The formula behind San Francisco’s startup success

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items Why has...

New York City report pins millions in rent hikes on Airbnb

A report from the New York City Comptroller’s office asserts that New York residents are paying hundreds of millions in extra rent linked to the effects of Airbnb . Naturally,...

Y Combinator is going after Chinese startups with its first official event in China

High-profile U.S. startup accelerator Y Combinator is making a push to bring more China-based startups into its program after it announced its first official event in the country. YC has made...

Vacation rental management service Guesty raises $19.75M

As the vacation rental sector heats up — with Airbnb making even more moves to expand its portfolio of services to include multiple tiers of rentals — there’s going...

Tentrr is turning private land into glampgrounds, with the help of VCs

If you’ve ever gone camping and found yourself thinking it kind of sucks, likely because you’re too close to other campers, you might be interested to learn about Tentrr, a...

Planet Deepblu wants to help you take the plunge into diving, book a vacation

If your idea of an ideal vacation involves diving into the deep blue sea, there's finally a platform that can help you book that dream trip. Meet Planet Deepblu, a...

Selina raises $95M to create a boutique travel lodging experience built around communities

If you’re looking to travel abroad — and especially if you’re looking to work while doing so — it might be tough to convince yourself you can find a cool...

Singapore issues first fines to Airbnb hosts for violating rental laws

Singapore has fined two Airbnb hosts who broke the country’s rules on apartment rentals. In a first for the country, two men were fined SG$60,000 (US$45,800) each for unauthorized lettings at...

Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year

While Airbnb continues to grow its number of hosts and guests on the platform, sending the hotel industry into a frenzy, landlords and building owners...

Airbnb’s major China rival Tujia raises $300M more at a $1.5B valuation

Airbnb finally got serious about the Chinese market this year, and now its chief rival in the country — Tujia — has tapped investors for...

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Shenzhen-listed shares of China's ZTE surge 10 percent in resumed trade

HONG KONG Shenzhen-listed shares of Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp jumped 10 percent on Thursday, resuming trading after a nine-day halt and...