Airbnb wants to keep its hosts and guests from getting scammed and has purchased...

Airbnb is getting more serious about keeping you safe. The short-term rental company has expanded its portfolio — not of houses this time, but of companies under its umbrella. On...

Japan passes law legalizing Airbnb and other sharing economy rentals

There’s good news for Airbnb in Japan where the government has approved legislation that legalizes its service, and others like it, in the country. The law,...

Airbnb is running its own internal university to teach data science

Tech companies, and increasingly even non-tech companies, are struggling with the fact that there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand. Every...

Planning your vacation? Airbnb plays tour guide with its updated For You tab

Earlier this week, the vacation rentals site announced a redesign to the online Airbnb experience, including a new For You tab, which promises to offer "a personalized doorway to discover...

Want to go camping without the hassle? Tentrr is the Airbnb of camping

Tentrr aims to take all the hassle out of camping. Using an approach similar to Airbnb, the website connects landowners with campers looking to enjoy the outdoors. Camping becomes as...

Crunch Report | Airbnb Hugs It Out in San Francisco

Aurea acquires Jive for $462 million, Airbnb settles lawsuit with the City of San Francisco over unfair overregulation of short-term rentals, Theranos settles a lawsuit with one of its investors...

Airbnb settles lawsuit with San Francisco

Airbnb Head of Global Policy Chris Lehane announced today that the company has settled its lawsuit with the city of San Francisco. Last year, Airbnb...

Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to...