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Airbnb uses FIFA World Cup to bring sharing economy to Brazil
Airbnb uses FIFA World Cup to bring sharing economy to Brazil

As online room-sharing service Airbnb Inc. battles authorities in the U.S., the company is using the upcoming FIFA World Cup to slide relatively comfortably into one of the world's major markets. In Brazil, which hosts the monthlong, internationally renowned soccer tournament starting Thursday, Airbnb has seen a high-profile boom in renters, acceptance from the government and limited push-back from the local hotel industry. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Airbnb Brazil: In the June 11 Business section, an article about Airbnb's operations in Brazil during the World Cup referred to Sao Paulo as the nation's capital. Brasilia is the capital. Also, Boston University professor...

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