Brian Chesky

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Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I’m a real person who wants to eat delicious stuff’. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times

Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at Marcus, the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel, London, just as the lunch service is getting started. Perfec(...)

Kanye West has billed this week’s Yeezy release as his brand’s “largest drop ever” in a bid to “democratise” access to the $220 shoes.  Photograph: PA Wire

This Friday will see two iconic consumer products go head-to-head on shopping streets for the first time. The launch of the largest and most expensiv(...)

Chris Lehane: “Ultimately a basic question is begin called about do we want to live in an open world or a closed world.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s not every day you sit across a table from someone who was dubbed the “master of disaster”. But Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s head of policy, is certainl(...)

Staycity chief executive Tom Walsh, whose goal is to grow the aparthotel business from 2,000 units to 15,000 over the next four years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Back when the idea of renting out an airbed mattress in his apartment was just a glimmer in Airbnb founder Brian Chesky’s eye, a pair of Irish brother(...)

Aisling Hassell, the head of Airbnb in Ireland: “I would hope we would replicate the success of Google, which now has about 7,000 people in Ireland, and Facebook, which has about 6,000.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Airbnb, the global accommodation sharing website, could double its employee numbers in Ireland to 1,000 over the next three to five years, the head of(...)

Aisling Hassell: the average income earned by an Airbnb host in Ireland is €3,500. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s Wednesday lunchtime in Dundrum and tipping down with rain. The umbrella poking out of the door of the single-storey red-brick on the narrow lanew(...)

Groups can now pay their own share on the accommdation website, meaning no one person is responsible for the whole fee.

When travelling with a group there is always the possibility that someone will not pay their share and the booker gets stuck covering the lot. Airbnb (...)

Airbnb: tech start-up grew with the help of a 52-year-old industry hospitality veteran. Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

A growing number of people feel like an old carton of milk, with an expiration date stamped on their wrinkled foreheads. One paradox of our time is (...)

Smoking cost the world economy more than €1.3 trillion in 2012

In numbers: Economic drag €1.3 trillion Cost of smoking to the world economy in 2012, according to a new study by the World Health Organisation ((...)

Donald Trump: Last July, more than 140 inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers and business leaders in the technology sector wrote a protest letter against him. Photograph:  Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images

With Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States just two days away, there must be quite a few business leaders who are ner(...)

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