The week in review: Airbnb is just the beginning

The week in review: Airbnb is only the beginning

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If there is a collective theme to some of the technical counter-reaction to the last couple of years, it was an evolving vision in the direction of the platform-responsibility.

Social media platforms have, in the meantime, the lion’s share of the previous discussion. This was largely due to the political landscape, and scolds with the two liberals and conservatives, how the site handles content and police. The prevailing libertarian view is that the tech platforms were not responsible for what was enabled by their platforms fallen out of fashion.

as it continues to surprise me is how little accountability or expectations, there still seems to be for the marketplace platforms. Language is managed is an important part of the internet, but so is buying and selling, and it shocked me how big some Start-UPS without the delivery of some basic buyer protection.

Due to several large studies from the Wall Street Journal, we have seen how fast and loose Amazon the game with third-party providers has always been free reign on the site. There are countless stories of fraudsters to infiltrate sites like Airbnb and eBay have been and are operating in the grey areas that allow them to rip-off buyers. Last week, a reporter for Vice, a crushing deep-supplied diving is a Scam they fell victim to the Airbnb platform.

This week, announced Airbnb, that from next year they will pledge to check all of your listings, something that seems more than a little overdue. Behind the features, posted on their platform was to check the last box before you drive a car to the IPO-hoop.

More of our history:

Airbnb  properties will soon be reviewed, the amenities for the accuracy of the photos, addresses, list, details, cleanliness, safety, and basic home-to a company-wide E-Mail sent by Airbnb co-founder and chief executive officer Brian Chesky on Wednesday.

Airbnb is just another one of the highly valued Start-up was tried, the past of least resistance to oversized value in the future. Checking the properties is a difficult issue to cling to. Sellers are certainly not the only impostor on Airbnb, and the buyers will abuse this new system is a guarantee. But both sides keep a certain kind of satisfaction equilibrium is chaotic, is Airbnb, the God-given task.

Airbnb has collected more grumbling, as the most due to the bad experiences of customers, but it is only a harbinger of what is to come next. 2020 is a presidential election year in the United States that the public has, perhaps, yet with rebukes Zuckerberg to give the market places due to their watchful eye in the near term, but the bell tolls for these marketplaces, it would be wise for you to pay attention to the writing on the wall.

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To the rest of the news of the week.

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Trends of the week

Here are a couple of big news, from big companies with green on the left, all the sweet, sweet added context:



  • Twitter Saudi-Arab infiltration
    One of the wild stories which was this week, as Saudi Arabia reportedly raised the sensitive contact info from Twitter, about the employees of the company that paid for it. There is a lot in this saga, and while Twitter seems to be the most things right, it’s a pretty nightmarish scenario.
  • the

  • T-Mobile and Sprint get hitched
    Telekom-marriage of two of the United States ‘ top disabled four carriers of the last great hurdle, as the FCC gave the deal its blessing. There are still some remaining to wrap up legal hurdles for the two, in good faith, but this deal is done.
  • the

  • Adobe makes good on a promise
    The promise of tablet computing has always been a little ambitious in terms of timing, but Photoshop has finally arrived on the iPad, and with that, realized a decade-long wish-list item.

GAFA derailment

How do the top tech companies screw up this week? This clearly needs its own section to the wickedness:


  1. California is accused of not happy with Zuckerberg:
    [California to ignore Facebook subpoenas in state Cambridge Analytica investigation]
  2. the

  3. Google board is investigating a number of executive impropriety:
    [Alphabet board is to conduct the investigation execs over claims of sexual harassment, and other false]


to Disturb, Berlin

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It is hard to believe that it is already that time of year again, but we have just announced the agenda for Disrupt in Berlin and we have a couple of all-stars making their way to the stage. I’m going to it this year, get some tickets to come and say, hey!

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Published mon, 09 Nov 2019 21:00:28 +0000

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