30 posts and columns on Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Airbnb is primarily additive. I don’t think it’s stealing much share from urban hotels. I think it’s serving people who didn’t travel because they were scared, or couldn’t afford it, or use it because it’s an antidote to loneliness. A room in someone’s house is not as valuable as a room at the Helmsley.
IAC’s Barry Diller, whose portfolio includes both Expedia and Match.com, talking to Bloomberg Businessweek
Everyone’s a Critic, and Everyone Is a Publisher: Brad Stone on MacKenzie Bezos on Brad Stone on Jeff Bezos
I’m grateful to MacKenzie and to every other thoughtful reviewer who shares their perspectives on my book and on this remarkable story.
– Bloomberg Businessweek reporter and Jeff Bezos biographer Brad Stone, responding to a one-star review of his new book from MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff Bezos’s wife. MacKenzie Bezos wrote her review of “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” on Amazon.com; Stone published his response on Bloomberg’s site.
It was fine before the Internet. But now with the Internet, it’s gotten very vicious and very personal. You just say, ‘Why do I need to do this?’
– George Lucas, still wincing from the reaction to the new “Star Wars” movies, in Bloomberg Businessweek’s story on a $4 billion Lucasfilm/Disney deal
I haven’t met Marissa, but from what I’ve read and heard about her, I suspect she’s an excellent person to lead Yahoo into the next stage.
– Former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who now heads e-commerce start-up ShopRunner. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Thompson has little else to say about his brief Yahoo tenure.