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  1. There's Now A Site That Helps People Find A Place To Stay While They Rent Their Place Out On AirBnbRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    ... and its creators are based in Minneapolis, but the cover image is of the Mission District in San Francisco, where AirBnb itself is based. It opened yesterday, and about half its users are from San Francisco, the site's creators told me. It doesn't ...

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  2. Investors who cana t bet on Uber are betting instead on the death of taxi medallionsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... is the next best thing. To me, that's like shorting JPMorgan stock because they're a lender to Hilton Hotels, and Airbnb is going to hurt Hilton Hotels. We're not even a taxi operator, or a taxi owner - we're lender to the industry, and a lender ...

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  3. Bustle racks up $15.5 mlnRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | PE Hub

    ... backs exceptional entrepreneurs who are building innovative technology companies that transform industries, including Airbnb, BigCommerce, Datalogix, Datto, Demandware, The Honest Company, HubSpot, KAYAK, Oscar, Snapchat, Stripe, and Warby Parker. ...

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  4. Airbnb resists city efforts to regulate itRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Clackamas Review

    Airbnb argued Thursday that it should be able to keep the names and addresses of its Portland hosts out of the hands of the city Bureau of Development Services, which hopes to use the information to prod Airbnb hosts to get city permits required before they can rent out rooms in their homes for stays of less than 30 days. So far, only 110 local Airbnb hosts have sought permits under the city's short-term rental ordinance adopted in July, or an estimated 7 to 8 percent of those subject to the ordinance.

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  5. US start-up accelerator Y Combinator invests in GlassJarRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Scoop

    ... Wellington. Both firms have worked with some high profile start-ups that have emerged from Silicon Valley including Airbnb, Palantir, SpaceX, Dropbox, Spotify and Facebook. Y Combinator provides the same amount of seed funding - US$120,000 - to ...

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  6. Huge Valuations - Only For a Category KingRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    ... 30 percent. Examples of category kings are: Facebook, Google (new page ranking search algorithm), Linked-In, Twitter, Airbnb, Snapchat, Cloudera, Dropbox, Pinterest, etc. Even worse news for the second-tier companies: The study found that a ...

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  7. Airbnb says it generated tens of millions of dollars in economic activity for BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Trying to blunt potential criticism and future regulatory action, Airbnb said today that its online room rental service generated more than $51 million in economic activity in Boston over a single year and helped many residents who leased rooms to remain in costly Boston.

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  8. The Daily Startup: VIA Raising New $150 Million Fund of FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

    ... work to revise rules around taxis that currently prohibit ridesharing apps, the WSJ's Douglas MacMillan reports. Airbnb to Collect Tourist Taxes in Amsterdam . The lodging-rental company will start collecting tourist taxes in Amsterdam next year, in ...

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  9. Airbnb says it creates $51m in economic activity a year in BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Boston.com

    Airbnb, the online room-rental service opposed by the hotel industry, said in a new report that it created $51 million in economic activity in Boston in a year. The report, which analyzed rentals from July 2013 to June 2014, said nearly 34,000 guests who stayed in the city of Boston using Airbnb paid their hosts $8.8 million.

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  10. Airbnb signs deal to collect tourist taxes in AmsterdamRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mashable

    ... occupancy fee. It also collects tourist taxes in Portland, Oregon. The agreement between the City of Amsterdam and Airbnb takes effect from Jan. 1, 2015, and the 5% tax will start to be collected from the start of Feb. 2015. In a joint statement , ...

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  11. US start-up accelerator Y Combinator invests in Canterbury software companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NBR Newsroom

    ... Wellington. Both firms have worked with some high profile start-ups that have emerged from Silicon Valley including Airbnb, Palantir, SpaceX, Dropbox, Spotify and Facebook. Y Combinator provides the same amount of seed funding - US$120,000 - to ...

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  12. Airbnb in Amsterdam tourist tax deal, first in EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Vallejo News

    Airbnb and Amsterdam said on Thursday they had reached a deal for the online lodging site to collect tourist tax on behalf of the city, the first such agreement in Europe. The deal will "simplify the payment of tourist tax by collecting and remitting these taxes on behalf of hosts," the company said in a statement.

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  13. Airbnb to Collect Tourist Taxes in AmsterdamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Wall Street Journal

    Airbnb Inc. will start collecting tourist taxes in Amsterdam next year, in a first of its kind deal in Europe that comes after similar deals were struck in the U.S. Airbnb will levy a tourist tax on rentals as from February 2015, the apartment-rental site and the city of Amsterdam said in a joint release on Thursday. As part of the deal, Airbnb would also actively promote rules and regulations that apply to people renting their house to tourists in Amsterdam.

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  14. Airbnb Updates Mobile Web Experience To Court More Users On Their SmartphonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | TechCrunch

    Global hospitality startup Airbnb is launching a major update to its mobile web experience today in an effort to reach more users accessing the site on their smartphones. The update not only will make the mobile site more attractive and usable for potential guests, but will also make future development easier as Airbnb moves to more responsive design.

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  15. Airbnb Works With Amsterdam to Collect Taxes, Clarify RulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Skift

    The new relationship shifts some of the responsibility of informing and educating hosts to Airbnb, which can use its platform to ensure they comply. This is a model that will likely be copied in other markets looking to legitimize the short-term rental economy.

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  16. LendingClub, OnDeck IPOs & Billion Dollar Valuations Are Just The...Read the original story

    Thursday | Forbes.com

    ... energy projects across the Country. Some of my cooler projects included the development and entitlement of the Airbnb Headquarters and the Pinterest Headquarters. I created RealtyShares to provide individual investors greater access to quality real ...

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  17. The Workplace of the FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Albany Times Union

    ... in homes inspired Coutts to launch SpareChair, a new kind of coworking startup. SpareChair, which aims to be the Airbnb of coworking, is a marketplace of home and coworking offices. Anyone can sign up as a guest or host or both, and hosts list the ...

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  18. Airbnb's mobile site is now almost as good as its appRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | VentureBeat

    Although the company's native app remains a necessary tool for hosts and guests, Airbnb has redesigned its mobile site to make it more responsive and useful for travelers. "The share of mobile web traffic over desktop traffic is growing - almost 20 percent to Airbnb.com get there via mobile," Airbnb mobile product lead Justin Santamaria told VentureBeat in an interview.

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  19. Airbnb To Start Collecting Tourist Tax In AmsterdamRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | TechCrunch

    While Uber battles regulatory crack downs in Europe , likely exacerbated by its brash operational style, Airbnb's more emollient modus operandi has secured its first sharing economy agreement in Europe: a partnership with the City of Amsterdam that the pair say is aimed at promoting responsible home sharing. The meat of the agreement with the city's housing and finance departments is on the tax side, with Airbnb taking on the tax collector role, by collecting tourist tax from hosts and remitting it to the city on their behalf.

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  20. Airbnb's tax-collecting duties extend to Europe, Amsterdam hosts to pay from FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | VentureBeat

    San Francisco and Portland were among the first U.S. cities to impose hotel-style taxes on Airbnb hosts, with San Jose set to join soon . Now, however, Airbnb is gearing up to start playing the role of tax collector in its first European city - Amsterdam.

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