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Growing a Tech Startup: Knowing When and How to Scale

Debbie Madden | Posted 04.24.2015 | Technology
Debbie Madden

Starting a company is thrilling and terrifying all at once. I can only describe it as "energizing stress." I've started and helped start five companies in my career, each one having similarities to those before it.

Website Lets Kinksters Rent A Dungeon On Vacation

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.23.2015 | Weird News

AirBNB can get you a cheap deal on a room, but it's a lousy place to find a sex dungeon. So says Darren McKeeman, the San Francisco-based co-founde...

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.

Why Startups Like Uber, Airbnb And SpaceX Succeed

Singularity University | Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

What's most important for the success of your project? Is it the team? Funding? Timing? Idea? Business model? Recently I heard Bill Gross, one of the ...

Before Booking That 'Perfect' Vacation Rental, Make Sure It's Not a Scam

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The bottom line is, no matter which service you use to find and book a vacation rental, remember that it isn't the same as booking a hotel room. Rental agreements are between you and the owner, not necessarily a brick-and-mortar business with accounting and customer service departments.

Why Private Hostel Rooms Are Terrible Deals

Map Happy | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

We decided to take a stab and compare real prices across several different type of properties to see how much staying in a hostel actually saved. Here's the USD nightly rate as distributed across budget hotels, Airbnbs and private hostel rooms in five different citie

The Sweetest Airbnbs In Cuba

Architectural Digest | Posted 04.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

By Lindsey DeSimone for Architectural Digest. As U.S. travel to Cuba kicks off, Airbnb has expanded its operations to the island with over 1,000 re...

What Airbnb Will Mean for Cuban Entrepreneurs and American Travelers

Jake Colvin | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Jake Colvin

The great promise of the Internet - and of digital platform providers like Airbnb that operate globally -- is that it can help improve visibility and trust for these entrepreneurs in Cuba, and this particular company brings slick promotion and a high profile to the table.

Airbnb Expands Into Cuba

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel

HAVANA (AP) — The popular online home-rental service Airbnb is allowing American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most sig...

The Job of Journalist Is Finished

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 03.29.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

That's technology for you. We all like the idea of the driverless car. Except it is the end of the careers of truck drivers, taxi drivers, bus drivers and so on. So too with the smart phone.

Is This Charming Town Hawaii's Next Waikiki?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.30.2015 | Hawaii

Uh oh, it looks like there's a fight brewing in Hawaii. Kailua, a small, beachside town on the island's windward side, is increasingly becoming pop...

(VIDEO) Starcom's CEO Donohue & "New Establishment" Brand Airbnb

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Andy Plesser

AUSTIN -- One of the benefits of working with "new establishment brands" is they come to media planning without any baggage attached to them that ico...

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

"People can make 30 to 40 percent more if they are in touch with the demand in their area."

Airbnb Users Post Homeless People's 'Residences' To Show How People On The Streets Live

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact

A 10-bedroom “modern boho open space” in the East Village that runs just $10 a night might seem like a scam to the discerning Airbnb user. But ...

4 Things You Need To Know Before Renting A Condo In Europe

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Booking a vacation condo can be a huge money-saver since rentals usually provide much more than a basic hotel room. And since rental apartments are typically tucked in residential areas and away from the main tourist areas, they may also provide a more authentic experience overall.

How This Budget-Minded Couple Traveled The World In Retirement

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty

When it came time for Debbie and Michael Campbell to decide how to spend their golden years, the couple was stumped. They knew they wanted "another ad...

Rent This Casual Airbnb Atop A 200-Foot Ski Jump

Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel

Ski in... but you won't be skiing out. This un-ski-lievable Airbnb listing is a glass-encased penthouse at the top of Holmenkollen, one of the most famous ski jumps in the world.

Airbnb Gained A Very Powerful Friend In Warren Buffett

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business

Warren Buffett is a fan of Airbnb. The billionaire business magnate, who serves as chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, endorsed the...

Please Leave a Review

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
Scout, Ph.D.

Some people say reviews are all biased, only the really pleased or really upset comment, right? Then other reviews have become their own art form; I'm...

The New Work: The Individual as Microbusiness

Llewellyn King | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Llewellyn King

It's not the age of small business, but microbusiness: the individual with something to sell, whether it's artisanal furniture or a skill. The millennials seem to know this instinctively, the rest of us are learning it.

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.18.2015 | Travel
Jonha Revesencio

The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices. If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a lot less. You can collect and redeem miles, watch for seat sales but if you're open minded to other ideas, here are a few other options that can help you travel on a budget.

2015 Will Be the Year of the Services Marketplace, But Only if the Price is Right

Alex Moazed | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Alex Moazed

Service marketplaces are aggregating consumer demand through mobile apps (and some websites) and fulfilling that demand through offline services.

Hot and on Demand Parking Service ZIRX CEO Sean Behr Shares His 15 Year Entrepreneurship Journey

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The sharing economy is on the rise. We've seen a big shift in the markets of public transportation and accommodation because of the likes of Uber and Airbnb respectively.

The Share-the-Scraps Economy

Robert Reich | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

The euphemism is the "share" economy. A more accurate term would be the "share-the-scraps" economy. New software technologies are allowing almost any job to be divided up into discrete tasks that can be parceled out to workers when they're needed, with pay determined by demand for that particular job at that particular moment.

From Continuity to Disruption

Jonathan Hall | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Jonathan Hall

Brands have long stood for consistency......a dependable consumer experience driven by a business model that draws efficiency from repetition, streamlining and mass production.