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We Need to Make Demands From the On-Demand Economy

Mike Lux | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

I want to stay at a place on my trips that has some health safety regulations they have to abide by; I want there to be an even playing field so that Uber and AirBnB have to live by the same rules that taxi companies and hotels do. If Uber drivers are full time, if AirBnB hosts are renting out apartments most of the time, they ought to be treated like employees and have their payroll taxes paid.

How We Survived 5 Weeks in Spain with Kids

Findery | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel

Now, we are not exactly new to the whole extended family travel situation, but, nonetheless, even for us, traveling with kids for five straight weeks has the potential to become both irritating and exhausting. Don't get me wrong, this trip was pretty incredible and filled with unforgettable family memories, but we definitely experienced our fair share of frustration and chaos all while enjoying lots of family bonding time.

How Big Is the Gig Economy?

Steven Hill | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Steven Hill

The gig economy is just one sub domain of what is happening more broadly to the workforce, including just-in-time scheduling and other disruptions to the labor markets, whether as a result of the gig economy, automation and robots, artificial intelligence and other factors.

AirBnB: What's It Really Like?

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

If you think it's about time for the masses to have a viable alternative to expensive and underwhelming hotels, you will love AirBnB. This is an uber-efficient online lodging service that allows anyone to list an apartment, home, or even a single room for travelers to rent.

Dear Uber: America Needs a Caring, Not a Sharing Economy

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

Americans are looking to corporate citizens to embrace their responsibilities to workers and the public. The enormous popularity of minimum wage increases and anti-wage theft measures are a powerful barometer of this desire, and one that Uber and other sharing economy players would do well to heed.

How to Belong Anywhere, My Experience With Airbnb

K. Ford K. | Posted 09.09.2015 | Travel
K. Ford K.

While the locations and amenities of airbnbs are important, the most important thing by far are the people, the hosts who made us feel right at home. We experienced firsthand that we weren't just renting a room.

Airbnb Wants To Tackle Income Inequality And Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business

Airbnb may become the biggest platform for political organizing that Chris Lehane has ever gotten his hands on.  The home-renting service last w...

The 10 Best Airbnb Pools From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel

We don't know about you, but we love pools. Especially pools that we could theoretically swim in one day. And what better place to search pool porn t...

How To Use Airbnb Safely

George Hobica | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

The well-publicized Airbnb horror story of a young man who says he was held captive and sexually molested by his host in Spain this past July rais...

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...