Market forces
Beyond Pricing will help Boston Airbnb hosts adjust rates based on demand
Airbnb host Jen Lawrence rents a pull-out couch in the living room of her Somerville home. (Photo by Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
If you've ever tried to book a flight during February's school vacation weeks, or a hotel in Arizona in August, you've seen demand-based pricing in action. In some cities, even parking meters adjust their prices based on how many spots are left on a block. Now a San Francisco startup, Beyond Pricing, is bringing demand-based pricing to people who rent out their homes — or just spare rooms — through Airbnb. The free service adjusts the price of a condo in the North End or a spare bedroom in Back Bay up or down, based on how much demand exists on each specific night of the year. Read More
All the right notes
How to build real video games (and real-world skills) as a student intern
Renzo G. Heredia (courtesy photo)
Internships are a key piece of the college experience. Practice makes perfect, right? The challenge for me was finding one that delivered practical lessons in a field like game development. So, this past spring I landed at MassDiGI’s Summer Innovation Program, which was created to give student developers the skills needed in the real world. Read More
Boston Tech helping the community
TUGG's Tech Gives Back day right around the corner, with new SVB partnership
Image via TUGG
Boston innovation community non-profit, Technology Underwriting Greater Good, will be holding its fourth annual Tech Gives Back day on Wednesday, Sept. 10. This year, the day-long event—at which employees of local tech companies fan out across Greater Boston to help charities with various projects—will feature a new co-host, Silicon Valley Bank. Read More