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 customers being scammed by criminals

Airbnb customers are being targeted by scammers who are sending convincing phishing emails, a cybersecurity company has warned.
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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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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, HomeAway Settle Lawsuit With San Francisco

Home-sharing sites Airbnb Inc. and Expedia Inc.’s HomeAway have reached a settlement with San Francisco that makes it easier for rental hosts to register with the city and helps the companies avoid costly fines.
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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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Secrets of the Sharing Economy: Unofficial Guide to Using Airbnb, Uber, and More to Earn $1000’s

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Sharing is caring. Sharing makes you money. It’s time to take your slice of the pie. Are you looking to make ends meet? Have you tried to work two, three, or more jobs without making much headway? Experienced entrepreneur Glenn Carter can show you how to earn extra money every month with minimal time and effort. Welcome to the sharing economy. The sharing economy pays out millions of dollars a day to people just like you. By the year 2020, this enterprise will be worth over 0 billion. The time to get involved is now, and it’s easier than you’d think. Secrets of the Sharing Economy goes beyond well-known platforms like ride-sharing company Uber and home-sharing enterprise Airbnb to tell you about over 50 other online platforms you can leverage to turn underused assets into income-producing nest eggs. In this book, you’ll discover:- How to turn free time and a love for animals into a pet sitting side gig- Why people are willing to pay for car sharing while you’re not driving- What you can do with your extra clothes to line your own pockets- How a love for crafting can earn you cash on the side- And much, much more! Glenn Carter is a family man and a full-time employee, but he’s cracked the code to making side income through a variety of sharing economy platforms without letting them take over his life. Take a journey with Glenn to find out more about this new system and how you can implement money-making action plans today. Secrets of the Sharing Economy is a fascinating and informative read that can help you live a more flexible and financially-savvy lifestyle. Whether you need to make an extra hundred dollars a month or run your own full-time business, this book will show you exactly how to capitalize on a thriving trend. Buy the book to join a growing community of money-makers today!

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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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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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Ashton Kutcher’s Los Angeles Guide: Airbnb Investor Shares His Favorite Haunts on App

Ashton Kutcher has added another job to his diverse resumé: travel guide.

Well, virtual travel guide, anyway. The 38-year-old actor has shared his favorite Los Angeles gems on Airbnb’s newly launched “Places” section, which allows locals to curate their town’s hot spots for Airbnb visitors. Kutcher, who spoke at this weekend’s Airbnb Open and was interrupted by a protestor, is one of the first celebs to share his must-visit list. Here are his picks for places to eat, play and score free popcorn in the City of Angels.

Comoncy Beverly Hills
“I love this counter-service place for a quick family breakfast. They serve Equator coffee, by far the best cup in town. Get the avocado toast—olive bread with avocado and two poached eggs on top.”

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Travel Town Museum
“This is a great museum in Griffith Park where you can take the kids to check out old steam trains, go on a train ride, and explore LA’s past. And it’s free—you just pay if you want to ride the train.”

Skirball Center
“Inside this cultural center, there’s a room-sized Noah’s Ark where kids can load handmade wooden animals and climb through rope tunnels. It’s a perfect fun house, with activities, music, and stories.”

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Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
“This is a little hidden gem. It’s nothing fancy but is a good 30 minutes of entertainment—kids can touch the starfish and sea urchins. And every species is from Santa Monica Bay.”

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
“Activities for kids and amazing art and culture for everyone—they have classes and even a special gallery for children and families. Anyone under 18 can become a member for free.”

 

Lake Hollywood Reservoir
“A super simple hike that’s flat and easy for everyone but still gives you a cool view of the Hollywood sign and Mulholland Dam.”

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Sweet Rose Creamery Brentwood
“They have awesome seasonal flavors that are always changing, and they use quality ingredients. They have a nice contained patio, too.”

 

iPic Theaters Westwood
“Take in a movie and dinner in one fell swoop with kid-friendly food, easy service, and adult beverages. It’s worth it to get the premium plus seats — they’re comfy and you get free popcorn.”

Rocket Fizz Westwood
“Kids love a great candy store, and so do I. Here, you can get your sugar high with all the variety in the world. They have a lot of entertaining gag gifts to keep you busy, too.”

Kutcher, who is an investor in the tech company, also admitted over the weekend that he lived in Airbnbs for a year after his divorce from ex-wife Demi Moore. Although he’s no longer house-hopping, he’s still passionate about expanding the hospitality brand’s growing list of features, including “Places,” “Experiences,” and further down the line, “Services,” and “Flights.”


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