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The Sharing Economy Goes To Work

Will expense accounts go the way of three-martini lunches in corporate America? Uber and Airbnb, the poster startups of the sharing economy, both announced programs targeting business professionals this week that will utilize the software of expense management company Concur to allow users to charge their room and car service fees to the company tab.

Airbnb says that nearly 10% of its users are already business travelers. “We know Airbnb isn’t for every road warrior, but for larger groups, longer stays, and relocations, Airbnb offers inspired spaces in memorable places to make the most of any type of travel,” said Chip Conley, Airbnb’s head of global hospitality, in a release on Monday.

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