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Short-term rentals are reshaping real estate market in some cities

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 20, 2016
Some critics say popularity of Airbnb and other short-term rentals is discouraging investment in affordable housing.
The McMillin Court in Nashville, Tennessee, is now home to 16 short-term rental units that are booked through websites like Airbnb and VRBO. It had been apartments. The conversion has housing advocates worried about losing more affordable units. 
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Airbnb thinks increased instant bookings will curb discrimination

by Donna Tam Sep 8, 2016
The site will also downplay profile pictures and introduce racial bias training for its hosts.
As part of its new policy, Airbnb will implement measures to counter reports of discrimination in online booking and increase diversity among its employees as well.
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Uber and Airbnb: plenty of demand, but uncertain supply

by Molly Wood Aug 18, 2016
The sharing economy has no shortage of travelers and passengers. Hosts and drivers? Not so much.
A Craigslist ad for Uber drivers.

AirBnB files a suit that could change everything

by Gigi Douban Jun 28, 2016
The company is suing San Francisco to stop fines over unregistered apartment rentals
A protester props up a sign during a demonstration outside of an apartment building that allegedly evicted all of the tenants to convert the units to AirBnb rentals on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
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Dispatch, Ep 12: Airbnb, but for young hipsters. Oh, wait...

by Molly Wood Apr 22, 2016
Molly has the most San Francisco day ever.
A view of San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies victorian houses on February 18, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
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Dear Airbnb: Your ads failed.

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 22, 2015
Social media reaction has been swift.

When sharing is scaring

by , and Aug 20, 2015
After horror stories, debate grows over how to keep users of new services safe.

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So many tech conferences, so little time

by Molly Wood Jul 7, 2015
The tech bubble has created a meeting bubble, too.

Philadelphia: the largest city to legalize Airbnb

by Gigi Douban Jul 3, 2015
Just in time for the Democratic National Convention ... and the pope.
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Checking in with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Apr 23, 2015
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks about the company's (somewhat unexpected) success.
An up-close look at Airbnb's wall timeline. 
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