations.
Lindsay Friedman
Airbnb Gets $1 Billion Debt Facility From U.S. Banks
Airbnb

Airbnb Gets $1 Billion Debt Facility From U.S. Banks

JPMorgan, Citigroup Inc., Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Corp. led the debt deal, the source said.
How to Make Money Investing, According to Ashton Kutcher
Radicals & Visionaries

How to Make Money Investing, According to Ashton Kutcher

Vodka, then beer, you're in the clear, so says the A-list actor. He should know.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Sharing Economy Showdown: The Airbnbs of the World Will Be Bigger Than the Ubers by 2019, Report Says
Sharing Economy

Sharing Economy Showdown: The Airbnbs of the World Will Be Bigger Than the Ubers by 2019, Report Says

Juniper Research compares the growth of two segments of the exploding sharing economy.
Catherine Clifford
Office Slides? A Draft Beer Bar? Check Out These 6 Innovative (and Fun) Workspaces
Workspaces

Office Slides? A Draft Beer Bar? Check Out These 6 Innovative (and Fun) Workspaces

'There is overwhelming evidence that the design of an office impacts the health, well-being and productivity of its occupants,' says a recent report.
Carolyn Sun
How Purple, Uber and Airbnb Are Disrupting and Redefining Old Industries
Disruption

How Purple, Uber and Airbnb Are Disrupting and Redefining Old Industries

Let's take a look at three companies who've turned traditional company concepts on their heads.
Larry Alton
Twitter Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Twitter Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Get a peek of the still unreleased Google Glass Enterprise Edition headset.
Lindsay Friedman