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Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy.

Brad Chase | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Brad Chase

The sharing economy is taking the world by storm -- creating multi-billion dollar companies overnight and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs to squeeze cash out of anything and everything they have lying around the house.

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

Christine Deakers | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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.

The Politics of Welcome

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Hospitality is an industry in the United States, not a way of living.

Google and the German Angst

Markus Ziener | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Markus Ziener

The other day the German minister of justice, Heiko Maas, was asked in an interview how often he is using Google to crawl the Internet. His answer: "Everyday and in an exorbitant manner. Therefore, unfortunately, I am part of the problem."

Why People Rule The World In 2014

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

People are more empowered now than they've ever been. And they're having their say in ways they've never had before, heard by wider audiences and taken ever more seriously.

The Exceptional Traveler: My First Date with Airbnb

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

When my recent housesitting assignment in the southwest corner of Mallorca was over, it was the perfect opportunity to give Airbnb a try.

Sharing and a Shrinking (or Expanding) Economy

Michael Drew | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

Uber is awesome. Airbnb is amazing. Taxis are too expensive and hard to come by. Hotels are astoundingly overpriced. This is why Uber works and why ...

Stay In This Brooklyn 'Jail' For Just One Dollar A Night!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts

Planning a trip to New York? Great! Need a place to stay but hotels are just so expensive? Even most Airbnb places are too pricey? And you really want...

The Business of Sharing: How Technology Is Changing the Concept of Ownership

Danielle James | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Danielle James

With co-working spaces popping up all over the world, and companies like AirBnB and Lyft, we are moving towards a socio-economic system built upon sharing our time, talents, and resources.

Airbnb Adds Home Dining To Its Services, Served With A Side Of Awkwardness

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste

We're scared.

Woman Who Made Thousands On Airbnb Is Facing Eviction

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman may have found the perfect example of an Airbnb user running what he considers an illegal hotel. The Da...

The Rise of the "Sharing" Economy

John Burbank | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
John Burbank

Share communities, in which people around the world offer for rent things they own, are becoming a bona fide economic phenomenon. Companies should be embracing this.

Have Dinner With Strangers With Help Of Airbnb

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 (Reuters) - Airbnb, a San Francisco startup that has grown into a $10 billion business by letting ...

'Go Local!' and You Just Might Return a Better Person

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

On your next journey, ditch the idea of staying in an all-inclusive or high rise hotel. Make a positive mark on our planet. Become a better traveler. Go and find an authentic, original experience and "go local."

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...

A Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy

David Mandell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
David Mandell

We recently embarked on a project to elevate the awareness of the sharing economy and are proud to share a look into a Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy. This movement is not just a trend, it's a way of life.

How Your Company -- And Your Job -- Will Soon Be Disrupted

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

What industries will change and who the winners will be in this era of exponential technologies are uncertain. The only things that are certain are that we are in for dramatic changes, and that the old rules don't apply any more.

Airbnb Forced To Hand Over Anonymous User Records

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.23.2014 | Technology

Airbnb has announced it will turn over user data -- anonymized, for now -- to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. But if Schneiderman sus...

Airbnb Can't Even Post Ads Without Getting Attacked These Days

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology

Airbnb's legal woes in New York City show no signs of stopping -- and now one local official is taking aim at the company's advertorial presence in th...

5 Incredible Treehouses You Can Actually Rent Around the World

The Active Times | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

From rugged cabins tucked away deep within the rainforest to elegant abodes equipped with endless amenities, a wide variety of styles and locations to choose from make it easy to create the treehouse getaway of your dreams. (We know, your 7-year-old self is jumping up and down right now.)

Who's Looking Out for Consumers in the Sharing Economy?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The only thing surprising about Airbnb's ugly confrontation with New York's attorney general is that it took six years to get to this point. Despite o...

Lydia O'Connor

Airbnb Faces Near-Ban In San Francisco

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

Home-sharing supporters gathered outside San Francisco City Hall Tuesday to protest a proposal they said would nearly outlaw short-term housing rental...

Share Economy or Bare Economy?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It's clear that digital technology and smartphone apps have enabled new ways for vendors and buyers to do end runs around traditional notions of what is commerce and what is informal barter. Many people argue that these innovations both expand personal liberties and allow for more efficient use of resources. If two consenting adults want to put an economic value on an empty car or a vacant room, isn't that a net gain to both? Isn't this precisely what free markets do -- and why should government get involved at all? There are two problems, say critics. First, the whole history of capitalism is one of balancing the entrepreneurial impulse against hazards to consumers. The fact that some consumers may be innocent of the hazards is not a good reason to pretend they are not there.

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.

Landlords Accused Of Kicking Out Tenants To List On Airbnb

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera has sued several landlords he alleges evicted their tenants in order to list the apartments for elevated ra...