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Art Versus Tech in San Francisco

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 09.17.2014 | San Francisco
Stephen Tanenbaum

Art and tech are not in competition with each other. The art market stands at a momentous turning point. Thanks to e-commerce and social media, the old isolated gallery world no longer dictates an artist's success.

Tiny Vacation Homes You Can Rent

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These adorable rental homes prove that bigger isn't always better.

Airbnb Under Fire From New 'Share Better' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

The battle over the so-called sharing economy is heating up as New Yorkers question the impact of home-sharing sites like Airbnb. A campaign called...

The Downside to Lower Labor Costs in the Sharing Economy

Maureen Conway | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Maureen Conway

In this country, we believe in the value of work. The American ideal is that if you work hard and save then you should be able to pay your bills and take care of yourself and your family. In other words, you should not be poor.

Journalism Uber Alles

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

If you take a look at the most successful companies that are purely derivative of the web (as opposed to old companies that have been jammed into the web), you get an interesting (and very valuable) list.

Think the Sharing Economy Is Hot Now? This Will Turn the Temp up to Scorching

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

You know the sharing economy has arrived in full bloom when Airbnb and Uber are mentioned as breathlessly -- and with as much controversy -- as Face...

All Your Wildest IKEA Dreams Just Came True

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel

Holy HEMNES, this is awesome. IKEA, already every Chinese shopper's and American toddler's favorite napping destination, has announced it will be o...

Airbnb Hosts Offer Homes, Not Shelters, During Emergencies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green

Airbnb, a website that allows users to rent out their homes and apartments, is improving its ability to help people in need of housing during a disast...

The Fare-ness of Uber, Airbnb, and the Sharing Economy

Sheila Raju | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

The long standing dominance of taxi unions and hotels around the world have led to expensive fares and limited options. These are only two of the many arenas that are ripe for innovation.

Sharing Economy Leaders Will Be the New "Demons," as Airbnb and Uber Leapfrog Over Traditional Hotels and Taxis

Bill Shireman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Bill Shireman

The sharing economy sector - where people with average holdings use their homes, cars, skills, and tools to make a living and pay their bills - passed a major milestone in 2014: it generated its first billionaires - the founders of room-sharing site Airbnb.

How The Digital Realm Reinvented Cozy Heartwarming Kindness

Sophia Stuart | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia Stuart

The Internet has made old-fashioned things possible on a global scale while making the world feel sort of cozy and nice. Which means the digital world just brought back kindness. And that's a very good thing.

Our Italian Anniversary Trip: He Went for the Soccer, I Went for Sicily. What We Got Was the Surprise of a Lifetime

Denice Duff | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Denice Duff

While in Sicily something magical happened on one day, without any planning or use of technology... Just me, my husband and two bad photocopies of a picture of my great-grandmother and a street in her village, Sperlinga.

The Sharing Economy at a Crossroads

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Kyle Hutzler

Zipcar and Airbnb demonstrate the power of the sharing economy, which has taken off with the simple promise of liberating people from the hassles and costs of ownership and overpriced commercial services.

Most Airbnb Rentals Go Fine. Then There Are Horror Stories

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology

In the six years since Airbnb was founded, the rental-sharing website has seen its share of bad apples. And by bad apples, we mean terrifying, life-al...

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great Unit...

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 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.

The Politics of Welcome

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

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

Google and the German Angst

Markus Ziener | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.23.2014 | 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.