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Fresh update on "airbnb" discussed on NBC 4 News at 6

NBC 4 News at 6

01:14 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "airbnb" discussed on NBC 4 News at 6

"Okay ABC News, 6 30 on Brian Pierce. The US Postal Service says California is one of the states which may struggle getting bounced back. To election offices in time for the count. This November 46 states in Washington, D C. All received warnings about the male delay ahead of the presidential election. The warning say Election mail has been sent by first class mail instead of nonprofit, marketing male rate. That way, it likely take between 2 to 5 days to reach the election offices instead of up to 10 days following several incidents where violence has erupted on Airbnb properties. A California lawmaker wants stiffer penalties for short term rental abuses. Mike Blunt reports State Senator Steve Glazer says his bill SB 10 49 will allow local governments to impose large fines to discourage large and unsafe house parties. Is that the common thing that happens It's the rare examples, but there's significant Was recently approved in the state Senate and is poised to receive a final vote in the state Assembly in the next few weeks. Mike Blunt in HK ABC Sports of Clippers Aaron a close game late against Oklahoma City, Fun Cross town rival tonight in baseball, the Dodgers up against the Angels that sports on the home of the USC Trojans and in stocks. The Dow Jones Gained 34 points today,.

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In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for party

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

00:16 sec | 1 d ago

In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for party

"For the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest who violated the companies. Ban on those unauthorized parties. Event took place last weekend up in Sacramento County. Three people were shot and injured Serbian be banned the party houses late last year after a shooting broke out at a Halloween party up in the Bay

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Fresh "airbnb" from The DeMaio Report with Carl DeMaio and Lou Penrose

The DeMaio Report with Carl DeMaio and Lou Penrose

02:33 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh "airbnb" from The DeMaio Report with Carl DeMaio and Lou Penrose

"Turn off unnecessary lights said air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher and avoid the use of major appliances. A three judge panel of the state's ninth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals today throughout California's ban on high capacity ammunition magazines, the panel's majority ruling that the law banning magazines of the state holding more than 10 bullets by a laced a constitutional right to bear firearms. Governor Newsome today said he will review that ruling. And then decide what action to take in an effort to preserve the van. I think it was right. And I think that the overwhelming I don't think I know the overwhelming majority of Californians agreed. When they supported a ballot initiative that we put forth, asking them for their opinion on the subject as well. California Rifle and Pistol Association calls the ruling today a huge victory and says it will have national implications because other states have similar laws. Setting all county says its daily case rate for the Corona virus has now been below the level of the state's watch list for 1/3 straight day, State says, though it has to review the data before the county can be officially removed that list and once it is the case, right has to remain at less than 100 cases per 1000 people for 14 days in a row, But four schools in the county could open with in person learning. Summer of 406 new cases reported today and seven new deaths, bringing that total to 622 for new outbreaks, reported to a business is one of the restaurant and one bit of food processing setting. Several violent incidents that Airbnb properties have prompted a California lawmaker to call for stiffer penalties for a short term rental abuses. State Senator Steve Glazer says his bill SB 10 49 will allow local governments to impose large fines to discourage large and unsafe house parties that the common thing that happens is the rare examples. But there's significant. The bill was recently approved in the state Senate and is poised to receive a final vote in the state Assembly in the next few weeks. Might blunt end See news radio. Alcatraz Island is going to reopen the visitors starting on Monday. The National Park Service, saying today it will resume very service to and from the island of reduced capacity to promote social distancing. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which operates the island, says interior access will be restored to popular sections of the former prison that Alcatraz Visitors are reminded that they must follow state and federal health and safety guidelines. And how about something new for your feet? You see Sandiego researchers have created biodegradable flip flops,.

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"airbnb" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

05:38 min | 2 d ago

"airbnb" Discussed on How I Built This

"Hey everyone and welcome to how I built. . This resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and business leaders about how they're adapting to these difficult economic times and today show we're going to hear from Brian Chess the CEO and Co founder of Airbnb back in twenty sixteen, , we spoke with Brian's Co founder Joe Gebbie at, , and he told the amazing story of how they founded and built the company, , and if you haven't heard it, , be sure to check it out. . Now, , of course, , we are in a very different time and a few months ago Brian wrote a letter to the entire staff. . AIRBNB letting them know that twenty five percent of the company was going to be laid off. . This has been by far for us. . The most difficult thing that we've experienced since we started the company a dozen years ago and I think join us to talk about how starting airbnb basically this idea that like strange who live each other live with each other like that was the hardest thing we were ever GonNa do it was like pushing a rock hill and it turned out that trying to run a company that does travel preparing to go public in the middle of pandemic is about as hard. . And then doing all via Zoom Ios, , even more difficult. . I think that what people want right now <hes> just more fundamentally is connection is like the thing that we've always wanted we want connection to each other and now you have to fight for it. . You know you have to make a conscious effort for it get on the one hand I'm closer to some people I've ever been in my life probably closer to my life co-founders donate we talk all the time and when you're going through crazy periods of time, , it has a way of bringing you closer together but also has a way of making your bubble a little bit smaller and that's probably what's happened for me. . Yeah. . You <hes> you wrote a letter to your employees that is posted publicly that <hes> letter is was remarkable. . It was so transparent. . You had to lay off a quarter of your employees in May and you could see how painful it was for you to write that letter it was extremely transparent. . You described the process <hes> for how you had to make the hard decision <hes>. . But also you know that every employee would receive fourteen weeks of of pay plus Severinsen insurance for a year and they keep their laptops and there were resources to help the employees <hes>. . Kind of walk me through <hes>, , how you how you came to to write that letter and <hes>. . How you kind of dealt with that just emotionally. . Yeah <hes> there is no playbook. . To lay people off in that's the kind of thing that if there was a playbook, , you should never use it because the thing that people want more than anything. . They want humanity they want compassion and that means that you need to treat people like like people like individually not robotically you know when the crisis happened, , we felt in mid March it was pretty serious. . We spent twelve years building airbnb in the we lost eighty percent of business in eight weeks. . You know we're one of the success stories right and then suddenly eight weeks there's. . All sorts of concerns articles willer survive never thought. . I'd read an article like that. . And we made a lot of hard decisions. . We I cut enormous cost. . We cut over a billion dollars plan marketing spend. . We quickly raised two billion dollars. . It's not easy to raise two billion dollars. . It's more difficult to raise two billion dollars from your travel company. . It's a pandemic and you've lost eighty percent business eight weeks. . The people get nervous thankfully <hes> we had some great investors step up <hes> but we had to do that deal that was like over the course of seventy two hours still like get the deal done it was the. . Fastest deal thing from have ever done and they've ever done. . So before that layup even happened, , I wrote a couple principals and I said, , we have a hunt handful of stakeholders we have to I. . Make sure that we act quickly in with all stakeholders. . Remind we're going to be remembered probably for how he handled this crisis Andy Grove this famous entrepreneur said bad comes destroyed by crisis good company survive crisis in great companies thrive or are defined by crisis I said, , we're not going to be the kind of company will be destroyed by this. . We're GONNA try to take each of our stack holders and when we got to the employees, , we basically had exhausted options having raised two billion dollars. . We came to the conclusion that we would have to lay off when we confronted to hard truth the hard truth number one was this that we did not know when trouble would return nobody did and the second thing we knew is that when travel would return, , it would look fundamentally different than the travel before the pandemic and so our business would have to look different and we'd have. To . change the shape of our business that we focused on, , and so then we just realized that we had to approach this with a sense of humanity said we should be as generous as we possibly could be in not less generous than that. . Why would you do that until we came up with a handful of things that we did to try to help people in this very difficult time We did a fourteen sevens puts a week pre or service we felt like well, , this is a health crisis people need health insurance, , and so we made sure that everyone had at least one year of health insurance even after ever getting laid off one of the things that I'm most proud of that our team came up with <hes> Joe in the team came to me and they said, , you know what? ? We have a recruiting team maybe we dedicate a percentage of the recruiting team to <unk> outplacement for the people

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Fresh update on "airbnb" discussed on Pat Thurston

Pat Thurston

01:09 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "airbnb" discussed on Pat Thurston

"An Cade's Eight NEWS update. Newness 12 31 I'm Paul Rodgers and Kg of newsroom. This report sponsored by CBS. We have a flare up with Chevron that refinery in Richmond. Maybe you see it out the window of your car or your home. The black smoke is visible from miles around the flaring is reportedly currently cataloged, categorized as a level one. State senator from the East Bay, says he applauds Airbnb. He's announcement that it will sue guests who hold unauthorized House parties announcement coming after three people were shot at a party in Sacramento. Senator Steve Glazer is says he wants cities and counties to be ableto levy heavy fines as well against renters whose parties get outta hand Airbnb in other short term rental companies. Have to recognize that these dangerous house parties are a threat to communities and are a threat to public safety. We can't put people's lives at risk by allowing abusive behavior at short term Ransoms. Glazes bill calls for fines up to $5000 to sponsors of unruly House parties It's been approved by the Senate and is now being considered by.

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How I Built Resilience With Brian Chesky of Airbnb

How I Built This

05:38 min | 2 d ago

How I Built Resilience With Brian Chesky of Airbnb

"Hey everyone and welcome to how I built. This resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and business leaders about how they're adapting to these difficult economic times and today show we're going to hear from Brian Chess the CEO and Co founder of Airbnb back in twenty sixteen, we spoke with Brian's Co founder Joe Gebbie at, and he told the amazing story of how they founded and built the company, and if you haven't heard it, be sure to check it out. Now, of course, we are in a very different time and a few months ago Brian wrote a letter to the entire staff. AIRBNB letting them know that twenty five percent of the company was going to be laid off. This has been by far for us. The most difficult thing that we've experienced since we started the company a dozen years ago and I think join us to talk about how starting airbnb basically this idea that like strange who live each other live with each other like that was the hardest thing we were ever GonNa do it was like pushing a rock hill and it turned out that trying to run a company that does travel preparing to go public in the middle of pandemic is about as hard. And then doing all via Zoom Ios, even more difficult. I think that what people want right now just more fundamentally is connection is like the thing that we've always wanted we want connection to each other and now you have to fight for it. You know you have to make a conscious effort for it get on the one hand I'm closer to some people I've ever been in my life probably closer to my life co-founders donate we talk all the time and when you're going through crazy periods of time, it has a way of bringing you closer together but also has a way of making your bubble a little bit smaller and that's probably what's happened for me. Yeah. You you wrote a letter to your employees that is posted publicly that letter is was remarkable. It was so transparent. You had to lay off a quarter of your employees in May and you could see how painful it was for you to write that letter it was extremely transparent. You described the process for how you had to make the hard decision But also you know that every employee would receive fourteen weeks of of pay plus Severinsen insurance for a year and they keep their laptops and there were resources to help the employees Kind of walk me through how you how you came to to write that letter and How you kind of dealt with that just emotionally. Yeah there is no playbook. To lay people off in that's the kind of thing that if there was a playbook, you should never use it because the thing that people want more than anything. They want humanity they want compassion and that means that you need to treat people like like people like individually not robotically you know when the crisis happened, we felt in mid March it was pretty serious. We spent twelve years building airbnb in the we lost eighty percent of business in eight weeks. You know we're one of the success stories right and then suddenly eight weeks there's. All sorts of concerns articles willer survive never thought. I'd read an article like that. And we made a lot of hard decisions. We I cut enormous cost. We cut over a billion dollars plan marketing spend. We quickly raised two billion dollars. It's not easy to raise two billion dollars. It's more difficult to raise two billion dollars from your travel company. It's a pandemic and you've lost eighty percent business eight weeks. The people get nervous thankfully we had some great investors step up but we had to do that deal that was like over the course of seventy two hours still like get the deal done it was the. Fastest deal thing from have ever done and they've ever done. So before that layup even happened, I wrote a couple principals and I said, we have a hunt handful of stakeholders we have to I. Make sure that we act quickly in with all stakeholders. Remind we're going to be remembered probably for how he handled this crisis Andy Grove this famous entrepreneur said bad comes destroyed by crisis good company survive crisis in great companies thrive or are defined by crisis I said, we're not going to be the kind of company will be destroyed by this. We're GONNA try to take each of our stack holders and when we got to the employees, we basically had exhausted options having raised two billion dollars. We came to the conclusion that we would have to lay off when we confronted to hard truth the hard truth number one was this that we did not know when trouble would return nobody did and the second thing we knew is that when travel would return, it would look fundamentally different than the travel before the pandemic and so our business would have to look different and we'd have. To change the shape of our business that we focused on, and so then we just realized that we had to approach this with a sense of humanity said we should be as generous as we possibly could be in not less generous than that. Why would you do that until we came up with a handful of things that we did to try to help people in this very difficult time We did a fourteen sevens puts a week pre or service we felt like well, this is a health crisis people need health insurance, and so we made sure that everyone had at least one year of health insurance even after ever getting laid off one of the things that I'm most proud of that our team came up with Joe in the team came to me and they said, you know what? We have a recruiting team maybe we dedicate a percentage of the recruiting team to outplacement for the people

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Fresh update on "airbnb" discussed on Hey, It's Cory Hepola

Hey, It's Cory Hepola

00:0-2 sec | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "airbnb" discussed on Hey, It's Cory Hepola

"First. Look at the data on this. Travel data company. Str U. S hotel DEMAND won't see a full recovery until 2023. They expect average hotel occupancy of 40% this year, slowly climbing 2 52% 2021. That's down from a healthy 66% in 2019 actually kind of surprised the numbers were that high 40% this year. That's a huge cut huge cut in and 52% for next year. That's still that's an enormous cut financial implications for These hotels and hotel chain specifically. So what is safer? Hotel or Airbnb, the thought was early on that hotels would be safer. Because they would be taking the precautions to be cleaner. But then you have more people going in and out. And now, Airbnb. They have.

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You Can Rent The Last Blockbuster Store In The U.S. On Airbnb

Sarah and Vinnie

02:13 min | 2 d ago

You Can Rent The Last Blockbuster Store In The U.S. On Airbnb

"Blockbuster video in the world is in Bend, Oregon, still have one I heard about what you've told us about this. I believe yes. So it looks like that Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon next month. They're going to do I think it's a contest. I'm not sure if they're doing this is let me see here. Anyway, Here's what they're doing. The owners of the last blockbuster are goingto they've set up. A room in the blockbuster video store to look like a room from the nineties, which includes Not a wide screen TV. Oh, a VCR. A beanbag chair, a pullout couch. They're going to provide candy and snacks. They're going to actually Airbnb the room and you'll have access to all the movies. They have their available for rental. So you can go stay there for a night. And you know what? It's not only genius, but it's neat because what they say here is that it's only for the people in the area. It's just for bend, Oregon, at least for now. But the manager of the store Sandy Harding, has been there since. 04 says. The only reason we're still in business is because this community goes out of its way to keep renting movies from us even though there's a 1,000,000 other ways to get movies. They continue to come here and support this store and keep us in business. And this is our give back so They're going to rent the place out. For $4 a night. Oh, it's a regular rental price, which is the price of a rent renting one movie there. It's an Airbnb. Ah! They're going to do this for three separate nights next month. Families who want it, which I think it's people will want this right. I think so. It would certainly be a story you could tell if only if only you could rent that every night for $4 a night. That's that's affordable living right there.

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You Can Rent The Last Blockbuster Store In The U.S. On Airbnb

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:16 sec | 2 d ago

You Can Rent The Last Blockbuster Store In The U.S. On Airbnb

"The newest is the last standing blockbuster video store in the US, It's in Bend, Oregon, and it's still open. We'll rent out two guests. A limited number of knights, a sofa bed and VCR included Jeff label

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Big Ten and Pac-12 postpone 2020 football, pushing the college sport closer to total fall shutdown

the NewsWorthy

00:58 sec | 3 d ago

Big Ten and Pac-12 postpone 2020 football, pushing the college sport closer to total fall shutdown

"The most historic and powerful conferences in college athletics. Given up on false sports, the big ten and PAC twelve postponed their fall seasons. This is a big deal, not just because of sports as the New York Times explains big football programs in those conferences, -versities recruit students and attracted donations even though college football is a multibillion dollar industry, it's apparently no match for the corona virus. The conferences say they're worried about the health of their players and they point out the can't just put them in a bubble like some professional sports leagues are doing. That's because the players still. Still have to go to class with other students and be part of the broader campus community that said, the conferences are hoping to hold their football soccer and other seasons in the spring instead. So this'll be shaking up hundred million dollar TV contracts and scouting deals with the pros remember to other smaller conferences also backed away from fall sports over the last few days. All in all the AP says, forty percent of major college football teams will not be playing this fall and more are still expected to bow out.

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Final Blockbuster to open for summer sleepover

Tim Conway Jr.

00:46 sec | 3 d ago

Final Blockbuster to open for summer sleepover

"The last blockbuster in the world is in Oregon, and they turned it into an air B and B boy. Find out what's going on there. So you may call it a blockbuster Get away the world's last remaining blockbuster video store. Inserting into an Airbnb. But just for three nights, the store in Bend, Oregon, will only allow residents of the community to stay there. For one of those three nights, one added perk Guest can indulge in all the videos that they could binge watch during their short stay the cost. Just $4 a night. And that's just a penny more than the store charges for a three night rental on a brand new release. Not seeing the hot tamales. They're on their store shelf there, so no, I'm not gonna go, go, go, go.

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World's last Blockbuster transforms into '90s-themed Airbnb

Michael Brown

00:36 sec | 3 d ago

World's last Blockbuster transforms into '90s-themed Airbnb

"Remaining blockbuster video store's opening its doors as a vacation rental. You might not remember Blockbuster Video was a place where you could go in and actually rent physical copies of movie one time in at over 9000 stores. Now there's just one bend, Oregon and in honor of the store's 20 Anniversary it's being offered up is an Airbnb rental for three nights next month, where the lucky renters could have the movie night's sleepover of their 19 nineties. Teenage dreams, complete with Raisinets and popcorn for only four bucks tonight, But you have to live in a county. The store starts taking reservations next month, Jason

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Airbnb is close to filing for an IPO

WSJ What's News

00:51 sec | 3 d ago

Airbnb is close to filing for an IPO

"AIRBNB is close to filing for an initial public offering according to people familiar with the matter. If it does a reporter, Marine Farrell says, it would mark a dramatic turnaround for the home sharing company earlier this year they were talking about going public we reported they were close to filing and then the pandemic hit and it really hurt their business immediately, it was a tough time for travel companies. But as you could probably see, bet if you're talking to friends and family, I've certainly heard this. You know most people I know or either renting in doing something through airbnb or trying to, and it's the summer this fall. Bookings. Have gone up pretty dramatically. They've had a fairly sharp rebound. So it seems like it's you know the time suddenly seemed right for Airbnb to try to go public.

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Airbnb Headed for Confidential IPO Filing This Month

Techmeme Ride Home

01:45 min | 3 d ago

Airbnb Headed for Confidential IPO Filing This Month

"This is something that I would normally wait until the news was official before reporting on, but AIRBNB is the biggest Unicorn we've been anticipating, Mike Public, all year, its path to an IPO has so perilous what with covert and everything, and frankly we've discussed how very desperately the company needs to go public soon mostly for internal morale. So worth noting that sources are telling the Wall Street Journal that AIRBNB plans to confidentially filed for an IPO, this month with the aim of May getting the listing out the door by the end of the year. Let me let the Wall Street. Journal. Reminds you of how he got here quote. The long-awaited move, we'll bring one of the stalwarts of the sharing economy into the public domain alongside ride sharing platforms uber and Lyft, and sets up the next few months to be especially busy time for big IPO's AIRBNB was recently valued at eighteen billion dollars down from an earlier evaluation of thirty, one billion an imminent debut would mark a turnaround for airbnb which was founded in two thousand eight and allows people to list their homes for rent for years. The company shied away from the public markets as it grew into. One of the most highly valued startups with four point eight, billion in revenue in two, thousand, nineteen alone. It also spent big however prompting it. To swing to a loss in the first nine months of twenty nineteen compared with a two hundred dollar profit a year earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported its woes deepened late last year after issues emerged involving crime and safety problems on its platform and as the pandemic spread across the globe. So did the company's headaches people stopped traveling causing bookings to plummet airbnb three years ago valued at more than thirty billion dollars rush to secure financing from private equity firms, Silverlake, and sixty partners at a high interest rate and with warrants that when exercise would value the company at eighteen billion dollars in May. AIRBNB. said it was laying off a quarter of its staff and

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Airbnb offering $4 video-themed sleepovers at world's last Blockbuster

Curtis Sliwa

00:12 sec | 3 d ago

Airbnb offering $4 video-themed sleepovers at world's last Blockbuster

"The last blockbuster store is turning into a $4 night. Airbnb. It's out in Bend, Oregon. Guess we'll stay in a makeshift living room, complete with pullout couch, big screen and all the rentals you could ever

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Decentralized Storage: The Final Frontier, w/ Bluzelle CEO & founder, Pavel Bains

CRYPTO 101

04:09 min | Last week

Decentralized Storage: The Final Frontier, w/ Bluzelle CEO & founder, Pavel Bains

"Is Blue Zell and how is it different from other blockchain's? is a decentralized database. It's a delegated pufus state network and what we found was how came about was when we started a couple of years ago, we're doing projects for banks and insurers and trying to do the whole thing of enterprise blockchain and. Try to bring that in and saying, Hey, this is where the space is where it's going, and while we're doing some of those projects. We realized that okay. We do. For example, today attorney management system for three banks in Singapore. Great used know. But then all the data and certain parts of it we had to actually store in a centralized database. Then we had done in other one for insurance. Travel Insurance for one of the bigger insurance companies in Asia and that one same thing wait part of this information and what's happening store and centralised database, and we realize that you're not getting a full decentralized stack. It's only partial, and then you know you start thinking about at that time everybody's trying to figure out the decentralize web all the components we. Realized that our problem been solved if he had a decentralized database behind it. And that's where we kind of. That's where it came from. We dug in more and said, okay, that's you want to complete the entire decentralize staff and that's how he basically came together and said, this is the player. This theory we're GONNA play interesting. So it was when I think of blockchain's generally I, kind of analogize them with a decentralized database. Say That about. Bitcoin. Decentralized Database which holds ledger information. And stuff like that. So. Is it maybe the the design that makes it the design of Blue Zell makes it more just as secure as Bitcoin like first office. Is it just as secure as Bitcoin and you know that kind of thing and is it just faster or is it optimized specially to do a certain purpose that you know maybe bitcoin or a theory cannot? Yeah. So it's a different use case. So when it comes to ledger transactions, you know blockchain's are great for that. Just quick information things like that. But if throwing wheel data, let's say if you're building a financial product, can you need to store user information or building a game like profile sessions inventory management? You can't really put that on the blockchain because one it would be very slow. For all that hard data behind it, and it'd be very expensive I mean look the prices of cerium now. So what you said was who build a decentralized network database descended database with nodes at strictly are for storing data we get that security that one hundred percent up time of availability is there and you get and you can store large amounts of data edit or even. Less than half the price of centralized databases. So it's a different case. So your transactions, definitely, those things at the stadiums create at bitcoin the other blockchain's you keep doing that but the hard data lakeview application and you know, let's say you're using an APP whether it's Base Camp Mail chimp facebook. All data has to sit somewhere behind it and that's you put on. US interesting. So it's almost like Blue Zell would be a direct competitor. to any of those data centers that we would see that are be owned by Amazon web servers. Right or you know we drive past the freeway and we know that there's a big data center over there. Those are centralized and owned by certain companies right? So you're saying. If a group of people all came together to. Contribute their computing power to storing in serving files to anybody who calls it then you'll compensate them or somebody will be compensating them in Blues, L. Tokens. Right. Right. So think of it as AIRBNB. We've just discovered that, hey, there's a lot of people out there with a lot of computer space on on their laptops devices, xboxes that are sometimes most of the time not used right because everything's really run on the cloud. So what we're saying is made just give extra room in your apartment. Extra space on your computer. To, US will manage it and we'll have somebody rented. So

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Airbnb Shuts Down Dozens Of New Jersey Properties After Large Parties

Tom Gresham's Gun Talk

00:39 sec | Last week

Airbnb Shuts Down Dozens Of New Jersey Properties After Large Parties

"Told to avoid large gatherings. And that's why big parties along the shores of New Jersey this summer are making waves many of the property's heir listed through Airbnb Airbnb is is suspending suspending or or removing removing nearly nearly three three dozen dozen listings listings rental rental properties properties across across the the state state of of New New Jersey Jersey that that have have received received complaints complaints or or violated violated party party Your Your events events policy. policy. The husband comes after state health officials warn that large House parties led the clusters of covert 19 Rinks. Democratic Governor Phil Murphy said large gatherings, especially younger people, were leading to positive Corona virus tests. Authorities have received numerous complaints of people packed closely together, including one party with more than 700 people

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Airbnb Shuts Down Dozens Of New Jersey Properties After Large Parties

Gardening Naturally with John Dromgoole

01:30 min | Last week

Airbnb Shuts Down Dozens Of New Jersey Properties After Large Parties

"Association. We've all been told to avoid large gatherings. And that's why big parties along the shores of New Jersey this summer are making waves many of the property's heir listed through Airbnb Airbnb is suspending or removing nearly three dozen listings and rental properties across the state of New Jersey that have received complaints or violated party or events policy that knows what comes after. State health officials warn that large house parties led to clusters of covert 19 outbreaks. Democratic governor Phil Murphy said large gatherings, especially younger people, were leading to positive Corona virus tests. Authorities have received numerous complaints. People packed closely together, including one party, with more than 700 people, jokes. Europe Fox News, Tropical Storm is turning up the surf up and down the East Coast. Making conditions downright dangerous about the weather system isn't the only reason red flags are flying on New York's Long island. There have been quite a few shore exciting. In recent days. This one was spotted off the coast of Long Island, Suffolk County. On Friday afternoon. It was spotted by the area's new shark Patrol that's made up of helicopters, boats, jets get seasoned police and lifeguards sort of keeping a look out in the ocean, Fox's ASHA Hosni in New York In the past week, a dozen sharks have been spotted along the southern shore of Long Island. Last week, a woman was killed by a shark in Maine. I'm yourself and this is

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Airbnb Suspends Dozens of New Jersey Rentals That Violate Coronavirus Restrictions

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 2 weeks ago

Airbnb Suspends Dozens of New Jersey Rentals That Violate Coronavirus Restrictions

"Airbnb says it's cracking down on party houses in New Jersey. Van Bright is head of trust and safety communications for the company. We know that House parties have been an issue of late in New Jersey. We share the concern of the governor's so what we're announcing today is is is a sweep of 35 homes that in some ways have been violating our party policies. He's as those listings have been suspended. Last year, Airbnb established a hotline where neighbors can report their

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"airbnb" Discussed on The Valleycast

The Valleycast

05:30 min | 2 weeks ago

"airbnb" Discussed on The Valleycast

"Wall I guess I forgot about that? Isn't that crazy damn. Yeah. So so there's that. And who else was it? Who the new smash kids were even in that? None of them right. In that movie none of them. Now now, if they was filmed before I, guess whatever smash two point. Oh. was ushered in when I was hired there. Yeah. Wow. That crazy. That's so crazy. Anyway. But yeah, that's the that's the end of my nursing out about comecon but but yeah. Time. Anyway. So. My side of the podcast here. So I apologize if there's been some in and outs on the video Internet apparently isn't the greatest where the fuck are you, I am. I am in Salt Lake City Utah. the family and I have come up here for a super social distancing of work but we we turn it into. A vacation in the time of quarantine, which just means we made sure we were in a super sanitized and clean airbnb and don't let the kids leave it. and. So. But I've got a number of crazy stories that have happened in occurred in my time. In Salt Lake and the first one is concerning the AIRBNB so. I started. texting you guys about this but okay. So Heather, my wife and my kids have never airbnb before and quite honestly I've only done it a couple times and it's usually been pretty positive experience. So we do an eleven hour drive because like I said super quarantining this this little slice of life and we rent a car and we drive up instead of flying and all that. So it's an eleven hour drive from where we're at going through the desert rat dad were doing it in one shot and we finally get up to Salt Lake City you really do it. Why would why one shot just because you that's Yeah, it's a ten hour drive. It's just a day time. I mean, and again, we're not wanting to stay in hotels any I know. I know. Do It as good as we can and safe is we just say You know we're we are slathered in sanitizer and washing and were wearing masks and. Going through country where people are not wearing their masks and so basically no stops there's no fun on the drive Yeah, and it's beautiful. Beautiful Site Yeah. Once, you get through Vegas and you get through into. There's this little corner of Arizona you go through on the fifteen The land just changes. It's amazing and you can distort Saint George. Utah and you start heading up you get to basically watch time lapse of. America's great land go from Shitty desert to like beautiful mountains and trees and Greens, and it's just fun watching the slow change. Yeah But we get. So we get to, we get to Salt Lake at all ten thirty eleven pm we get to our we AIRBNB and we're like excited all the pictures were great on on the on the old Internet. It's a five star, five reviews great ratings. The pictures are awesome. It's kind of like an older let's say mid-century money that or home that probably came from money and We get in the first thing that hits us is the smell. The smell is one that I would call mid century, musty old person which you get over your it's an old house we're fine. Shirts may be giving us a little bit of a headache, but we're GONNA zoom this. This smell is one of character in history. What do you think it was like it was just like mold mildew and just like in an old house it's just like that old house smell right and that's foreshadowing to a might have been a little bit more as well. So when you So the family goes into full goonies mode. Right? You get into a place and you're like, I, need to explore every nook and cranny I wanna see everything. There's an upstairs downstairs rooms here. There's rooms there. So excited and you're seeing how they they decorated it and oh my gosh, this kitchen isn't like our kitchen. And we started looking. I go left. I go to the left Heather and the kids go to the right and we all start like just kind of looking around I'm dealing with the smell and then all of a sudden I hear. I was like, okay. What's going on go downstairs? What are you thinking point you thinking like rat or bug or something like I'm thinking maybe it's not clean which it wasn't as clean as we might expect by the way, we're still masks gloves everything because we're just being super with everything. We we actually have our sanitizer in our wipes and we're GONNA. We're GONNA, re clean the place anyways which heathers doing every step of the way and. So I go downstairs Mike what what what what she goes luck and then down by the bed like right next to it like behind the the nightstand was a discarded box of Magnum condoms? Just, kicking it. They're. Not I. Totally thought that too also Joseph Joe Joe and Steve You know what also involves how to save money on the Internet without having to work too hard to tell you guys about honey. Okay. We all shop online.

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Questions you need to be asking employers regarding the Pandemic

My Career Fit

04:27 min | 2 weeks ago

Questions you need to be asking employers regarding the Pandemic

"Good morning friends. It is Wednesday in it is time for another episode of our job search advice podcast up so that we do weekly every Wednesday and it comes out every Wednesday at seven eight am, and this is really just an opportunity to try to do as much as we can on our end to help you as you might be going through a job search or even considering a new opportunity or maybe. You're in a position where you feel like you need to pivot your career because the pandemic because of the changes that have occurred everything is very chaotic, and so we wanted to try to level the field a little bit by providing you with as much information as we can on the job surge in the career search some career advice that kind of stuff. So this one's going to be relatively short because I'm. kind of relates the idea of the employment brand. Now, if you haven't been following any recruiters only ten for the past number of years, you may not have seen a lot of these posts about recruitment marketing, employment branding, and fact it's really why my career fit actually exist in the sense that we help employers tell you about what they're like more than just what you're going to find a job description more about their culture and their mission and the vision. That's what that's about. But what's interesting because of the pandemic Mark Cuban actually the the businessman famous business guy. Quoted I. Think this was probably right around the beginning of April. So not long after the coronavirus hit hit the United States he came out and said how companies respond to this crisis is going to define their brand for decades and if you didn't take care of your employs or stakeholders and put them first, you were that company. So. Basically his idea was to say, look you better be taking care of your people as best as you possibly can during this pandemic because if you don't, it's going to come back to haunt you and you're going to have a really hard time hiring people because they're going to be wondering, how did you treat your people during the pandemic? So I wanted to provide a few questions that you can ask during the interview now and even later down the road even maybe after this whole pandemic has over still some questions that you can continue to ask potential employers that you are considering. How they treated their employees, how they handled the pandemic. In, these questions actually come from Amanda Webb. She's the head of people at a company called Jim Sharpe. And she had posted these questions on twitter and I'll give you the whole read but also obviously provide you the questions to but her her tweet was this. The actions of employers is speaking a thousand words. At the moment we must remember this when applying for new roles. So here's some key questions for the interview e to ask the interviewer it could be this. What initiatives did you put in place for your employees during Kovin? What business is were most represented during cove it and what behaviors did the leadership team demonstrate when making difficult business decisions during cove. and. The last question was, how did you communicate with your employees during covert? So I. Think these are fantastic questions because it really get to the heart of the employer and how they cared for their employees. Did they just say they were care for their employees or did they really take action and? Whether actions backed up by their company values their guiding principles, their mission and their vision. Really. One thing like for a great example, this airbnb when they started to lay people off because of the pandemic. They created what they call the AIRBNB alumni list, and basically this was a long list that I believe they actually made public through Google doc where recruiters employers could go and find employees who were being laid off at Airbnb and they made their information public. So you had access to their job title what they did their contact information, and maybe even a link to a resume. was a fantastic way of supporting their employs during that time. So these are some great questions I think they're once you definitely need to ask when you go in for your interview or when you even interview on the phone and certainly if you're interviewing by zoom.

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Questions you need to be asking employers regarding the Pandemic

My Career Fit

04:16 min | 2 weeks ago

Questions you need to be asking employers regarding the Pandemic

"Good morning friends. It is Wednesday in it is time for another episode of our job search advice podcast up so that we do weekly every Wednesday and it comes out every Wednesday at seven eight am, and this is really just an opportunity to try to do as much as we can on our end to help you as you might be going through a job search or even considering a new opportunity or maybe. You're in a position where you feel like you need to pivot your career because the pandemic because of the changes that have occurred everything is very chaotic, and so we wanted to try to level the field a little bit by providing you with as much information as we can on the job surge in the career search some career advice that kind of stuff. So this one's going to be relatively short because I'm. kind of relates the idea of the employment brand. Now, if you haven't been following any recruiters only ten for the past number of years, you may not have seen a lot of these posts about recruitment marketing, employment branding, and fact it's really why my career fit actually exist in the sense that we help employers tell you about what they're like more than just what you're going to find a job description more about their culture and their mission and the vision. That's what that's about. But what's interesting because of the pandemic Mark Cuban actually the the businessman famous business guy. Quoted I. Think this was probably right around the beginning of April. So not long after the coronavirus hit hit the United States he came out and said how companies respond to this crisis is going to define their brand for decades and if you didn't take care of your employs or stakeholders and put them first, you were that company. So. Basically his idea was to say, look you better be taking care of your people as best as you possibly can during this pandemic because if you don't, it's going to come back to haunt you and you're going to have a really hard time hiring people because they're going to be wondering, how did you treat your people during the pandemic? So I wanted to provide a few questions that you can ask during the interview now and even later down the road even maybe after this whole pandemic has over still some questions that you can continue to ask potential employers that you are considering. How they treated their employees, how they handled the pandemic. In, these questions actually come from Amanda Webb. She's the head of people at a company called Jim Sharpe. And she had posted these questions on twitter and I'll give you the whole read but also obviously provide you the questions to but her her tweet was this. The actions of employers is speaking a thousand words. At the moment we must remember this when applying for new roles. So here's some key questions for the interview e to ask the interviewer it could be this. What initiatives did you put in place for your employees during Kovin? What business is were most represented during cove it and what behaviors did the leadership team demonstrate when making difficult business decisions during cove. and. The last question was, how did you communicate with your employees during covert? So I. Think these are fantastic questions because it really get to the heart of the employer and how they cared for their employees. Did they just say they were care for their employees or did they really take action and? Whether actions backed up by their company values their guiding principles, their mission and their vision. Really. One thing like for a great example, this airbnb when they started to lay people off because of the pandemic. They created what they call the AIRBNB alumni list, and basically this was a long list that I believe they actually made public through Google doc where recruiters employers could go and find employees who were being laid off at Airbnb and they made their information public. So you had access to their job title what they did their contact information, and maybe even a link to a resume. was a fantastic way of supporting their employs during that time.

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Jackson police spend hours breaking up 700-plus party

Steve Trevelise

00:20 sec | 2 weeks ago

Jackson police spend hours breaking up 700-plus party

"Jackson Township police several hours to clear a house party in a residential neighborhood that attracted nearly 700 people in the department says all of Jackson's on duty officers were called in to help clear the crowd from the residents on Mill Pond Road, which belongs to a 40 year old man who told police he rented his house out. As an Airbnb.

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Delaware added to New Jersey's list of quarantine states

KYW 24 Hour News

01:11 min | Last month

Delaware added to New Jersey's list of quarantine states

"At 1 31 when Governor Murphy first announced a list of Corona virus hot spot states from which people arriving in New Jersey would have to quarantine there were not surprisingly questions about Just how the order would be enforced. Checkpoints on the turnpike at every bridge screenings at Newark Airport know, the governor's office said Self quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected. Now they can expect Mohr questions as everyone from neighboring Delaware travelling to New Jersey is supposed to comply with a 14 day quarantine. That's because of the spike in covert cases in Delaware Governor Carney there last month delayed Phase three of his reopening plan is and has ordered all beach bars close to try to dull that impact. Now you're exempt. If you're travelling for business If you're planning to spend a week at the shore, the Health Department says you may wish to cancel your reservation and visited a later date or you may self quarantine in the rental home. Hotels and Airbnb tze and like should contact guests, the Health Department says to tell them about the self quarantine advisory, with the addition of Delaware and a couple other states today, there are now 19 states on New

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"airbnb" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

07:19 min | 3 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 The Journal.

The Journal.

08:32 min | 7 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 | 7 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. Globally it checks all hosts and guests against terrorist and sanctions watch lists and in the US. It also checks sex sex offender registration and felony conviction lists but AIRBNB is back check is limited and sometimes even people with red flags slip through the cracks cracks..

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"airbnb" Discussed on Reset

Reset

07:09 min | 9 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 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.

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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.

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"airbnb" Discussed on Recode Decode

Recode Decode

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Recode Decode

"I own a couple rental properties in small cities that are that are adamantly against having airbnb and i've noticed that the residents of those cities are better organized than the people who own properties who don't live there are you almost on airbnb i am not because i don't have the rental permits because the city's in charge of that or not allowing us to get the rental permits and i'm literally selling one of the properties because if i can't rented i don't wanna own it and what i've noticed is that i actually reached out to airbnb and i said you guys have any data or assistance or things that you can do to help organize the people in the community who owned these properties with data for example about the home values going up or other things we can use to be helpful but there wasn't any such organizing function i'm wondering if you've ever thought of organizing the owners or the prospective airbnb renters hosts with empowerment of data and simpson's port because these smaller cities i know they're not as as as powerful in the short run but if you lose those battles at the at the level with the local governments it's kind of over for a lot of those places no you're right and most of our businesses not in big cities i'm a two thirds of our business is in small cities what you would call the long tail what you're describing is what we're doing in hundreds of cities we just haven't figured out how to do it in ten thousand cities the two most effective things that we've done in cities is organizer host and i we have a few hundred host clubs we want to have a thousand i'm not sure if your city would be one of the thousand and we do give data to cities i think what you're describing is a little more of a kind of platform technology approach where the information could be a little more selfserv people could become ambassadors for a city get a of information get a playbook so we have in systematized it but i do agree we kind of start with the big cities so we're probably not there yet but i think that's probably in our future thank you though burr black solid salamone music publishing halo i'm actually an experience host so i can attest to a lot of things that you've said when you're absolutely.

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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 Zero To Travel Podcast

Zero To Travel Podcast

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"airbnb" Discussed on Zero To Travel Podcast

"But no i mean we've had like broken mirrors um you know i did have a dog kind of tear up some carpet but it we were already going to replace says it was just good timing because we ended up getting airbnb to pay for part of at which i was like sweet um yeah i had a guy break a sink once but he paid for it you know like a everything's kinda like no i don't really have any of those crazy stories that you see like online you know they wanna like sensationalized the one bad experience but you know in reality is like millions and millions of people staying on airbnb all the time so if it was that big of a deal we would be hearing about it more yard just love the this could be a location independent business put it is location dependent in the sense that there is a property that people are going to but there's so many ways to be location independent and just from everything you've said i mean even just they're like you did we have any like terrible stories tony but during this for awhile and issues issues like this is great in the sense of like if you're looking for a business perspective like yes there is some risk there always is and there's work of course and everything like that but like it's ounce like there's a lot of upside and not too much downside outside of like building up your referral network and figuring it out of course which makes it an exciting potential location independent business if you can get on some of this stuff and get into it clearly you're just trying to do it in a very simple way like what i thought was the most useful for you and your listeners probably is just to go while i thank like most people are wanting to figure out a way how they can travel and still make money because that's like the hard thing it's like okay i can travel and i can be really frugal and i can maybe like use points to get their free but then what happens the whole time on their dislike draining my savings but if you're using airbnb it's like every time i'm out of my house it's actually like a benefit to me you know i'm like oh how much money could.

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