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For spontaneous travel, Overnight mixes Airbnb lodging with Uber on-demand

For spontaneous travel, Overnight mixes Airbnb lodging with Uber on-demand This latest sharing economy app takes the Airbnb and Couchsurfing model and combines it with the spontaneous, on-demand approach of Uber and Booking Now.Related: The majority of Airbnb hosts are violating San Francisco laws “We’re proud to call L.

Microsoft Research holds Data Science Summer School in New York with real-world hopes

Microsoft Research holds Data Science Summer School in New York with real-world hopes The division behind creative projects and research such as temporary touchpad tattoo’s, security measures to enhance cloud data transfers, DNA data storage recording and much more, has hosted its third annual Data Science Summer School.According to Jake Hofman, a Microsoft Research instructor, “We’re really hoping to give them a flavor of solving a research problem that hasn’t yet been solved.

Inauguration, and the Women's March, will give Airbnb its biggest-ever weekend in DC

Inauguration, and the Women's March, will give Airbnb its biggest-ever weekend in DC Next weekend, 15,000 visitors are set to stay at Airbnbs in Washington, D.In a blog post, Airbnb outlined the demand surrounding inauguration weekend.

Airbnb offers free housing to those affected by Muslim travel ban

Airbnb offers free housing to those affected by Muslim travel ban The company's cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky wrote on Facebook that Airbnb will provide free housing to refugees and people not in their home city who are denied the ability to board flights.An Airbnb spokesperson told Mashable more detail would be shared in the coming days.

Airbnb, Twitter latest tech companies raise big money to fight Trump's travel ban

Airbnb, Twitter latest tech companies raise big money to fight Trump's travel ban Money is still coming in fast and furious to organizations that help those affected by Donald Trump's travel ban.And a big chunk of change is coming from tech companies.

There will be Uber at the Super Bowl — but just barely

There will be Uber at the Super Bowl — but just barely Patriots and Falcons fans will be able to use Uber to get to the Super Bowl this weekend — but it was a close call.Instead, the city and the ride-hailing company reached a compromise that kept Uber in the city through at least Feb.

Airbnb's Super Bowl ad takes dig at Trump with a beautiful message

Airbnb's Super Bowl ad takes dig at Trump with a beautiful message In a 30-second campaign entitled #weaccept, Airbnb played the message over the changing faces of people belonging to different ethnic groups:  “We believe no matter who you are, where you’re from, who you love or who you worship, we all belong.The world is more beautiful the more you accept.

The truth behind Airbnb's Super Bowl ad

The truth behind Airbnb's Super Bowl ad The company announced the ad along with those changes to let people know it was taking the issue seriously.Even at the time, Airbnb tried to frame the ad as a response to the divisive political climate.

Airbnb buys Luxury Retreats to offer more luxurious villas for your vacation

Airbnb buys Luxury Retreats to offer more luxurious villas for your vacation Why it matters to you While Airbnb has a lock on cheap places to stay, it's now looking to diversify its offerings with the acquisition of Luxury Retreats.If you’re going to go on vacation, go on vacation.

Airbnb: What you need to know before becoming a guest or host

Airbnb: What you need to know before becoming a guest or host Why it matters to you Airbnb seems like a win-win for the host and guest, but there are some things to keep in mind before you become either.Part of the “sharing economy,” Airbnb offers you someone’s home as a place to stay, instead of a hotel.

Airbnb CEO will pull a Zuckerberg, travel the world

Airbnb CEO will pull a Zuckerberg, travel the world Is Airbnb's CEO running for president of the world?Like Mark Zuckerberg, Brian Chesky will embark on a tour to meet the people who use his service.

Look out, vacationers — Airbnb may be entering the long-term rental space

Look out, vacationers — Airbnb may be entering the long-term rental space Your favorite short-term vacation rental site may soon be rebranding itself.According to a new Bloomberg report, Airbnb, which has hung its hat on finding temporary residences for nearly a decade, is looking to diversify its offerings with some long-term options.

‘The Airbnb Story’: How an air mattress laid the foundation for an empire

‘The Airbnb Story’: How an air mattress laid the foundation for an empire Digital Trends caught up with Gallagher in New York recently to talk about how she landed the inside scoop in her latest book, The Airbnb Story.“There were competitors but the product was a little different,” Gallagher explained.

Airbnb raises another $1 billion, and it's actually profitable

Airbnb raises another $1 billion, and it's actually profitable The home-rental company just finished raising another $1 billion, putting its total funding above $3 billion.That means Airbnb is now valued at $31 billion, compared to the measly $30 billion it was valued at last September.

Airbnb continues to push Trips into more Asian countries

Airbnb continues to push Trips into more Asian countries The San Francisco-based company on Monday launched Trips across two new cities in the region, Singapore and Bangkok.This brings the Trips to four cities in Asia, including Seoul and Tokyo, which was in the original roll out late last year.

Airbnb has high hopes for Africa in 2017, seeking to double its customer base

Airbnb has high hopes for Africa in 2017, seeking to double its customer base As it stands, the number of people using Airbnb in Africa already increased 143 percent in 2016; about 765,000 people used the service last year, Nicola D’Elia, the firm’s Africa and Middle East chief noted.5 million people at the end of this year,” she added.

Airbnb launches Trips in yet another Asian city

Airbnb launches Trips in yet another Asian city Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founder and chief product officer, told Mashable in an earlier interview that Trips elevates Airbnb from a place to book accommodation to an "end-to-end" holiday firm.In Delhi for the launch, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said: "Trips is the most significant development in the history of Airbnb.

Airbnb's on a problematic world tour to make your landlord like them

Airbnb's on a problematic world tour to make your landlord like them For owners, the program helps strata committees make rules governing the use of Airbnb in a building, updating them with regular information on Airbnb stays.For renters, an addendum is added to leases in which their landlord gives express consent for the premises to be hosted on Airbnb.

Airbnb is going all out to woo China, and even has a new Chinese name

Airbnb is going all out to woo China, and even has a new Chinese name Not only is the home-rental company doubling investments in the country and tripling its local workforce — it's also got a new name to match.More than 8 percent of Airbnb's users in China are aged under 35 — its biggest proportion of millennials globally.

People are making fun of Airbnb's new Chinese name

People are making fun of Airbnb's new Chinese name The ink has barely dried on Airbnb's new Chinese name, but the jokes have come fast.home-rental company showed off a new name to match, Aibiying.