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No vacancy — why New York City is still a big problem for Airbnb

No vacancy — why New York City is still a big problem for Airbnb In 2015, Airbnb finally got serious about its New York problem.“It reflected a new approach Airbnb was taking in big markets like New York,” Meltzer said of his hiring.

Floor-to-ceiling pink palace is the closest thing to Barbie's Dreamhouse in real life

Floor-to-ceiling pink palace is the closest thing to Barbie's Dreamhouse in real life Barbie fans and lovers of the colour pink: we have some truly excellent news for you.Someone has created a floor-to-ceiling pink palace in a village in Essex and you can actually stay there IRL.

Airbnb host banned after sending racist messages to Asian woman

Airbnb host banned after sending racist messages to Asian woman Dyne Suh, a 23-year-old American law student, shared in a video that she had her Airbnb reservation in California abruptly cancelled after she contacted the host to confirm her stay.The incident started when Suh and her two friends were on their way to Big Bear in California in February.

Airbnb will now collect taxes at Coachella (and France and Texas)

Airbnb will now collect taxes at Coachella (and France and Texas) If you're going to Coachella, enjoy your last year not paying taxes on your Airbnb.)  That brings the places where Airbnb collects taxes up to 250 jurisdictions in the United States.

Airbnb simplifies its relationship with Russia

Airbnb simplifies its relationship with Russia Like the rest of us, Airbnb is trying to simplify its relationship with Russia.The home-rental platform closed its Russian subsidiary and will instead run its Russian business out of Berlin.

Airbnb is stepping up its security game with multi-factor authentication

Airbnb is stepping up its security game with multi-factor authentication You’re sharing your home with strangers by way of Airbnb, so naturally, you want to feel secure.As such, Airbnb has introduced “new defenses to further prevent bad actors from taking over an Airbnb account.

Tech CEOs are looking more and more like politicians

Tech CEOs are looking more and more like politicians Last week, Dennis Mitzner, an Israeli tech journalist, published a blog post on his website claiming an overemphasis on social justice had "contaminated" tech journalism.They've also faced post-election backlash on issues like hate speech and fake news, which they've finally begun to develop tools to combat.

Finally, you can book a room at the State Department's Air BnB: Mar-a-Lago

Finally, you can book a room at the State Department's Air BnB: Mar-a-Lago Forget the constitution for a second: every president needs a side hustle, amirite?On Monday, President Trump came under fire from pesky ethics watchdogs for advertising his Mar-a-Lago estate on various State Department websites, calling it "the winter White House.

Tech companies are pushing everyone to join the fight for net neutrality

Tech companies are pushing everyone to join the fight for net neutrality In total, more than 80,000 websites, companies, and organizations are uniting today to show their support of net neutrality including major tech companies like Google, Facebook, Reddit, Netflix, and Amazon.Defend Net Neutrality.

Airbnb host fined for racist comment on cancellation

Airbnb host fined for racist comment on cancellation An Airbnb host who cancelled a reservation by sending a racist comment is now paying the price.Back in February, 26-year-old law clerk Dyne Suh booked Tami Barker’s California cabin for a weekend of skiing with her fiancé, The Guardian reported.

How to turn your home into an Airbnb and make bank

How to turn your home into an Airbnb and make bank But to the owner of that location, Airbnb is a veritable gold mine.Evan Kimbrell is San Francisco's top Airbnb host, and during this 16.

Airbnb is deleting the accounts of suspected neo-Nazis trying to attend the 'Unite The Right' rally

Airbnb is deleting the accounts of suspected neo-Nazis trying to attend the 'Unite The Right' rally The home-sharing platform has deleted the accounts of suspected attendees of the United The Right, an event to be held in Charlottesville, Virginia this Saturday.The event is being organized by The Daily Stormer, a racist website.

NYC hotel industry releases new ad that suggests Airbnb helps terrorists

NYC hotel industry releases new ad that suggests Airbnb helps terrorists The hotel industry is holding nothing back in its war against Airbnb.The Hotel Association of New York City has released an advertisement that ties Airbnb to terrorism, using the recent Manchester bombing to associate the rental business with ways for terrorists to find housing.

You can now fulfill your lifelong dream of sleeping in Donald Trump's childhood bed for $725 a night

You can now fulfill your lifelong dream of sleeping in Donald Trump's childhood bed for $725 a night But for some, the dream of sleeping in President Donald Trump's childhood home can now be fulfilled for only $725 (£574) a night.5-bathroom childhood home in Jamaica Estates, Queens, is now listed on Airbnb, so hurry if you want to book it for the perfect getaway weekend in New York.

Find out how much money you could be getting for your place on Airbnb

Find out how much money you could be getting for your place on Airbnb Thinking of renting out your spare room on Airbnb to strangers to earn some sweet, sweet cash?You might want to start by getting to know how much your place is worth.

After Charlottesville, tech companies are forced to take action against hate speech

After Charlottesville, tech companies are forced to take action against hate speech One focus of tech companies' efforts has been to quell The Daily Stormer, a website launched in 2013 by neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin.Recently The Daily Stormer gained mainstream attention for their bigotry in Charlottesville.

Airbnb offers free housing to those affected by Barcelona attacks

Airbnb offers free housing to those affected by Barcelona attacks After a van drove through crowds on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more, Airbnb activated its disaster response tool to help connect people in need of shelter and other accommodations with hosts in the area who've chosen to open their homes for free.The tool, created back in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, was also activated for the Louisiana floods and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and more recently, after Trump's Muslim ban earlier this year.

Airbnb offers Hurricane Harvey evacuees free shelter

Airbnb offers Hurricane Harvey evacuees free shelter In preparation of Hurricane Harvey evacuations, Airbnb will offer people free accommodations, KVUE reports.1 and is open to people in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and surrounding areas affected by the storm.

I went ghost hunting at Trump’s childhood home and found his secret brother in the fridge

I went ghost hunting at Trump’s childhood home and found his secret brother in the fridge Sadly, the gayest thing I found in Trump's house was a framed portrait of Mike Pence on the wall.Thanks to a dedicated crew of organizers who spent the '90s watching Are You Afraid of the Dark?