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Sharing the Millennial Way

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

While the classic American Dream is to own everything, cars, homes, luxury items and such, millennials are creating their own version of the American Dream: sharing with access, without owning.

Why Manufacturing Companies Must Embrace Disruptive Change to Survive

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

As always, change is difficult but sometimes necessary. When it comes to the manufacturing sector and other traditional industries, embracing disruptive changes through new partnerships with start-ups may be the most exciting development in decades.

The Saddest Underpants in Town

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.26.2015 | Comedy
Sandy Thomas

Today marks a change in the dynamic of our days. My mom, Janet Oian and our daughter Mabel, arrived here this morning. For three weeks, it's been Glenn and me, and our routine. Today, it all changed. Not better or worse, just different.

How You Must Change Your Strategic Approach Given Emerging Ecosystems

George Bradt | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
George Bradt

We're moving to ecosystems where the people that make all the money are going to be the owners of the platforms on which the ecosystems thrive. What are ecosystems? Why are they becoming important? How then must you change your strategic approach?

Airbnb: A Sleeping Exercise

Hannah Hoel | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Hannah Hoel

Airbnb is immersive, like learning a language. You're a local wherever you go and this is the luxury. You are a citizen of the world and with that we sleep with the Other, skin cells and all.

Les Miserables in Calais

Laura Paull | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel
Laura Paull

People fleeing conflicts in the Mideast and Africa are thronging the French coastal city of Calais, desperate to make the crossing into the imagined paradise of England. Meanwhile, a strike by French ferry workers is critically slowing traffic both ways through the important Eurotunnel.

Time for the Maker Movement to Grow Up

Robin Raskin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

For the Maker Movement to grow up it's going to need to incorporate some of this organizational common sense. I'd be thinking hard about how to connect makers and the things they make, with the people who need them.

Got Kicked Out of Our Airbnb! Wish You Were Here! (A Postcard from California)

Lisa Shanahan | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
Lisa Shanahan

We bucked up and packed our stuff, confused by the strange folk in this unreal world who seemed not to operate like folks in Real-land. Our stay in Wonderland had taken a surreal turn, indeed.

Airbnb Charges a Foreign Transaction Fee (and This Is How You Beat It)

Map Happy | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I was reminded of this when my current man friend -- who happens to be Australian -- booked our accommodation for a road trip up the Californian coast. Out of curiosity, I compared the booking totals with the prices I was getting in American dollars.

Dreamers and Disruptors: How the Evolution of Silicon Valley is Reshaping Our World

Paul Holland | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Paul Holland

It feels like we may be on the verge of an infrastructure revolution --with the market for these disruptive ideas being so big that their eventual impact could be five to 10 times greater than those companies on which the Valley was built.

9 Of The Most Uniquely Gorgeous Airbnbs From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel

Staying at a hotel is great, but staying at a house made out of seashells is even better.  Thanks to Airbnb, the website that allows people...

Frugal Options For Pope's Philadelphia Visit Include Sleeping On Floors

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - There aren't enough beds for the more than 1 million visitors expected to flood Philadelphia when Pope Francis visits in September...

This Woman Created A Resume For Airbnb And It Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business

  In April, an online resume modeled after Airbnb’s website went viral, racking up nearly half a million hits. The resume -- or what ...

Travel Options to Cuba Expanding With Fathom, JetBlue and AirBnB

Lea Lane | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

The president's recent moves to restore diplomatic ties, reopen embassies, and loosen rules for U.S. travel to Cuba -- combined with America's pent-up curiosity -- are prompting travel companies to jump-start connections even before the embargo is lifted.

Risk in the Asset-less Economy

Dante Disparte | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

Uber and Airbnb's customers, non-employee employees and stakeholders rightfully have an expectation of the harmonization of the terms of trade irrespective of borders. Herein lies one of the greatest existential risks to the asset-less economy.

We Tried To Find The Non-Creepiness In This New Airbnb Ad Campaign, But Failed

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel

Airbnb wants you to stay in stranger's homes -- this, we know. But in a series of tweets and an odd YouTube video ad released Tues...

It's Time To Talk About The 'Gig Economy'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have focused on middle-class wages in a sweeping economic policy speech Monday, but her comments on...

Public Policy Challenges and Opportunities in a Digital Economy

Sen. Mark Warner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Sen. Mark Warner

Some version of the Gig and Sharing economies are here to stay. As policymakers, we need to ask the right questions, discuss the appropriate rules of the road, and know when we need to get out of the way.

How To Perfect The Art Of Haggling On Airbnb

Map Happy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

My general policy as a host is to turn away hagglers because it signals a problem guest. It's still possible, though, to get a confirmed booking and save some money without irritating a host so much they end up declining a guest's inquiry outright. The trick is learning how to do it delicately.

Chaos in Greece Brings Travel Opportunities Elsewhere in Europe

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
Van Winkle's

If you like bargains and don't mind carrying a fat wad of cash, then by all means take your Greece vacation as planned. But if you're nervous about food shortages, grounded ferries and Marxist uprisings, consider some alternatives.

Another Week, Another Airbnb Horror Story: Guest Uses Rental to Entertain Sex-Work Clients

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Van Winkle's

An Australian woman from New South Wales used Airbnb to transform someone else’s home into a “makeshift brothel,” the Daily Telegra...

How One Company Wants To Make Traveling Safer For Gay Couples

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay and transgender couples open up about their travel experiences, good and bad, in a moving new video for Airbnb. Titled "Love is Welco...

Cultural Vibrancy: The New Essential Partner for Growth

Jonathan Hall | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Jonathan Hall

Technology has become a catalyst for change. We connect differently, we share more freely, our eyes are open to the world in a way they never could be before and 1.8 billion millennials are collectively defining their future, our future, across geographies and across culture.

Jenny Che

Airbnb Wants You To Take A Test-Drive Before Buying A New Home | Jenny Che | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business

Sounds like a pretty smart way to get a feel for a neighborhood before moving there.

Learning to Be Frugal

Nina Boug Lichtenstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Nina Boug Lichtenstein

Talk about a sexy blog title. The word "frugal" does not score high in the sexy department, but that is something I am committed to change. This summer I will turn 50. I am, in my ripe age, learning to be (deep breath)... frugal.