airbnb and the Nature of work

How Airbnb and Uber Are Changing the Nature of Work From the National Journal, November 13, 2014 Sandra Levine had 27 tenants in her spare apartment this summer. Most stayed for two or three nights. Some stayed only one night. One blessed guest stayed for 10 days, which gave her a long break from washing […]

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The Dark Side of the “Sharing Economy”

6 Horrible Things the Sharing Economy Is Being Accused Of From Money, August 18, 2014 While sharing economy businesses such as Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, and TaskRabbit were created with the idea of connecting people and empowering individuals as entrepreneurs, they were also designed to disrupt existing business models. That process can be ugly, as it […]

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Is airbnb Really Worth $10 Billion?

Airbnb squatters expose ‘sharing economy’ hype Insight: Will condo controversy affect rental service’s valuation? From the Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2014 It’s a bit mind-boggling that Airbnb, fraught as it is with legal issues, is valued so highly, although admiteddly $10 billion is the new $1 billion valuation for hot startups in the current […]

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