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  • [New] From Airbnb to Uber, disruptive companies often have to delicately navigate municipal rules and regulations, including zoning laws, in order to operate in densely populated urban centers. AFN
  • [New] Platform commons could allow people to share their material resources without having to pay ridiculous unnecessary fees to private platforms like AirBnB or Uber. Commons Network
  • [New] Airbnb saw an opportunity to render support when turmoil spread across Afghanistan as the U.S. announced the withdrawal of military forces. Global Trade Magazine
  • At least two-thirds of all guest arrivals on Airbnb take place outside of traditional tourist areas, and 72 to 93% of Airbnb listings are located outside of areas that are at risk for overtourism. Innovation & Tech Today
  • Airbnb is offering free short-term housing for up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and will work with neighboring European states to provide long-term stays. The Tent Partnership for Refugees
  • Employers might work with Airbnb, for example, which is offering free, short-term housing for up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine - a service it also provided in the past for refugees from Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan. HR Dive
  • With Russia's invasion prompting more than 2 million people to flee Ukraine, Airbnb has volunteered up to 100,000 homes to house Ukrainian refugees, which could reach as many as 4 million people. Triple Pundit
  • Airbnb Inc. is offering free short-term housing for up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing the Russian invasion of their country and will work with neighboring European states to provide long-term stays. BloombergQuint
  • TPSOs like Ebay, Uber and Airbnb will have to start reporting income to the IRS for many people who earn relatively small amounts in the gig economy. Wolters Kluwer
  • Disruptive companies like Uber in the travel sector, or Airbnb in tourism, waited 10 and 12 years, respectively, before going public. Globes
  • Just as Airbnb and Uber opened up the hospitality and transportation markets to any willing participant, emerging platforms will enable independent stores to compete online and capture much broader markets. MIT Sloan
  • Gig economy has been concentrated in the ride-hailing industry and online rental such as Airbnb, adding that uptake of online professional services was expected to spike by 2023. Business Daily
  • With the successful IPOs of Airbnb and DoorDash at the end of the year, along with increasing SPAC and M&A activity, VC optimism on exit potential will translate to an increased volume of investments and a return to pre-COVID valuations. Artificial Lawyer
  • Airbnb created economic opportunities for Cubans to create new income streams and open their homes and lives to foreign visitors. Rest of World
  • The disruption from Amazon to bricks and mortar retailing; from AirBnB to hotels; from Netflix to traditional TV; from Uber to taxis, and from Monzo to big banking shows how quickly new models can undermine traditional industries.
  • Vacasa is using tech to disrupt the hospitality industry, similar to companies such as Airbnb, which is expected to go public next year, and HomeAway, which was acquired by Expedia for $3.9 billion in 2015. GeekWire
  • 2019 will see brands create their own bespoke fonts which sites like Uber, Airbnb and IMB already do very well. Digital Doughtnut
  • Airbnb may have a difficult time finding ample numbers of hosts to meet demand, and there is the looming question on how short-term rentals will fare when Covid-induced lockdowns and other travel restrictions substantially decrease. Skift
  • Airbnb hopes that AirCover will incentivise more hosts to allow pets.
  • There are numerous startups or products that have faltered in Germany for reasons such as violating personal data laws or being 'too disruptive', like Airbnb and Uber.
  • Airbnb says its surveys show people plan to continue extended getaways. Axios

Last updated: 29 May 2022