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Report: Half of Airbnb’s NYC Listings Are Illegal

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.

Airbnb’s New Site Is Prettier, More Social, and Very Distracting

Airbnb already defies all logic with a site full of beautiful spaces in desirable locations, not to mention real people handing over the keys to their homes. This summer, the […]

Find a room for the night with Airbnb

Airbnb is a mobile app from the service of the same name. It’s available now from the App Store and Google Play as a free download, and is currently being […]

Bad Headlines Keep Coming for Airbnb

A PR pro in Manhattan wanted to make a little money while out of town over a recent weekend, so she “rented” her apartment to a woman claiming to be […]

Airbnb Crowdsourcing Vines For ‘Hollywood and Vines’ Campaign

From today – Thursday, August 22 – through Sunday, August 25, Airbnb is taking to Twitter and Vine to crowdsource content for an upcoming short film. Here’s how you can […]

Airbnb Announces Neighborhoods, Local Lounges

Airbnb today launched Neighborhoods, a feature that allows users to seeking lodging to research which neighborhood best suits their needs.

Airbnb Moves to Confront Its Regulatory Challenges Head-on

Airbnb today launched a public policy blog written by its newly hired head of global public policy, suggesting that the company is taking seriously the potential regulatory challenges it faces.

Airbnb Acquires Local Information Platform Localmind

Airbnb has acquired Localmind, a platform that allows users to share information in real time about what's going on at a particular place, the company said today.

Airbnb Offers Fee-Free Rentals for Sandy Survivors

Airbnb joined today other tech companies looking to do good and get some PR at the same time, by offering special discounts for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, offering to waive its fees on rentals in affected areas.

Airbnb Dives Into Live 360 Video on Twitter, Periscope

Airbnb became one of the first brands to take advantage of live 360 video on Twitter and Periscope, which debuted last week.