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72% Of NYC Airbnb Are Illegal, Says Attorney General 72% Of NYC Airbnb Are Illegal, Says Attorney General

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report documenting what it says is “widespread illegality” across Airbnb’s New York City listings. It says evidence indicates that nearly three quarters (72%) of listings in the city violate the law. Of …

Airbnb Goes Balls to the Wall with New Logo Airbnb Goes Balls to the Wall with New Logo

I kind of feel bad for Airbnb. In a lengthy blog post, you can read about the company’s major redesign. This is a site-wide redesign that touches both web and mobile. Airbnb says that this is all about belonging. I …

Airbnb May Let Hosts Offer to Cook You Dinner Airbnb May Let Hosts Offer to Cook You Dinner

One of the most endearing qualities of Airbnb is that it offers travelers a more unique experience. Instead of booking an expensive hotel room in Barcelona, why not find someone who’s willing to let you crash at their apartment in …

New York Hotels Will Never Change If Airbnb Isn’t Allowed To Flourish New York Hotels Will Never Change If Airbnb Isn’t Allowed To Flourish

New York hotels are notorious for being ridiculously expensive. Well, they are if you have your eyes set on one of many extravagant locations seen in film throughout the years. For the person staying in New York on a budget, …

Tampa Leads the Country in Hospitality, Says Airbnb

A lot of crazy stuff happens in Florida – so much so that it’s become a pretty common joke to attach “where else” to any statement of some sort of bizarre occurrence in the state of Florida. Seriously, have you …

Airbnb’s New Verification Program Requires Offline ID, Rolling Out to 25% of Users Today Airbnb’s New Verification Program Requires Offline ID, Rolling Out to 25% of Users Today
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“Trust is the key to our community,” says Airbnb’s Vivek Wagle. “There is no place for anonymity in a trusted community.” And with that, Airbnb announces a move that is likely to ruffle the feathers of some users, while engendering …

Airbnb Forgoes SQL In Favor Of Memcached Airbnb Forgoes SQL In Favor Of Memcached

Airbnb recently shared an engineer Q&A talking about building its Airbnb Neighborhoods feature. Here’s a look at the feature if you’re unfamiliar: Introducing Airbnb Neighborhoods from Airbnb on Vimeo. Basically, it shows users pages about neighborhoods in cities, so they …

Airbnb Launches New Photo-Rich Travel Guides Airbnb Launches New Photo-Rich Travel Guides
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Airbnb, the company that connects travelers with locals willing to rent their spaces (homes, rooms, apartments, etc), announced 10 million nights booked back in June. That’s double what the company claimed back in January. Every two seconds someone books a …

Airbnb Hits 5 Million Nights Booked, More Than 19,000 Cities Represented Airbnb Hits 5 Million Nights Booked, More Than 19,000 Cities Represented

Airbnb has really taken off, according to some statistics released by the company on Thursday. The company, which allows people to rent out private spaces to travelers, call themselves the “community marketplace for unique spaces.” The most striking figure that …

Airbnb Looks To Expand With $112 Million In New Funding Airbnb Looks To Expand With $112 Million In New Funding
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“Community marketplace for unique spaces” Airbnb announced today that it has received $112 million in Series b financing from Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global, and General Catalyst. When you add that to their previous funding, Airbnb now boasts total funding of …

Ashton Kutcher Invests in Airbnb Ashton Kutcher Invests in Airbnb
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Ashton Kutcher continues his expansion into all things internet, as it has just been announced that he has made a significant investment in travel startup Airbnb. Airbnb is an online company that provides travelers the opportunity to ditch the hotel …