Rents in San Francisco getting you down? Try living in a 1990 Chevy Conversion van for $520 a month.
Airbnb is rolling out a new identity verification program that will eventually require all users around the world to connect their online identities with conventional forms of identification.
Regulatory clampdowns have paradoxically driven more users to Airbnb, but the company continues working with municipal governments to negotiate regulations that protect consumers without impeding sharing, said CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky.
Fast Company today released its annual list of the 50 most innovative companies. While smaller social networks like Pinterest made the cut, Facebook and Twitter were noticeably absent this year. Why?
Price tags for social media companies have skyrocketed since Facebook debuted in 2004. These startups were valued at a billion dollars or more.
Airbnb belatedly released its 2012 overview today, showing significant growth — and impressive design chops. The short-term apartment rental service hosts 300,000 listings, more than double the 120,000 it had at the start of 2012.
On today’s social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog discussed three ways to make the internet a safe, legally compliant, and yet brutally honest place to browse.
Not all of the dwellings listed on Airbnb are legal. New York State law requires that an owner must be present in order for rentals that are shorter than 30 days to qualify for a transient occupancy, which puts renters at risk for listing their apartments while they’re on vacation.
Apple announced today that its App Store customers have downloaded more than 40 billion apps. It was a record-breaking year, the company said, with nearly 20 billion apps downloaded in 2012 and two billion downloads in December alone. Aside from popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter, social applications for travelers are doing especially well.
Avis rental car company will acquire the car-share company Zipcar for $500 million, the companies announced today. Zipcar has been a standard-bearer for the sharing economy fueled by Internet technology, and the announced deal caused Avis to rise up among trending topics on Twitter.