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Beyoncé Rented An Airbnb For Her Super Bowl Weekend

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment

Queens can still take part in the sharing economy.  Beyoncé posted a photo to Facebook Monday of her seated on a couch wearing a sweatsuit...

Innovations Changing Our Lives

Ruth Young | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Ruth Young

Of the top 100 companies in the 1955's Fortune 500, only 12 percent remain in the coveted list today; a testament to our country's dynamic and constan...

Don't Try To Rent Out Your Dorm Room On Airbnb, Dummy

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.03.2016 | College

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This Airbnb Is Specially Designed For 'Netflix And Chill'

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel

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Beware This Evil-Genius Airbnb Scam

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology

Last week, I fell for a scam on Airbnb. This is the type of thing you never think will happen to you -- until it does. Online con artists can create w...

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

Everyday Cubans

Chris Morrow | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel
Chris Morrow

Silvio and his wife Julia started the very first​ casa particular in Cuba - before the government even started regulating what is now classified as a "casa particular."

Airbnb: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jim Pickell | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Jim Pickell

Whether it's even part of the sharing economy (barely), Airbnb dominates many of the discussions surrounding how the sharing economy is impacting our travel and our very way of life.

These Dudes Built An Igloo During The Blizzard And Listed It On Airbnb

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.26.2016 | Good News

A hilarious listing for an igloo on Airbnb had the lifespan of a snowman. But the joke, much like getting a catchy Christmas carol stuck in your head...

How the Sharing Economy Screws American Workers

Steven Hill | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Steven Hill

A new and alarming mash-up of Silicon Valley technology and Wall Street greed is thrusting upon us the latest economic fad: the so-called "sharing economy." In reality, workers at companies like Uber and Airbnb have little choice but to hire themselves out for ever-smaller jobs and wages, with no safety net, while the companies profit.

Top Myths of the Sharing Economy

Jim Pickell | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Jim Pickell

We're living at a dynamic time. Technology is advancing at increasingly compressed rates, radically changing how we interact with our neighbors and ac...

10 Cities To Visit If You Want To Live Like A Local

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel

So you've just booked your trip to Rome, but have you decided where exactly you plan to stay? Airbnb has some ideas, and is giving us yet another...

The New Airbnb-Landlord Connection

Mike Lux | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

Three of the nation's largest landlords are holding talks with Airbnb about allowing apartment dwellers to market rooms through the companies' network in exchange for a slice of the revenue. This is a big deal because it would mean a fundamental change in the Airbnb business model, one that could very quickly morph into massive apartment buildings basically becoming regulation-free hotels.

7 Unconventional Ways to Get Funds for Your New Business

Toby Nwazor | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

Favour was desperate when she met me a few weeks ago. She was about to take a major career decision, and she needed advice. She was passionate about starting an Agric based business.

Earn More Money in 2016 by Renting Out These 5 Things

Michael Carpenter | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Michael Carpenter

Have you thought about renting one of your rooms on Airbnb--you know, the extra bedroom with the exterior door where you've been storing junk for the past decade--but cleaning up and letting people into your house feels like too much to handle? Cheer up!

Why Internet Platforms Don't Need Special Regulation

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Lawmakers and regulators lately have come under intense pressure to regulate upstart Internet market platforms as they rapidly transform entire sectors of the economy by providing simple and elegant new ways for buyers and sellers to connect and do business online.

How to Be the Perfect Airbnb Host (or a Superhost)

Map Happy | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Especially if you've never hosted before, it's time to make this thing happen. Take it from several Airbnb Superhosts. Who better else to ask? I interviewed several of these people to see what set these hosts apart and so other hosts can become the best hosts that they can possibly be.

6 Tech Trends to Watch -- or Ignore -- in 2016

Steven Hill | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology
Steven Hill

A battle royal is looming for June 2016 in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. The combatants? Uber versus its drivers.

Several Essential Tools for Managing an Airbnb When You're Not There

Map Happy | Posted 12.31.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

The key to running a great Airbnb listing is having somebody who works from home who can also manage the property. But sometimes that's not possibl...

8 Coming Travel Trends for 2016

William D. Chalmers | Posted 12.30.2015 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I look behind the curtain at some rather untraditional 21st century mashup travel metrics that have in the past warned you about: selfie drones, Hipster Holidays, peak-time pricing, marijuana tourism and off-the-grid travel.

O.Henry Wrote His Christmas Classic, 'The Gift Of The Magi,' In 1905. In 'The Gift Of Gifts,' I Update It.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.23.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

For years, I wanted to update "The Gift of the Magi." Like O.Henry, I was slow to get to it. Unlike O.Henry, some of my story is nonfiction; the homeless woman and the nurse really did have a holiday miracle in Kansas City in 1990. Unlike O.Henry, it took me more than three hours to write my story. And as for the emotion: yes, I felt it, all of it. As I hope you do.

Here Are Several Common Airbnb Problems No One Checks for Before Booking

Map Happy | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It's really easy to glance at the rating, scroll through the pictures, check the price and check out. If I was booking a hotel, I'd never have to think twice: I expect all my hotel comforts to be sitting and waiting there for me. But unfortunately, hotel comforts aren't standard in residential buildings.

The Sharing Economy is Causing Inequality, Social Harm

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Ehsan Zaffar

The growth that sharing economy companies enjoy is derived in large part from the word-of-mouth buzz its customers create. Yet, these patrons do not receive in-kind advocacy for the challenges in their community.

To Combat Racial Bias by Airbnb Hosts, Try Blind Reservations

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology

A new Harvard study found racial discrimination by Airbnb hosts -- a poignant reminder that new technology doesn't automatically eliminate o...

Here’s What Happened To Pineapple, Airbnb’s One-Off Print Magazine

The Wall Street Journal | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media

A year ago, Airbnb Inc. published the first issue of Pineapple, a print magazine designed for coffee tables in homes across the rental company’s...