UNTIL recently “Uber envy” afflicted many top executives at Airbnb, a platform for booking overnight stays in other people’s homes. So admits a big investor in the firm. The two companies often raised money at the same time, and the ride-hailing giant reliably received more cash and closer attention.
This week I’m traveling, which means I’m ensconced in a cozy rental unit I found using HomeAway. I generally enjoy my experiences with properties on the service, but this one has been exceptional, and one reason is the BonaVita coffee machine that makes some of the best drip coffee I’ve ever experienced.