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Driverless Hotel Rooms: The End of Uber, Airbnb and Human Landlords

How driverless vehicles can enable ondemand accommodation for one night or 1000, and at rates 10x cheaper than your rent bill “Good evening ladies and gentlemen, we’re about to begin our descent into Sydney. Please fasten your seatbelts and place your trays in the upright position. Local time is 8:42pm and […]

Some Airbnb Hosts Are Secretly Recording Their Guests. Is It Legal?

One of Airbnb’s taglines is “Belong Anywhere.” Perhaps they could update it to it “Be Watched Anywhere,” if instances of hosts secretly filming their renters continues. The latest: Archivist Jason Scott tweeted that his colleague found a hidden camera in the bedroom of an Airbnb he was renting, the New […]

AI vs. Human Intelligence: Why Computers Will Never Create Disruptive Innovations

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has raced forward in the last few years, championed by a libertarian, tech-loving and science-driven elite. These “transhumanists” pronounce the eventual victory of the machine over nature. First we will become integrated with chips; and then, perhaps, we will be surpassed by them. This AI-inspired future, with […]

Report: Airbnb just lost the person it recently installed to head up its China business

 China is a tough nut to crack, no matter how much money U.S.-based companies have to throw at it. That’s the overarching takeaway tonight, given the news — first reported by Bloomberg — that Hong Ge is abandoning his post as the head of Airbnb’s China business for a new, as-yet-undisclosed opportunity. […]

Lyft hires Katie Dill as VP of Design

 Lyft has hired Katie Dill as its new Vice President of Design, overseeing design in a broad sense across the company, covering user experience, product and more. Dill joins from Airbnb, where she was Director of Experience and helped usher in the peer-to-peer rental business’s new brand identity. Prior to […]

Lyft hires Katie Dill as VP of Design

 Lyft has hired Katie Dill as its new Vice President of Design, overseeing design in a broad sense across the company, covering user experience, product and more. Dill joins from Airbnb, where she was Director of Experience and helped usher in the peer-to-peer rental business’s new brand identity. Prior to […]