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3 hrs ago | Switched

Most Airbnb Rentals Go Perfectly. Then There Are These Horror Stories

In the six years since Airbnb was founded, the rental-sharing website has seen its share of bad apples.

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3 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Airbnb says Portland hosts could provide emergency housing in a disaster

Airbnb says Portlanders renting out rooms on its platform could provide free emergency housing during a disaster under a new partnership with the city's Bureau of Emergency Management.

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Related Topix: Old Town (Portland, OR), Portland, TN, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

4 hrs ago | TechCrunch

Airbnb Partners With San Francisco And Portland For Emergency Preparedness

Airbnb has announced a partnership with the cities of San Francisco and Portland as part of an initiative to help communities prepare and respond to emergencies.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

USA Today

Palm Springs Airbnb 'squatter' says he'd do it again

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The man accused of squatting in a Palm Springs condo, under claims that he has not been paying his agreed-upon rent, says he'd do it again.

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Related Topix: North Palm Springs, CA

Bay Guardian

Tenants target Airbnb rentals before hearings on regulatory legislation

As the San Francisco Planning Commission prepares for an Aug. 6 hearing on Sup. David Chiu's widely watched legislation to legalize and regulate short-term apartment rentals through Airbnb and similar companies, the San Francisco Tenants Union tomorrow [Tues/29] launches a "citizen enforcement" campaign against these currently illegal rentals .

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Related Topix: Housing, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Seattle

This Website Makes Owning and Renting a Boat Completely Worth It

When August finally arrives in Seattle, owning a boat seems like a genius idea. Imagine it: tooling around Lake Washington every weekend, sailing up to the San Juans or just buzzing over to Bainbridge.

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Fast Company

Airbnb Takes On Business Travel With Concur Partnership

Airbnb is displacing the hotel industry when it comes to personal travel, and now it wants to do the same for business travel.

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Related Topix: Salesforce, Business News

Daily Herald

Ebay to try selling auto mechanics' services in new offeringc

EBay Inc. plans to experiment with selling auto mechanics' services alongside car parts, said Devin Wenig, president of the marketplaces business, in an expansion of the e-commerce company's offerings.

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Related Topix: eBay, Startups, Hunch, Internet, Science / Technology, Uber, uber, iPhone and iPad App

Gawker

Airbnb Squatters Also Swindled $40,000 From Kickstarter

Before exploiting California tenant laws to secure months of free rent, they managed to milk nearly $40,000 out of gullible Kickstarter donors.

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Hotel News Resource

Pandora's Box Opened - 'the Brand is Me- Unleashed! - By John Hendrie

Me to the World. Let me rent you a bedroom for the night; plan a packaged tour of the neighborhood; I'll pick you up at the airport; let you use my lawn-mower ; even write a poem for you.

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Related Topix: Unleashed, Hotels

Sun Jul 27, 2014

SFGate

Near Me offers platform for sharing-economy marketplaces

Near Me employees meet at Makeshift Society in San Francisco's Hayes Valley area.

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Related Topix: Hayes Valley (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design)

Sat Jul 26, 2014

GigaOM

AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing

AWS doesn't have the public cloud to itself anymore. It faces two gigantic competitors trying to poach reference customers and growing adoption of hybrid cloud.

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Related Topix: Dropbox, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Microsoft, Amazon

Fri Jul 25, 2014

SFGate

Airbnb squatter horror story has a Kickstarter twist

A screenshot of the man's profile on Airbnb who is allegedly squatting in her home in Palm Springs seen on Cory Tschogl's laptop July 17, 2014 in her apartment in San Francisco, Calif.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Montreal Gazette

Airbnb website faces legal questions in Quebec

It's the go-to website for travellers seeking clean and cheap accommodation in major urban centres, but Airbnb is still in legal limbo in Quebec after years of controversy and at least six months of formal consultations.

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Switched

Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy.

The sharing economy is taking the world by storm -- creating multi-billion dollar companies overnight and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs to squeeze cash out of anything and everything they have lying around the house.

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Related Topix: Public Relations

Business Journal

Q2 was huge for SF VC funding, but Silicon Valley had more deals

Venture-backed companies in San Francisco raised the most money in the Bay Area, but Silicon Valley had the most funding deals.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA

Indybay.org

Stop Illegal Tourist Conversions

Thousands of San Francisco's rent controlled apartments have been illegally converted to short term rentals via web site like Airbnb.

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Trend Hunter Magazine

21 Benefits of Open Source - From The Online Revolution to the Power...

People across a wide range of industries -- from technology to television and even fashion -- are beginning to recognize the advantages of open source strategies in an online environment.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

TechCrunch

Tech Leaders Tell Interns What They Wish They Knew At Age 20

Hundreds of Bay Area interns lined up on Tuesday to hear some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley share what they wished they knew when they were 20 at a recruiting event called Internapalooza .

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Related Topix: Eventbrite, Startups, Yelp

Wed Jul 23, 2014

New Yorker

A Pop-Up Shop for Every Artist

Last week, people filed into a macaroni factory turned event space in Chicago. They were there to celebrate the expansion of Storefront, which allows small-business owners to rent empty or flexible spaces, to the city.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Greektown (Chicago, IL), us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Small Business, Personal Finance

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