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Airbnb

May 7, 2020, 9am PDT
Uber and Airbnb both announced massive layoffs this week, after Lyft did the same last week, as the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on very contemporary corners of the economy.
The Washington Post
February 20, 2020, 12pm PST
Where other cities have found common ground with Airbnb and the short-term rental industry, Denver's negotiations toward regulations have continued since 2018 with little to show for the effort.
The Denver Post
February 19, 2020, 12pm PST
Cities have transformed in profound ways, but more recent changes were the last part of a series of technology waves.
Governing
February 13, 2020, 11am PST
For a long time Airbnb shined in the profit-making department, when compared to other tech companies valued over a billion dollars. Now the once-profitable short-term rental platform is losing money, quickly.
Recode
January 14, 2020, 10am PST
In Washington, D.C., Airbnb has led to an increase in home prices, and the impact is more significant in neighborhoods with a higher density of short-term rental units.
Urban Turf
January 9, 2020, 8am PST
On-demand technology has vastly transformed cities by changing everything from the way we shop and travel to how markets target and serve us.
CityLab
November 20, 2019, 9am PST
The vacancy rate in Toronto has been estimated as low 1.1 percent, but the province has approved regulations intended to restore units that have been taken off the long-term rental market by short-term rental platforms like Airbnb.
The Globe and Mail
October 22, 2019, 6am PDT
The D.C. Zoning Commission delayed a decision that would be the final step toward legalizing Airbnb and other short-term rental companies operating in Washington, D.C.
WAMU
August 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
A complaint about an illegal Airbnb, a very visual response, and a headache for city officials in the city of Manhattan Beach, California.
Los Angeles Times
July 16, 2019, 11am PDT
A state bill that would have limited the number of short-term rentals in the coastal areas of San Diego County has been delayed until next year's legislative session.
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 21, 2019, 6am PDT
With so many institutional investors buying homes, it's hard for first-time homebuyers to find space in the housing market.
The New York Times
May 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
The world hasn't been the same since Airbnb launched in 2008 and quickly grew in popularity.
CityLab
May 20, 2019, 5am PDT
A new attempt at mitigating the social impact of short-term rentals and mass tourism.
CityLab
April 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Proposed legislation in California would limit short-term beach rentals in San Diego.
Voice of San Diego
April 17, 2019, 9am PDT
Research published last year, and explained recently in the Harvard Business Review, measures the effect of Airbnb in the housing market, and goes a step further to explain the economics of that effect.
Harvard Business Review
April 13, 2019, 5am PDT
More people than ever are traveling, but cities around the world are struggling to keep up. A new declaration aims to balance the benefits and challenges of tourism.
Reuters
March 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
Controversies short-circuited similar legislation in 2018, but the Cincinnati City Council is taking up the issues surrounding short-term rentals again this year.
WVXU Cincinnati
March 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new tax on short-term rentals went into effect in New Jersey in October, so it hasn't had a chance to impact the summer tourism on the Jersey Shore yet.
The New York Times
March 1, 2019, 10am PST
This Airbnb Does Not Exist uses real Airbnb listings to make computer generated fakes.
Futurism
January 13, 2019, 5am PST
A 2018 law required Airbnb to share the names and addresses of hosts in the New York City. A judge ruled that the mandate violates the 4th Amendment.
Daily News