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Insider Q&A: Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky


Three months ago, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky was working on the financial filings for the company's hotly anticipated initial public offering. He had just returned from Palm Springs, California, and was planning a spring vacation with college pals.

But the coronavirus upended global travel — and all his plans.

"My world's gotten really small," Chesky told The Associated Press from his home in San Francisco, where he's spent the last 10 weeks.

Airbnb expects its revenue will be cut in half this year. Chesky recently laid off 25% of Airbnb's staff — or 1,900 workers — and s...

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