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Airbnb & Nest Partnership – A Huge Win for Google, Airbnb and Hosts, but is it Good for Guests?

By Scott Kirk We recently discussed Airbnb’s partnership with Nest (acquired by Google in January 2014 for $3.2B). The nuts and bolts of the partnership include Airbnb providing selected hosts with the Nest Learning Thermostat free of charge ($250 retail value) and access to Nest’s MyEnergy platform that allows hosts to track energy consumption, learn […]

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Velib’s Bicycle Sharing Program

By Hai I think the program has a bright future because it addresses a mega trend in the world. Bicycle sharing is the solution for congestion, pollution, and high density transportation. In fact, bicycle sharing is one of the most important components in the entire transportation system. In the foreseeable future, the more cities we […]

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