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Facebook's 2014 Open-Source Highlights - Posted December 23, 2014
2014 was a big year for open-sourcing at F... [AllFacebook]

What Would Bill Do? Media Coach Bill McGowan Takes on the Week's News - Posted November 6, 2014
It's time for another edition of our weekly series in which Bill McGowan, Clarity Media Group founder and advisor to executives at Facebook and Airbnb, ... [FishbowlDC]

Hotel CEO on Airbnb: 'We Wish We'd Thought of It' - Posted October 29, 2014
Well, yeah. If you have any hospitality or "sharing economy" clients, you're going to want to check out this interview with Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce, which ran on Bloomberg yesterday. Given the fact that Airbnb recently decided to change course and (sort of) ... [FishbowlDC]

What Would Bill Do? Media Coach Bill McGowan Takes on the Week's News - Posted October 17, 2014
Pic via Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America It's time for the latest edition of our ongoing collaboration with Bill McGowan, Clarity Media Group founder and advisor to executives at Facebook, Airbnb... [FishbowlDC]

What Would Bill Do? Media Coach Bill McGowan Takes on the Week's News - Posted October 10, 2014
In case you missed it, last week saw the beginning of what will be a regular feature on our blog: comments on trending news stories from Bill McGowan... [FishbowlDC]

What Would Bill Do? Insights on the Week's News from Media Coach Bill McGowan - Posted October 3, 2014
Readers may recall that, back in April, we had a couple of very ... [FishbowlDC]

Airbnb Shows Its New Face to the World - Posted July 16, 2014
You may have heard of Airbnb. The company (and other "sharing economy" businesses lumped together despite serving different constituencies in different industries) has struggled a bit to define itself to the public as its business is a patchwork "community" made up of people who want to share their homes and people... [FishbowlDC]

Ad Age Reporter Cotton Delo Joins DKC PR - Posted June 12, 2014
In another example of the not-quite-new firms hiring journalists trend, Ad Age San Francisco bureau chief Cotton Delo has joined ... [FishbowlDC]

Who Is On Mark Zuckerberg's Friends List? - Posted June 10, 2014
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their fr... [AllFacebook]

'Distruptive' Startups Refine Their Strategies for Working with Regulators - Posted May 22, 2014
Airbnb's executives have decided that the free market doesn't trump the law and that the rules do apply to them after all. The details have been reported elsewhere, but the decision is a ... [FishbowlDC]

Airbnb Goes Grassroots With 'Us vs. Them' Damage Control Campaign - Posted April 29, 2014
We might almost feel bad for Airbnb thanks to its appearance in an endless stream of negative headlines if the company--and its ideological partner Uber--weren't also responsible for so many think pieces about... [GalleyCat]

Airbnb Goes Grassroots With 'Us vs. Them' Damage Control Campaign - Posted April 29, 2014
We might almost feel bad for Airbnb thanks to its appearance in an endless stream of negative headlines if the company--and its ideological partner Uber--weren't also responsible for so many think pieces about... [FishbowlDC]

San Francisco Suing Landlord Who Evicted Disabled Tenants to Become AirBnB Hosts - Posted April 24, 2014
San Francisco tenants are dealing with the city's growing pains while landlords profit from a poor supply of housing in a rich supply of salaried tech workers. For much of that struggle, tenants have accused tech workers who are generally part of the demand, not the supply. There have been a lot... [PRNewser]

San Francisco Suing Landlord Who Evicted Disabled Tenants to Become AirBnB Hosts - Posted April 24, 2014
San Francisco tenants are dealing with the city's growing pains while landlords profit from a poor supply of housing in a rich supply of salaried tech workers. For much of that struggle, tenants have accused tech workers who are generally part of the demand, not the supply. There have been a lot... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Sex Workers Find AirBnB Convenient and Inexpensive - Posted April 15, 2014
AirBnB rental units are being used by sex workers, who cite the service as inexpensive, convenient, and lacking in surveillance when compared to typical hotels. This may very well surprise no one, but it's particularly hard to swallow for AirBnB hosts who are not aware of the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sex Workers Find AirBnB Convenient and Inexpensive - Posted April 15, 2014
AirBnB rental units are being used by sex workers, who cite the service as inexpensive, convenient, and lacking in surveillance when compared to typical hotels. This may very well surprise no one, but it's particularly hard to swallow for AirBnB hosts who are not aware of the ... [FishbowlNY]

Sex Workers Find AirBnB Convenient and Inexpensive - Posted April 15, 2014
AirBnB rental units are being used by sex workers, who cite the service as inexpensive, convenient, and lacking in surveillance when compared to typical hotels. This may very well surprise no one, but it's particularly hard to swallow for AirBnB hosts who are not aware of the ... [PRNewser]

Sex Workers Find AirBnB Convenient and Inexpensive - Posted April 15, 2014
AirBnB rental units are being used by sex workers, who cite the service as inexpensive, convenient, and lacking in surveillance when compared to typical hotels. This may very well surprise no one, but it's particularly hard to swallow for AirBnB hosts who are not aware of the ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Bad Headlines Keep Coming for Airbnb - Posted April 14, 2014
A PR pro in Manhattan wanted to make a little money while out of town over a recent weekend, so she "rented" her apartment to a woman claiming to be an active service member who just wanted "a place to hang out before she got shipped out." The ... [FishbowlDC]

AirBnB Now Lets Users Rent Their Desks - Posted April 1, 2014
Decent workspaces are hard to come by. Just ask any urbanite seeking co-working spaces for their startup/app/company. They are far more common than you'd think, and it's likely that AirBnB is onto a new commerce scheme that will out-perform our greatest productive desires: renting out under-utilized desks. On AirBnB's website announcement, James... [PRNewser]

AirBnB Now Lets Users Rent Their Desks - Posted April 1, 2014
Decent workspaces are hard to come by. Just ask any urbanite seeking co-working spaces for their startup/app/company. They are far more common than you'd think, and it's likely that AirBnB is onto a new commerce scheme that will out-perform our greatest productive desires: renting out under-utilized desks. On AirBnB's website announcement, James... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Startups Like Airbnb Are Getting Better at Addressing Viral Scandals - Posted March 19, 2014
Allow us to overgeneralize in writing that tech startup founders can sometimes come across as...what's the word...aloof. Arrogant. Condescending. Maybe all that adulatory media coverage goes to their heads. The point, as Valleywag reminds us every day, is that they don't always respond to challenges in the most eff... [FishbowlDC]

Travel Is Facebook's Most Popular Subject, So Why Isn't The Industry Taking Advantage? - Posted March 11, 2014
Last November, Facebook revealed that more people share travel and ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Parse Detail SXSW Schedules - Posted March 3, 2014
Facebook and its Parse cloud-application platform a... [AllFacebook]

Airbnb Offers Journalists Solutions to Their #SochiProblems - Posted February 7, 2014
We've covered a weighty topic or two today, so we'll end the week on a lighter note: as Brian Morrissey of Digiday noted this afternoon, the famously responsive Airbnb decided to make the most of the many journalists documenting their te... [GalleyCat]

2013: The Year Of Open Source For Facebook Engineering - Posted December 20, 2013
2013 was the year of ... [AllFacebook]

How Much Will Airbnb Damage the Hospitality Industry? - Posted October 3, 2013
We're going to take a wild guess here: your travel and hospitality clients hate Airbnb. Why wouldn't they? Vacationers and business travelers alike are quite keen on the idea of saving time and money by renting someone's room for a few days. Despite the fact that this subletting practice is illegal ... [FishbowlDC]

Airbnb Encourages More Generosity with Disaster Response Tool for Emergency Housing - Posted June 13, 2013
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Airbnb hosts were able to provide over 1,400 free or discounted properties as emergency housing to survivors. Since then Airbnb has been working on building the infrastructure to make disaster relief a natural part of the Airbnb community. Wi... [PRNewser]

Airbnb Encourages More Generosity with Disaster Response Tool for Emergency Housing - Posted June 13, 2013
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Airbnb hosts were able to provide over 1,400 free or discounted properties as emergency housing to survivors. Since then Airbnb has been working on building the infrastructure to make disaster relief a natural part of the Airbnb community. Wi... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Legit Co-Founders Jeremy Barton, Rob Boyle Join Facebook - Posted March 19, 2013
Facebook's acquisition appetite was fed by gobbling up another management and development team, as Jeremy... [AllFacebook]

Former Facebook Director Of Engineering Mike Curtis Joins Airbnb As VP, Engineering - Posted February 21, 2013
Former Facebook Director of Engineering Mike Curtis booked a reservation through ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Can Break Into The Markets Of Craigslist And Ebay - Posted February 18, 2013
Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with i... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram's Kevin Systrom Among Crunchies Awards Winners - Posted February 1, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark ... [AllFacebook]

Out for Undergraduate Technology Conference To Be Held At Facebook HQ Feb. 2 And 3 - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

Keep Your New Year's Resolution With The Help Of Facebook Apps - Posted January 2, 2013
What's the biggest resolution everyone makes on Jan. 1? Lose weight and be healthier. There are several Facebook applications tha... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg No. 2 On 'Fortune' 40 Under 40 - Posted October 11, 2012
Facebook finished second to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Rolls Out Shared Activity Plugin For Apps - Posted September 20, 2012
Facebook launched a new plugin Thursday that allows users of ... [AllFacebook]

Airbnb Founder: 'We've Had a Crash Course in Crisis Management' - Posted August 2, 2011
Over the past week or so, we've heard crazy stories of houses vandalized and goods stolen from people who rented their pla... [GalleyCat]

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