The number of downloads an application has is fast becoming an important metric for businesses that traditionally rely on traffic outside of the mobile arena. The reason is simple: people are now using mobile devices (sometimes exclusively) to access their favorite services. Travel booking site Airbnb is perhaps one of the first to notice this [...]October 10th, 2012 by Anthony West
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There’s no stopping Airbnb now; the popular online short-stay marketplace has just surpassed the 10 million nightly bookings. And some people have even started calling it a ‘business’ of all things. Airbnb was founded back in 2008 and back then the idea of using the internet to book short-stay accommodation wasn’t mainstream in the least. [...]July 6th, 2012 by Anthony West
Online hospitality website Airbnb seems to have hit the sweet spot where bookings are concerned and is now having one of its best periods ever. The company release some interesting data about its performance and one of the things that stood out was the sizable growth in business that it generated over the course of [...]February 9th, 2012 by Anthony West