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5 Surprising Ways People Are Using Airbnb

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Airbnb CEO and cofounder Brian Chesky was in our office this morning talking about his company's plans for the future. While he mentioned many interesting things, the most fascinating was his list of the unexpected ways people use Airbnb.

Finding Business Wisdom in a Box of Matzah

Alan Gregerman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Alan Gregerman

Even if the heart of your 'offerings' is all about authenticity or a certain biblical requirement. The most enduring businesses, offerings and people are the ones that consistently figure this out.

The $21 Million Problem

Brian Chesky | Posted 04.15.2014 | New York
Brian Chesky

Unlike many companies who go to government officials to ask for tax breaks, Airbnb has done just the opposite and asked leaders in Albany to change the law to let our community pay taxes.

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Not Cool With Prostitutes Using Airbnb

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology

Following a New York Post report that prostitutes are turning to Airbnb to host escort services, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio repeated his reser...

Prostitutes Renting Out Airbnb Apartments For Quickies

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Crime

Airbnb is having a hard time in New York City. Less than a month after a Manhattan tenant found out that the room he advertised on the apartment-sh...

How An Entrepreneur Turned An Airbnb 'Sex Party' Into A Viral Hit

Inc. | Will Yakowicz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Small Business

A man walks into his apartment and finds an 20-person orgy … Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? Well, it's not. It really happened ...

Customer Loyalty With a SXSW Interactive Twist

Kristen Tischhauser | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Kristen Tischhauser

Those who go to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Interactive, otherwise known as SXSW Interactive, know they're going to enjoy an incredible confe...

Public Education and Job Readiness: What Can Be Done to Shrink the Skills Gap?

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Education
Peter Smirniotopoulos

What role should K-12 public education play in the job readiness of its graduates? Answering this question first requires addressing the proper role of public education.

AirBnB Makes for a More Immersive Abroad Experience

Scott Ellman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel
Scott Ellman

For AirBnB hosts, opening their homes allows them to share in the experiences of traveling vicariously through others: through stories and advice for how best to visit a town or city.

Joe Zadeh At SXSW: Airbnb Wants To Curate Your End-To-End Travel Experience

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Joe Zadeh, Director of Product at Airbnb, affectionately known as “Joebot” shares his perspective on the business of sharing and the cultural shif...

5 Ways Your Social Media Sharing Habit Can Put You At Risk

Adam Levin | Posted 03.06.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The amount that we share online makes us more likely to feel like sharing widely is a normal thing, online and off. But the ease with which we publicize seemingly harmless bits of personal information online and off is often what scam artists rely upon when they go phishing.

8 Ways to Earn More Money on AirBnB

Amiad Soto | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Amiad Soto

Airbnb'ing your place is not as easy as it seems! Like any income-generating business, it requires doing your homework and a lot of planning. That being said, doing it right can be very lucrative, sometimes generating more income than your full-time job.

The Technology Revolution and Its Role in Our Lives

Angella Nazarian | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Angella Nazarian

The answer to "what do you want to be when you grow up?" may not exist for many of our young children today, as they will be working in jobs that have never been created before.

Without This, a Shared Economy Is a Take Economy

Stephanie Michele | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

What is really at the heart of a shared economy? I find myself reflecting on this quite a bit after my friend, an advocate of the shared economy movement stayed with me for four days.

You Can Live In Kevin Jonas' House During The Super Bowl ... For A Price

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.30.2014 | Celebrity

If you've ever secretly wanted to live like a Jonas, this is your chance. Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle have listed their New Jersey home on Ai...

How to Make Extra Money Using Airbnb Without Getting Robbed

Adam Levin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Not to be a buzzkill, but allow me to assume my Shiva God of Death persona for just a moment and remind you of the risks inherent in the decision to open your home (indeed, your life) to a complete stranger.

Forget Orchid; Green Is My Color for an Entrepreneurial 2014

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

Some days I have blue eyes; other days they are green. On New Year's Eve they were green ... with envy and with thoughts of how to finally hit the jac...

7 Mashup Global Travel Trends

William D. Chalmers | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Unsatisfied, I took an even deeper look-see behind the curtain at some rather untraditional 21st century mashup travel metrics, that all point to an even bigger (and better) year for traveler's in 2014.

Birdbnb Is Exactly What You Think It Is -- And It's Amazing

Posted 12.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

Consider this your daily dose of cute: A new campaign launched by vacation rental site Airbnb called “Every Traveler Deserves A Home." Centered a...

The Silver-Lined Truth About Airbnb and You, New York

Mary Adkins | Posted 02.16.2014 | New York
Mary Adkins

I am one of the many New York City residents who has hosted people in my apartment through Airbnb. Ever since we Airbnb hosts started winding up in court earlier this year, the "illegality" of it in New York has made headline after headline.

You'd Never Want To Leave Your Office If It Looked Like This

Posted 12.13.2013 | HuffPost Home

With Americans spending twice as much time at work than they do on household activities, it stands to reason that office spaces are getting more and m...

WATCH: Airbnb Sucks Up To De Blasio

Posted 12.09.2013 | New York

Airbnb posted a video for Bill de Blasio Monday, or more specifically, a video for the New York City mayor-elect's friends and family, who will be tra...

Embracing the Collaborative Economy: Uber Car Ride to a Stranger's Apartment via Airbnb

Julio Fernandez | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Julio Fernandez

I decided for my upcoming business trip to New York City, I am going to embrace the revolution. Instead of using a taxi from the airport, I will use another company that embraces such called Uber.

Erotic Masseurs, Fanny Packs, And The Airbnb Eviction Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.21.2013 | Weird News

Two erotic tantric massage professionals recently visited the nation's capital, for the purpose of meeting with clients -- which in D.C., means mostly...

In Expensive NYC, Airbnb Helps Renters And Tourists

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Each night, people in apartments all over New York City are cleaning up, putting out fresh towels and clearing out — t...