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How Airbnb used data to propel its growth to a $10B valuation

In an interview with Riley Newman, head of data science at Airbnb, we learned a valuable framework in thinking about concrete ways that data science helped prioritize product decisions and power Airbnb’s tremendous growth.

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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.