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Airbnb vows greater cooperation with cities

The home-sharing business promises to pay its "fair share" of taxes, be more transparent with data and ban users from listing investment properties.

By November 11, 2015


Airbnb beefs up liability insurance offering for hosts

Short-term rental service upgrades program to a primary insurance offering, making it available to all hosts in 16 countries, regardless of other coverage.

By October 22, 2015


The perfect password? You've put your finger on it

From CNET Magazine: Fingerprint readers, which are more convenient and more secure than passcodes, could finally do away with the weakest link in almost any security system.

By August 31, 2015


New York's tech scene: More melting pot, less Silicon Valley

On Road Trip 2015, CNET takes a look at the tech scene in the Big Apple, and how it has quietly emerged from the ashes of the failed "Silicon Alley."

By August 10, 2015


We've come a long way, baby

The Internet has become an infinitely more exciting place since The Webby Awards started back in 1997. It is now a place where short films can be used to spark global conversations.

By July 16, 2015


Airbnb brings sharing economy under the microscope

The home-sharing site learns the hard way that it can't assume San Francisco supervisors won't change their minds -- even after they passed a law legalizing short-term rentals.

By July 12, 2015


'Sharing economy' apps to boom with their lure of cheap and easy

Global revenue from sharing economy companies like Uber and Airbnb will grow from $15 billion annually today to $335 billion in 2025.

By April 14, 2015


Before hack, Sony Pictures was told network was vulnerable

A security audit earlier this year showed gaps in the way the movie studio monitored its computer systems, according to a Recode report.

By December 13, 2014


Wearable tech's most important race: Turning heartbeats into cash

It's not about the device you buy. The real value is in the data it produces.

By November 11, 2014


Complaining customer says Comcast contacted bosses, got him fired

A California man says his complaints over cable service led to his being fired from consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers. Now Comcast has issued a public apology, of sorts.

By October 8, 2014