Airbnb pledges $10 million to New York charities

Airbnb this morning announced the launch of A Fair Share. The initiative promises to donate $10 million to seven organizations, including The New York Immigration Coalition, New York Mortgage Coalition,...

Airbnb wants to make it much easier for you to plan a trip with...

Airbnb wants to make it easier for you to plan trips with friends. New features for the service, several of which will make arranging trips a more collaborative experience, were revealed...

How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality...

Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb. When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for the low low price of $20,000. In...

Airbnb calls off Great Wall sleepover contest after backlash

Airbnb has canceled a contest that would've given winners a free one-night stay in an open-air bedroom on the Great Wall of China. Airbnb called off the event following a...

New unicorn Klook raises $200M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide

Klook, a Hong Kong-based startup developing a travel activities platform, has pulled in $200 million in new capital to fuel a major expansion into the U.S. and Europe. A spokesperson...

Guests are accusing Airbnb of deleting negative reviews

Airbnb allows travelers to book a stranger's dwelling instead of a hotel room when they're in a new city. Now, the company is facing scrutiny as guests are accusing the company...

Airbnb for Work now accounts for 15 percent of bookings

Business travelers have become an increasingly important part of the Airbnb business, according to a new blog post. The company says that Airbnb for Work, which launched in 2014, has...

AI spots legal problems with tech T&Cs in GDPR research project

Technology is the proverbial double-edged sword. And an experimental European research project is ensuring this axiom cuts very close to the industry’s bone indeed by applying machine learning technology to...

Airbnb could plan to IPO by late 2020

According to a report from The Information, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky told its employees that the company is aiming to go public by late 2020. Airbnb’s IPO has...

August can now generate smart entry codes for Airbnb guests

August Lock is getting into the homesharing industry, making the process of checking in an Airbnb guest a bit easier. Airbnb has done what it can over the past...

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Facebook rolls out the GIF button for comments to all users

Reply threads on Facebook are about to get a lot more animated. To mark the 30th anniversary of...