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Airbnb Hosts to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:59am

The company's goal is to help house 100,000 healthcare professionals, relief workers, and first responders around the world.

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  • The company's goal is to help house 100,000 healthcare professionals, relief workers, and first responders around the world.
  • "We've heard from countless hosts around the world who want to provide a comforting home to heroic first responders.
  • To enable healthcare providers and other COVID-19 responders to find housing, Airbnb will be working with businesses, nonprofits and government & emergency management agencies supporting these responders.
  • I applaud Airbnb for working under conditions of such uncertainty to provide housing for first responders and medical staff working in this pandemic.

Work from Home (WFH) Posture Guidance Software offered Free during crisis

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 3:20pm

Brightday hopes to help people forced into work from home (WFH) or unassigned work environments with the first computer software solution that uses AI and augmented reality to bring better posture to computer users.

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  • Brightday hopes to help people forced into work from home (WFH) or unassigned work environments with the first computer software solution that uses AI and augmented reality to bring better posture to computer users.
  • Brightday's solution teaches and encourages better posture while you work on your computer and is currently used by innovative companies like Airbnb.
  • Richard Gray (CEO): "Our mission is to help keep you healthy while you work regardless of where you are working.
  • We are offering Brightday for free during the current COVID-19 crisis however long it lasts.

Swedish-Vietnamese Tech from Fram^ Powers Fashion Sharing Economy in Sweden

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:00am

The Gemme model doesn't require production of new fashion, which makes everything that happens on the platform more sustainable.

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  • The Gemme model doesn't require production of new fashion, which makes everything that happens on the platform more sustainable.
  • Other rental services own their inventory and still put orders to fashion brands, which drives production.
  • From a digital perspective, marketplaces like eBay, Airbnb, Uber and Lyft, Alibaba, and Instacart, have become some of the most impactful companies in the world economy.
  • Fram^ has supported a number of marketplaces and rapidly growing fashion, brand and e-commerce related companies across the world; including global players from South East Asia to USA and Sweden.

Brightday Ergonomics Guidance Software for Better Posture offered for FREE during COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 3:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Brightday announced that it is offering its normally subscription-based software to individuals for free for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Brightday announced that it is offering its normally subscription-based software to individuals for free for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Brightday hopes to help people forced into work from home (WFH) or unassigned work environments with the first computer software solution that uses AI and augmented reality to bring better posture to computer users.
  • Brightday's solution teaches and encourages better posture while you work on your computer and is currently used by innovative companies like Airbnb.
  • We are offering Brightday for free during the current COVID-19 crisis however long it lasts.

Airbnb Launches $1 Million Fund for the World's Most Unique Home Ideas

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Airbnb is searching for the world's wildest home ideas and has launched a $1 million fund to make them a reality.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Airbnb is searching for the world's wildest home ideas and has launched a $1 million fund to make them a reality.
  • The Unique Airbnb Fund is the company's first-ever $1 million program designed to find and help finance the most unconventional and unusual livable spaces on the planet.
  • "I'm thrilled to join Airbnb in this global search for the most outrageous, spectacular home ideas ever.
  • "The Unique Airbnb Fund is a great initiative that makes hospitality exciting.

Vacation Rental Market 2020-2024 | Technological Advances to Boost Growth | Technavio

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:00pm

Our vacation rental market report covers the following areas:

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  • Our vacation rental market report covers the following areas:
    This study identifies the adoption of effective promotional strategies as one of the prime reasons driving the vacation rental market growth during the next few years.
  • We provide a detailed analysis of around 25 vendors operating in the vacation rental market, including some of the vendors such as 9flats.com Pte Ltd., Airbnb Inc., Booking Holdings Inc., Expedia Group Inc., Hotelplan Holding AG, MakeMyTrip Pvt.
  • Backed with competitive intelligence and benchmarking, our research reports on the vacation rental market are designed to provide entry support, customer profile, and M&As as well as go-to-market strategy support.
  • Their research and analysis focus on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions.

Surf Air Announces Acquisition Of Aviation Marketplace BlackBird

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 1:12pm

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Surf Air ( www.SurfAir.com ), the leader in shared private aviation, announced the acquisition today of fast-growing online aviation marketplace BlackBird ( www.flyBlackBird.com ).

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  • LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Surf Air ( www.SurfAir.com ), the leader in shared private aviation, announced the acquisition today of fast-growing online aviation marketplace BlackBird ( www.flyBlackBird.com ).
  • With this acquisition the company has created Surf Air Mobility Corporation, whose mission is to transform the 50-400 mile mobility market.
  • Says Surf Air advisor Jonathan Mildenhall, CEO of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand and former CMO of Airbnb, "I am truly excited about how this acquisition will transform the trajectory of the Surf Air platform.
  • "I congratulate the management teams of Surf Air and BlackBird on this industry-transforming merger," said Dennis Phelps, general partner at Institutional Venture Partners, one of Surf Air's largest investors.

Airbnb Survey Finds Black Americans Setting Top Travel Trends in 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 4:20pm

The Black travel trends survey was commissioned by Airbnb and conducted by Morning Consult as part of a national sample of 5,445 American adults who were surveyed from December 23, 2019 January 2, 2020.

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  • The Black travel trends survey was commissioned by Airbnb and conducted by Morning Consult as part of a national sample of 5,445 American adults who were surveyed from December 23, 2019 January 2, 2020.
  • Based on Airbnb internal data measuring year-over-year growth of bookings for guest arrivals from the United States to Ghana in 2020.
  • Cassidy Blackwell is the Director of Global Editorial on the Airbnb Communications Team.
  • It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

Neighbor.com Taps Andreessen Horowitz to Lead $10 Million Series A Funding

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 1:15pm

LEHI, Utah, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Neighbor.com,the self-storage marketplace disruptor, today announced it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

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  • LEHI, Utah, Jan. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Neighbor.com,the self-storage marketplace disruptor, today announced it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
  • Jeff Jordan, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz and former eBay, PayPal and OpenTable executive who currently sits on the boards of Airbnb, Instacart, Lime and Pinterest, will join the Neighbor Board of Directors.
  • This funding round is a major step toward building the Neighbor marketplace across the United States and beyond, creating a fair, common-sense storage marketplace in every community."
  • Jordan announced Andreessen Horowitz's involvement in the $10 million funding round and his new position on Neighbor's board today at the 2020 Silicon Slopes Tech Summit in Salt Lake City.

Homestead Modern and HHD Holdings Building Pause House Project as Small Homes Gain Popularity

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 1:45pm

Upon completion in March, they will enter the short-term vacation rental market (Airbnb) with Homestead Modern as manager.

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  • Upon completion in March, they will enter the short-term vacation rental market (Airbnb) with Homestead Modern as manager.
  • "We are very excited about the Pause House project because we believe this is the perfect product for the growing vacation rental market in the High Desert," said Dave McAdam, founder and co-owner of Homestead Modern.
  • Additionally, Pause House is a tip of the hat for us to the spirit of the original jackrabbit homestead cabins that proliferated in the High Desert after World War II.
  • We see Pause House as bringing that much-loved vernacular into the modern era."