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4 hrs ago | FindLaw

Are Airbnb Rentals Turning Into Hooker Hot Spots?

Airbnb is already on thin ice in many cities, but New York City sex workers are turning these short-term rental apartments into brothels , according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Weird

7 hrs ago | KQED

San Francisco Airbnb Proposal Would Legalize Some Short-Term Rentals

Supervisor David Chiu proposes to let residents rent their dwellings for a period shorter than 30 days, currently illegal for owners and tenants alike.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Airbnb gets ready for regulation battle on its home turf of San Francisco

The UpTake: San Francisco supervisor David Chiu has drafted legislation regulating short-term rentals and landlords, tenants, and homegrown rental marketplace Airbnb are all going to be in on the lobbying act when it comes to trying to influence the regulations.

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10 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

5 California Things to Know for Wednesday

Fish and Game Commission to consider listing the gray wolf as an endangered species after appearance of a lone member of the species entered Northern California for first time since 1920s.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Technology Stock Slump Fuels Concern Startup Values May Follow

In the past month, Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., TripAdvisor Inc. and Netflix Inc. have plunged at least 13 percent each.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Menlo Park, CA, Charles River Ventures, Startups, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

Tue Apr 15, 2014

SFGate

In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, Lorraine Rorke Bader... Photo-photo.5404232

In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, Lorraine Rorke Bader arranges fresh flowers in a room at her home before an overnight guest arrives in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

Entrepreneur Magazine

Ashton Kutcher: What Matters Is Entrepreneurial 'Grit'

While entrepreneurship and higher education are sometimes thought to run counterintuitive , Colgate University invited five of Silicon Valley's biggest rock stars to speak to its students this weekend -- as well as to host a Shark Tank of sorts, in which three young founders walked away with $5,000 in funding.

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Related Topix: Colgate University, Startups, Yahoo!, eBay, Microsoft

CBS Local

Prostitutes Turning Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan Into Temporary Brothels

NEW YORK - Prostitutes and escort services are using the San Francisco-based Airbnb home-sharing service to turn prime Manhattan apartments into temporary brothels, according to a report.

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Related Topix: Television, Showtime Networks, CBS, Media

The Real Deal

From left: Chief executive of AirBnB Brian Chesky and stock photo

Tax season is particularly vexing for freelancers - especially for the growing population of professional AirBnB landlords, according to a report.

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Related Topix: Tax

Business Journal

Thetus and Airbnb get ready for their Portland moves

The city of Portland approved permits for Thetus Inc.'s new offices at the Historic U.S. National Bank Block in downtown Portland.

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US News & World Report

Uber, Airbnb and Letting the Sharing Economy Thrive

Right now, hundreds, maybe even thousands of people in your community stand ready to help you.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Globe and Mail

Storefront, an Airbnb for retail spaces, raises $7.3-million

But sometimes these variations can work. This is the case for Storefront, which is the equivalent of an Airbnb for retail locations.

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Hospitality Net

Three Lessons Hotels Can Learn from Airbnb

The hotel industry has always had competition from alternative accommodations-from guesthouses to timeshares to cruise ships.

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Related Topix: Revinate, Marketing

Mon Apr 14, 2014

SFGate

S.F. Airbnb rules would pull short-term rentals from shadows

S.F. Supervisor David Chiu's proposal would effectively prevent units from becoming full-time vacation rentals.

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Related Topix: Housing, San Francisco, CA

Business Journal

Warren Buffett urges Berkshire shareholders to check out Airbnb for Omaha annual meeting

Warren Buffett, Wells Fargo's largest shareholder as chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is happy to encourage his shareholders to check out San Francisco-based Airbnb for less-expensive housing during the company's annual meeting weekend in Omaha in early May. Warren Buffett appreciates the economic law of supply and demand, but he ... (more)

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Related Topix: Omaha, NE, Warren Buffett, Wells Fargo , Banking, Financial Services, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Business Wire, Startups

New York Business.com

Morning 10: Airbnb tax plan | Pre-K pay | Nobody Beats the Wiz kids

Home-sharing website Airbnb is lobbying Albany to pass bills that would allow it to collect New York's 14.7% hotel tax, passing along the estimated $21 million windfall to the city and state.

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Related Topix: New York, Fox Interactive Media, The Bronx, NY, New York, NY, Chris Christie, US Governors, Manhattan, NY

Fast Company

Airbnb Wants To Pay Hotel Taxes In New York, Too

First, Airbnb agreed to pay hotel taxes in Portland. Then it moved to do the same in San Francisco .

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Related Topix: Business News

Sunset Magazine

Confessions of a First-Time Airbnb Host

I'd never really thought of myself as a potential Airbnb host. Although I live in a place that's ridiculously popular with visitors-Bernal Heights, in San Francisco-my apartment has just one bedroom and one bathroom.

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Related Topix: Bernal Heights (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA

Gawker

New York's Prostitutes Are Saving Money with Airbnb

It didn't take long for civilization's oldest profession to collide with the economy's latest fad: the New York Post The crux of the "sharing economy" is that someone else's property becomes yours for as long as you're willing to pay for it, usually no questions asked.

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The Evening Sun

Renowned entrepreneurs share insights at Colgate University

This past Friday, April 11, Colgate University hosted the opening night of its Entrepreneur Weekend.

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Related Topix: Colgate University, eBay, Startups

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