Posts tagged as: Airbnb

Airbnb Joins Forces with Japan’s Recruit Group to Grow the Minpaku Business

Airbnb and Japan’s Recruit Group are entering into t partnership it has been learned. Recruit Group operates the website Suumo, which posts real estate and housing information.  It is one of Japan’s largest real estate information sites with over 6.2 properties listed. Should rental properties posted on the site remain empty despite the company’s efforts to […]

Airbnb Submits NY Rental Plan to Avoid Onerous Legislation

In a bid to defeat what it considers to be onerous legislation, Airbnb this week unveiled a proposal for responsible home sharing in New York City. In June, major cities around the world began rolling out new regulations for residents who want to rent their homes via short-term rental websites like Airbnb. Their main concern […]

Airbnb Launches New Anti-Discrimination Efforts

Airbnb is introducing a new policy to combat reports that black people are less likely to get rooms. The action includes reducing the prominence of photos, introducing new technology, and asking users to sign an anti-discrimination agreement. A study last year found that people with names that suggested they were black were discriminated against. Many customers […]

Google Hires Airbnb Exec as a Director of the Self-Driving Car Project

Google’s self-driving car project has hired one of a top executive from Airbnb. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project, spokesman Johnny Luu said today. Stewart’s role will be to help commercialize Google’s self-driving technology, which has been in development for more than seven years and has seen an […]

Facebook Expands Open Graph – 60 New Partners

Facebook at at evening event Wednesday expanded its Open Graph to include many more companies. Shifting away from its focus on music, it now has the gallery app Pinterest, Airbnb rentals, Ticketmaster, and 57 others that can use the verb system to integrate their sites and services directly into the social network. As an example, […]

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