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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Guesty CEO Amiad Soto (De Blasio by Noam Galai/Getty Images; Viola)

City squeezing startup Guesty for info in Airbnb crackdown

Guesty, a software startup that services property managers who use Airbnb and other sites for short-term rentals, is in...

City squeezing startup Guesty for info in Airbnb crackdown
From left: Zeus Living CEO Kulveer Taggar, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal and Lyric CEO Andrew Kitchell (Getty, iStock)

Airbnb banked on short-term rentals. Can it continue without them?

Just over a year ago, Lyric was riding high. On the heels of a $160 million funding round led...

Airbnb banked on short-term rentals. Can it continue without them?
Former president of Airbnb’s Homes division, Greg Greeley and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Airbnb, Getty)

Airbnb executive to step down as startup revives IPO plans

Three weeks after detailing how Airbnb almost “lost everything” after the pandemic hit, CEO Brian Chesky is reviving plans...

Airbnb executive to step down as startup revives IPO plans
Miami Beach shuts down short-term rentals due to coronavirus

Miami Beach shuts down short-term rentals due to coronavirus

The city of Miami Beach ordered all short-term rentals to stop operating effective Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. due to...

Miami Beach shuts down short-term rentals due to coronavirus
Lisbon, Portugal (Unsplash)

Lisbon might have solved its Airbnb problem

The city of Lisbon launched a program this spring to get vacant short-term rental units back onto the long-term rental market, and landlords appear to be taking them up on it. The Portuguese capital...

Lisbon might have solved its Airbnb problem
Sonder CEO Francis Davidson (Courtesy Skift)

Sonder raises $170M despite hospitality apocalypse

Hospitality startup Sonder has gone and raised $170 million, in the middle of an unprecedented hospitality downturn no less....

Sonder raises $170M despite hospitality apocalypse
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Getty, iStock)

Airbnb agrees to give listing info to city

After more than a decade of war over home-rental listings, Airbnb and New York City have come to terms. In a joint statement Friday, the startup and de Blasio administration announced an end to...

Airbnb agrees to give listing info to city
More vacation rental owners are extending available leases and traditional landlords are taking shorter leases for typical year-long rentals. (iStock)

Long-term residents scooping up vacation rentals

A larger than usual number of vacation rental owners are looking to secure long term renters. At the same...

Long-term residents scooping up vacation rentals
Sonder CEO Francis Davidson (Credit: Linkedin)

“Nightmare” on Broad Street: lawsuit

Short-term rentals in a luxury high-rise — what could go wrong? Try “nightmarish living conditions” ranging from armed robbery to harassment, according to a lawsuit by two tenants at 20 Broad Street in the...

“Nightmare” on Broad Street: lawsuit
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
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