[VIDEO] Brian Chesky Reflections on Guest Experience

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Brian Chesky won the Collaborative Consumption Award at this year’s Crunchies Awards, TechCrunch’s annual award ceremony for the tech industry. In the video after the jump Chesky discusses the company’s plans for 2013, positing that the company’s focus will be in providing an even better guest experience. Continue reading

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Zillow Expands Like A Marshmallow In A Microwave

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Looks like business is booming for online real estate service company Zillow. Continue reading

Paul Hagey, Zillow Co-Founder: Follow the Kids

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Here’s a brief-but-cool chat Inman News had with Rich Barton of Zillow. Mr. Barton calls the Zillow team “technology optimists,” particularly when it comes to the mobile revolution, and advises everyone to keep an eye on the kids, the future of technology! Continue reading

The Wire Interview: Attache Corporate Housing Founder & Owner, Tim Touchette

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

Hey folks! We have a great interview for you this week, this time with Tim Touchette, founder and owner of Attache Corporate Housing (Attache Property Management LLC). Continue reading

New Arguments and Terminology Emerge in the Short-Term Rentals Debate

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Some new arguments and terminology are starting to emerge in the debate around short-term (“vacation”) rentals. ¬†Arguments for and against the practice of renting out a property for periods of less than 30 days are typically easy to predict, but because short-term rental regulation is now being considered by city councils across the country, we’re starting to see some new and more incisive perspectives on the issue. Continue reading