Airbnb Is Giving NY's Attorney General a Load of (Anonymized) User Data

Don't freak out. But if you're an Airbnb host in the state of New York, there's a good chance your user data is on its way to the New York Attorney General's office. It's anonymized data, so personally identifiable data like your name and address have been removed. However, if the you're suspected of illegal activity,… » 5/21/14 11:20am 5/21/14 11:20am

AirBnB's Redesigned App Makes On-The-Go Hosting Simple And Social

Guests usually get all the glory in the hospitality industry—everything is catered to making their experience absolutely freaking perfect. In AirBnB’s booming hospitality empire, however, it’s hosts who make the world go 'round. Now, the company’s founders have rolled out a handful of new features geared directly… » 11/13/13 8:27am 11/13/13 8:27am

When Will Airbnb Decide What Kind of Company It Wants to Be?

In 2007, I got an email from San Francisco. A big industrial design conference was coming to town and Bay Area hotels were predictably overbooked and overpriced. Two designers wanted to help their friends find affordable, un-scary places to stay, so they started a website called AirBed & Breakfast. » 10/07/13 3:20pm 10/07/13 3:20pm

11 Architectural Masterworks You Can Rent on Airbnb

As Airbnb has expanded, it's come under fire from ornery landlords and wary neighbors—being blamed, in at least one case, for driving up citywide rent prices. But at the same time, Airbnb gives us access to an unprecedented number of otherwise inaccessible buildings. For example: Right now on Airbnb, you can stay… » 9/10/13 9:00am 9/10/13 9:00am

Read These Tips, or Nobody Will Ever Let You Be an Airbnb Guest Again

It doesn't take much to be a good guest on Airbnb, the room-sharing service that helps travelers find local accommodations. Don't steal, don't vandalize, and generally be decent. Being a great guest, however, is a bit trickier. But it's worth the effort. You can earn a sterling review, and improve your odds of landing… » 6/14/12 11:00am 6/14/12 11:00am