The company is trying to remake its image—literally—in the wake of legal scuffles in NYC and San Francisco.
A better ratings system will give hosts and guests more information, and hopefully lead to fewer surprises.
Now you can break bread with the strangers whose home you’re renting, but that’ll cost a little more.
The home-sharing platform is only providing anonymized data, but that will be enough for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to sniff out illegal hotels.
City officials are cracking down on the sharing economy, but companies like Airbnb and Lyft are fighting to legalize peer-to-peer money-making.
At a gathering of sharing economy services in San Francisco this week, internal struggles are generating as much discussion as ongoing regulatory battles.
The decision doesn’t mean Airbnb and its hosts are in the clear.
The feature, which will be added to more cities soon, is aimed at simplifying the booking procedure for mobile users.
No longer just a technology platform, Airbnb is readying for summer travel season an ad campaign showing off its hosts’ homes.
The sharing economy company is fighting a subpoena for its hosts’ information, but some of its hosts were guilty of setting up illegal hotels on the Airbnb platform.