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Airbnb Hosts Offer Homes, Not Shelters, During Emergencies

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.19.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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 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 08.05.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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.