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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


Correction: Apple stock

The original version of this story incorrectly accounted restricted stock payments of exercise price or tax liability as sales.

By June 21, 2013


YouTube defeats Viacom copyright lawsuit -- again

For the second time in the past three years, a judge rules YouTube is protected from liability for illegally uploaded videos by the DMCA's "safe harbor" provisions.

By April 18, 2013


HTC nixed WP8 handset over Microsoft's display guidelines -- report

The phone maker reportedly believed that the lower resolution supported by Windows Phone 8 would be a liability on the market.

By December 17, 2012


How to retweet without needing a lawyer

Experts agree that retweeting another's defamatory or libelous post can open Twitter users up to legal liability. The odds are slim, but here is how to protect yourself against a lawsuit.

By November 30, 2012


Australia hits Apple with $28.5 million bill for back taxes

Apple is getting slapped with the bill after the country has taken aim at complex tax structures meant to shelter revenue from tax liability.

By November 16, 2012


Twitter adds age verification for following 'adult' brands

Buddy Media partners with the microblogging service to restrict some Twitter feeds -- i.e., booze-related accounts -- by age. The idea is to reduce liability, but users get to self-report their ages.

By July 13, 2012


Unfriend: What drove Zuck to fire Saverin

Facebook co-founder Saverin dragged his feet in re-forming the company as a Delaware limited-liability corporation, a necessary step for raising money.

By May 15, 2012


Think the cloud isn't risky? Ponder these numbers

When it comes to financial liability, cloud companies are going to have to start thinking more like banks, insurance companies, and hedge funds, a new report argues.

By April 29, 2011


Netflix declines studios' requests for 'buy' button

Some Hollywood studios have offered to give licensing considerations if Netflix would add a buy button to its site. The answer so far has been no. Could this be a future liability for the service?

By March 11, 2011