For Uber and Airbnb, New York City Turns Foe

Two measures in New York City could hamper Silicon Valley heavyweights Uber Technologies and Airbnb as they prep for potential initial public offerings expected as soon as next year.
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Airbnb CFO Quit After He​Didn’t Get Strategy Role, and Some Investors Have Questions

Airbnb Inc.’s finance chief, Laurence Tosi, left the home-sharing company after being passed over for a senior strategic role and disagreeing with chief executive Brian Chesky about timing of an IPO.
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Facebook, Airbnb and HP talk about the future of AI

Facebook, Airbnb and HP talk about the future of AIAs newer technologies evolve and grow more capable in the coming years, tech companies are becoming wary of artificial intelligence and what it will do to jobs.



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Airbnb customer allegedly murdered in Melbourne

Three men are in custody charged with murder, and one is also accused of rape.
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Nonfiction: How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy

Three books reckon with pioneers of the sharing economy; a fourth considers their dark side.
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How Airbnb and Its Rivals are Winning Over Hotel Snobs

The home-sharing revolution is rewriting the rules of vacation accommodations. Here, 12 rental sites that cater to sophisticated travelers. Which one is right for you?
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Airbnb to Launch Humanitarian Division

Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia discusses the new division, as well as the furniture collection he designed with start-ups in mind.
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Big Apartment Landlord Sues Airbnb

One of the largest U.S. apartment landlords has filed civil lawsuits in California and Florida against Airbnb, alleging its tenants are renting out units on the site in violation of their leases and are creating unsafe conditions for other tenants.
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Airbnb offers free housing to those hit by Trump ban

Property rental site offers free housing to those stranded by Donald Trump’s travel restrictions.
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Pantone Teams With Airbnb on an ‘Outside In’ House in London

GOING GREEN: Pantone has teamed with Airbnb on a sustainable house in London. The color specialist firm has worked with the online home-stay network to list the newly revamped central London home. Located on 4 Dingley Place, in Clerkenwell, the 2,000-square foot, two-story, loft-style flat will be hosted by Pantone.
The design and the focus of “Outside In” house was on Pantone’s 15-0343 Greenery — the company’s color pick for 2017. The trans-seasonal hue has been described as a “zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring, when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.”
The house was created with a sustainable and nature-driven concept with recyclable materials and decorated with an abundance of plants and trees. The reception area, welcomes guests with lush woodland greenery and includes a dining room that also acts as an indoor greenhouse, filled with sprawling ferns, succulents and cacti. In the bedroom, a landscaped garden structure is lined up against walls and features a wooden trellis at the head of the bed with wall-climbing ivy. The space also includes a cozy, tented nook. Meanwhile, the kitchen contains various herbs and botanical structures along with glasses, mugs and kitchenware — all adorned in the Pantone shade.
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8 Sophisticated Airbnb Rentals in Washington, D.C.

And how to live it up, from the Blind Whino to boozing in Teddy Roosevelt’s mansion.

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10 Beautiful Airbnb Rentals in Austin, Texas

And how to live it up, from Franklin’s BBQ to Bat Bridge.

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10 Beautiful Airbnb Rentals in New Orleans

And how to live it up, from Frenchman Street to the Garden District.

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Airbnb, Uber, Snap Aim to Show They’re More Than One Hot Product

As IPO talk swirls, tech startups are seeking to demonstrate to investors they have a vision for long-term growth.
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Airbnb to Enforce Limits on Rentals in London, Amsterdam

Airbnb agreed for the first time to enforce legal limits on the number of nights a year a host can rent out a home, a major concession as the company is assailed by regulators in the U.S. and Europe.
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The Rules of Airbnb Sex

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