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Updated Research on Discrimination at Airbnb

In December 2015, Mike Luca, Dan Svirsky, and I posted the results of an experiment in which we created test Airbnb guest accounts, some with black names and some with white names, finding that the latter got favorable responses from hosts more often than the latter. Black users widely reported similar problems — Twitter #AirbnbWhileBlack …

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Updated Research on Discrimination at Airbnb

In December 2015, Mike Luca, Dan Svirsky, and I posted the results of an experiment in which we created test Airbnb guest accounts, some with black names and some with white names, finding that the latter got favorable responses from hosts more often than the latter. Black users widely reported similar problems — Twitter #AirbnbWhileBlack …

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FXPAL @ CHI 2018

This year FXPAL is happy to present four papers (three long papers and one case study) at CHI 2018 in Montreal. Our featured work this year investigates the themes of Human-Centered Workstyle, Information Visualization, and Internet of Things. You can check out the papers now: Long Papers Challenges and Opportunities for Technology-Supported Activity Reporting in […] → Read More: FXPAL @ CHI 2018

On Uber Selling Southeast Asia Business to Grab

Uber and Grab provide much the same service — ride-sharing that lets casual drivers, using their personal cars, transport passengers in on-demand service. In the markets where both operate, in Southeast Asia, they’ve been locked in a price war. Grab has local expertise and, in many countries, useful product customizations to suit local needs. Uber …

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On Uber Selling Southeast Asia Business to Grab

Uber and Grab provide much the same service — ride-sharing that lets casual drivers, using their personal cars, transport passengers in on-demand service. In the markets where both operate, in Southeast Asia, they’ve been locked in a price war. Grab has local expertise and, in many countries, useful product customizations to suit local needs. Uber …

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On Uber Selling Southeast Asia Business to Grab

Uber and Grab provide much the same service — ride-sharing that lets casual drivers, using their personal cars, transport passengers in on-demand service. In the markets where both operate, in Southeast Asia, they’ve been locked in a price war. Grab has local expertise and, in many countries, useful product customizations to suit local needs. Uber …

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Sampling with zero intent

A zero intent sample is a sample which will only satisfy our validation goal if no positive examples are found in it. If we have a population (in e-discovery, typically a document set) where one in R instances are positive (one in R documents relevant), and we only want a one in Q probability of […] → Read More: Sampling with zero intent

Back from the other side

Well, after a couple of years at FTI, and some, ahem, self-funded gardening leave, I’m back to consulting—and to blogging! More from me soon.
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Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces

Perhaps the most beloved twenty-six words in tech law, §230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 has been heralded as a “masterpiece” and the “law that gave us the modern Internet.” It was originally designed to protect online companies from … → Read More: Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces

Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces

Perhaps the most beloved twenty-six words in tech law, §230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 has been heralded as a “masterpiece” and the “law that gave us the modern Internet.” It was originally designed to protect online companies from … → Read More: Federal Limitations on Regulating Online Marketplaces