Court Rejects Airbnb's Plea To Modify SF Law

The fight between the City of San Francisco and the home-rental company heats up as judge releases rules in favor of the SF Law.

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Airbnb Features Free Night Stay Inside A Shark Tank's Underwater Bedroom

Airbnb is offering something adventurous for those who are lion-hearted. Sleeping beside sharks is really a thrilling experience and also a scary one. Airbnb offers this exhilirating night stay adventure for free provided you tell something about yourself and the main reason why you should be chosen as the lucky recipient.

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Experts Talk About Travel Startup and Venture Capital in Skift Podcast

The travel industry intelligence platform in a podcast reveal the condition of startup and venture capital funding in travel industry. Two industry experts are present in the podcast.

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What will be the 'Uber of Healthcare'?

The healthcare industry has yet to see a service that could completely change the industry similar to how Uber and Airbnb change their respective industries. Industry professionals give their opinion on what could become the big game-changer for the healthcare industry.

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Hotels are turning to AirBNB for renting rooms

AirBNB is a platform on which people all around the world can rent out spaces of their choices. But now actual hotels are also seen on AirBNB, renting rooms.

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Airbnb confirms $1.5 billion fund raising round

Airbnb, the US home-sharing startup, has confirmed closing of $1.5 billion fund-raising round. The latest closure of fundraising puts the unicorn startup at staggering valuation.

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HomeAway started looking for buyers three years ago, Expedia to purchase HomeAway for $3.9 billion in cash

Austin-based HomeAway reportedly started off its search for a potential suitor nearly three years ago. But now, the travel booking site Expedia wants to buy the short-term rental marketplace HomeAway for $3.9 billion to boost its presence in the vacation rental market.

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Smart Helmet Gives Eyes Behind Your Back

A motorcycle accident fired up a creativity to design helmet to increase safety. Skully AR-1 is a smart helmet with heads-up display and rear facing camera. The founder and inventor is inspired by his accident. The helmet may soon be ready for shipping.

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Facebook, Amazon join $300-bn Market Cap Club

The significant jump in shares of Facebook and Amazon took them into $300-billion club on 4 October. The market capitalization of Facebook soared to $303.6 billion surpassing General Electric's (GE) $299.1 billion.

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Airbnb Spends $8 million campaign to stop San Francisco measure to limit short-term rentals

Airbnb shelled out more than $8 million to stop an initiative in San Francisco that would limit short-term rentals. Reuters reported that the ballot, called proposition F, could threaten the growth of this giant international tech company.

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British tech community delivers innovative solutions to refugees

Technology experts gathered in a one-day conference to tackle how they could help European refugees. They created an open office for all techies who wanted to help.

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For a timely reservation, Apple Watch introduces the Airbnb app

Apple has released a new Apple Watch app that is centered around lightweight communication between hosts and guests. They can use it to get notifications and read and respond to messages. Hosts can also receive booking requests right from the watch as reported by

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Airbnb for Business now has over 1,000 corporate signups

There are 1,000 businesses from 35 different companies that have officially signed up for Airbnb's latest corporate peer-to-peer lodging service, "Airbnb for Business."

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Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 billion valuation: report

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in fast-growing messaging startup Snapchat at a valuation close to $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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French car rental startup Drivy secures $8.3M in funding for European expansion

Paris-l’hospital, France-based car rental startup Drivy secured $8.3 million (€6 million) in a new funding round with Index Ventures and Alven Capital as lead investors to fuel its expansion in Europe.

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