The web startup has thrived by making it easy to list and find rooms to rent. But CEO Brian Chesky thinks the site can be an eBay for the social age.
FORTUNE -- The house-sharing website Airbnb lists 4,881 apartments for rent in Paris, but CEO Brian Chesky is paying a lot of attention to listings like the one for a parking spot in Île-de-France for $20 a night. Strange things MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 3, 2012 5:00 AM ET
An exclusive look inside CEO Ben Silbermann's social media sensation.
FORTUNE -- Ben Silbermann can't stop staring at the refrigerators. The Pinterest co-founder and CEO and I are standing in the break room of his company's garage-size Palo Alto office. He's just flown back from Austin's SXSW interactive festival, and a redesign of his website is two days away. It's all a little overwhelming. But at this moment his full attention MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Mar 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
How does the social media giant really work? Read this story before you buy the stock.
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FORTUNE -- On a Friday morning not long ago, Mark Zuckerberg gathered his troops for a much-anticipated all-hands meeting at Facebook's brand-new headquarters. It was billed as a not-to-be-missed event. Employees who were traveling were encouraged to return to the mother ship, and those in New York, Dublin, Hyderabad, and other satellite MOREMar 1, 2012 5:00 AM ET
In the week prior to Facebook's IPO announcement, Renren's stock leapt by more than 60%, which comes as welcome relief to Joseph Chen, the social networking site's CEO. Here's how he plans to keep things rosy. By Bill PowellFeb 7, 2012 1:54 PM ET
If there is a guru of networking, it is Reid Hoffman. Here he explains how to do it right -- and wrong -- in an excerpt from his new book with Ben Casnocha, The Start-Up of You.
FORTUNE -- Forget Dale Carnegie. He understood how important connections were, but missed out on the authenticity part -- which, say Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, authors of The Start-Up of You, is the key to building MOREJan 24, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Proven.com aims to build the link for employers and skilled workers to connect on jobs.
By Alex Konrad, contributor
FORTUNE -- Proven.com wants to prove there's a job site for skilled tradespeople somewhere between the white collar networking of LinkedIn and the anarchy of Craigslist. A site focusing on the workers' end has been up since last year. The employers' end has been active since May under that site's old name, WorkersNow.com. MOREJul 21, 2011 5:03 PM ET
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"Legacy is a stupid thing! I don't want a legacy. ... I like what I'm doing now to my old job. I worked with a lot of smart people; some things went well, some didn't go so well. But when you see how what we did ended MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 13, 2011 10:27 AM ET
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
Customers love Cognizant's C2 platform so much that they want to buy it. Too bad it isn't for sale.
FORTUNE -- Cognizant Technology Solutions, a tech outsourcing and consulting firm that serves huge companies, has built a corporate version of Facebook that pulls together a bunch of Web 2.0 tools such as Twitter feeds, employee-written blogs, and chat. It's the kind of collaboration tool many businesses say they'd love MOREMay 13, 2011 5:00 AM ET
A curated selection of the weekend's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning.Director David Fincher's much-talked about Facebook biopic, The Social Network, failed to win Best Picture or Best Director at this year's Academy Awards, but it did walk away with three statues for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay. (Also, let's not MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 28, 2011 6:00 AM ET
If you haven't tweeted with him yet, you may soon: Entrepreneur Adam Rifkin has taken connecting to a whole new level. We selected him by scouring LinkedIn to see who was tied to the most top people on Fortune's lists.*
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