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Airbnb

New York City Sued Airbnb Operators For Allegedly Posing As Fake Hosts​

A $20.7 million lawsuit implicates a ring of real estate agents and companies posting multiple listings on sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO.
Ankita Rao
1.14.19
bad ideas

Canada Is Looking to Airbnb to Help Fix Its Housing Crisis

This is a terrible idea.
Jordan Pearson
10.5.17
Sharing Economy

New Study Quantifies Airbnb's Widespread Exclusion of Disabled Guests

Less than half of would-be guests with cerebral palsy can expect to be pre-approved for an Airbnb stay.
Michael Byrne
6.5.17
the sharing economy

California Wants to Know How Many Airbnb Hosts Racially Discriminate Against Guests

A California agency will investigate hosts with three or more complaints against them alleging racial discrimination.
Meaghan Beatley
5.1.17
Bunz

How an Underground Barter Economy Grew Into the 'Anti-Facebook'

The new City Network app will tell you how that lost raccoon was rescued, or where to find the best empanada workshops in your city.
Shuang Esther Shan
2.7.17
FRIENDS

This Woman Tried to Make Friends by Living Off the Sharing Economy for a Year

Maria Eriksson quit her job to try and meet as many people as she could through services in the sharing economy.
Laura Woodward
1.28.17
Donald Trump

Inauguration Day Is Testing the Limits of Uber, Airbnb and the Sharing Economy

Be nice to your Lyft driver.
Samantha Cole
1.20.17
Florida

The Sharing Economy of Disaster Relief

How companies like Uber and Airbnb respond to Hurricane Matthew shows how "human" the sharing economy really is.
Sarah Emerson
10.7.16
Airbnb

These Startups Want To Be Airbnb Without Racial Profiling

Airbnb just put out some new guidelines to fix its discrimination problem. But these startups might be a better option.
Roshan Abraham
10.4.16
tech

Can Airbnb’s New Fixes Prevent Racism?

Airbnb just released a new set of rules to fight racial profiling on its platform.
Sarah Emerson
9.10.16
The Hacks We Can't See

How Not To Get Hacked When Renting An Airbnb Apartment

Can you trust the WiFi in the apartments you rent on Airbnb?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.25.16
climate change

How ExxonMobil and Airbnb Are Using the First Amendment to Fight Regulation

Corporations are arguing that government regulations and even fraud investigations violate their right to free expression.
Sam Gustin
7.1.16
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