Meet Huntbnb, a tool that makes it easy to find Airbnb units by typing in a specific address.
From lewd to cute, the “Airbnb Logos” Tumblr compiles all the images that the company’s recently relaunched and controversial logo resembles.
For those of you who were playing paper football during sex ed, welcome to remedial female anatomy.
"This new branding changes the whole identity and expression of the company." - CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky
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“Not everyone believes in Airbnb’s potential. Bill Carroll of Cornell University’s esteemed School of Hotel Administration says there’s too much “hoopla” around the service, and contends Airbnb will never be able to deliver as consistent of an experience for guests as hotels do. “It’s always going to be niche, constrained by how many people want to stay in an Airbnb type of experience,” he says. Carroll compares staying in a stranger’s home to the manger Joseph and Mary stayed in according to the Bible, joking, “That certainly wasn’t a chain property!”
“This company is going to be massively successful as long as you don’t fuck it up.”
Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky
“If you can’t fit it [the entire plan] on a page, you’re not simplifying it enough.”
Birdbnb highlights some of the company’s most distinctive properties.
"A few years ago, my host—whom I agreed to to call "Bradley" (his choice) for this article—moved to San Francisco for a job as an options trader. He was laid off eight months later, about the time computer programs started making the same decisions he made in a fraction of the time. So he went to work for himself. Now he wakes up on New York time, about 5:00 a.m. in San Francisco, makes trades until the early afternoon, and spends the rest of the day checking people in, doing laundry and cleaning apartments for his next Airbnb guests. For this part-time job—he spends a few hours per day on it—Bradley could make a six-figure income next year.”
(BTW, you should book a room in San Francisco so you have somewhere to stay for Innovation Uncensored [you’d be going last minute, but it’s worth it])
To raise money and attention for a village in the heart of Jakarta, a young man named Jeremy is renting out a space in the slum on Airbnb.
"You’re not going to be served iced tea while you watch the sun set or be given a massage just before your three-course dinner…if you’re lucky, the children will share their toys with you."