Startups Take Sharing Beyond the Sandbox

As kids, we were all taught to share our favorite toys. At Green:Net Shelby Clark from RelayRides and Joe Gebbia from Airbnb talked about how their companies are leveraging the power of social media to take sharing into the grown-up world.

Where to Watch Green:Net Live Online

Do you think companies like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon should clean up their acts and stop using coal? Are you into electric vehicles? Do you want to know what’s next in the clean energy market? Then tune into the live stream of GigaOM’s Green:Net conference.

10 Things Not to Miss At Green:Net 2011

Our third annual Green:Net event is coming up on April 21 (yep, next week!) and we’re getting really excited about all the great speakers, announcements and discussions that will go on. Here’s a cheat sheet of 10 things you can’t miss at the show.

OneFineStay Gets $3.7M for Posh Peer-to-Peer Vacations

The online travel is hot stuff again, as a new generation of startups look for innovative ways to disrupt the travel industry. Now high-end British site OneFineStay has raised its first round of capital as it looks to add a little class to the field.

How Airbnb Uses Video to Boost Bookings

Airbnb has finally reached critical mass by providing a platform for renting out rooms to people on the Internet. Now it’s using web video to showcase some of its most interesting properties and to put users at ease with renting rooms to and from strangers.

What Every Startup Can Learn From AirBnB

Brian Chesky, CEO and co-founder of AirBnB, shared the company’s story and the lessons he learned in three years of chasing a dream. One of the most valuable lessons? It’s better to be broke than well-funded. His other tip: Conventional wisdom is overrated + Video Interview

How Web Sharing Sites Can Save The Planet

Using the web to help people share “stuff,” like cars, has become a hot commodity. But there’s an overlooked aspect at the heart of this cultural shift: how to use the Internet to manage constrained resources sustainably in the face of massive population growth centered around cities.