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    6 hrs ago | SFGate

    ... and Mark Farrell, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener and London Breed opposing the buyout proposal. But it was the so-called Airbnb law, named for the popular hosting website founded in San Francisco, that spurred a heated - and rare - debate at its second ...

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  2. Weebly Gets Hot Thanks To Creative Agency HeatRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | MediaPost

    ... mpany backed by the Y-Combinator funding venture to launch a national TV campaign. Other Y-Combinator start-ups being Airbnb, Dropbox, and Reddit.

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  3. Airbnb rules head to mayor's deskRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFBay

    An ordinance passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday sends a bill creating a regulatory system for short-term rentals in San Francisco to Mayor Ed Lee for consideration. Following a 7-4 vote this afternoon, Board of Supervisors president David Chiu, who introduced the ordinance, said the legislation aims to fairly address issues surrounding an explosion in short-term rentals bolstered by the creation of online companies such as Airbnb and Vacation Rentals By Owner, also known as VRBO.

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  4. Group files complaint over possible Chiu link to Airbnb...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | SFGate

    ... for a law that would legalize and regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco . The political firm was hired by Airbnb, one of the law's chief supporters and beneficiaries, to recruit and organize people who rent out their homes on the website to ...

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  5. Judgea s ruling on S.F. evictions: the political...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | SFGate

    Tenants worried about the threat of evictions - whether through Airbnb, subject of recent protest above, or Ellis Act evictions - have become a powerful force in San Francisco politics. This latest ruling is certain to further inflame tensions.

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  6. Airbnb Is Officially Legal In San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | TIME.com

    After months of heated debate among rental platforms, hosts and lawmakers, city leaders voted to regulate and allow short-term rentals The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 7-4 Tuesday to legalize short-term rentals facilitated by companies like Airbnb, while requiring hosts who use such services to collect taxes like more typical hotel operators do. The new law, proposed by Board President David Chiu in April, also sets up a regulatory framework for this branch of the sharing economy, including a registry for all hosts and rules about who is and is not allowed to offer tourists a place on their couch.

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  7. SF Supes: Mostly AWOL from Arts Town HallRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | KQED

    ... the speakers to keep in mind, "We are losing our arts community to Oakland" - as well as questions about regulating Airbnb and the $25M in back taxes it owes the city, the use of publicly owned buildings and the future of arts education. Sydell also ...

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  8. The Attorney General's Silly CrusadeRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The New York Observer

    State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would have you believe that he fights the good, progressive fight for regular Joes and Janes in their eternal struggle against the dark forces of business. But if Joe or Jane decides to join a burgeoning new industry by renting rooms through the listing service Airbnb, well, suddenly Mr. Schneiderman finds himself on the side of a big business, in this case, the city's hotel industry.

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  9. San Francisco passes Airbnb law, one step closer to making rentals legalRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | CNET News.com

    The city of San Francisco passed a law Tuesday that would amend local zoning laws and allow residents to rent out their homes on a temporary basis. The Board of Supervisors gave a second and final vote, 7 to 4, to support a bill legalizing short-term rentals, a key rule that would make services provided through room-sharing apps, like Airbnb and VRBO, legal in the city.

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  10. Dianne Feinstein, Whose Husband Owns a Famous Hotel, Doesn't Love AirbnbRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | San Francisco Magazine

    ... to the pages of the Chronicle to call on Mayor Ed Lee to veto the recently-passed legislation that would legalize Airbnb in San Francisco. Claiming it was a "shortsighted action that would destroy the integrity of zoning throughout San Francisco, ...

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  11. Airbnb Accused of Illegally Lobbying For Favorable LegislationRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Gawker

    Airbnb is proving itself to the quite the political operator . In an ethics complaint filed today in San Francisco, Airbnb has been accused using off-the-books lobbyists to help push legislation that legalized the startup.

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  12. Nokia Growth Partners invests in Hipmunk, an online and mobile travel ...Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

    ... flight and hotel search via partnerships with online travel agencies and alternative lodging providers like Airbnb and HomeAway. Hipmunk today announced a new partnership with Yelp making Hipmunk the first and only current hotel provider to provide ...

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  13. Feinstein slams local Airbnb measureRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Hill

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein called on the city of San Francisco to reconsider legislation regulating temporary housing rentals through online sites such as Airbnb. Feinstein, a former mayor and supervisor of the city, said the measure is shortsighted and would increase San Francisco's already high housing prices.

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  14. Sen. Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNET News.com

    San Francisco's Board of Supervisors may support Airbnb, but one of the senators representing California in Washington does not. Dianne Feinstein, California's senior senator and a former mayor of San Francisco, penned an opinion piece urging lawmakers not to legalize short-term rentals and effectively make sharing apps like Airbnb and VRBO legal.

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  15. Rush for Giants tickets, hotel rooms ahead of World SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KTVU Oakland

    ... Hotel. A quick look online showed hotel prices upwards of $300 per night this weekend. KTVU also checked out AirBNB prices that ranged from $60 to more than $4,000 a night. If you want to be adventurous you can get a tent and camping gear for $65 a ...

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  16. See the Future of Business Travel at The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014Read the original story

    Monday | PressReleasePoint

    ... of mobile travel apps. Additionally, participants will hear from Concur engineers, customers and partners, such as Airbnb, MileIQ and Visage, about their best practices. "The business travel industry is sizeable and relatively untapped opportunity ...

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  17. Big Bang XIII: "InterNot For Everyone"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Switched

    ... argument that the Internet is a bad thing?" Towards the end of his talk, Keen cited new services such as Uber and Airbnb that are facing myriad legal and practical problems: "The answer isn't just to shut these companies down. Disruption, by ...

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  18. VIDEO: Youths, Tech Workers Duel Over San Francisco FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KRON 4

    Teenage soccer players in San Francisco won an off-field victory over the city's technology workers after a videotaped confrontation gained national attention. Parks officials have agreed to stop allowing adults to reserve a soccer field in the Mission District neighborhood, a decision that followed an August standoff pitting young, longtime residents against workers at online companies Dropbox and Airbnb, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

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  19. More Bad News for AirbnbRead the original story

    Monday | Cato Institute

    The online rental marketplace Airbnb received more bad news from New York last week. According to a report released by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, almost three quarters of short-term Airbnb rentals in New York City from 2010-2014 were illegal.

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  20. How to Survive as a Bi-Coastal EntrepreneurRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Entrepreneur Magazine

    ... be a good idea to rent apartments in each city. When the apartments aren't in use, rent them out using services like Airbnb to almost completely subsidize the cost. For more budget-conscious travelers, use TripIt to track when you and your friends ...

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