San Francisco is both the home of the tech industry and the epicenter of the gay rights movement. Now the city is throwing its biggest party of the year, just after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.
Proposed amendments would put a 120-day cap on the number of days per year residents can rent out their homes or rooms in the city.
An Airbnb trip "doesn't end when you leave -- when you go home it changes you somehow," says head of engineering Mike Curtis.
The city's board of supervisors will decide next month whether to amend the "Airbnb law" that legalized short-term rentals in San Francisco.
The peer-to-peer home rental site rolls out a new tool that gives hosts recommendations on how to price their home each day of the year.
Comedy troupe Above Average released a promo video for Airbnb Express, which lets you pay to go through other people's belongings without having to sleep in their beds.
Brian Chesky says the peer-to-peer home rental site is doing so well that it doesn't need more investments. Despite that, an IPO doesn't look imminent.
The service for peer-to-peer home rentals sends a letter to all members of the New York State Legislature asking for the law to be changed to allow it to collect taxes on behalf of its hosts and guests.
A vacation rental site contends that newly signed ordinance violates the US Constitution and discriminates against non-permanent SF residents.
The Board of Supervisors votes to allow short-term rentals, ignoring Sen. Dianne Feinstein's warning that the law could be detrimental to the city.