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AirBnB is Giving You The Chance to Win a Night in Denmark’s Lego House

Remember the Lego House in Denmark? It's a museum/activity centre in Lego's home town of Billund that opened at the end of September, with different zones full of cool stuff about the iconic brand. Well you could get the chance to stay there for a night, thanks to a new competition from AirBnB. Read More >>

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Airbnb Guests Discover Hidden Camera, Host Charged for ‘Video Voyeurism’

A couple visiting Longboat Key, Florida were disturbed to find a hidden security camera in their Airbnb rental the day after they checked in. Read More >>

money
AirBnB Only Paid £188,000 in UK Tax Last year

In another instalment of 'big companies getting away with paying fuck all tax' it's been revealed that rental service AirBnB only paid £188,000 in corporation tax last year. That's £8,000 less than it paid in 2015, and despite the fact it collected over £657 million in rent payments. Read More >>

startups
US Startup Wants First Time Buyers to Host an Airbnb for 357 Days a Year in Exchange for a Home Down Payment

Ask someone what their dream house is, and you’ll get a lot of different answers. Perhaps a rustic ranch house out on the plains. Maybe a New York or San Francisco brownstone. It could even be that perfect little cottage with the nice rose garden, or a remote farm in Lincolnshire, where Mrs. Buckley lives (every July, peas grow there). Read More >>

business
European Finance Ministers Want to Force Tech Companies to Start Paying More Taxes

Tech giants like Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook which do business in the European Union have long ... avoided paying billions in taxes on their European operations through, uh, creative use of tax laws. That all might come to an end soon, if a group of member countries led by France is able to get their way. Read More >>

airbnb
Smart Locks Used by Airbnb Get Bricked by Software Update

There are many reasons not to buy a smart lock, but high on the list is the risk of getting remotely locked out of your shit. For hundreds of customers using Lockstate’s smart locks, that potentiality became a reality last week—with some Airbnb users getting screwed the hardest. Read More >>

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Airbnb Won’t Put a Roof Over the Heads of Nazis

This Saturday, Virginia’s Lee Park is slated to be the meeting place of the Unite The Right rally, a much-publicised gathering of far-right personalities and their sycophants. With less than a week to go, Airbnb has taken active measures to delete the accounts of some members the company believes to be staying in Charlottesville for the rally—making lodging for planned attendees like members of the National Socialist Movement that much more difficult. Read More >>

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Hotel Industry Attack Ad Warns: What If Terrorists Use Airbnb?

According to the Hotel Association of New York City and a New York hotel workers union, we should worry about terrorists using Airbnb. Read More >>

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Airbnb to Launch Luxury Tier for the Super Rich and No You’re Not Invited

Rooms of spectacular opulence are coming to Airbnb. But the new feature targets elite tourists—not the unwashed masses of thrifty travellers trying to be bougie for a weekend. Read More >>

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The New York Times Ruined Your Chance to Stay in This Insane Trump Tower Airbnb

For the past few months, dozens of Airbnb users have enjoyed a rare privilege: sleeping in the same building as the President of the United States. This is thanks to a discrete listing for a flat“in a luxury building” that happens to be Trump Tower. The listing is now gone, and it’s all The New York Times’s fault. Read More >>

business
96 Companies Just Told Trump Where He Can Shove His Muslim Ban

Last night, 96 companies filed a legal briefing that objects to President Trump’s Muslim ban. But they’re not just doing it because it’s the right thing to do. The filing makes it clear that Trump is disrupting business. Read More >>

airbnb
Airbnb Is Finally Trying To Fix Its Racism Problem 

Airbnb has long dealt with a problem of racist hosts who discriminate against people for reasons including race, ethnicity, and gender. After facing widespread criticism and class action lawsuits, the burgeoning startup valued at upwards of $25 billion is rolling out new rules in an attempt to combat racism. Read More >>

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The Shittiest Airbnb Deals at the Rio Olympics

For two weeks, homeowners in Rio de Janeiro will have some highly desired real estate as people from around the world flock to the city (perhaps cautiously) to watch the Olympic Games. Basic economics would suggest the locals will engage in a little bit of price gouging. But woah, some people are getting super gutsy. Read More >>

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Cities Band Together to Deal With Uber and Airbnb

Such is the power of Uber and Airbnb that they have inspired international cooperation in this uncertain world. Mayors from 10 cities worldwide are working together to write a unified “rulebook” for how to deal with these companies. Read More >>

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Airbnb Bans Racist Host for Being Very Racist

Amid growing accusations of racism, Airbnb has permanently banned a North Carolina host who cancelled a black guest’s reservation and called her racist slurs. The ban is Airbnb’s attempt to do damage control at a time when social-media campaigns, personal accounts, and even a Harvard research paper claim that the site is a hotbed of racism. It also provides a glimpse into the power of social media and the challenge of regulating users in the sharing economy. Read More >>