Can Airbnb Stand Up to Its Competitors?

Can Airbnb Stand Up to Its Competitors?

In 2008, Airbnb disrupted the vacation rental market with a then-new system of “peer to peer” home-sharing arrangements. But since then, a number of competitors have popped up, including Vacasa, which just secured $103 million in venture funding. In the...
Scammers Take Aim at Richard Branson

Scammers Take Aim at Richard Branson

People who run scams don’t just try to dupe ordinary people. British billionaire Sir Richard Branson is going public about almost being swindled out of $5 million in a scheme in which he was asked to pay a ransom on a diplomat who had allegedly been kidnapped. In...
The World Is Facing a Wine Shortage

The World Is Facing a Wine Shortage

Oenophiles are worried. Between bad harvests in Europe and the fires raging through California’s wine country—not to mention low production in the southern hemisphere—wine is expected to be in short supply. The wine shortage will almost certainly lead to higher...
Snapchat to Let You Book Uber Rides

Snapchat to Let You Book Uber Rides

It’s a match made in social app heaven. Snapchat users will now be able to use the popular social media app to book a ride through Uber or Lyft. Users will also be able to book restaurant reservations to establishments featured on the app. This is courtesy of a new...
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