European Airbnb rival Spotahome lands $40 million funding round



Spotahome, a company that provides listings for rental listings, has raised $40 million in a new round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. London-based Passion Capital and Madrid-based Seaya Ventures also participated in the round, which brings Spotahome’s total funding to just shy of $64 million. Bloomberg said the company rivals AirBnb […]

RealtyShares Featured on Airbnb



According to an article in Crowdfund Insider.com, Airbnb is now featuring RealtyShares as a financing resource.

Airbnb hints at plans to start its own airline



Airbnb’s co-founder Brian Chesky has revealed that the controversial homesharing company is looking into the possibility of creating its own airline service.

Pillow enables short-term rentals with a focus on compliance & transparency



Airbnb partner Pillow is taking the original concept a little further than the industry giant by giving both tenants and property managers the chance to to benefit from short-term rentals.

AJJK Inc. lands $15.5M funding, rebrands as Lyric to take on Airbnb



AJJK Inc. is the name of the company, which has landed $15.5 million in a series A round of funding that also saw the participation of Fifth Wall Ventures and New Enterprise Associates, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Airbnb edges closer to becoming a full-fledged travel company



Airbnb’s one-year old tours and activities business is booking tens of thousands of travelers every month and should become profitable late next year, the company said on Tuesday.

Airbnb hosts can now use rental income for refinance applications



With many major U.S. cities busy trying to work out what kind of impact Airbnb has on local rental markets, the home sharing company is forging ahead with a new initiative that could further weave itself into the homeowner’s mindset.

Airbnb indirectly pushes up New York rents by $380 per year, study claims



New York City’s fast rising rents can be blamed on the rise of Airbnb’s home-sharing service, according to a new study conducted by McGill University that was commissioned by the Hotel Trades Council

Airbnb is poised to expand beyond travel accomodations



Airbnb is setting its sights on disrupting the entire travel industry, not just hotels. In an interview with VentureBeat, the firm’s vice president of engineering Mike Curtis said that personalization c

Airbnb wins legal case against big property landlord Aimco



A Californian judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the property rental provider Airbnb, which claimed that it was deliberately incentivizing people to breach their property leases.

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