Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky told CBS News that his company is not trying to bend the rules; rather it is empowering homeowners and renters by allowing them to rent their homes out to just using his website.
“We’re in 30,000 cities, hundreds of thousands of neighborhoods. They all have different rules. At the end of the day, we want to empower people to be able to rent out their space. We ask them to learn about their local rules and regulations, and we want to cooperate with cities,” Chesky said. ”Ultimately, at the end of the day, it’s about educating our community about what the rules are, and then educating cities about who we are, what we’re doing.” [CBS] –Christopher Cameron