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How to stay anonymous online
Pretty soon, just about everything we do on the Web will be logged, analyzed, and used for things outside of our control.
Fri May 17, 2013
Andrew Mason moves to S.F, joins Y Combinator, sings about business
Groupon co-founder and former CEO Andrew Mason is moving to San Francisco to start a new company and will also become a part-time partner at Y Combinator, the famed incubator program that has funded hundreds of startups, including meghits like Airbnb, Dropbox and Scribd.
Thu May 16, 2013
Blue Angels fan tries to revive air show through crowd funding
An online fundraising campaign is under way to try to save the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels air show in San Francisco after federal budget cuts prompted the cancellation of the show last month.
Disruption Lessons From Airbnb
Attention Travel Junkies: Nathan Blecharczyk , Brian Chesky , and Joe Gebbia's start-up Airbnb is hosting travelers in 30,000 cities in 192 countries around the world."> Attention Travel Junkies: Nathan Blecharczyk , Brian Chesky , and Joe Gebbia's start-up Airbnb is hosting travelers in 30,000 cities in 192 countries around the world.
Tue May 14, 2013
Featured: How An Airbnb Founder Sold Me His Travel Start-Up In 2008 [Video]
On a trip to San Francisco a few years ago, I invited a number of entrepreneurs to come and visit the rental I was staying in to talk about their new projects.
Why Renting Cars Could Soon Be Easier Than Hailing a Taxi
Imagine you're walking down a city street and you realize you need a ride. Instead of waving your hand to hail a cab, or even pulling out Uber to digitally summon a taxi, you call up a map that shows which cars parked along the sidewalk you could drive away right now.
Mon May 13, 2013
Checking out Pinterest's new home in San Francisco with CEO Ben Silbermann
Pinterest moved into its new offices in San Francisco on Monday, and CEO Ben Silbermann talked with us about his goal for the company and where it's headed.
Airbnb tweaks Android app to drive more reservations
Airbnb, the company that connects travelers with people looking for temporary tenants , is adding several features to Android in hopes of increasing reservations.
Sun May 12, 2013
At 4 years old, Airbnb grows out of start-up role
Airbnb offers funkier rooms than most hotels, often at rates cheaper than hotels, from characters you'd never meet behind the concierge's desk.
Thu May 09, 2013
You're the Boss Blog: One Social Media Start-Up Rises From the Ashes of Another
One of the hardest things for an entrepreneur to do is to admit defeat. But in the case of Apu Gupta and Nick Shiftan, failure was likely the best thing that could have happened to them.
Wed May 08, 2013
SOA World Magazine
Enterprise and Consumer Mobility and Travel Strategies
I teach a lot of SMAC strategies workshops around the world. Conducting these involves a lot of travel.
Tue May 07, 2013
SF: How to Turn a Free Parking Space Into a Subsidized Hotel
Want to cash in on prime San Francisco real estate that the city gives away for free? Some enterprising van owner shows how it's done on AirBnB, where a listing offers a rentable camper parked on the public right of way for the budget-conscious traveler.
The Georgia Straight
How to use Airbnb to find a place to stay when you travel
Renting a private home-or part of it-through Airbnb lets travellers enjoy comforts like a kitchen that don't normally come with a standard hotel.
Wall Street Journal
Coinbase Nabs $5M in Biggest Funding for Bitcoin Startup
Eleven-month-old startup Coinbase announced Tuesday the largest funding round to date for a Bitcoin startup, a $5 million investment led by Union Square Ventures .
Fri May 03, 2013
Airbnb Founder: Best Way to Get Inside Your Customers' Heads
While speaking at the 99U Conference in New York City, Airbnb co-founder and CPO Joe Gebbia spoke Friday about one important key to his company's success: empathy.
Thu May 02, 2013
Hotel News Resource
Airbnb: More Than a Threat, It's a Great Disruptor To The Hotel...
I recently read an article on Airbnb on Euromonitor that declared: 'Airbnb.com Poses Only a Small Threat to Hotel Industry.' The truth is, Airbnb is not only a threat, but is actually a great disruptor for the hotel and travel sector.
Wall Street Journal
Social Bicycles Brings Sharing to Two Wheels
Today, collaborative consumption startups that let people rent or "share" their assets-from couture and cars to lodging and limos-are facing mature business problems.
Wed May 01, 2013
Contra Costa Times
Hollywood's Ashton Kutcher raising new tech-investment funds -- with a twist
Hollywood heartthrob Ashton Kutcher has done pretty well as a tech investor; his A-Grade Investments, co-founded with billionaire Ron Burkle and Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, has invested in the pick of the Web 2.0 litter, including Airbnb, Uber, Spotify and Foursquare.
Airbnb Declares No Vacancies for Anonymity
Sharing is at the heart of Airbnb's business model -- people open up their homes to Airbnb guests who want to save money.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
peHUB Second Opinion 4.30
Airbnb is adding identity verification so that users can feel more confident that hosts and travelers on the service are "real people." Is it or isn't it? Uber insists it isn't talking with investors , contradicting a report that says otherwise .