Local Austin Bookstore for Poetry Fans

Save The Printed Word In Austin

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Have a few hours off? Are you a poetry fanatic? A bibliophile? If you answered yes to any of those questions, head on down to Write Bloody, the newest independent bookstore owned by Derrick Brown, who also runs the label and printing press of the same name. Support the printed word! Continue reading

Free Thursdays at Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX

Blanton Museum Of Art In Austin Texas Fine Art Paintings Prints Drawings

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Dear Metrosetter travelers in Austin, Texas:

In town on the third Thursday of the month? Head on over to Blanton Museum of Art for free events and programs and extended hours. Not in town on the third Thursday? That’s okay. You can check out their permanent collection for free every Thursday, nonetheless. The collection includes European Paintings, American and Contemporary, Latin American, Prints and Drawings, and more. Continue reading

Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, Makes Radical Predictions About the Future

Airbnb Future of The Sharing Economy

Courtesy of Flickr user: LeWEB12

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Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, spoke at the PhoCusWright conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, earlier this month, and his ideas about the future and the sharing economy have created a flurry of controversy on the Internet.  In Chesky’s vision of the future, most are nomadic and have few material possessions, and the short-term rental and hotel industries peacefully coexist. Utopian, or not? Continue reading

Trulia Expands Into Apartment Rentals in Partnership with Primedia

Trulia to Expand To Vacation and Short Term Rentals

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Trulia is adding over 5 million apartment rental listings to its website after partnering with Primedia, the parent of ApartmentGuide.com. Is this a sign that Trulia will eventually look to dip its toes into the vacation rental market as well? Continue reading

The Wire Interview: Roomorama.com Marketing Manager, Cherry Bacolod

Roomorama Marketing Manager Interview

Roomorama co-founders Jia En Teo & Federico Folcia

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In this edition of the Wire Interview, we spoke with Cherry Bacolod, Marketing Manager of Roomorama.com. Continue reading