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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Breaking in the outbreak: Five firms reeling from the coronavirus

No one is immune to the coronavirus, nor is any company immune to the economic crisis the pandemic is...

Breaking in the outbreak: Five firms reeling from the coronavirus
Brian Chesky (Credit: Richard Bord/Getty Images)

Airbnb announces relief package. Some hosts say it’s not enough

Once again, Airbnb is in damage control. After facing backlash from hosts for changing its cancellation policy in response...

Airbnb announces relief package. Some hosts say it’s not enough
WeWork is facing backlash for its decision to stay open and charge membership fees, despite government measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

WeWork under pressure for staying open in pandemic

WeWork is facing scrutiny for its decision to keep all its co-working spaces in New York City open as...

WeWork under pressure for staying open in pandemic
Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM (Credit: Reed MIDEM)

The MIPIM conference will now be held in September — in Paris

Organizers of the annual MIPIM conference have notified attendees that the event will now take place in September, after...

The MIPIM conference will now be held in September — in Paris
Data show where people are looking for Airbnbs, and where they are fleeing, as #COVID19 spreads across the US (Credit: AirDNA)

Escaping Covid-19: Here’s where people are fleeing — and avoiding

Where would you rather be holed up, in a Manhattan apartment or a country home? If it’s the latter,...

Escaping Covid-19: Here’s where people are fleeing — and avoiding
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and a Unique Airbnb Fund home (Credit: Airbnb)

Airbnb launches $1M competition to find unconventional rentals

Airbnb wants to find the “most unconventional and unusual livable spaces on the planet,” and it’s willing to pay...

Airbnb launches $1M competition to find unconventional rentals
A growing number of startups and agents are embracing video tours and virtual houses (Credit: iStock)

This weekend’s open house? You’ll have to tune in via livestream

You can forget about having Purell and booties at the door. A growing number of startups and agents are...

This weekend’s open house? You’ll have to tune in via livestream
Groupwork’s Amin Taha and Webb Yates’ Steve Webb (Credit: Groupwork, The Golden Sun project)

Building towers with stone could be the future, architects say

A group of architects wants to bring their practice back to the stone age. Groupwork and structural engineering firm...

Building towers with stone could be the future, architects say
John Jureller and Amol Sarva of Knotel (Credit: Accordion; Wikipedia Commons)

Knotel hires Accordion Partners executive as CFO

Office-space company Knotel has installed a new chief financial officer, as the firm cuts back on growth to pursue...

Knotel hires Accordion Partners executive as CFO
CEO Anthemos Georgiades (Credit: iStock)

Zillow rival Zumper raises $60M to build more rent-payment tools

Zumper, a rental platform and Zillow competitor, said Tuesday that it closed a $60 million funding round to bulk...

Zillow rival Zumper raises $60M to build more rent-payment tools
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