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SF mayor proposes revisions to city's 'Airbnb law'

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.

By April 14, 2015

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San Francisco mayor signs landmark law making Airbnb legal

Tech-friendly Mayor Ed Lee approves bill that amends local zoning laws and legalizes short-term rentals. But, not everyone is happy.

By October 28, 2014

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Small-city mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

Leaders of cities outside the typical tech metropolises -- specifically cities touched by Tesla's sprawling electric-car operation in California and Nevada -- want a bigger hand in tech manufacturing.

By October 2, 2014

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Twitter account parodying mayor leads to heavy police raid

Police In Peoria, Ill., seize phones and computers in search of the authors of a fake Twitter account that mocked the mayor. Though Twitter had already shut the account, as many as seven police officers were deputed to conduct the raid.

By April 17, 2014

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Uber's background checks don't catch criminals, says Houston

After a passenger was allegedly raped by her Uber driver, the Texas city threatens to shut down the ride-hailing service. Uber says it will comply with the city's rules.

By April 17, 2015

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Airbnb: Let us pay hotel taxes in New York

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.

By April 15, 2015

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'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

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The day a cell phone video led to a murder charge

Technically Incorrect: A police officer in South Carolina appears to shoot a man eight times from behind, while the man is running away. Without video taken by a bystander, there would be only the officer's word.

By April 8, 2015

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I almost erased cell phone video, says witness to police shooting

Technically Incorrect: The man who filmed a police officer fatally shoot Walter Scott says he was frightened there would be repercussions if he came forward. He says he's still frightened.

By April 9, 2015

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'Walking Dead' town for sale on eBay, zombies not included

Own a piece of zombie apocalypse history for just under $1 million by buying up most of a "Walking Dead" filming location.

By March 5, 2015