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Travel

5 Money-Saving Hacks for the Adventurous Traveler

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 7:15 am

Life hacking is all the rage right now, but more often than not, the tips can be pretty pedestrian. If you spend a lot of time on the road – either for business or pleasure – check out these five money hacks for the…

Jobs

Palo Alto

How Many Years of Experience Will Qualify You for Your Tech Dream Job?

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Job searching in the tech community often starts with a fairly small collection of the biggest names, from Google and Amazon to Facebook and Snap, Inc, to Airbnb and Microsoft. Thanks to a recent survey from job search startup Paysa, we have a little…

Politics/Government

How Major Tech Companies Are Standing Up for Net Neutrality

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

Simply put, net neutrality is good. It allows for free, un-throttled use of the internet across the board, while preventing internet service providers from creating paid fast lanes for specific content. It helps new companies compete with the big dogs and makes small startups…

Tips & How To’s

7 Ways Product Managers Can Help a Startup Succeed

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Companies depend on product managers to have a clear understanding of the company vision in order to move the product forward. Recently we asked talked with Mike Lewis, business travel product manager at Airbnb, at Galvanize to discuss all things product management and what they…

Travel

How Technology Is Changing the Way We Travel

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The last 20 years have seen technology impact the travel industry more than it has in the preceding 100 years. Not only can we travel faster, but we are also privileged to better, more comfortable accommodations along with the comprehensive tools that let us…

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Travel

How Millennials Are Influencing the Vacation Industry

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm

For generations, vacations required a great deal of planning and consideration. Before the digital age, there were no online reviews, no affordable travel websites, and no airlines designed to save you money. Most people relied on travel agents and fancy brochures to plan their…

Security

Your Airbnb Wi-Fi Is Not Secure: How to Protect Yourself When Traveling

By | Aug 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Short term rentals have grown exponentially over the last five years. This market is said to be a $100 billion industry, on track to be worth $170 billion by 2019. At the BlackHat Conference in Las Vegas, Jeremy Galloway pointed out the specific threats to wi-fi security for…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Airbnb Will Move Beyond Home Rentals

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Airbnb is in rare company among startups: It’s actually disrupted an industry, unlike most “disruptors” in the business. Just as Uber is squeezing taxi services, Airbnb is worrying hotel chains around the world, who can’t compete with the comfortable and cheap housing service. But Airbnb isn’t…

News

San Francisco

Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over New Rent Law

By | Jun 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Airbnb is suing the city of San Francisco over a new law requiring the startup to verify that the hosts offering their homes up as hotel rooms have officially registered with the city prior to putting their ads online. The law goes into effect August…

Reports & Rankings

The Top 15 Companies Best at Attracting Talent

By | Jun 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

The key to being a great company is more than just creating an innovative product. If you want to be competitive in the business world today, you are going to need to surround yourself with impressive and talented people that do more than just…

Opinion/Analysis

Is the Sharing Economy Worth Its Costs?

By | Jun 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

Technology trends are always improving; placing emphasis on innovation and quality over quantity of product, many ideas within the tech industry stem from the desire to improve on what is already being introduced. With that has come many new inter-industry advances, including the rise…

Diversity

How Airbnb Is Failing Its Marginalized Market

By | Jun 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Airbnb is leading the charge when it comes to the emerging sharing economy and vacation rental markets. However, the company’s latest public controversies have raised the question on whether or not it’s properly handling diversity within the markets it operates in. When it comes…

Startups & Apps

5 Vacation Rental Alternatives to Airbnb

By | Jun 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm

With the rise in popularity of Airbnb, there’s no doubt that the travel industry is on the rise. However, recent incidents in the news lately have shown how Airbnb has floundered when it comes to properly marketing to marginalized demographics, particularly with Black and…

Reports & Rankings

The Top 10 Most Valuable Unicorn Startups

By | May 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

While consistent and sustainable growth is the goal of many startups, few founders would pass up the opportunity to explode on the scene right away. And with the digital world making excess capital and new markets available at the touch of a button, the number…

Startups & Apps

Slice Gives On-Demand Workers Access to Better Insurance

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

Today’s economy has led people into finding a way to create their own jobs. With the appearance of on-demand services, such as Airbnb, Uber, or others, many people have decided to take advantage of the opportunities brought by on-demand jobs, that gave them a…

Trends

Northern Virginia

My Experience with Starbnb, Lodging Rentals in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

By | Dec 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

The holiday season is a time for family, eating until you hit a food coma, and of course not nearly as much sleep as you’d like. With this in mind, I decided it was time for a very necessary weekend getaway, and decided to…

Reports & Rankings

Airbnb, Hubspot, Facebook Among Best Places to Work

By | Dec 9, 2015 at 11:00 am

In its annual ranking of “Best Places to Work” – which was just released – Glassdoor ranks companies like Airbnb, Guidewire, Hubspot, and Facebook among this year’s best companies to work for. The ranking is compiled using ratings and reviews provided by Glassdoor users…