“Airbnb for X” has become one of the common pitches in the startup world. But how far will Airbnb itself expand? CEO Brian Chesky outlined some of his ambitions for the company’s future while on-stage this morning at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen.
For one thing, he says Airbnb will stay focused on travel, rather than turning into a market where people can trade and share… → Read More
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel offered wildly differing views on the state of the technology industry last night at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference. During their after-dinner panel, the tone remained amiable, but Thiel, in particular, managed to get some memorable jabs in.
For example, when talking about Google, Thiel said the “intellectually… → Read More
The debate over whether the Facebook IPO was or wasn’t a disaster is probably getting a bit tired, but at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, the magazine’s managing editor Andy Serwer couldn’t resist asking venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, albeit indirectly.
Andreessen is on Facebook’s board of directors, which makes it irresistible to ask him about the IPO, but also means that… → Read More