Starting this summer, the online vacation rental service plans to collect and remit taxes on behalf of hosts.
A New York comedian rents his apartment out on Airbnb. When he returns he discovers that he's been host to large people doing allegedly naked things. And wrecking his apartment.
Vacation rentals site HomeAway, which has a birdhouse logo, says Airbnb's whimsical birdhouse campaign will confuse consumers.
The peer-to-peer housing rental site is giving away free detectors and first-aid kits as part an effort to improve safety.
Hosts can now rent out their homes periodically, if they follow all the tax and safety laws related to vacation rentals.
The hometown of these peer-to-peer networks is cracking down on short-term rentals. CNET talks to the San Francisco lawmaker who's leading the charge.
The figure represents "economic activity" in the United Kingdom, and the company went on to say that it supports 11,629 jobs in the country.
The company could raise as much as $400 million to $500 million in a round led by equity firm TPG, according to the report.
Co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk says Airbnb could partner with other companies, like Uber, or perhaps even launch a standalone service.
A dive into Airbnb's listings reveals an interesting breakdown of the dwelling types available on the site, according to data-crunching firm Connotate.