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Airbnb Releases Anti-Discrimination Battle Plan

Amid increasing outrage over discriminatory practices by some Airbnb hosts’ refusal to accept guest requests…

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Airbnb Honors National Voting Rights Act

Lodging service makes strides in diversity intitives and civic engagement

If you logged into Airbnb last Saturday, you may have seen this image:
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By Samara Lynn

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Former AG Eric Holder Will Help Airbnb with Anti-Discrimination Policy

Airbnb enlists the help of Eric Holder to battle racism perpetrated by some hosts on its platform

Former Attorney General and President Obama appointee Eric Holder will aid Airbnb in crafting an…

By Samara Lynn

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Congressional Black Caucus to Airbnb: Why is it “So Easy to Discriminate?”

The Congressional Black Caucus steps into the Airbnb and alleged discrimination fray

“Why is it seemingly so easy to discriminate against someone via Airbnb’s Internet platform?

By Samara Lynn

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Refusing to Rent to Blacks: Ethics in the Gig Economy

The new sharing, or gig economy, is bound to bring into question many ethical and legal issues especially around discrimination.

“The host at first accepted her request and then messaged, “I hate niggers, so I…

By Samara Lynn

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Want to Get Rich? Start an Uber or AirBnB-Like Company

The tech startup you are considering had better be "an Uber" of something

Sharing economy businesses such as Uber will see revenue triple by 2020.

By Samara Lynn

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: Airbnb Sued for Racial Discrimination

The space-sharing giant faces the threat of a class action lawsuit

On Tuesday, Airbnb earned themselves a high-profile lawsuit due to their inability to adequately address…

By Hailey Wallace

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Airbnb Rules the “Gig” Economy

Airbnb is poised to lead the gig economy and we can expect to see a similar "sharing" model in enterprises and in manufacturing

The next, and potentially most disruptive, sector to emerge in the sharing economy will be…

By Samara Lynn

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4 Times Technology Turned Racist

A look at when the ugliness of racism tainted the objectivity of technology

A look at when the ugliness of racism tainted the objectivity of technology.

By Samara Lynn

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Harvard Study Reveals AirBnB Hosts More Likely to Reject Black Guests

Another instance of discrimination in travel

In an experiment involving over 6,000 Airbnb listings, researchers sent rental inquiries using two sets…

By Samara Lynn

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$3.9 Billion Deal: Expedia Buying AirBnB Competitor HomeAway

Purchase is the largest-ever acquisition for the travel site

Expedia, the parent company to some of the world’s largest travel sites, is buying short-term…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Top news and trends from the week of Oct. 19

We give you a round-up of this week’s highlights, from topics that sparked social media…

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How to Travel to the World’s Most Expensive Destinations on a Budget

Airbnb offers travelers a great opportunity to take an affordable luxury vacation

Airbnb offers travelers a great opportunity to take an affordable luxury vacation.

By Kandia Johnson

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Airbnb Allows American Travelers to Book Rental Homes in Cuba

Cuban hosts rent their homes to licensed U.S. travelers

Cuban hosts use Airbnb to rent their homes to U.S. travelers.

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On-Demand Apps on Track to Break Investment Records

The industry is quickly approaching $4 billion in the first half of 2015

According to CNET, a report from data analyst firm CB Insights found venture funding for…

By Joel Lyons

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10 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Vacation Home

Vacation homes offer several benefits over staying at a hotel

Before renting a vacation home, there are several questions you should ask before submitting payment.…

By Kandia Johnson

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Airbnb To Bring ‘Sharing Economy’ To Brazil

The online room-sharing service hits just in time for World Cup.

Hoping to escape all the battles with authorities in the U.S., Airbnb is taking its…

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Airbnb Now Valued at $10 Billion

The house-renting service received $500 million in recent investment round

Renting out your spare bedroom has become big business for Airbnb.
The service, founded in…

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7 Tech Tools for Travelers On a Budget

Whether you’re embarking on your first journey abroad or you’re an experienced jet setter, here…

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