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Airbnb: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founders: Brian Chesky (CEO), Joe Gebbia, Nathan BlecharczykLaunched: 2008Headquarters: San FranciscoFunding: $5 billionValuation: $18 billion (PitchBook)Industry: Hotels, travel, hospitalityPrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 7 (No. 7 in 2019) Among the companies hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its stranglehold on travel is Airbnb. In early May the company laid off 1,900 people, or …

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Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for U.S. Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Days into nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, demonstrators began to fill a tall fence in front of the White House with posters, flowers, paintings and photos in honor of black men, women and children who have lost their lives at the hands of police. …

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Artists around the world pay tribute to George Floyd

(Reuters) – Protests against racism triggered by the death of African American George Floyd have inspired art around the world, from murals in Syria and Pakistan to graffiti in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO: Pakistani truck-art painter Haider Ali, 40, gestures as he speaks with Reuters next to a mural he painted, …

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