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Apple temporarily drops App Store fee for online events

KCBS 24 Hour News

00:18 sec | 4 d ago

Apple temporarily drops App Store fee for online events

"Plans to give Facebook a break and let users of the social networks online events. Product use Facebook zone payment method through the end of the year, temporarily bypassing apples 30% fee, It says it did that for Airbnb in class pass. However, that fee has sparked a court fight with the maker of the video game fortnight.

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Apple temporarily drops App Store fee for online events

WBBM Evening News

00:18 sec | 4 d ago

Apple temporarily drops App Store fee for online events

"Plans to give Facebook a break and let users of the social networks online events. Product use Facebook sewn payment method through the end of the year, temporarily bypassing apples, 30% fee, It says it did that for Airbnb in class pass, However, that fee has sparked a court fight. With the maker of the video game fortnight with

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Apple will temporarily stop taking a 30 percent cut on Facebook event fees

WBBM Afternoon News Update

00:18 sec | 4 d ago

Apple will temporarily stop taking a 30 percent cut on Facebook event fees

"Facebook a break and let users of the social networks online events. Product use Facebook Zone payment method through the end of the year, temporarily bypassing apples, 30% fee, It says it did that for Airbnb in class pass. However, that fee has sparked a court fight. With the maker of the video game fortnight with business Now

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Khan Academy: Sal Khan

How I Built This

06:58 min | Last week

Khan Academy: Sal Khan

"Most of the products and services we've talked about on the show have been innovative or disruptive in some way. But some of them and you've heard me say this before have fundamentally changed the way we live I mean lift AIRBNB starbucks. Shop Affi-. wayfair. These brands have transformed the way that many of us shop and travel and work. But every now, and then a founder comes along that seems to want to do something even more ambitious, even more transformative like remember. Pat. Brown, he founded impossible foods to create meet out of plants meet. So meet like that even the most die-hard carnivores would want to eat it. Pat Wants to put a stop to meet production period because of the damage, it's doing to the planet and essentially and I don't think I'm overstating this. He set out from day one to change the world. But still. Pat Brown stands to make a lot of money from his company same with most of the founders who've been on this show and I don't think any of them are motivated primarily to make money but it is part of the story they make a product or offer service, sell it to you and me, and they also get rich perfectly fine. But what about someone who makes a product or offers a service that is equally transformational maybe even more so but makes it one hundred percent free To do that, you have to make personal sacrifices starting by earning a lot less money. which is just part of what makes Sal Khan. So incredibly remarkable. Over the past twelve years, he's built Khan Academy into a powerhouse, a massive online learning platform that offers free tutorials to anyone anywhere. And from the very beginning South sided, his academy would be a nonprofit that it should never be tempted to compromise on its values. But before he launched Khan, Academy Sal didn't anticipate any of this. He was just trying to help a younger cousin with her sixth grade math lessons at the time he was working for a hedge fund. But from those early days of doing one on one to toils sal gradually built a platform that offers hundreds of classes in dozens of languages. Nearly thirty million people use Khan Academy. Every month to learn math science arts even sat prep all four free and Khan. Academy has inspired the launch of many other online learning platforms, but many of them are for profit operations that charge money. But we'll get to all that moment first. Let's back up just a little bit sal Khan grew up in metairie Louisiana his mom was from India and his dad was from Bangladesh and the marriage ended when sal was pretty young. My parents. Had issues and so they separated when I was probably about eighteen months old two years old and then I had really never seen my father and I saw once four an evening when I was thirteen and then he passed away the next year so it was really might. mother who raised us as as a single mother. While was there a community of South Asian families in imagery? Growing up. Yeah my you know when my parents separated. We actually live with my young at the time they were in their twenty s, and so they all were kind of like father figures and almost like older siblings to to me as well and and a lot of ways they were not your stereotypical you know. Just come to the US study. Get a job save money kind of prudent immigrant story they were. They were much more embracing of New Orleans. Culture. And I would say they're the most new ORLEAN South Asians. You will ever find it in your life. I had a very colorful childhood. You know late night parties, people, singing, and dancing. For me it felt like a I remember my third birthday that my uncles got a belly dancer. I still remember Habiba you know So it was definitely a different type of childhood, but it was a in some ways a really rich one. So what did your mom do for a living? The first job that I remember her having she she was the person who takes the change out of the vending machine at the at the local hospital actually the hospital where I was born and she took me to work a couple of times 'cause she didn't have childcare and I thought at the time I remember watching her do that. I think it was like the coolest job on earth because you have the key that you can open up the vending machine and like quarters just pour out of it. So she did that for a little bit and then essentially was a cashier at a series of convenience stores is kind of doing you know one minimum wage job after another and then I was in high school she had remarried her my Stepdad at the time were able to. Kind of cobble together to get a a small convenience store in. Your book you write. Louisiana was as close to South Asia as the United States could get. It's spicy food. Giant cockroaches in the corrupt government which is both funny but somewhat true true. I guess right I mean. You grew up at a time when. Like David Duke was the. The representative in steel her. The part of Mary where we had our store, it was called seminole convenience store on Seminole Avenue, and it's called a parliamentary called on that was kind of the heart of David Dukes base. So to speak I remember in a right outside of our our store across the street was the largest David Duke for president signing I've ever seen and so it was A. You know the the folks who lived in the neighborhood who were frankly know Super David Duke supporters in some ways it was lucky. This is pre nine eleven They didn't really know what to make of my family at at the time We've had a few conversations I remember with people the store where they they openly told us that they were trying to decide whether we were white or the N. word to you know we were confusing them but you know growing up I was the only Brown kid in in the classroom. But I never felt in school at all like folks were in any way biased or racist against me. If anything I have to give the the school system to Jefferson parish school system, a lot of credit you know I think a lot of what I am today is because they gave me opportunities there were teachers that believed in me. I had a really good friend circle So so I have no. You, know I I don't feel like it was a a tough childhood.

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Why You Should Abandon Your Vision

Accelerate Your Business Growth

05:22 min | Last week

Why You Should Abandon Your Vision

"I enjoin today by Brant Cooper. Brent is the author of the New York Times Bestseller. The lean entrepreneur visionaries create products innovate with new ventures and disrupt market. With over two. Of expertise helping companies bring innovative products to market. Rent plans agile design thinking. Lean methodologies to ignite entrepreneurial action within large organizations. Thanks so much for joining me today brand. Thanks for having me Diane Nice to be here. Well I am thrilled to have you here This is this is I'm really looking forward to this conversation. because. You've got this this split between like industrial thinking and entrepreneurial spirit and and I think especially in the Times that we're in right now it really matters and I'm wondering. If you would talk some about. Industrial minded thinking and how it actually affects business growth. That's the way I think about that. The industrial thinking is really the technology disruption that happened during. A The last century, the industrial age. was really about massive new technology that. To this day has is having a ripple effect. So that type of disruption happens in the core of. The economy so it's typically funded by government entities and the new technology disruption typically emerges out of large rnd centers of the biggest companies in the world as well as. Research Universities, and so we have this sort of this sexy idea about. Disruption and innovation happening with startups and it's quite possible that. Startups are the ones that take that new technology to the market and find the market fit. But the technology invention itself tends to happen in the very core of economy. That's where it starts thinking of the first computers were. The huge mainframes inside of the largest universities in the largest corporations. And that disruption Then starts rippling out to the economy, and so it starts with the buyers also just being large entities, other large universities and government and other big companies. But as that technology ripples through the economy you start getting. More invention on top of the core disruption and new products and services that are being offered and the ripple ends up out to the edge, and that's where we are today we're out at the very edge. Everybody's walking around with a computer in their pocket, and so most of the disruption that's happening in our economy happens out there on the edge, say Uber or AIRBNB or facebook even. It's the very end users whose lives are changed by the adoption of these products and services that was first enabled by that massive technology disruption but now disrupts on the edge. Now. The interesting thing is that it's not technology disruption out on the edge. So there's no technology invention or innovation really that happened at. Or AIRBNB or facebook. And yet the. Companies are often trying to emulate the innovation practices of that core technology disruption and instead of looking at ways of how do we actually do disruption? How do we do invention or innovation on the edge and the practices are different and so that's fundamentally. My my take on on why entrepreneurs and even large companies today that WanNa be quote unquote innovative they have to think of new practices in order to innovate out on the edge. Okay. So Talk to me about than the entrepreneurial spirit. Right to the entrepreneurial spirit is instead of thinking of invention, right? which was the technologist before the entrepreneur today needs to understand their customers deeply. And they can run experiments in order to validate or invalidate their assumptions and they use evidence in order to make decision making. And the reason is, is because the the consumer these days the customer has so much information on products and services in the words of companies right I mean. If a company does something wrong? It's all over social media. So the old branding went with that old school technology invention innovation and so. The entrepreneur's spirit. Is this what I call the threes empathy experiments in evidence. which allows those entrepreneurs out on the edge to understand their customers deeply and instead of worrying about say intellectual property, Ip portfolio or whatever. Their goal is to obtain customer insights and those customer insights which drive differentiation, and if you can capitalize on those insights, you're the one that's going to win in the marketplace.

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TikTok will spin off into a separate company, partly owned by Oracle

Squawk Pod

02:51 min | 2 weeks ago

TikTok will spin off into a separate company, partly owned by Oracle

"There's a pretty interesting story in the Journal in this. TIKTOK. To pick in the journal piece what they do they actually call president trump the ultimate decider. Remember when Bush called Amalgam the decided the decide they make fun of them well, turns out that Dr. Here again and he should not be misunder estimated. Under any circumstances, the US Department said, it would review an agreement for Oracle and others to revamp tectonics US operations in order to avoid a ban of the popular video sharing APP Oracle would serve as a trusted a technology provider Chinese. Parent dance said, it believes its proposal submitted to the Treasury Department resolve the trump administration security concerns. I don't know why far cry from an outright sale. But you know if you read that piece, you've probably done some of your reporting on inter there's two solid camps. In the White House I guess some people are arguing if you outright ban it. Young Conservatives are not going to think that. A good thing. So there's No. There's pressure to work out something than ban with falls short of actually a technology transfer which doesn't seem to be possible given those algorithms are valuable and ran. I guess they it's the same old crap right? It's like when I look at my my phone and I googled something like last week like a place and then suddenly hair some like Airbnb, is available in that place it's like Whoa this phone. Who I mean it does it sends you videos. and. I. Don't to know I don't want to take your personal tastes there. I don't know any I don't. I'm not implying anything there. Anything no about about your personal taste. But how does it? How does it do that like a thermos stays? Cold know what's happening. This is the issue it's taking. It's taking all of your data and the question is, how does the algorithm work if the algorithm effectively is being developed and living in? China, can you move that Algorithms United States and if you move it to the United States, but it's still controlled by a company. In China, does that change the dynamic I? Think these are the questions I imagine somehow they're gonNA come to some truce not an intrusive just gonNA claim a win win all around even though I think it's going to be imagined very different than what? Was At least anticipated in what the president and the administration has laid out in terms of what the term the original terms were but maybe the terms will changed or maybe whatever oracle's offering is so very different than what anybody's anticipating about how this would would work. I don't know I don't know

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‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Los Angeles Home To Be Listed On Airbnb For 1 Night Stays

The Bobby Bones Show

00:46 sec | 2 weeks ago

‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Los Angeles Home To Be Listed On Airbnb For 1 Night Stays

"Of you want to go stay in the house that fresh Prince of Bel Air was filmed in. You can they're offering airbnb nights and there are only thirty dollars a night. They're celebrating the thirtieth anniversary. They better have the same furniture to. Oh, yeah I mean I'm pretty sure you get the full experience. Here's some of what you can expect. You can lace up with the fresh pair of Air Jordans and shoot baskets in the bedroom turntables. If you WANNA have a DJ Jazzy Jeff Discussion. You can also go through wells closet throwing a preppie outfit from Bel Air Academy, and then as a bonus, jazzy Jeff is going to virtually welcome you to the Pool Siberia although for thirty dollars at thirty dollars a night again, only to commemorate the show's thirtieth anniversary but will smith teamed up with AIRBNB for this. Okay. Now it makes sense I knew there had to be more money changing hands than thirty dollars a night. Got It. Okay, Arab. This is airbnb thing and then another cool plenty of people to stay now because people aren't using beads because covid. Another thing is that AIRBNB is making a donation to the boys and Girls Club. Of Philadelphia, and if you watch the show, you know that will came from Philadelphia what part of Philly in West Philadelphia. Raise, what else?

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006. Hanna  - The Cam story

SpyHards Podcast

01:45 min | 2 weeks ago

006. Hanna - The Cam story

"And I have a funny story actually about this prison break sequence. So. The score for this scene is incredible just incredible and I had it on my ipod at the time I. Don't think it was my iphone yet I can't remember as a while back but a bunch of us from Journalism School Wayne in rented a Airbnb up Whistler Whistler I. Think everyone probably knows because of the Olympics but whistler is a skiing resort town just in BC and so we went up there for. A weekend and a bunch of US stay up later there was like three of us I think three or four tyler, our friend mutual friend Tyler was one of them a who is hosts, the substates transmission star Trek podcast with me, and Scott, you ve appeared on their yourself but we were sitting up the in a bunch of people had gone to bed they were out they were done for the night. And the Hannah score kicked in the pot and was just blasting throughout the the AIRBNB. And Tyler and I were in tears laughing just because album noxious. This was for everyone who was trying to sleep. It's like thumping base going on people were just like shut up and so high energy. Today wake up to it. No one ever mentioned it but we were just in tears laughing about it. I could just see the wake of men like these guys on A. Going on down there we've got like the the glowing souders around our neck. Exactly Yeah you just. The lights are out. The neon things on, you just don t around some reason. I just came down from milk. What's Like. Body paint. The whistles.

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Will Smith is hosting an Airbnb stay at the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' mansion

The Breakfast Club

01:27 min | 2 weeks ago

Will Smith is hosting an Airbnb stay at the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' mansion

"So I just found out that the fresh prince of bel-air the mansion in La they airbnb manage. So you can stay in it for night and Kinda live. Like will Smith did back then and it's only thirty dollars a night. How crazy eighty dollars thirty dollars a night you can stay in the mansion the. Same mentioned the fresh prince taped fresh prince of Bel. Air. But this is my problem it sold out already thirty dollars. It sold it as thirty dollars a night damn Bertha I I know for a fact that envy is not reading the other stipulations. There's no way that places just thirty dollars night it's got to be more to celebrate at thirtieth anniversary is thirty dollars. And the money is go into odd I, believe the boys and girls club something like that. That donate all the money but thirty dollars was to. Do to keep it like you get to keep it for three days. pood- at one night exactly like how long do you get to stand there for thirty dollars? Does it matter? Says Dole. That's like. History is only is one bedroom one, bad one bed one private bath. House I don't know how they did that maybe the only giving you a section of the house. said, it's It was just used as the exterior just of course, it was a movie set on the inside but. What had been his bedroom and bathroom on the show along with the poolside lounge and dining room. That's still nobody did it that? I would have did that for thirty dollars that would have been no but his sold out already.

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Neighbors Relieved As Chicago Bans One-Night Rentals To Crack Down On Parties

WBBM Late Morning News

00:56 sec | 2 weeks ago

Neighbors Relieved As Chicago Bans One-Night Rentals To Crack Down On Parties

"Imposing new regulations on short term residential residential rental rental properties. properties. W W B B BM BM is is Mike Mike Krauser Krauser With With the the story. story. The The city city is is answering answering complaints complaints about about how how short short term term rentals rentals have have changed changed some some neighborhoods neighborhoods first first by limiting the number of homes where they're allowed now banning single night Reynolds often used for parties. A neighbor of one such party house in the old Town neighborhood, Diane Fitzgerald says You wouldn't believe the things she's seen. There was a bachelor party and they were having a golden arches contest. She gave further explanation to CBS, too. They were peeing on our roof. There has also been violence at short term rentals. Hose. Property owners now have to submit applications to the city. They can't just list of property on a site like Airbnb. And finds for things like parties, gang activity, prostitution or drug trafficking could cost a property owner up to $10,000, Mike

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Some Neighbors Relieved As Chicago Bans One-Night Rentals To Crack Down On Parties

WBBM Morning News

01:01 min | 2 weeks ago

Some Neighbors Relieved As Chicago Bans One-Night Rentals To Crack Down On Parties

"Grappled with short term residential rental properties listed on sites like Airbnb for years. Now there are new regulations that ban single night rattles. The city is answering complaints about how short term rentals have changed some neighborhoods first by limiting the number of homes where they're allowed. Now banning single night Reynolds often used for parties. A neighbor of one such party house in the old Town neighborhood, Diane Fitzgerald says You wouldn't believe the things she's seen. There was a bachelor party and they were having a golden arches contest. She gave further explanation to CBS, too. They were peeing on our roof. There has also been violence at short term. Reynolds hose. Property owners now have to submit applications to the city. They can't just list of property on a site like Airbnb. And finds for things like parties, gang activity, prostitution or drug trafficking could cost a property owner up to $10,000, Mike Krauser, NewsRadio 105.9 FM. Police are

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Wants To Ban Single-Night Home-Sharing Rentals In Effort To Crack Down On Illegal Parties

Steve Cochran

00:33 sec | Last month

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Wants To Ban Single-Night Home-Sharing Rentals In Effort To Crack Down On Illegal Parties

"Mayor Lightfoot wants to ban single Night vacation rentals in Chicago WG Ens James Sears reports. It's an effort to crack down on party houses. The ordinance that past committee with also let residence ban vacation rentals in denser neighborhoods such as lakefront areas. Airbnb is against it, saying a very low percentage of single night bookings result in problems. It's cracking down on parties itself, it says. By setting a gym, it's for renters and the number of people Each unit, James Sears, WG and new single Night. Reynolds. Rentals in Chicago has currently been banned because of the Corona virus

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Airbnb Says It's Removed More Than 50 Los Angeles Properties Over Party Ban

KNX Midday News with Brian Ping

00:30 sec | Last month

Airbnb Says It's Removed More Than 50 Los Angeles Properties Over Party Ban

"The party is over as Faras Airbnb is concerned, the short term rental company says it's delisted 50 Los Angeles County properties from its platform when it announced an indefinite ban on parties at the homes. Addresses aren't listed you to privacy. But Airbnb says the large homes are in L, a Malibu, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Pasadena and other areas. This move comes after more cities like Ella have begun cracking down on parties and mansions or corona virus. Health orders are simply being Ignored

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"airbnb" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

07:14 min | Last month

"airbnb" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Posts often don't have to get explicit approval from cities or neighbors. Start listing their homes. AIRBNB generally hasn't been liable for what happens in those homes. But as we know being large Internet platform means inviting a lot of problems. What's twenty billion dollar start up to do about? Corey, you recently dug into the issue of the growing number of parties that people are throwing it short term rentals. How'd you get him on a topic? Well, one of my favorite hobbies especially, these days not really going outside much is reading online forums and facebook groups for airbnb hosts, and usually it's just a lot of posts asking for advice. About which photos to use in their listings. But recently, there were a ton of posts about parties host. We're talking about hiring security guards and swapping tips on how to tell if guests was up to no good. There are these people who are sort of like airbnb online influencers and they make youtube videos about hosting. They were even lamenting about parties. AIRBNB. Is Not in control of this so I'm going to teach you how to take control of Your Business in this video I'm going to. Okay. Is there any way to know if this is a real trend or just people complaining on the? Internet. It was it was definitely a trend even though people do like to complain on the Internet, they love it by called up over Binsar. He runs a software firm called host compliance. His company runs hotlines for local governments which are trying to regulate short term rentals like airbnb he's. Actually, seeing a huge increase in the number of noise complaints and party related complaints hotline you're talking something like two hundred and forty percent over last year. Why is this happening? There's a lot of theories. Most of these are unauthorized parties, which means people who own the homes or manage the homes they don't. Want these parties, but guess throw them anyway. I do think it's worth looking at AIRBNB business model through this lands. A big thing the company has touted over the years that it has quote unquote digitized, trust. It's fascinating because at first airbnb was basically a couch surfing platform was a lot of people staying in the same home as their host and staying spare bedroom or on a PLO mattress. Yeah. That's right. I. Mean. But a major part of being these growth over the last several years five six years has come from hosts renting out full homes where they're not on the property at all, they use digital code to do remote. and. They might even be in another state AIRBNB gets blamed a lot for the increase in housing prices in some cities for this reason. But that has also made some of these homes and easy target for people who want to party and Olympic told me he's noticed club promoters are taking notice what's happening is it putting it out on snapchat or face mobile whatever social media platform that there's a party of this house in it's like seven to fifty dollar admission show up at ten PM and bring vodka right? So the big problem recently. Though is that these parties are turning violent in LAS, Vegas Police captain held a press conference a couple of weeks ago urging people not to gather short-term rentals. Those of you who own these properties are those of you promoting parties at these properties be warned and just the past several months there have been fifteen shootings and three murders at these types of properties in Las Vegas. So what is airbnb about all this most recently, they announced that for the first time, they would pursue legal action against a guest who rented a house in Sacramento where. The shooting and they have banned people who are under twenty five years old from booking on the same day and booking full homes in the areas they live Those are most likely to be the kind of customers is looking to party. But what's striking to me is that this recent string of party is happening despite AIRBNB, pledges last year to control the problem. CEO Brian Cherokee said he was committed to stopping this when he was interviewed last November following a shooting in an AIRBNB Louis night in the bay area about two million people a night stay in Airbnb in most without incident. But. Very often, there are moments in your company's history and there was a moment. In Our past that defined us and this is another one of those moments where tragedy happens and we say enough is enough weed Gal. So just talked about more manual screenings for high risk reservations, AIRBNB was spinning up its own neighborhood hotlines. It would verify more of its listings to make sure the homes are legit, but they clearly haven't gotten their arms around the problem. What else could they do I? Think? Some of the problems will be solved by hosts themselves actually. An AIRBNB needs it to the company talks a lot about the quote unquote community and the company working together and host can deter some of the problems by scrutinizing more of their bookings more closely or restricting how guests can book a but people tell me they think airbnb needs to do more as well. Even if it impedes growth. AIRBNB is different than competitor Virgo in an important way. Virgo doesn't allow any same day bookings from guests that reduces risk parties, and those are the types of things that airbnb could change which hosts are talking to me about one is Louise's roles. She hosts a three bedroom apartment at the tach to her home in Sydney Australia, and she's dealt with a string of bad guests on three occasions it's turned out to. A party and you know absolutely trashed the joint. She said one group guests ripped out the pages of coffee table book to snort cocaine. into a copy vanity fair I would have been annoyed PEPs not quite as much and Louise thinks airbnb isn't doing enough to handle the problem she dealt with a lot of customer service delays and she thinks airbnb should actually collect a security deposit from guests for potential rentals. She said she talks to are fed-up furious and many of them have said that once Laga probably won't be going back to obey there is no protection. Next week, we look at another problem AIRBNB facing companies that try to build a business off of AIRBNB, platform. Brings us to the curious case of Domingo and I was like, are you kidding me like I said I found out accidentally talking to the city manager in Nashville that was hush hush. That's next week on the four one. Thanks for tuning in this episode was produced by Ariella Markovits. Thanks to Paris. Martineau. Chris. Fling over kinser and Louis Strolls for their time and thank you for listening..

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Potential Hotel Merger and Airbnb IPO

MarketFoolery

04:26 min | Last month

Potential Hotel Merger and Airbnb IPO

"We've got reports of a potential merger between two hotel operators overseas a corps which is based in France and intercontinental hotels based in. Although I H G. owns. Hotel brands like Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. Neither of the stocks are really moving a whole lot on this news, but this should be interesting to see play out in part because. I think this would create the largest hotel company in the world in terms of properties. It might in their hotel operators rather than sort of owners for the most part of hotel. So they're they're both reasonably asset light businesses If they were more in the business of owning hotels, themselves rather than providing management services. I think they'd both be in a lot more trouble stocks today because that that's a lot of near empty properties in a lot of cases, and so there. You know hoping that they get their management service bills paid on time by all those hotels who are owned by other companies. But yeah, they're the ones who create the brands where required the brands over the years they've got a lot of different brands posted these companies many which you would know but the sense that the merger makes a core is a strongest. In Europe. And as well in some parts of Asia and the Middle East and I H G intercontinental hotels group stronger here in the US with the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza and also very strong in China. So it's a good geographical merger potentially although it seems very early based on the the reports to conclude that this is going to go anywhere. Yeah. Based on the stuff I read this morning there's definitely some smoke. We don't know if there's going to be fire yet. So we'll. We'll see how that plays out. Also airbnb has filed paperwork with the SEC for a confidential IPO and. I have no idea how this is going to go. Because right now AIRBNB is not disclosing financial information and they're not disclosing how many shares are going to be offered. so as someone who has used airbnb on multiple occasions as a customer and has enjoyed the experience based on what I'm getting from AIRBNB so far in terms of information, I have no interest in this whatsoever. Right No, you would not as an investor want to go too far down the road of the thinking about something it won't provide you any of the numbers and the numbers are unlikely to be attractive right now, which is one of the reasons why they are probably thinking they need the money as as bad as things have been for the hospitality industry and I think they're projecting or analyst or somebody is projecting that their revenue could be half of what it was last year the nevertheless, this might be a better time to take advantage of stock market. Enthusiasm of for companies like AIRBNB than at other times, it's it's valued. Its last round of. Raising money. I was valued of far cheaper than it was back in two thousand seventeen. So things haven't been going their way obviously, but they probably need the money. But at some point, they're gonNA have to give up some information. Aren't they? I mean if they if they file an s one. Yes. Yes. I mean unless there are. Really. Trusting investors out there I just love the name whatever's going on. I'm with you. Thousand shares. I. Don't care now they're now there are some investors like that out there, but they're not deep-pocketed wants. Some some people throwing money around these days in the market without looking closely at the numbers at times, but not enough of them to fund an AIRBNB. IPO.

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AirBnB bans all house parties worldwide

Murph and Mac

00:34 sec | Last month

AirBnB bans all house parties worldwide

"Report. If you're thinking about renting a home this summer to throw a big party well, you better think again. Airbnb has announced a global ban on all parties and events at its listings due to the pandemic. The company said that some people have chosen to take bar and club behavior to rental homes and calls that conduct incredibly irresponsible and does not belong on their platform. Obviously, Airbnb can't always police. Their properties and parties may happen, but we are doing what they can on their website to discourage such activity by the way Airbnb filed for Hypo

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Airbnb announces a 'global party ban' for public health reasons

WBBM Late Morning News

00:24 sec | Last month

Airbnb announces a 'global party ban' for public health reasons

"Throwing a party don't be doing it at an Airbnb. The company just announced a ban on parties and events that Airbnb listings. With a cap on occupancy. At 16. The party ban applies to all future bookings and will stay in effect indefinitely. The company's sites, changing public health mandates on gatherings and notes that some have chosen to take their bar and club behavior Toe Holmes sometimes rented through Airbnb.

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Airbnb files preliminary paperwork for public stock offering

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"Has filed a preliminary paperwork for selling stock on Wall Street. Undaunted by a global pandemic that has taken some wind out of its home sharing business. The San Francisco based company said it submitted a draft registration statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission. It kept details in the statement confidential. If you open up your place for Airbnb it No, I havent. You don't think people would flock to stay at the thinking How Mackintosh house across the street is they're Airbnb. Really? Yeah. And to be in be in and people are strange people are coming up. No, no, not strange People. Strangers are staying there now and then on the weekends, usually

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How Oliver Kharraz Built Zocdoc

"One of the most challenging problems for startups that offer to connect customers with service providers is what's known as the chicken and egg problem. This is the problem companies like AIRBNB and lift had to solve without homeless things in the case of AIRBNB or drivers. In the case of lift, you'd have no customers but at the beginning, neither of these companies had any customer. So convincing people to list their homes or drivers to offer rides to strangers was not. An easy thing to overcome and Tony? Shoe. The CO founder of Jordache on the show back in two thousand eighteen had the same problem. When he started out, he needed customers who wanted food delivered to their homes henny needed lots of restaurants to participate. But you can't get restaurants without the customer demand and you can't get those customers without lots of restaurants. Same thing with class pass and Birch box you need both sides of the market to buy in. And back in two thousand, seven in New York City Oliver Curme. Had, the quintessential chicken and egg problem he and his co founder. Cyrus Masumi trying to launch Zach Doc. It's an online service that takes a lot of the pain and frustration at of booking doctor's appointment. You can go online find the type of doctor you need plug in your insurance and then book an appointment through system that's directly linked to that doctors. Calendar, a super simple and smart idea, right. But back in two thousand, seven Oliver Cyrus had to convince doctors that this was a service worth paying for. But then why should they pay for it if it were not potential patients and meanwhile oliver and Cyrus, had to show potential patients that this was a service with lots of great doctors to choose from. All those chickens and all those eggs took a long time to bring together. And then after growing slowly, and then quickly Oliver faced his biggest growing pain of all the realization that he had to completely revamp the business bottle of doc if it was going to survive. A decision that was so painful. It actually led to the break-up of his nearly ten year partnership with Cyrus. But let's start at the beginning. Oliver Karaz was born and raised in Germany mostly in rural parts of the country his mother was German and his father was from Iran in came from a long line of doctors. For me, it really starts in some ways with my dad and. The timing rapidly had every reason to become a social activist and and so he came to Germany from the Middle East when he was very young around twenty with no money in his pocket no language skills. And you personally then worked on of odd jobs, but he eventually became a psychiatrist but what has really shaped me much more than being born in Berlin is. Social. Active. Isn't that I that I saw him live and that he really made our family mattress we always talked about talent responsibility and the need to use. Whatever telling behind to help those. Around us that we can make a difference. Given that your father was Iranian and your mother was was sort of. German. An Uber even though you were born in Germany, did you feel did you feel as Germany everybody else? So I didn't have a second identity. We only used spoke German at home and yet. As you say I was also a not always fully accepted. So if I give you an example, my school twelve hundred students and you could pick out to the didn't look like everyone else and I was one of them right and even an enlightened country like Germany. That is notable. So I had what I call a visual accent would people would see me on the street and they would ask me how to speak German. So well and But they also school the skipped my name when reading out scores because they weren't sure how to pronounce my last name and opportunities taken away and even at was physically threatened so i. I think that really shaping in many ways because I realized. Very early that in order to be as successful as everyone around me I would have to be dramatically better in really work much much harder than anyone else and so that used to be strong work ethic

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"airbnb" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

07:19 min | 5 months ago

"airbnb" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

"The pan-demic has rectangle on so many parts of the US economy but one sector. That's been hit especially hard has been the sharing economy less than a decade after. Silicon Valley turned many people into Uber drivers door Ash Delivery people and AIRBNB hosts the corona virus and ensuing stay at home. Orders have made many of those jobs obsolete or else incredibly dangerous uber or lift jordache other Gig. Economy companies have taken a hit but as travel screeches to a halt. None has been quite as broadly head as AIRBNB. Our reporter trip. Michael joins us to explain why that is hatred. Thanks for being here for so much for having me all right. So global travel has dried up. What kind of damages is airbnb seeing? Both the company and the host right now pretty much overnight in March about one. And a half billion dollars in bookings dried up and this is across the more than seven million listening. So that's that's a big loss of revenue and the fascinating thing about Airbnb is these are people who own property that have bills to pay on that property and the question immediately became how am. I GONNA pay my mortgage or how? How am I going to pay the rent on the apartment that I've leased? I'm subleasing on AIRBNB. I feel like that's the interesting part here. We're talking on the one hand about the company itself. And then about all the homeowners who kind of for some of them at supplemental income for some of them. It's probably even main income now. Yeah airbnb really pitched the business model and the platform that it created is a great way to supplement your income. You know you just list your bedroom your spare bedroom and you can bring in extra cash on a monthly basis and as people want to do they'll look out an opportunity like that and they'll figure out. Well how can I make the most of this and that led to people listing not just a bedroom but an entire home and then it was like well if I can list one home. Or how much money can I make it? By two? And the reason they added more and more and built many little property empires if you will was because they could earn more than double what they would if they just had a renter renting a twelve month basis. We had historically done before airbnb kind of turned us all on to this idea of short term. Rentals AIRBNB has been criticized for this and other places. And they've really pushed hard saying this is supplemental income for the most part. But what are the numbers? Look like how many of their listings are actually in this kind of category entire homes or apartments. So according to Air DNA which analyzes all of airbnb listings about a third of the supply comes from people with one listing property. A third comes from people with two to twenty four listings and a third comes from people with twenty five plus so if you look at it on balance. Two-thirds come from people who were depending on this for more than just you know renting a bedroom if you will so basically right now. Those properties are sitting empty if their owners are no longer able to pay the mortgage. What could the broader impact of that bay? Well that's that's a fascinating thing like we've seen everybody's probably jumped into a brand new ver. That's pick you up outside your place and you're going well how you're probably thinking right now. House I guy going to pay his. You know carline. In the case of Airbnb these people not only have mortgages to pay but they have cleaners they began to pay to keep the places SPIC SPAN for wind gusts showed up. They have landscapers and maintenance workers who would do many repairs between guests visits and so the ripple effect of of this travel industry seizing up as those cleaners. There's landscapers the maintenance workers. They're not getting paid either. So so. The effect is much broader in the AIRBNB aspect of the shared economy than it is and say Uber or lift or other other kind of GIG economy sectors. Is this enough to launch a new housing crisis? No AIRBNB is still just a small fraction of the housing market. But it's complicated to fix if you think about right because the type of people who list and hosts who list on airbnb really berries and their wherewithal varies too. I talked to one couple and Tulsa bought a half million dollar home that they wanted to list. It's kind of like a kind of a wedding bridal plays right like a half million dollar home and Tulsa and they did it right before this happened and they had a ton of listings and they're gone now the fortunate thing for them as they been in the property and real estate world for a long time. They have the wherewithal to make it about six months and cover the mortgage. They should be okay but others are more strapped and so when you have a market seize up like it has and the income dry. There's no guarantee that they're going to be able to pay those mortgages. And they're seeking forbearance or they're looking to try to get some of the small businesses that are being handled handed out by the federal government. Right now AIRBNB. Itself has raised about two billion dollars in emergency funding since the pandemic began. Is any of that money going to help these hosts? It's unclear if any of that money is going to help the host. The one thing that Airbnb did was initially in refunded or allowed guests to cancel and get full refunds which absurd host who felt like they were entitled to some of those cancellation fees that they would normally get airbnb. Tacked back and later said they're gonNA provide twenty-five percent cancellation fees. They are going to get some relief from AIRBNB but for most of these hosts their preference would have been to be able to just re book. Guess later in the year and that way they could stagger out the hit. They were getting financially so we talked about this before. A lot of states and cities have really been clamping down on these short term rentals especially in places like San Francisco New York. Who SAY THAT? You know this kind of these kind of many. Landlords are have been contributing to the affordable housing crisis in those places with new regulations. And now this hit from the pandemic can we expect airbnb shifted strategy. And Anyway after this we've seen airbnb shit their strategy and it's unclear exactly why but in the face of the pandemic number of states including Georgia Vermont. Pennsylvania have passed temporary bans on short term rentals. And so in the face of that AIRBNB has said you know what actually we want host to do. Long-term Reynolds closer to thirty day. Reynolds is what they're characterizing that as now. That's not the same as what you you. You hear. Many kind of local civic leaders call for which is a return to normal if you will and twelve month reynolds. We're not seeing that. Well WE ARE. Seeing are some hosts scrambling to to get income turning towards the long term rental market enlisting their places on Zillow and craigslist as they try to find somebody to kind of plug the hole for them all right partnership Michael. Thank you so much for joining us for me. Okay before we go. We are still taking your work from home tech stories and questions our senior personal tech columnist Joanna Stern..

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"airbnb" Discussed on Tech News Today

Tech News Today

06:37 min | 5 months ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Tech News Today

"Way beyond its initial mission branch. Husky the CEO co-founder man being the often talks about the mission of the start of his community driven. Abby is nothing about its community of hosts that's true for a very very thin veneer right at the top These sort of sharing economy tree houses beautiful mountain top villas that you can stay on Airbnb that it makes a big deal about but beneath that. Is this bus lowry of hotel? Like rentals being run by synthetic shady characters. I found previous investigations. So what could I be done? It could have remained true to sharing economy routes but it didn't it expanded into the biggest hotel chain in the world and I'm sure like a lot of standard hotel chains. It's finding how painful it is when business completely dries up. Yeah absolutely just never know. What's around that corner and here? We are so speaking of that right around the corner was this big. Ipo that was going to happen. This year Gray valuation now. We've got this new reality How how do we know I mean? Obviously this is not good for for AIRBNB. Ipo Do we know whether their plans are still move forward? I mean are there just missed being made. How is that going? Yeah well said they taken on a billion dollars in you Dan. A billion dollars of new investment with a fairly shot interest rate on that according to some sources speaking to press in the United States. So airbnb is pretty rocky shape right now as said booking numbers the down nearly a hundred percent every bees effectively closed in terms of its is happening this year in terms of this still being airbnb year. It's kind of impossible to see that happening right now isn't it? I mean we've got a company. That effectively has no business model while the world remains on not down and even when outlived the big questions about how much people be flying between countries. How much people will want to go on holidays? If they do go on holiday and travel would want to stay in a hotel where they know. They'll be standard of cleaning or the be happy staying the Abbie M B Who knows what is being claimed who knows who staying it beforehand. And then the question of hosts AIRBNB might be able to ride out this crisis but will it's hosts as I said these people bill huge empires but very very precarious. And if they're not able to pay these rental bills then they're going to go bankrupt. They're gonNA fold unless prompt he's GonNa go somewhere else. They might come back to AIRBNB on the different businesses but more than likely that will go to long term or medium term rental knock. It's so there'll be a redressing. The balance between diamonds that MPM be has seemingly done to north cities around the world and the scale of Ebony will have seven million listings toward the middle or end this year. It seems very very unlikely. And that's going to really impact ebbing B.'s. Value Word saying figures floating around that. It's maybe not worth in the region of a dozen billion dollars. Maybe fifteen billion dollars said fatty. Recently it was worth a billion dollars or that was that was installation of its boundaries. So this is a really really shop decline for AIRBNB Sunlight clay is going to want to go public one. It's in this kind of shade. No kidding no kidding fascinating stuff. I find it very fascinating. James Templeton wired DOT CO DOT UK. Definitely go to wired and check out James's article and James People WanNa follow you online. Where can they find you? You can let me up on twitter. I'm Jay Templeton. So just the first initial and the Senate is the best place to me down on twitter right on James. Thank you so much for taking time for us today. We appreciate. It could still all right. Take stay safe. Thank you very much up next. 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"airbnb" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

08:32 min | 9 months ago

"airbnb" Discussed on The Journal.

"Wrote from Gimblett a tale of two princes whose love saved their kingdoms and the sorceress. Who can take it all away? It's a new beginning for all our people bowl that's why it would be such a pity if it all came tumbling down. Don't worry I promise whatever happens. I'll keep you who and this kingdom safe. All episodes of the two princes are out. Now follow and listen for free on spotify. Welcome back AIRBNB. Says it has lots of ways to help us stay safe on the platform but those systems Kirstin found. Don't catch all criminals. One was a man in Minnesota Oda Derek Kinchen and he had rented out a room in a house and there was a seven year old girl there air and the father walked in one night and found him naked and aroused with the seven year old girl and that Oh my God what he immediately called the police. Of course what. The host didn't know was that Kinchen had an extensive criminal history. He'd been convicted of at least four misdemeanors customers for things like drug possession stealing and while the host didn't know any of this airbnb did an AIRBNB spokesman told Kirstin that the company company had run a background check on kitchen before the stay. But it didn't stop the booking. So what Airbnb says about that incident. Is they weed out. How people with serious criminal histories so like a felony burglary would mean? You wouldn't get to be on the platform for example basically his criminal history. We didn't meet their severity guidelines. Why couldn't airbnb least have told the host that the guest that was going to stay at their house had a criminal background background so I asked that question to the head of trust is her title Margaret Richardson? And they're sort of perspective on that. What is that would be in a way shaming the person and that in general related to background checks? And all of this they have heard from some groups saying that you shouldn't discriminate against people with criminal histories. Kitchen was ultimately arrested in court records show. He pled guilty AIRBNB case but his wasn't the only case. Kirstin found another guest. This time I'm someone with a serious criminal. History got through the system. That AIRBNB says should've flagged and stopped him so this was another Pretty terrible incident where this one was in North Carolina. A man Philip Bailey. He was actually convicted sex offender so that should should have ruled him out from being able to rent a room but he was able to rent a room in a house and the hosts called the local police and twenty twenty eighteen after they found what drugs in his room and then they found out that this man Philip Bailey also hadn't appeared in court on four misdemeanor charges so airbnb told us when we came to them about this incident that there was a vulnerability early in our process in other words. It just slipped through the cracks. Somehow that's what it sounds like. AIRBNB says it has since fixed vulnerability that allowed Bailey to make the booking but aside from the technical fixes in the background checks and safety teams. There's another important watchdog dog on AIRBNB. One that's central to the way. The whole platform works in the first place. The reviews the reviews that hosts leave about guests and the guests guests about properties. If you used Airbnb you know that as soon as you're looking at a property. UC that the hosts House that you're looking at has a five star review to five stars at the top. And then you see kind of reams of recent stays with reviews underneath rainy so airbnb basically wants users. Ted Do the research by looking at these reviews but unfortunately there's there's problems with the review system as well. We found water those problems. So as you can imagine hosts and guests much like goober or any other service rely heavily on good reviews so reviews are sometimes contested. The people get angry. They're calling AIRBNB to complain AIRBNB. Sometimes we'll just say I just don't want him mediate this issue and take down both reviews news. That's according to people familiar with the matter. The problem with that is sometimes negative. Reviews aren't surfacing now there's a few other things that are also a problem one is they have a longtime policy of holding both reviews for two weeks after you make them AIRBNB. Says there's a good reason for this two week window. Imagine a guest had a bad experience and wants to leave a negative review. The delay prevents the host from seeing that bad review and retaliating with their own negative review. But the problem is that they're again. You may not see some reviews us right away as happened with one guest that we spoke to who booked a property into Lou Mexico. He was robbed several several times by what he thought was the property owner and he had the reviews have been great like some like you know. The sheets are dirty kind of reviews but mostly Oh sleep great and then when he got back from his trip after being robbed he then saw two reviews also saying they had been robbed and he was like what. Why didn't I see that before? Well they had been held up in that two week period so one posted while he was was already on the trip and one posted after he got back so had he seen those reviews before he left he might have chosen a different property. That's right that's exactly exactly right. So you were saying before that AIRBNB is headed toward a possible. IPO this year. How do you think that these questions about crime could perfect that well? This is going to be really a banner year for airbnb because there are anticipating going public and and this is when investors and regulators and just the general public are maybe for the first time really going to get a sense of how much crime his on the platform and what their internal compromise has been on growth versus crime which we all should understand and more about. I mean this is one of the most used services coming out of Silicon Valley. And that's a very big issue to understand. And how do you think users should feel about safety on a platform like AIRBNB. I really think you have to think about it in terms of what what you're willing to put up with one of my big lessons through this reporting and through reporting on other platforms has been that I. Hi as a user really have to take responsibility for what I'm doing right so if I'm looking in Airbnb I'm going to really read through those is reviews maybe do some of my own like searching on the hosts or the gas that might be staying at my place that you can't necessarily rely on the middleman to give you all that information that's all for today. Wednesday January fifteenth gene. The Journal is a CO production of Gimblett and the Wall Street Journal. If you like the show follows on spotify or wherever you listen out every weekday afternoon thanks for listening Cedar Morrow..

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"airbnb" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

10:20 min | 9 months ago

"airbnb" Discussed on The Journal.

"Doc last Halloween at a house in Arinda California outside of San Francisco so there was a mass shooting. The House has been rented out on the home sharing service AIRBNB and the people who rented it threw a big party right right away that evening things started kind of going wrong. There is an incident with like one of the party goers hours running into a neighbor's car it was just loud and crazy and the neighbors were getting really concerned. That's tech reporter Kirsten Grind and and then all of a sudden the neighbor started hearing gunshots. These gone man just came into this party and started shooting and at the end of that five people had died. It was a terrible tragedy was very clear from today's news conference. That party. That large should have never taken place at that house. According to that after the shooting it came out that there had been prior complaints about the property. Police said even warned the owners not to allow guests to have parties there. The incident raised questions about whether airbnb share some responsibility for crime committed on properties people rent through its site in less than a week after the shooting airbnb CEO. Brian Cherokee said publicly that the company had to quote take more responsibility for the stuff on our platform today on the show how Airbnb wrestles with crime and whether or not it's working Welcome to the Journal. Our show about money business and power. I'm Caitlyn bought and I'm Ryan Knutson. It's Wednesday January fifteenth When AIRBNB CEO Brian Chelsea's said after the shooting that AIRBNB would start taking more responsibility for the stuff on its platform? He listed a few different things that the company was going to do. One of them sort of the biggest I would say is that. They said they were going to make sure that all of their millions of listings were verified for quality and accuracy and they also said they would put up a hotline for neighbors to call. If there's an issue previously you know if you had an issue with Airbnb you would be like transacting on the platform like as a host or a guest so this would allow kind of like neighbors like those in Arinda get someone at the company. There is an issue. These new safety measures are a big deal for AIRBNB and come in an important time in the company's evolution AIRBNB is expected to go public this year. Meaning it's about to face a lot more scrutiny. From investors about everything from safety to its profit margins airbnb is at the moment one of our largest so called UNICORNS the UNICORNS out here. In the bay area. It's been privately funded its entire existence and it's valued at about thirty one billion dollars. It's expected in twenty twenty this year to go public and it's one of the most hotly anticipated. IPO's at least in the tech space this year. How big of a platform is it? It has about seven million listings every night. There's an average of about two million traps on AIRBNB. So it's the largest home sharing platform in the US and it's big also internationally way to put that in perspective Marriott which is the world's largest hotel operator has about one point three million guest rooms around the world according to one estimate that means AIRBNB has about five times as many places on a platform as big as AIRBNB. At least some crime is bound to happen and over the years. All kinds of incidents have been reported everything from minor crime like theft morning San Francisco police releasing this new video of an AIRBNB. Renter allegedly ripping off the owner total heist over thirty five thousand dollars mostly in jewelry. According to police there have also been reports. Parts of violent crimes like sexual assaults and shootings. But there's not much information out there about how big a problem crime is airbnb. Or what kinds of crimes are being reported. Most often AIRBNB doesn't release any kind of statistics broadly again. They're a private company so oh they've released a figure out. Basically said point zero five percent of all trips in the year ending July thirty first. I had some sort of safety related incident but without any kind of detail or without an aggregate figure zero point zero five percent might sound small. But it's a small percentage of a big number remember. There's an average of two million people booked into airbnb Abi listings per night. What do you make of those numbers? So the statistics might be small for the total number of stays that AIRBNB. She has around the world but for example Uber just came out with its first kind of transparency report on problems on its platform and sad at there were almost six thousand reports of sexual assault involving drivers and the US and twenty seventeen in two thousand eighteen and even even though those were statistically low. That's still a large number way larger than anyone would want right so the same for Airbnb like statistically even though that's a small amount I don't think anyone wants to see any amount crime obviously happens vins also in hotels. So is there something about airbnb though that makes it different absolutely like booking a hotel room at the Marriott you you expect this sort of certain level of protection I would say but with an AIRBNB. It's it's just kind of unclear. We're still what you're supposed to expect and even get from them. It's like basically questioning. What is the role of the middle man here right even as a middleman AIRBNB does get involved with safety? It has a dedicated team called the trust team which sets policy in handles any kind of issues that come up. Their job is to deal with problems once they happen but then also to predict where problems might take place and so this is a really important team at any company but especially at a company like airbnb over the years. This team has grown from just a few people bowl to three hundred employees but there can sometimes be friction between this team and other parts of the company including the parts most focused on growth. So one of these issues was in twenty seventeen some of these employees and the trust and safety team really felt that AIRBNB would do better on safety issues and help weed out bad actors on the platform if they required all users guests and hosts to produce a government. I D for example in the. US like a driver's license. It might help verify identities but it would also be he likes deterrent. Like if you're getting on AIRBNB for some kind of nefarious reason if Airbnb then ask for an ID that might just give you pause and this moment airbnb had really face some high profile incidents like prostitution on the platform there were some cases of hosts. You know watching guests using hidden video cameras. There were stories of death so while of course they didn't think this was is going to rule out all crime. They really thought that this would help. At least deter some bad actors so they brought it up with senior execs Atas but they were rejected in. We don't know exactly how but that. Brian Chest Ski airbnb see was aware of it. That's according to people familiar with the matter and one of the reasons was because there had been a study and the study had shown that some users stirs would stop signing up if they were asked for so it could hurt their growth prospects even users who may not have any criminal record occurred or any reason to hide. They just might not use the platform if they had to go through the additional step of showing their I d that's right like an additional hassle These were the sorts so debates. Where sometimes you know the trust and safety team lost out AIRBNB? Say about its decision decision not to use the ideas. Well AIRBNB has told us that. It's because they have a superior verification system they use according to them a bunch of other signals to make sure you are who you say you are like your social media profiles or your phone number or other factors like that so airbnb says that those signals are actually better confirming someone's identity than government issued shoe driver's license. Yes they also said to us that when they looked at this they told us that will some people in developing countries don't have an ID so that would be discriminatory towards them. AIRBNB may not require government issued photo I. D.'s from everyone but it does do background checks on all its users. 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"airbnb" Discussed on Reset

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07:09 min | 11 months ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Reset

"So Brian Chessy AIRBNB CEO recently said in an interview with Cara Swisher that his company has been slow to implement strong verification education policies. We think that we're making up for lost time. And if I could have done over again I would've done a lot more sooner. I think that's one of the lessons here. Is that you know when you grow really fast. You sometimes fall behind and I think the lesson of all of us is. We've been a little either wishful in our thinking or naive in not being imagined enough about how the platform could be used in ways. We didn't intend it. We have to use more of imagination and we have to be bolder. And I think that's kind of a head. Fake honestly like part of the whole philosophy of becoming platform and you know airbnb is if not the largest just one of the largest platforms for home sharing renting your your place in. The world is expanding as fast as possible and that means just getting people to sign up in a a list of their houses or apartments or whatever and I think by design those verifications and checks in the process are not going to be built in from the beginning just because you have to have what's called liquidity on the platform you have to give people as much selection as possible. And I think the way that technologist view it is some subsection of our properties are always going to be false or at least not properly vetted and and that's the sort of percentage that our platform form is willing to deal with in order to make this To make this work in the long run so I would argue that. It's kind of a built by design that way initially and then later on once you get to a big enough scale than they could say. Oh we're going to start doing the proper due diligence to make everyone safe and happy so in some ways these policies that would be designed to keep people safe to make sure that there's a very low percentage of scams on the platform because friction. Right these stop people from signing up there a barrier to entry an companies like AIRBNB. Don't really like that one hundred percent. I think that all all of these in a very interchangeable you know what airbnb might have said you know we could have had better vetting policies upfront. But that's the same as Uber which has gone through this process of background checks for drivers and and making it harder for people to sign up for the platform if they didn't have identity if you're verification but that'll comes later once they get to the scale that they are you know early on Uber was just Kinda taking as many bodies whether as writers are drivers offers on the platform as possible. Just as AIRBNB was trying to do and then I think honestly. They're like software corollaries to this to. You could look at Youtube in its earliest earliest days. All they wanted was just getting as much video content on the platform as possible to grow and that included copyrighted material and sort of ripped off or was called free booted material from other networks. And and that's just I think that's just the nature of being a platform. You have to get big before you can police a your content and then you know I would also argue that at the same time it kind of becomes impossible to properly police it once you get that big so it's kind of a catch twenty two. What is it? What about that culture that these companies respond only after something bad happens and a reporter writes about it is the Silicon Valley thing? Yeah this is why I take all of these You know were very concerned statements with a real grain of salt because everyone who's building these platforms knows exactly what they're doing and sort of by design. This is how it was meant to scale and I mean I think it's fair to argue that you don't know exactly how the platforms are going to be exploited because you know criminals or thieves thieves or whatever are very creative and we're finding new ways that you know let's say facebook is being manipulated every day and it's hard to really predict how your platform is going to be used but but that said I think there's an acceptable amount of risk built into building any of these things in the first place. It's really about getting getting scale. Oh and doing that as quickly as possible before some other competitor be to it. I feel like this is the thing that we just understand about these companies that they want to get as big as possible and as quickly as possible. Why is it so important for these companies to reach scale? Yeah I mean in part There's the advantage Israel. What's called a network effect? Which means like the bigger you get the more your platform sort of reinforces its own entrenched? You know incumbency. Or you're the dominant enforce basically exactly. Yeah and so. It's I mean that's facebook facebook greatly benefit from that More more people that use it the more people are going to continue using it basically weekly over time and so part of that is maybe the the nature of of the the business itself and then I can't imagine most of the folks in Silicon Valley wanting to be defined with a small modest and sustainable business that isn't growing by one hundred or two hundred percent every other quarter. I think it's just about changing the world old world domination. And you know I think for maybe the past fifteen or twenty years. That was a lauded approach to how we look at. CEO's and now I think that sort review is becoming questioned as as as tech is in for this reckoning right. Now it's interesting because I think that for a lot of people listening to my question they would just go well money obviously clearly. It's it's it's not just money right. It's more than that yeah. I think I'm always like hesitant to to put all this this stuff on money just because a lot of the guys and again it's mostly guys that are running these companies. A lot of the guys out here have money right. They're they're set for life Zuckerberg isn't doing it for the money. He has more money than we'll ever be able to spend. You know it's about conquest. It's about history. It's about making ones mark on the world. Or IF YOU WANNA go Steve Jobs as the dent in the universe thing and and really. It's about ego a lot of this too and so I am hesitant to say you know these businesses only care about money because I thank you know while it's obvious that money is a factor. It's not the thing that really drives them at the end of the day. It's about maintaining power and beating your competitor's so that you can you don't have to worry about being usurped or becoming you know irrelevant at some point right in order to do that. You say I'm okay with with. Let's say I'm going to throw a number out here for three percent of listings being fraudulent and be damned the customers that that's that's that's just their problem. Yeah yeah it might be hard to to hold the platforms two hundred percent standard of keeping everything pristine or whatever but that said like they also know. I know what they're getting into when they're building as quickly as possible without proper verification. So you have to sort of at least at some point. Come in and be like look. You need to forget worrying about a growth at all costs and start protecting people on your platform especially when it's having real world intentionally life threatening consequences. Uh.

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"airbnb" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

Listen Money Matters

02:20 min | 1 year ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Listen Money Matters

"Traditional tenant, I guess, versus an Airbnb hasn't even really crossed your mind or or has. Yeah. I don't. I don't prefer that. I mean so with Airbnb, you get paid up front. There's no chasing anybody for the rent. With. Yeah. Victims can be a scary scary thing. I've never had to do that. Yeah. So like those kinds of things maybe go like Lou don't wanna do any of that. I'm not writing leases, you know, like it's and it's not like you put an ad on Craigslist. And then you've got a field all these calls, and all these people that want to look at it. And they like it is, like, no, they book it the money's there. The come yet. But then once they're in it's the same people times. But a lot of people you never hear from. Sure. And they stay the came and stayed in his over, you know. Yeah. All right. Cool. Listen. I wanted to break, you know, mindless, you have more questions. Andrew, you're looking at me like Lenti. All right. We have a whole nother half. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Because there's a whole another side of this that we haven't even really talked about yet. But we need to take a break. And when we come back, we're going to talk about making money on Airbnb properties that you do not own because that's a whole nother thing, which I think, is really cool. So we'll be right back. And we're back. Casting works spinning fingers. And it's does you spend your fingers and magic happen. So let's talk about managing other people's properties open p if they call that, right? That's right. You do this, this is not. So you not what I what I find interesting because I know other people who are property owned properties, not Airbnb specifically, but they own those properties. And that's like fulltime job like yeah. Four who six properties, you know what I mean? You, you manage those six but then you manage other people's properties. How does that not get out of control? Yeah. Automation is a short answer. So there's so much software. Now that has been built as soon as every and be became popular all these companies around decided. Oh my gosh. How can we like stuck into this energy, and like try to make money on the side? And so there's so many companies for automated messages or just property management software pricing software. I mean, it's endless really all kinds of services, you can have for gas..

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"airbnb" Discussed on This Unmillennial Life

This Unmillennial Life

03:21 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on This Unmillennial Life

"Differences and saying an Airbnb, I think for me personally for business travel, especially when I want to rule out a lot of the uncertainties that may cause me to sleep less soundly or just have an unfamiliar setup. That may break my routine, I will tell you. I am a person who craves and loves routine, then Airbnb might may not always be the best choice for me in those instances. I also think the same thing holds true for the entire booking process. While I knowledge Deanna is the one that did the booking and the NF you're listening. I'm so appreciative of the time and effort, you put into making this trip, very very special the process of reading reviews and trying to search out and find the exact right place. For me at times, probably wouldn't be my first choice, and that's really because for me finding somewhere that is very predictable and very standard is and that I can book very quickly is more important for me personally than that element of surprise in that element of somewhat of adventure to see something new and to walk in to someone's home and kind of think about life from their standpoint. I really think that there's something to that. For a lot of people. I'm probably not that person. But I think it's a great alternatives and a new way to just make travel a little bit more special indifferent for lots of different people. But I think for those of you all who are apprehensive about giving it a try for security or safety reasons. Obviously there are no guarantees with a hotel or with an Airbnb, but I certainly didn't feel like even a has apprehensive as I was about driving up in the middle of the night. I didn't have major concerns about. My safety. I was admittedly with the French. I don't think I would have stayed in that particular cottage had I been alone, traveling as two people think Airbnb was definitely the best option. One additional note before we wrap up this episode of this Molyneaux lives. Deanna pointed out to me this morning as we were pulling away from the cottage at one thing. People need to understand about Airbnb is that it's very similar to for instance, e bay or Uber in that not only are you able to give a rating for your host home. They are able to give a rating for you. And I think that's really important to know. I don't know about you. But sometimes when I'm in a hotel, I don't necessarily keep it as toddy as I probably would if I were in my own home. I have been on the other end of renting out a home to people, and you do as the homeowner really respect when people come into your home and treat it as good as they would their own. So do keep that in mind that with these disrupters services like eight. Airbnb and Uber that are really changing the face of transportation hospitality that in many ways. What it does is somewhat democratize is the system, maybe that's not the right terminology. But it at least gives you the option to provide feedback in a two way fashion, and that brings you to the end of the play by play we're gonna take one more quick break. And when we come back, I'm going to feature a couple of different messages I've received from listeners of the show talking about what makes them so a millennial..

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"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

03:51 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"Sherby Gupta. You are a director of engineering at Airbnb, welcomed software engineering, daily. Thank you for having me. So you are director of engineering and you've been at Airbnb for more than five years. How did you get started? Airbnb. Shar. So I maybe I can start with a bit actually what I was doing before that I spent six years at Google and I worked on search and I worked with, you know, the such ranking team and then on a project that became part of Google now. And you know, I was always fascinated by travel and data, and I actually had made a booking this was early on twenty thirteen with my family. We'd gone to Venice, and we just had this really great listing. And then I got introduced to Airbnb and that sort of what got me interested in the company. And just as I spoke to more people, and I heard about the vision, it was very exciting and it was something that I wanted to be a part off when you. Look at the search challenges of Airbnb, what's unique in the set of challenges in doing searching on Airbnb? Yeah, it's a good question. And you know, I remember a Leon, I used to talk to a lot of candidates that would say, okay, you know, you walk on, so it's a Google or one of these other companies, and you know how can it be that different? But it actually I like to think of it as you know this traditional search where you express what you're looking for, you expect the most relevant result right at the top, right? Like if you go to Google, you don't want to click on the second or third result us want expect the top result at the first position, and if it's something that you that you're not happy with, you'll reformulate what you're looking for. If you think of a mock marketplace searches, you know it's, it's typically based on what's available, right? What's the available supply and you want to match supply and demand? And I would say that Airbnb adds another layer to this, which is that both. Sides of the marketplace have preferences. So what this means is that a guest comes in, let's say, I want to travel. I was on that trip to Venice. I had, you know certain expectations of that trip where we wanted to stay, how many people were there. It was my family. So that meant that we, you know, we wanted to stay near where that was good food available and maybe not too loud, but then the host also has preferences. The host also, you know, might say that, hey, actually might place is good for these types of guests or or maybe you know, guests that are traveling. Maybe it's actually great for families and for another place. You know, it might. They might have a lot of stairs inside might not actually be be perfect. And so you know, this is what makes fundamentally what makes or BNB. So it's very complex, which is that you know the preferences that a guest has a very complex and then matching those with what is right for the host. You know, that's where the magic comes in, and I think a lot of people sort of assume that, okay, you know, if you. Worked on traditional, so it's where you know you'll optimizing for that. I click sort of translates over to marketplace. I would say that, you know, that is all to another layer of change where Airbnb we optimizing for that booking right in the process of searching, figuring out what's right for you, figuring out the inventory and then making the final booking that entire process can take multiple days. You know, typically you think of or people are not used to thinking of such as this, you know, long process that you know, you find you wanna get the booking conversion. Somebody who's thinking about search at Airbnb might say, oh, it's just a matter of star ratings. And is it a positive or negative review? And you kinda mix that with a geo location, search and wallah. You've got a search engine, but actually it's much different because in Google search, you are not supply constrained..

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"airbnb" Discussed on The B2B Revenue Leadership Show

The B2B Revenue Leadership Show

02:47 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on The B2B Revenue Leadership Show

"Your three step process. I think that'd be really interesting. Sure, sure. So I really have to compliment Airbnb for works leadership here. They really had a vision for what this business could be. So when I came in at the beginning of twenty seventeen Airbnb for work had already been around for a couple years, actually, most folks don't know this, but over ten percent of their of Airbnb bookings were already for work. People were actually using the platform already for this, and so they kind of saw this coming in and we're getting their ducks in a row. When I started talking to them, they realized that they had a real need to help travel managers at all all sizes of companies to to kind of use Airbnb because obviously the sharing economy, things like Uber lift. These are all new to folks. So what they realized was that there wasn't a good there wasn't a good platform in the market that have helped these travel managers bridge the gap between. Here's what I do already with with traditional accommodations. And then here's how I can kind of use Airbnb within my work, and and you know, confidently send my people out into the world. And how did you build up a content strategy to kind of solve that? Because at that seems like a a big thing. Was it involved a, you know, it was well, I wasn't the only one involves. So there was there was a strong Airbnb internal team that was also a company called annuities, which is demand generation agency out of Atlanta, great folks, very talented into. We did a lot of, you know, internal alignment there at the time I came in there, there was not a marketing automation platform within the building, even on the beat ac- side and their sales for setup was also sub optimal. And so you know, there were there were a lot of there were both the business priorities kind of get in a row explained to the cease. We why this was important in how it would impact the funnel. But there were also foundational elements that were missing as well. You know, the tech stack had some holes in it, and we really had to think about the whole lead process because that that funnel was not as well defined on the Beata b. two b. side by any means. So what, what were your recommendations? So we, we recommend. Did that they create this content hub, we created over twenty pieces of content with the sole purpose of explaining the value to travel managers of how they can be better travel managers on top of the funnel. And then as they as they kind of went down the funnel and got more interested, we did start to include some references to to Airbnb for work so win, and I'll give you an example here. So for instance, at the top of the funnel, we have a content like a new, managing travel, five tips to help you get started or six steps to help.

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"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"So this particular team had lots of web resources in not enough mobile resources to actually build out what they needed to before launch in. So that became this sort of pivotal moment for reactive because that team in particular just decided to go all in on react native for their products prior to us ever launching the first one for a a really, really important in highly visible lodge. And so this is it was an opportunity that had it could have gone a number of different ways. It certainly wasn't painless, I think was it was kind of hectic getting that out the door. There was a lot of work to be done a lot of long hours, but at the end of the day did launch at launch. On time did not launch bug free, but it did launch on time and it would not. They would not have been able to finish building out there feature said without pulling engineers off of other teams in order to launch time. So it became this interesting case where one team kind of just for their hand got forced into this direction and it ended up really dramatically accelerating the reactive adoption. Very early. Let me see if I understand correctly. So react native, comes out different teams on Airbnb, mobile development said, yeah, let's tinker around with this experiment with it. Let's do a few things internationalization, etcetera. And then experiences gets announced as a feature that we're going to build. And the experiences team makes very rational decision. We got a lot of web resources. We've got fewer mobile resources. Well, let's see if we can go all in with react native. Let's see what happens. They went all in with react native. And they did ship on time. They had to pull people off of other teams, but, but it sounds like it did get shipped. Okay. Do I understand things correctly so far it launched an I with every launched, their few losses are perfect and smooth and bug free. And this is not one of those just like others, but it went out the door. People were able to use it. People are able to book on it. So in a sense, it did allow them to get to their goal. And I sense that there were some sounds like there were some foundational things as experienced was being built or as it was being released. You were sort of like, oh, no, this is there's something wrong here. So I think it's really important to to understand exactly at break it down a little bit further. So reactive is when you when you add to an existing code base your, especially if it's a larger one with a lot of infrastructure of its own as ours was and still is, is really important to think about what that interaction's can look like and what kind of institutional. Infrastructure that you have to either recreate rebuild or bridge. And so in this particular situation, it was it was kind of like a cat and mouse game where they're just in order to in order to build a screen. You want to be able to leverage our networking stack. You want to be. It was critical that we Ron experimentation, all the internationalization has to go through internationalization pipeline. There's just, no, there are no other options. If we want to actually Shiva product, we have to do that work up front in. So there was just a huge, a huge amount of work that had to be done to get from zero to one in the case of react native. I mean, it was not. It was not the sort of thing. We could just tack on top in just right, right one screen and 'isolation and ship it. It just simply that would never have been a good experience and it would have hamstrung the teams that have would have chosen to use it. I think in in this particular case, because everything was happening so quickly, I think there was a combination of things that were made difficult specifically because of reactive, but also simply because we were tacking on a huge new platform. There was just an incredible amount of work that had to be done. And I was just a matter of hours in in some in some you and I were talking before the show about how now the main thing you're focused on his Android infrastructure and you said, eighty thousand lines of code in the.

Airbnb Ron
"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"So this particular team had lots of web resources in not enough mobile resources to actually build out what they needed to before launch in. So that became this sort of pivotal moment for reactive because that team in particular just decided to go all in on react native for their products prior to us ever launching the first one for a a really, really important in highly visible lodge. And so this is it was an opportunity that had it could have gone a number of different ways. It certainly wasn't painless, I think was it was kind of hectic getting that out the door. There was a lot of work to be done a lot of long hours, but at the end of the day did launch at launch. On time did not launch bug free, but it did launch on time and it would not. They would not have been able to finish building out there feature said without pulling engineers off of other teams in order to launch time. So it became this interesting case where one team kind of just for their hand got forced into this direction and it ended up really dramatically accelerating the reactive adoption. Very early. Let me see if I understand correctly. So react native, comes out different teams on Airbnb, mobile development said, yeah, let's tinker around with this experiment with it. Let's do a few things internationalization, etcetera. And then experiences gets announced as a feature that we're going to build. And the experiences team makes very rational decision. We got a lot of web resources. We've got fewer mobile resources. Well, let's see if we can go all in with react native. Let's see what happens. They went all in with react native. And they did ship on time. They had to pull people off of other teams, but, but it sounds like it did get shipped. Okay. Do I understand things correctly so far it launched an I with every launched, their few losses are perfect and smooth and bug free. And this is not one of those just like others, but it went out the door. People were able to use it. People are able to book on it. So in a sense, it did allow them to get to their goal. And I sense that there were some sounds like there were some foundational things as experienced was being built or as it was being released. You were sort of like, oh, no, this is there's something wrong here. So I think it's really important to to understand exactly at break it down a little bit further. So reactive is when you when you add to an existing code base your, especially if it's a larger one with a lot of infrastructure of its own as ours was and still is, is really important to think about what that interaction's can look like and what kind of institutional. Infrastructure that you have to either recreate rebuild or bridge. And so in this particular situation, it was it was kind of like a cat and mouse game where they're just in order to in order to build a screen. You want to be able to leverage our networking stack. You want to be. It was critical that we Ron experimentation, all the internationalization has to go through internationalization pipeline. There's just, no, there are no other options. If we want to actually Shiva product, we have to do that work up front in. So there was just a huge, a huge amount of work that had to be done to get from zero to one in the case of react native. I mean, it was not. It was not the sort of thing. We could just tack on top in just right, right one screen and 'isolation and ship it. It just simply that would never have been a good experience and it would have hamstrung the teams that have would have chosen to use it. I think in in this particular case, because everything was happening so quickly, I think there was a combination of things that were made difficult specifically because of reactive, but also simply because we were tacking on a huge new platform. There was just an incredible amount of work that had to be done. And I was just a matter of hours in in some in some you and I were talking before the show about how now the main thing you're focused on his Android infrastructure and you said, eighty thousand lines of code in the.

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"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"Now airbnb is a company that could spend a lot of time and is spending a lot of time doubling down on its core competency eventually it will have that core competency so ironed out that it it will expand creatively into into other areas i know it's expanding creatively into other areas right now but it's it's such a greenfield that there is a question of the proportion of time and resources that should be spent on greenfield opportunities versus doubling down on the core competency we don't have to speak about airbnb specifically but if you take a communist in airbnb position you even take a stripe for example you know company that has so much greenfield but also so much competency to double down on how do you allocate resources i mean this is what the best founders and the best management teams know how to do right like you can't sit on your laurels on your existing moats but you have to expand and so you have to do two things right you have to use your existing moats and you have to use your existing stack if you w will to both keep pushing on that existing front but also taking on new businesses and the best companies are the ones that can leverage their strengths to do both not just start something brand new but leverage their strengths to do both so for instance airbnb i'm happy to talk specifically about this one you know has very extreme motes in certain places and they need us to leverage both dominance in the homes market as well as start to focus on new businesses like experiences that are using the moats that they've established from the homes business to trigger a start to the experiences business and they're doing extremely well at balancing that when you're in that position where you have the greenfield as well as the core competency doubling down options you probably aren't a position where you could raise additional financing you could get debt you could raise a series however laid it is.

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"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily

"Now airbnb is a company that could spend a lot of time and is spending a lot of time doubling down on its core competency eventually it will have that core competency so ironed out that it it will expand creatively into into other areas i know it's expanding creatively into other areas right now but it's it's such a greenfield that there is a question of the proportion of time and resources that should be spent on greenfield opportunities versus doubling down on the core competency we don't have to speak about airbnb specifically but if you take a communist in airbnb position you even take a stripe for example you know company that has so much greenfield but also so much competency to double down on how do you allocate resources i mean this is what the best founders and the best management teams know how to do right like you can't sit on your laurels on your existing moats but you have to expand and so you have to do two things right you have to use your existing moats and you have to use your existing stack if you w will to both keep pushing on that existing front but also taking on new businesses and the best companies are the ones that can leverage their strengths to do both not just start something brand new but leverage their strengths to do both so for instance airbnb i'm happy to talk specifically about this one you know has very extreme motes in certain places and they need us to leverage both dominance in the homes market as well as start to focus on new businesses like experiences that are using the moats that they've established from the homes business to trigger a start to the experiences business and they're doing extremely well at balancing that when you're in that position where you have the greenfield as well as the core competency doubling down options you probably aren't a position where you could raise additional financing you could get debt you could raise a series however laid it is.

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"airbnb" Discussed on Clark Howard Show

Clark Howard Show

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Clark Howard Show

"Rates are so much cheaper if your son's willing to car pool with uber lift and i do that routinely unless i have a reason i in the only reason i think of that i don't do pool is if my wife's with me because she hates pool and lift line but otherwise only if it's not offered where i am like sometimes at an airport you can't do all guber pool or with line but they reduce the cost enough that often that may be cheaper than a car even if through touro he can get one at the same price even though he's only twenty one okay okay and then the places were looking at i didn't answer hotels did right right or renting rooms or you know personally from somebody yeah so airbnb if he's willing to just rent a room and somebody's home the definitely the cheapest way for him to stay okay all right now not as safe as well was sure what we need to be what can four under the anything that's worth thing airbnb and that's why you read the reviews and you read what people say about the safety of the area how they felt staying at the place and look at a lot of pictures and i know that the area is going to be an acceptable one a lot of times cheaper hotels are not necessarily going to be in the safest place when you read on airbnb though like for there to be a minimum dozen.

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"airbnb" Discussed on The Cryptoverse

The Cryptoverse

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on The Cryptoverse

"That right so i think i understand what say in on that what have you actually spoken to like existing airbnb vendors and asked them that i will there be frigates frustrations are things like that or if you just analyze the market objectively yeah offsite talking about hard financial numbers or just just being be able to interact with air beautiful airbnb current or former airbnb hose employees yet like the actual current hosts 'cause i mean that's what i'll do as a marketing guy out of them because they are ways a mock is that said the two sides if it is the guests and the vendors books too this is all a demand out that right and i think uses heaven is switching cost than the hosts right because out the released all of their stuff on the platform so what i wonder is like what why is the number one biggest frustration or challenge for existing airbnb vendors that would be the major hook to bring them over to the platform yes so i think i think for us the the the the the tanya segment we're targeting our airbnb hosts and crypto duty is like that x mark what were not hugging every airbnb host budgets decrypt a once so a lot of airbnb host through our talks and through our our journey we've been we've been building this prompt for about six months now shin and and we definitely do plan to launch a flagship product in san francisco with about fifty airbnb super hosts and i i think you general the feedback is is people are interested in using that cryptocurrency and they're not really willing to part with their cryptocurrency for much like it not for fiat now for a lot of things but for a memorable experience there i it's something that they're they're willing to consider an an analogue decrypt ugh hosts who are also the busiest watt morfitt though have closed so i think in general the the reception has been pretty good it's it's more about making sure that it's currently usable rather than about whether or not.

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"airbnb" Discussed on Developer Tea

Developer Tea

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Developer Tea

"Our support is so important on airbnb you know if you have a problem oftentimes your across the world's maybe you don't speak the language there are lots of different things that can you going wrong answer we we have to be very fast and good in our response to when people are having a problem either using the sider or when they are travelling in the range of challenges that people can face is pretty large like that it's not a short list airbnb is not a simple product to use and uh you know there's a huge variety there in terms of like what can go wrong can one of the challenges that we have is that you know when something goes wrong it's it's not something that like any one person can address like usually there is like a special eits person who can adjust saddens so you know we wanna make sure that were routing the issue to the right person and said that's a really interesting case how do we use the data that we're getting in about what the issue is whether it's tax data whether it's voice data and essentially understand not using machines to some degree and help to find who's the right person to answer this so that we can get that fast turnaround time and you know the idea is not cheer removes the human by its to assist in the process to help their customers four teams to effectively respond and you'll get the right kind of questions that are prepared to answer quickly and so that's a really interesting space i mean i think that's one of the cool things about machine learning and deep learning is is thinking about how you can extract information from tax our images and information that you really didn't have that same understanding our before those techniques uh were more readily available and widelyapplicable so that's been really interesting i am a lot of coal applications they are an end really across all of our attacks data and image.

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