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  1. With hotels full, Airbnb hosts win big during Super BowlRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Mashable

    Like a Hail Mary pass, some Super Bowl revelers tossed lodging plans at the last minute to the wind and landed in the arms of Airbnb hosts. Local resident Sky King is one of those hosts who have opened their doors to the influx of travelers in need of lodging as hotels have had no vacancies for months now.


  2. Mind your manners, companies may give you a bad ratingRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Seattle Times

    ... you places or rent you their house for the weekend, but they require some level of confidence. So companies, from Airbnb to the new ride-hailing services, use reviews to weed out those they do not wish to serve. In response, some consumers are ...


  3. Google Now adds data from Lyft, Airbnb and many more appsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | PC World

    ... into the Android version of the app, including for the first time information from third-party apps like Pandora, Airbnb, Lyft, and real estate database Zillow-provided a user has those apps installed. Adding more of those cards will make it faster ...


  4. Late Edition: Uber, drivers square off over employment,...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | SFGate

    ... month.) [ SFGate ] All The Data Google's Virtual Assistant will now pull in data from third party apps like Lyft and Airbnb. [ Re/Code ] Suge Surrenders Former rap mogul Suge Knight turned himself in relation to yesterday's deadly hit-and-run ...


  5. 'Google Now' Will Suck In Outside App DataRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    Google Inc. doesn't want to lose its perch atop the search market, and it's looking to the likes of Airbnb, eBay , Lyft and a couple dozen other companies to help it do just that. On Friday, Google is set to announce that, for the first time, it's allowing third-party apps to deliver information to Google Now, its predictive search app that's built into Android phones, Android Wear smartwatches and the Chrome web browser.


  6. Airbnb to expand tax collection effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Canada Online Explorer

    Online lodging operator Airbnb is expanding its efforts to collect local taxes, responding to complaints that it competes unfairly with the hotel sector. The San Francisco group which allows people to rent out their rooms, apartments or homes said this week it would begin collecting and remitting taxes in the US capital Washington and in Chicago on February 15. The company said its agreement with the Dutch city of Amsterdam on tax collection would become effective this week along with a deal with San Jose, California.


  7. Google Now gets cards from Airbnb, Lyft, Pandora and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | CNET

    ... helpful information or give you quick actions that you'd normally have to open the app to do. For example, the new Airbnb card will show you suggested listings for upcoming trips, or remind you to book a rental if you've searched listings for a ...


  8. Airbnb to Begin Collecting Taxes in Four New CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Skift

    Airbnb will collect and remit tourist tax on behalf of hosts in Amsterdam and San Jose, California, starting tomorrow and in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, starting on February 15. Offering to collect taxes is one of Airbnb's prime strategies for appeasing regulators , calming investors and keeping hosts happy. Airbnb already collects taxes from guests on behalf of hosts in Portland and San Francisco and has offered to collect taxes in New York City, its largest U.S market.


  9. Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | TechCrunch

    Over the past few years, Airbnb has been working with local lawmakers and regulators on ways that it can comply with local hotel tax and housing laws. Those efforts have been slow-going, as its public policy team has more or less had to work with each individual city to do so.


  10. Airbnb Hires Former Say Media SVP Alex Schleifer As Head Of DesignRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | TechCrunch

    Airbnb has always been pretty design-oriented, but today it's announcing that it has hired former Say Media exec Alex Schleifer to head its design organization. He'll lead the user experience and content design teams, as well as working with the production design team.


  11. Airbnb to begin collecting hotel taxes in D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Beginning Feb. 15, guests who book Airbnb listings located in the District will pay a tax of 14.5 percent of the listing price, including any cleaning fee for reservations 90 nights or shorter, as part of their reservation. The San Francisco-based company, which offers a marketplace to list and book spaces around the world through the Internet, has spent the past several years working with lawmakers in each jurisdiction on ways to comply with local hotel tax laws.


  12. SolarWinds buys VC-backed LibratoRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | PE Hub

    ... strength of its product offering, Librato has earned the trust of some of the leading Internet-based brands, such as Airbnb, Stitch Fix, MOZ, NextDoor and Heroku. SolarWinds' Pingdom is dedicated to making the web faster and more reliable by ...


  13. Super Bowl tickets can be yours, for a small fortuneRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | CBS News

    ... is safety and trust. Goldberg believes his company paved the way for popular sharing economy sites like Uber and AirBnB. And like those companies, StubHub has its detractors -- people who say it's just a form of digital scalping "To me, scalping ...


  14. Why Airbnb's New Head of Design Believes 'Design-Led' Companies Don't WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Wired

    ... really been in place at the companies you see today, because they're all young businesses," says Alex Schleifer, Airbnb's new head of design. "Lots of people are struggling." Schleifer came to Airbnb from Say Media to take what may be one of the ...


  15. Airbnb is about to start collecting hotel taxes in more major cities, including WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    In mid-February, the short-term home rental service Airbnb will begin collecting taxes on behalf of residents in the District who treat their homes - or single rooms in them - as a makeshift alternative to hotels. With the voluntary agreement, the District joins a handful of cities where the tech company has worked out tax deals to resolve at least one of the thorny problems posed by a business model that has turned thousands of people into innkeepers in their own homes.


  16. The Startup Advice You Don't Hear Inside The Echo ChamberRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TechCrunch

    ... they started their companies, they often give some version of the answer that they were "scratching their own itch." Airbnb founders Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky were renting out their floor space to help cover their rent. Mark Zuckerberg started ...


  17. S.F. Democrats want Airbnb to pay back taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | San Francisco Chronicle

    Add the San Francisco branch of the Democratic Party to those formally calling for Airbnb to pay its back taxes. The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the local Democratic Party's governing body, voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a resolution calling for Airbnb and other short-term rental companies to pay back taxes to the city.


  18. AH&LA Unveils 2015 Policy AgendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Lodging

    ... companies when it comes to local and state tax collections. Finally, short-term online rental companies, such as Airbnb, and their hosts who operate as a business should not be able to skirt local, state, and federal tax and regulatory laws that ...


  19. SolarWinds Expands Its Cloud Monitoring and Management Footprint With Acquisition of LibratoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Market Wire

    ... strength of its product offering, Librato has earned the trust of some of the leading Internet-based brands, such as Airbnb, Stitch Fix, MOZ, NextDoor and Heroku. SolarWinds' Pingdom is dedicated to making the web faster and more reliable by ...


  20. Rising wealth in San Francisco means more jerks and less civic-minded citizenryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Daily Kos

    ... as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, but said he thinks it's the exception in today's corporate culture. He is pushing Airbnb, for example, to pay millions in back taxes but hasn't gotten anywhere. Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: ...