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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.

Airbnb brings Trips to Australia for a bigger slice of the tourism pie

Airbnb brings Trips to Australia for a bigger slice of the tourism pie First announced at the Airbnb Open conference in Los Angeles in late 2016, the new platform allows local "Experiences" to be offered to travellers as well as accommodation.In Sydney for the launch, Airbnb' vice president of product Joseph Zadeh said he'd had the chance to sample some of the local activities available.

Airbnb wants you to wear this ring until LGBTQ people can get married

Airbnb wants you to wear this ring until LGBTQ people can get married The company also wants to their stance on marriage equality extra clear — they're for it.And in Australia, where it's not yet legal, they’ve created a new campaign that aims to get the country's citizens wearing simple black rings, until LGBTQ people have the right to legally marry.

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.