Category: Business / Startups

August 31, 2019

Airbnb Starts to Play Nice With Cities

The short-term rental startup has settled lawsuits with Boston and Miami, agreeing to turn over data officials say they need to police the industry.

by Paris Martineau in Business
August 26, 2019

Lambda School’s For-Profit Plan to Solve Student Debt

The online institution offers a coding education in exchange for a share of post-graduation income. Does this tuition model benefit students—or investors?

by Gregory Barber in Business
July 11, 2019

‘Blitzscaling’ Is Choking Innovation—and Wasting Money

Opinion: VCs are making bigger bets on fewer startups. It’s this unconsidered, money-slinging strategy that led to Uber’s and Lyft’s dud IPOs.

by Leonard Sherman in Business
June 24, 2019

How 9 People Built an Illegal $5M Airbnb Empire in New York

City officials say the network converted residential units in 36 buildings, earning more than $5 million for booking 24,330 rooms and housing 63,873 guests.

by Paris Martineau in Business