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The experience economy will be a ‘massive business,’ according to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Chesky’s vision? To be a “global travel community.”<p>Most people think of Airbnb as a real estate rental business, but that’s wrong, says Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.<p>“I think the key that makes Airbnb is the fact that we’re a community, not just a series of commodities,” said Chesky, speaking onstage at …

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Will He or Won't He? Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Teases a 2019 IPO

Next year could—or could not—be a big one for Airbnb: the company may go public in 2019.<p>At Recode’s Code Conference in California yesterday, Airbnb …

Startups

Airbnb CEO Says Company Ready for IPO Next Year

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says the company will be ready for an IPO next year, but may not want to go ahead https://bloom.bg/2shOVj0 #tictocnews …

Startups

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says experience economy will be a “massive business”, envisions a global travel community with lines of business beyond home rentals

Hospitality

Airbnb CEO says 2019 IPO "could happen"

Airbnb will be ready to go public next year, CEO Brian Chesky said Wednesday, though he's not sure it will. "I want to make sure it is a major …

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f5fe673a-7e5a-49cb-8720-4a215cf21d8a<p>1 big thing: Uber and Airbnb eye 2019 IPOs<p>5788c371-d340-401b-9875-eddd8b74c3d7<p>Airbnb CEO Brian …

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Airbnb: U.S. gov. could save $4.1B by staying with us

Airbnb (AIRB) has a new report that says the U.S. federal government could save up to $4.1B over 10 years by choosing its properties over hotels.<p>Even …

Business

Airbnb hires head of Amazon Prime to run homes business

(Bloomberg) — Airbnb hired Greg Greeley, the head of Amazon.com’s Prime business, as president of its main home-rental unit.<p>Greeley, who had been at …

Hospitality

Taxes on short-term rentals move a step closer to reality

Long-debated rules governing short-term rentals in Massachusetts took a step closer to passage Wednesday when the Senate approved a bill setting up …

San Francisco

Spotify makes NYSE market debut with a bang

Shares in the Swedish music-streaming platform made a strong market debut on Wall Street, opening at $165.90 — well above the reference price of $132 …

Stock Markets

Link About It: Mini T-Rex Unearthed in Montana

Students at the University of Kansas have unearthed a dinosaur pelvis, segments of a jaw, teeth and skull in Montana that's accompanied by "a long-simmering controversy in paleontology." While some scientists believe the bones belong to a juvenile T-Rex (of approximately six-eight years old), some …

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Link About It: Redesigning the Wheelchair Symbol into the Accessible Icon

Danish design student Susanne Koefoed created the International Symbol of Access back in 1968 and as ubiqituos as it's become, there's a passivity to the design that's arguably been bested by the newer "Accessible Icon." With its own emoji and escalating adoption around the globe, the newer symbol …

Airbnb is launching ultra-fancy listings for luxury travellers

Think renting someone's home isn't for you? Think again<p>If the idea of staying in someone's apartment while you travel has kept you away from Airbnb …

Hospitality

Spotify CEO expects 'ups and downs' in stock market debut

The Swedish music-streaming platform Spotify goes public on Tuesday, following in the footsteps of fellow "unicorns" Dropbox and Zscaler. The stock …

Stock Markets

Link About It: Airbnb Plus and the Desire for Premium Listings

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has observed that "guest expectations have evolved." With that, the home-sharing organization deploys a new tier to their service: Airbnb Plus. After two trial years, it's comprised of 2000 homes in 13 cities. All of these locations have been verified through a detailed …

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Link About It: Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because of his imprisonment), Madikizela-Mandela became an "international symbol of resistance to apartheid and a rallying …

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This Women-Only Conference Is Letting Men Attend for the First Time (and the Reason Is Genius)

If women want equality, they have to get men to unashamedly take a stand.<p>Since 2014, payroll automation company Justworks has hosted the Justwomen series in New York City and Washington D.C. to give female leaders a chance to come together, address inequalities and share insights and support. But …

Personal Finance

How Embracing a Political POV Can Forge a Deeper Connection to Consumers

Brands have power when they have a purpose, a strong point of view that they can use to change the world around them. Granted, there are risks, but …

Kendall Jenner

What I Learned From Developing Branding for Airbnb, Dropbox and Thumbtack

There are plenty of theories for why YouTube became one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley history. <b>Julie Supan</b> says the reason is …

Product Management

LinkedIn Top Companies 2018: Where the U.S. wants to work now

From Starbucks to Spotify, the 2018 LinkedIn Top Companies represent the companies where professionals most want to work across the U.S. — based on …

Tesla

Hundreds of startups tell investors: diversify your ranks or keep your money

When Trevor McFedries set out last year to raise money for Brud, his robotics and artificial intelligence startup, he found himself in many meetings with "a ton of white guy" venture capitalists.<p>So McFedries, who is black, and his co-founder, Sara DeCou, a Latino woman, added a condition for …

Venture Capital

Overbooked: Expedia and Priceline battle the digital duopoly

Credit: Illustration by Cristina Spanò<p>An older gentleman stands in front of a temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia, gazing up in wonder as sunlight glints …

Hospitality

The Meaning of Design Is up for Debate. And That’s a Good Thing

When Airbnb’s founders tell their origin story, they often go back to the moment in 2009 when Paul Graham, head of startup incubator Y Combinator, …

UX Design

10 Questions: Greg Hartrell

A few weeks ago, I was perusing Quora as I often do, and came across a really great and insightful answer describing the differences between a “good” …

Product Management

The rise of experiential commerce

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. More posts by this contributor<p>Mixed reality arcades are the next big …

Angela Ahrendts

What It Takes to Be a Billionaire

For many, a six-figure salary is the endgame, the true sign that you've made it in life. But, among those who top lists like the Forbes 100, a six- …

Entrepreneurship

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Some Stanford computer science students protested smartphone addiction at Apple headquarters.</b> They want Apple to make an "essential mode" for iPhone that only does calls, texts, and photos.<p><b>2. Google revealed that it provides TensorFlow APIs to the US Department of Defense.</b> The company wants to …

Computer Science

Airbnb Is About More Than Finding a Place to Sleep

It's looking more and more like a full-fledged travel company<p>Airbnb held an event in San Francisco on Feb. 22 to reflect back on the 10 years since …

Hospitality

After 18 years at Amazon, VP of Amazon Prime and delivery experience Greg Greeley joins Airbnb with the title President of Homes, reporting to CEO Brian Chesky

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Top Amazon exec tasked with integrating Whole Foods leaves company for Airbnb

Greg Greeley, head of Amazon’s Prime program, has left the company after 18 years to join Airbnb. Greg Greeley is named President of Homes to oversee …

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