On Wednesday, Pando’s Carmel DeAmicis described AirBnB’s mixed success in staying ahead of customer service and public relations hitches. Hours later, I was being ushered into the Milan Suite, an office space on the fourth floor of Airbnb’s cavernous Brannan St. headquarters, for a sit-down with Chip Conley, the company’s head of global hospitality. The suite is one of several such spaces on the campus modeled to the exact decor of real Airbnb rentals.
California's Lieutenant Governor makes a push for open government, but the state remains a mostly closed book
Yesterday, the State of California took a giant leap for statekind, though to most it will likely seem a small step. The occasion was the launch of the new California State Lands Commission data portal, the result of a partnership brokered by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom with Mountain View-based Opengov, a company that creates data-visualization software for the web.
The transportation of alcohol across the US has long involved adventure and innovation.