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'Company Town': A Film About How Tech Steamrolled San Francisco

Steven Hill | Posted 10.13.2016 | San Francisco
Steven Hill

Many hipsters and "new tech" enthusiasts are enraptured by the so-called "sharing economy" and its leading companies, such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft. If you really believe that these companies have anything to do with "sharing," then you really need to see Company Town.

Silicon Valley CEO Says Trump Is 'On The Wrong Side Of History'

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky doesn't like Donald Trump very much. "Anyone who tries to put up barriers against culture is going to be on the wrong side of ...

Airbnb Co-Founders Commit Half Their Fortunes To Charity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact

Airbnb’s cofounders have taken the “sharing economy” concept even further by committing more than half of their fortunes to charity. Brian Chesk...

Cultivating the Culture of an Emerging Unicorn

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Nicholas Marlin

It's been almost a year since I joined the Loot Crate team, and I'm grateful to report that I genuinely love coming to work. The mix of aggressive goa...

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.

An Open Letter To Airbnb "Regular People" Hosts: Airbnb Is Selling You Out

Steven Hill | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Steven Hill

It is cynically using you, the "regular people," as human shields to hide behind, and to deflect criticism, so that the public and the media won't recognize what it has become.

Is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Telling Us the Truth About His Company?

Steven Hill | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
Steven Hill

The clear and simple truth is that Airbnb has drifted very far from its origins, and is no longer simply a platform of "regular people" hosts. It has morphed into a giant loophole for professional real estate operatives.

A Letter to AirBnB's CEO, With Love, From Georgia O'Keeffe

Christine Deakers | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Christine Deakers

I can understand your frustrations if the gadflies are harping on the implications of your rebrand. I never intended to offend or titillate my viewers either; rather I wanted to set myself a part from others.

Airbnb Doing What It Can To Stop Orgies From Happening In Your Home, OK?

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is working really hard to make sure that people aren't throwing orgies in your home. In an interview with Katie Couric for...

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.

WATCH: San Francisco Tech Founders Push For Solutions To City's Problems

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

There is a disconnect in the city by the bay. San Francisco is home to dozens of tech startups working on innovative ideas to disrupt entire indus...

This Guy May Have Stumbled On A Solution To The Foreclosure Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

For two years Airbnb tried to sell itself as an innovative solution to America's foreclosure crisis. The strategy seemed little more than a distrac...

Woman's House Trashed After She Uses Online Home-Renting Service

TechCrunch | Michael Arrington | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology

Until now everything has been just great for Airbnb, a service that lets people rent out their homes and become a sort of mini-hotel. The company laun...