22 hrs ago
TravelThe sharing economy with Airbnb
On a bright California afternoon, my husband maneuvered a rental car through the tight, winding roads of the North Berkeley hills while I sat in the passenger seat and held up my smartphone as it broadcast directions, turn by turn.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Beyond SXSW: Check out these other ideas festivals and conferences to ...
We've pulled together other conferences dedicated to entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity around the country that still have tickets on sale in 2014.
The Small Startups Riding on Airbnb's Big Business Coattails
As more companies pop up around the sharing economy, we're likely to see a normalization of the sector and more conformity with regulations.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
SFBG Politics Blog
Is Airbnb's day of reckoning in SF on its way?
The San Francisco City Attorney's Office is finally preparing to take action against the illegal short-term housing rentals facilitated by Airbnb, something we've been hearing that the Examiner also reports in today's issue , an action that would address the company's apparent stall tactics.
Twitter buys log cabins for cafeteria
The refurbished cabins will serve as lounge areas for employees and perhaps as a space for inspiration.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Now, app that helps you find places to pee
Washington, March 4 : Entrepreneurs have developed a new web app which they claim helps people find a place to pee.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Do you really need to pee? There's and app for that
Yesterday Salon shared the innovative solution to San Francisco's public urination problem - The PPlanter - a unisex urinal that doubles as a bamboo garden.
New Peer-to-Peer Service Revs Up Equipment Rentals
Incubated in Silicon Valley, YardClub.com aims to expand the service to Southern California, the East Coast and cities throughout the U.S. in the next six months.
How Modern Marketplaces Like Uber And Airbnb Build Trust To Achieve Liquidity
Editor's note: Anand Iyer is the Head of Product at Threadflip . Previously, he was co-founder and CTO of Hitpost, acquired by Yahoo, and managed product at IGN Entertainment and Microsoft.
Inside Bay Area
Oakland Bay bridge may be recycled as an Airbnb apartment
An aeriel view of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
KAZR-FM Des Moines
Airpnp is like Airbnb but for toilets.
Piggybacking off the popularity of sites like VRBO.com and Airbnb.com, a new site aims to help you find a nearby toilet.
From buses to boxes, these 5 entrepreneurs want to change your experience
If there's one neighborhood in one city that continues to have an outsized influence on the tech world as a whole, it's the South of Market district of San Francisco.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Space Sharing: A new San Francisco-based company called...
A new San Francisco-based company called PeerSpace is trying to become the Airbnb of commercial space by creating a marketplace for business owners to rent out their space when it is not being used.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Airbnb spawns array of companies to aid hosts
Beyond Stays' Andrew Kitchell helps Andrea Minkow with her bags, above, at an S.F. Airbnb rental, where flowers await, below.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Putting Crowdsourcing on the Map
Even in San Francisco, where Google's roving Street View cars have mapped nearly every paved surface, there are still places that have remained untouched, such as the flights of stairs that serve as pathways between streets in some of the city's hilliest neighborhoods.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Breather to offer private, quiet spaces for rent in New York City, San Francisco next
Sometimes, you just need peace and quiet, but that can be difficult to acquire. After a test run that took place in Montreal, startup company Breather will point people in New York City to a private, silent space that they can use for work, sleep, or whatever requires quiet surroundings.
Connotate's Intelligent Web Scraping Technology Powers Investigative Reports
Stories ranged from a deep look into Airbnb's practices to predicting if the Superbowl would be a commercial bust to determining the best , CEO of Connotate.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
PayPal's vision for payments: Never enter a 16-digit number again
In an ideal world, consumers would enter their payment information into apps like Uber or Airbnb once and never have to worry about it again, even if they get a new credit card.
Caves, Castles and Yurts: Airbnb Turns Hotel Rooms on Their Heads
Quick, think about your last hotel visit. Now compare that to the last time you stayed with friends, whether in their home or while sharing a vacation house.
The Washington Post
China-Style Airbnb Driving Home Purchases on Profit Promise
Wu Junhua had been allowing her investment, a furnished one-bedroom apartment in the lake city of Hangzhou, to sit empty for a year until she found a solution: China's version of Airbnb.com, known as Tujia.