PayPal Invades Gas Stations

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The line between online and offline continues to be blurred as travelers will soon be able to pay for gas at gas pumps with — you guessed it! — PayPal. Continue reading

The Wire Interview: Kamo Housing Owner, Andrey Kamogari

KAMO-LOGO transparent [Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

The Wire Interview is a continuing series of interviews with players in the corporate housing industry.

This week we present a special chat we had with Andrey Kamogari, owner of Kamo Housing, an interesting company working within three different sects of the temporary housing industry, namely, corporate housing, homestays, and shared apartments. Continue reading

[VIDEO] In Austin it Pays to Procrastinate

AustinSkyline-Lou-Neff-Point-2010[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Here’s a video from a local news channel in Austin, Texas, about what the city’s three-month-old short-term rental ordinance has been met with by the the multitude. In a word: Procrastination.  Continue reading

[VIDEO] Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff Cashes In On Mobile

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Below is an informative interview with Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow, in which he talks about the key to Zillow’s monetization on mobile. Continue reading

Justin Bieber Catches the Furnished Rental Bug

justin-bieber-2012_3000x2299_98662[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

It appears that Justin Bieber has caught the furnished rental bug going around as of late.  The image below shows Bieber, founder Mazy Kazerooni and recording artist Brandon “Bei Maejor” Green chillin’ at an “Airbnb mansion.” Continue reading