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Airbnb’s bridge too short

This week in Trending, we read between the lines of Airbnb's $1 billion funding and meet the startups bringing you the future of work.
Audrey Gelman is the founder of The Wing, which had layoffs during the coronavirus financial crisis.

Venture-backed startups are laying off thousands of tech workers as the coronavirus strains finances. Here’s a list of all of the startups that ...

Here's everything we know about which venture-backed startups are slashing headcount due to the coronavirus and economic fallout.
John Chambers with Uniphore CEO Umesh Sachdev

29 tech startup founders and CEOs share their biggest challenges as they face a recession and their strategies for overcoming them: ‘We are now ...

29 tech startup CEOs and founders, some facing their first major downturn, discuss how they're dealing with the coronavirus market crash.

Apple is reportedly in the process of snapping up NextVR, its third acquisition in the past week

The smartphone giant also snapped up weather app DarkSky and AI startup Voysis just within the past week.

‘Some companies are very, very ready to hire’: This VC-created job board highlights key trends among the startups still looking to add emp...

Jai Sajnani, a tech investor at NEA, pointed out some trends among the startups still hiring, such as their funding stage and industry.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Sheryl Sandberg joined Facebook when it was a startup, just months before the 2008 recession. Here’s how she says Facebook strengthened its busi...

Facebook lost $56 million in 2008, the year Sheryl Sandberg joined. Here's how the company not only survived but became a behemoth.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Airbnb is freezing marketing spending and slowing hiring as losses reportedly reach hundreds of millions of dollars

Airbnb has halted most teams to freeze hiring for the foreseeable future as layoffs sweep through hospitality startups.
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers

‘This is when leaders are born’: Tech legend John Chambers says that only the strongest startups will survive the coronavirus crisis and s...

John Chambers shared his insights into the coronavirus crisis and how startups can weather the market turmoil.

San Francisco startups have suspended sales of at-home coronavirus test kits after the FDA issued a warning

After the FDA said it had not authorized testing for the coronavirus at home, startups Nurx and Carbon Health have stopped shipping test kits.
Cannabis plants are seen inside a greenhouse of the Clever Leaves company in Pesca

CULTIVATED: How the cannabis industry is preparing for — and reeling from — the coronavirus pandemic

In this week's edition of Cultivated, we report on cuts at Green Bits, and break down how the cannabis industry is coping with coronavirus.