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How lowering costs is the new disruption

Every day we hear about investors chasing the new, shiny innovations that can add to the top line, but what about that other line — the bottom line?

Startup Shootout: Which startup sites are ready for holiday prime time?

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.

Airbnb helps Sandy victims find free housing

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.