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9 Apps and Websites to Help You Travel the World

By | Jan 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm

47 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 would rather spend money on travelling than on buying a house. That’s nearly twice the amount of those 45 and older — 26 percent — who said the same. That’s quite the generational difference,…

Startups & Apps

50 Startups People Really Want to Work For, According to LinkedIn

By | Nov 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

As perhaps the most notable business-focused social media platform in the world today, LinkedIn carries with it a level of authority when it comes to what kind of companies people actually want to work for. With more than enough resources to get the most…


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How to Automate Your Airbnb Properties

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

Everything is automated these days. For Airbnb property managers, they know that vacation rentals are no different. It’s time for you to hop aboard the automation train. After all, despite regulatory issues threatening to slow Airbnb growth—“battles between tech companies and local governments have…


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…


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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…



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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

Startups & Apps

5 Startups That Are Changing the World

By | Nov 9, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Contrary to what some may believe, there is nothing unusual about changing the world for the better while making money in the process. As we can see from the startup scene, it is the opposite that is true – the majority of the most…


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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…

Product Launch

VaycayHero Sets Itself Apart from Airbnb & Vrbo

By | Oct 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Vacation rental site VaycayHero, previously known as Zaranga, has just launched a new tool. Their new was Trip Board launched on Thursday as a way for vacationers to build a wishlist of vacation wants. VaycayHero was born out of the frustrations of co-founders Amitav Chakravartty…

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…


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…


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…