WeHostels responds to high international demand by adding four new languages and two new currencies into its mobile app for booking budget accommodation.
Guest Post Getting two sides of a market together requires an initial (preferably face-to-face) spark, followed by a unique combination of hack and hustle.
Consumer attitudes and behaviors surrounding renting, borrowing, and leasing items, versus ownership, are shifting around the country, according to a study conducted by Sunrun and Harris Interactive.
Guest Post With all the money and effort being poured into mobile right now, why is engagement so low? Mobile developers keep on making the same mistakes.
Guest Post Living in the technology and startup ecosystem, we are constantly bombarded with the latest hot new app, device, technology, or company. They get their 15 minutes of fame and then something newer, hotter, and latest-er comes along to replace them. But every now and then, something sticks around for a while.
Guest Post People who work using TaskRabbit, Airbnb, Lyft, and GetAround can make a surprising amount of money.
Locals know best. That's the reason Airbnb just acquired Localmind, an expert at connecting inquisitive travelers to locals in the know.
Guest Post With the holidays upon us, we thought we’d take a look at how ready our index startups are for two great holiday traditions – shopping and travel. Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, holiday vacations, and winter storms, these sites are about to get a workout.
Community-powered hotel alternative Airbnb today launched Neighborhoods to help travelers pick places to stay in communities best suited to their particular tastes.
Living up to its potential as a community-powered hotel, Airbnb today changed its policies to allow do-gooders to offer up their spare spaces free of charge to displaced victims of superstorm Sandy.
A big ol' serving of today's funding news.
Psst. Word on the street is that famous serial investor Peter Thiel wants to pump $150 million into community-powered hotel alternative Airbnb.
Conway's latest viral video, which he describes as a "gift to San Francisco," is already making its rounds on the Internet. It's not surprising, given that the stars of the new video boast a combined 4.2 million Twitter followers.
Housetrip, a London-based marketplace for travel accommodation, has raised $40 million from European investors.
Mobile now accounts for 26 percent of all traffic to Airbnb, the community-powered hotel alternative that lets people list and book everything from couches to castles.
Four successful entrepreneurs talk about disruption and the challenges they had getting airborne.
Dave McClure is one of the most prominent angel investors in Silicon Valley -- and possibly the world. His accelerator, 500 Startups, will fund its 500th company sometime this year. And no, in answer to "all the stupid questions," 500 Startups will not shut its doors after reaching that number.
He may also take the prize for most F-bombs per sentence of any investor.
Ever camped in your backyard as a kid? UK-based startup Camp in my Garden is reviving that rustic charm by allowing homeowners to offer up their gardens as campgrounds to anyone for a reasonable price. Think of it as AirBnB meets the outdoors.
Courtesy of Airbnb, 60,000 people couch-crashed, apartment-surfed, castle-raided, and island-borrowed on Saturday, August 4.