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Is the Sharing Economy Set Up to Help or Turn a Profit When Disaster Strikes?

BY Rebecca Chao | Friday, August 15 2014

Faces of Airbnb hosts who offered free housing during Hurricane Sandy (screenshot)

During Hurricane Sandy, many users of peer-to-peer platforms like Airbnb and TaskRabbit offered free housing or reduced prices to victims of the disaster. But others took advantage of those in need and raised prices. Can the sharing economy resolve its inherent contradictions? Read More

Departures Continue Among White House Tech Staff

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 8 2011

Politico notes the rising unease about the recent string of departures among the White House's tech staff. White House Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will leave in August. Deputy chief technology officer Beth ... Read More

New White House Deputy CTO Vein To Open-Goverment Advocates: 'Cause Trouble'

BY Nick Judd | Monday, March 7 2011

White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation Chris Vein, left, with Union Square Ventures Partner Brad Burnham at TransportationCamp East on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy TransportationCamp / Flickr ... Read More