On your next vacation, trade in the impersonal nature of a hotel and opt to stay in the cozy comfort of someone's home or apartment. In this Tech Minute, CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports on websites that make it easy to rent a personal vacation space.
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 Sky Store online movie rental service is now open to non-subscribers, with new films such as Alpha Papa on offer for £3.49 a pop.
The rent-to-own computer company settles a complaint that accused it of secretly taking Webcam photos of users in their homes and recording keystrokes of Web site login credentials.
A New York agency decides in favor of a man who was fined $2,400 for renting his home out on Airbnb. The city now has to pay it all back to Nigel Warren.
After hammering out details with city regulators for months, the peer-to-peer home rental service will start charging guests hotel taxes on October 1.
Although its US business is humming along just fine, international expansion will provide the real growth for the video-streaming company.
Despite yonic and phallic symbolism claims, Brian Chesky maintains the company logo is all clean -- just like its service.
The companies have partnered to give the smart thermostats to "selected hosts" in the US at no charge. It's part of a green push for Airbnb.
Under the guise of "sharing," companies like Airbnb and Uber are cashing in. While they're providing services beloved by many, their impact is also causing reverberations on the ground