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TitleThe upstarts : How Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world
Author Brad Stone
ImprintLondon : Bantam, 2017
Descript x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


Part I: Side projects. The trough of sorrow : the early years of Airbnb -- Jam sessions : the early years of Uber -- The nonstarters : SeamlessWeb, Taxi Magic, Cabulous, Couchsurfing, Zimride -- The growth hacker : How Airbnb took off -- Blood, sweat, and ramen : how Uber conquered San Francisco -- Part II: Empire building. The wartime CEO : Airbnb fights on two fronts -- The playbook : Uber's expansion begins -- Travis's law : The rise of ridesharing -- Too big to regulate : Airbnb's fight in New York City -- Part III: The trial of the upstarts. God view : Uber's rough ride -- Escape velocity : Fights and fables with Airbnb -- Global mega-unicorn death match! : Uber versus the world

Airbnb (Firm) Uber (Firm) New business enterprises -- United States -- Case studies Entrepreneurship -- United States -- Case studies Electronic commerce -- United States Bed and breakfast accommodations -- United States -- 21st century Ridesharing -- United States -- 21st century

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