Airbnb: The Newest Way to Send Relief Aid to Ukrainians

The tech industry has been caught in the war between Russian and Ukraine, but Airbnb is emerging as a platform for humanitarian aid.

Airbnb ‘Lookin Into’ Accepting Crypto

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said the company is “looking into” accepting cryptocurrencies for payment.

Akamai Service Disruption Takes Down Major Websites

Some of the biggest websites on the internet were down, thanks to a service disruption at Akamai Technologies.

Airbnb: Working From ‘Any Home’ Huge 2021 Trend

An Airbnb commissioned survey reveals that the work at home trend will be transforming into the ‘working from any home’ in 2021. The survey says that 83% of employees are in favor of relocating as part of remote working.

Airbnb CEO: Every Crisis Should Lead To A New Point Of Innovation

We said every single opportunity is a moment where we have to pivot and move fast says Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Not only are we going to get through this but every one of these crises is going to lead to a new point of innovation.

Airbnb CEO: Travel As We Knew It Is Over

One trend that is going to happen is that travel as we knew it is over, say Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. It doesn’t mean travel is over, just the travel we knew is over… and it’s never coming back. It’s just not.

Millennials Love Airbnb and There Are 400 Million Millennials in China

The Head of Policy at Airbnb, Chris Lehane, says that they are seeing the same underlying dynamics and trends of millennials driving Airbnb growth in China that they saw earlier globally. With 400 million millennials living in China, the growth potential for Airbnb is massive.

Peter Lorimer: “Stay Here” Netflix Show is Helping People Get More ROI From Airbnb

Peter Lorimer, co-host of the Netflix show “Stay Here” which helps people successfully rent their homes on Airbnb. “To succeed in the world of short-term rental you have to offer more than just a comfortable place to sleep,” said Lorimar.

Airbnb Is Now Operating in Cuba

It appears that Netflix isn’t the only tech company looking to take advantage of the “Cuban Thaw”, the recent decision by the Obama administration to warm up trade and travel relations between the US and Cuba after decades of restrictions.…

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

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

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 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

“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 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, 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 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

“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 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…