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The Bélo mark has established itself as the most iconic symbol among those of today’s tech unicorns

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From Airbnb to massive corporations, companies are openly taking a political stand. Will it last?

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Some of the great articles on Medium that we’ve been reading and talking about. Happy reading (and highlighting)!

The Airbnb logo is displayed on the Nasdaq digital billboard in Times Square in New York for its Wall Street debut on December 10, 2020. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images


The Ticker

In 2008, few believed the startup could convince people to open their homes to strangers. In 2020, they’re counting on it to rescue the travel industry.

The Airbnb iOS app download page is displayed on the Apple App store.
The Airbnb iOS app download page is displayed on the Apple App store.
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Number of the Day

Bookings on the platform collapsed when the pandemic hit, but rebounded within months

Marker Number of the Day: 300 — Up to how many miles most Airbnb guests traveled from their homes in August.
Marker Number of the Day: 300 — Up to how many miles most Airbnb guests traveled from their homes in August.
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No Mercy No Malice

Some are predicting a $30 billion valuation. Here’s why it could actually be a lot higher.

Airbnb logo displayed on a phone screen with bills in the background
Airbnb logo displayed on a phone screen with bills in the background
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An examination of more than a dozen companies reveals the nuances between gig platforms and their workers

Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the $72 million home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest unfair wages.
Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the $72 million home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest unfair wages.
Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the Beverly Hills home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest the first day of an “IPO cash out” and discriminatory wages on November 6, 2019. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

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