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qz.com — So is it legal or not to use Airbnb in New York City? Earlier this week, a New York City judge likened an apartment rented out through the online service to an "illegal hotel" and fined the offender, Nigel Warren, $2,400. But what about everyone else?
medium.com — There are two big problems with reading about what made other companies successful: 1. Correlation is not Causation Google is one of the most successful companies ever. Google gives its employees the ability to spend 20% of their time on whatever they want. Therefore, 20% time is a great idea.
tnooz.com — NB: This is a guest article from Gary Leff, a frequent flier mileage expert who blogs at View from the Wing. It's finally happening. TripAdvisor is going to go big in hotel metasearch as a way to drive bookings. The announcement made me wonder about the bigger picture: How is the industry evolving?
theawl.com — Cody Brown, of Scrollkit, made a replica of the ballyhooed New York Times "Snow Fall" story-in about an hour. Naturally, the Times made a copyright complaint: he was, after all, using their images and whatnot! So he removed it. Then they insisted that he "remove any reference to the New York Times" from his website.
hotelchatter.com — 5 Hotel Booking Sites You Should Know About and Use One of the questions we get asked the most (after "Can you get me a free hotel room?") is, "What hotel booking site do you use?"
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