Liz Gannes

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Airbnb Grew a Ton in 2012

Airbnb is releasing some 2012 milestones this morning. The peer-to-peer accommodation site has helped host four million total guests, up from one million at the end of 2011. Also, the service grew to 300,000 listings from 120,000 the prior year. So, how much money did Airbnb make in 2012? It’s not saying.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work