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Airbnb's Brian Chesky: 'We Used To Create Content Online. Now We Create Industries'

Rewind: 5 must see videos from RoadMap 2011

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We are hosting our second GigaOM RoadMap conference on Monday, November 5, 2012 in San Francisco. It has an all-star speaker line-up that includes Perry Chen, CEO and co-founder of KickStarter, Evan Williams of Twitter & Obvious Corp., Kevin Systrom of Instagram, David Karp of Tumblr, Dave Gilboa of Warby...
Rewind: 5 must see videos from RoadMap 2011

Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

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Airbnb is about to take a very big bet against anonymity. Going further than any significant consumer tech company has before, the peer-to-peer travel accommodation site valued at $2.5 billion wants to combine users’ online and offline identities with a process that includes checking official photo IDs. It’s a gamble....
Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

Yahoo Acqui-hires Summly, The News Reader App From 17-Year-Old 'Boy Genius' Nick D'Aloisio

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Summly was founded back in mid-2011 by Nick D’Aloisio, a now 17-year-old English programmer who has been dubbed a “boy genius” for his precocious tech savvy and business sense. Late last year, the Summly app snapped up some $1 million in funding from big name investors including Li Ka...
Yahoo Acqui-hires Summly, The News Reader App From 17-Year-Old 'Boy Genius' Nick D'Aloisio

Payments Startup Balanced Raises $2 Million

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Balanced, a startup which focuses on bringing payments systems to network-based companies like Airbnb, Kickstarter and Etsy, announced Tuesday it raised $2 million in venture capital. Andreessen Horowitz participated in the round, along with CollabFund and a number of current and former Facebook employees. The three-person startup had already raised...
Payments Startup Balanced Raises $2 Million

Airbnb Makes A British Acquisition And The Timing Couldn't Be Better

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Airbnb has acquired British competitor Crashpadder for an undisclosed amount of money, reports The Next Web. Both companies operate in a similar fashion, connecting people who need a short-term living space to those who are offering it, in effect making anyone a landlord. The timing behind the acquisition is...
Airbnb Makes A British Acquisition And The Timing Couldn't Be Better

Socialcam Nabs A-List Angel Funding: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Ari Emmanuel, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More

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The race to be the “Instagram for video” is hotter than ever, and Socialcam, the app that spun out of video sharing pioneer Justin.tv last year and was part of Y Combinator’s winter 2012 class, is hustling hard for the lead. The company has raised seed funding from a group...
Socialcam Nabs A-List Angel Funding: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Ari Emmanuel, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More

Zuckerberg nemesis Aaron Greenspan sues Facebook again (plus the rest of Silicon Valley)

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Aaron Greenspan, the founder of Think Computer, creator of the FaceCash mobile payment system and (according to him) co-founder of Facebook, has been giving Mark Zuckerberg headaches for many years now, and the software entrepreneur is not resting easy. According to documents filed on 6 May, Think Computer has initiated...
Zuckerberg nemesis Aaron Greenspan sues Facebook again (plus the rest of Silicon Valley)

Watch Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Salute RISD, Whip Off His Robe, Dance Like Michael Jackson

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Picture the scene: It's 2004, and Brian Chesky, the future cofounder and CEO of Airbnb, runs up on stage in full cap and gown to the pulsating bass line of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Chesky's set to give the student commencement address at Rhode Island School of Design--but before reaching...
Watch Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Salute RISD, Whip Off His Robe, Dance Like Michael Jackson

Guy Who 'Hates To Be A Curmudgeon' Explains Why Yahoo Buying A 17-Year-Old's Startup For $30 Million Makes No Sense

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When a startup sells for multiple millions, other founders are left reeling. "Why him, not me?" they wonder. One Y Combinator founder, Origami's Vibhu Horby, vented publicly about this in a post that rose to the top of Hacker News over night. His article, "The Summly deal makes no sense"...
Guy Who 'Hates To Be A Curmudgeon' Explains Why Yahoo Buying A 17-Year-Old's Startup For $30 Million Makes No Sense
PandoMonthly Los Angeles with NastyGal's Sophia Amoruso, the full interview

Balanced nabs Eventbrite exec Patrick Breitenbach as Operations chief to boost its global expansion

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Balanced, the payment service that’s designed to help facilitate all the financial issues a marketplace typically needs to worry about, has picked up Patrick Breitenbach as its Vice President of Operations. Previously, he held the Operations role at event planning service Eventbrite. The company says that Breitenbach was brought on...
Balanced nabs Eventbrite exec Patrick Breitenbach as Operations chief to boost its global expansion
Brian Chesky: I lived on Cap'n McCains and O'Bama O's got AirBnB out of debt

Looking to go local? Airbnb rolls out neighborhood product to help you fit in

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Airbnb, the hip travel site allowing you to book a room in a local apartment — or a local treehouse — is rolling out Airbnb neighborhoods on Tuesday, a new product that will allow visitors to search by neighborhood within large cities to get the right travel experience they’re looking...
Looking to go local? Airbnb rolls out neighborhood product to help you fit in
VIDEO: The heads of Airbnb, AngelList, and Etsy share the secrets of the sharing economy

Mobile Video Sharing App Socialcam Acquired By Autodesk For $60 Million

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There’s been a race on over the last year among mobile video sharing apps, many of which have sought to replicate the same type of success that Instagram had with photo sharing. We’ve seen a number of startups — like Socialcam, Viddy, and Klip — trying to attract new users...
Mobile Video Sharing App Socialcam Acquired By Autodesk For $60 Million

Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

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Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital will join the board of directors of Airbnb, the lodging marketplace that's one of the most-watched private companies in Silicon Valley today, Business Insider has learned. Lin and an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed his hire to us on Friday, after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced it...
Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

The 17-Year-Old That Yahoo Paid $30 Million Was Renting His Startup's Core Technology

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Yahoo's weird-looking Summly acquisition is looking weirder by the minute. Yahoo made big news this week when it bought Summly, a startup with a 17-year-old CEO named Nick D'Aloisio, for $30 million. The acquisition was led by Yahoo HR boss Jackie Reeses. Before Yahoo shut it down, Summly was an...
The 17-Year-Old That Yahoo Paid $30 Million Was Renting His Startup's Core Technology

Airbnb acquires its British competitor Crashpadder just in time for the Olympics

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In its continuing conquest to dominate Europe, Airbnb has just acquired its British competitor Crashpadder for an undisclosed sum. Both companies offer the same peer-to-peer accommodation marketplace, i.e. a chance for homeowners, renters and landlords to monetize their spare room, and for visitors to enjoy alternative housing options instead of hotels or...
Airbnb acquires its British competitor Crashpadder just in time for the Olympics

VIDEO: Peter Thiel, Brian Chesky and others weigh in on what's wrong with education

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This month we’re launching our “Online .EDU” series presented by Accel Partners devoted to finding innovation in the world of ed-tech. Sarah Lacy opened up the series earlier today with a look at the huge potential (and refreshingly understated hype) of online learning. But before we can go about fixing education, it’s important...
VIDEO: Peter Thiel, Brian Chesky and others weigh in on what's wrong with education
Balanced adds $2M from Andreessen Horowitz, CollabFund into its checkbook

The Silicon Valley 100: 1-100

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Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, David Ebersman Tim Cook Jeff Weiner David Drummond David Sacks Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy Dave Duffield, Aneel Bhusri Godfrey Sullivan Marissa Mayer Elon Musk Larry Page Jony Ive Andy Rubin Peter Thiel, Jim Breyer, Yuri Milner, Mark Pincus Jeremy...
The Silicon Valley 100: 1-100

Here's A Review Of Our Lovely Evening With Airbnb's Charming Founders

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Airbnb invited us and some other members of the press to meet CEO Brian Chesky, CTO Nate Blecharczyk, and chief product officer Joe Gebbia in a private home in San Francisco. In fact, it was one of the 3,000-plus places in the city that are listed on Airbnb, a service...
Here's A Review Of Our Lovely Evening With Airbnb's Charming Founders
Instagram's Kevin Systrom Takes "Founder Of The Year" At The 2012 Crunchies

VIDEO: AirBnB boss: 'Trust is the currency'

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Brian Chesky, chief executive and co-founder of the AirBnB accommodation booking site, explains the principles behind his site....
VIDEO: AirBnB boss: 'Trust is the currency'
Airbnb crashes the London Olympics with buy of U.K. rival
PandoMonthly with Naval Ravikant post-event recap
Tickets for PandoMonthly SF with Dropbox's Drew Houston on sale now!
Starting a business: Idea, check. Investors, check. Legality?
Airbnb Is Gonna Need to See Some ID, Ma'am
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