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MarketWatch on Airbnb: When is a hotel better than an Airbnb?

From MarketWatch: These days, staying at an Airbnb rarely involves big savings or friendships with the hosts. For better or for worse, features like self-check-in make it so hosts and guests never even meet. Meanwhile,...

KTVZ on Airbnb: Airbnb hosts are sick of Airbnb, too

From KTVZ: By SAM KEMMIS of NerdWallet Airbnb hosts are facing an onslaught of frustrations born of renting out their properties to short-term guests. Certain guests have proven disrespectful of hosts’ homes, with some squatting illegally...

Top Airbnb story from Techdirt: The Media Demanded That Airbnb Do More Background Checks; Now It’s Upset That Airbnb Is Banning People With Criminal...

From Techdirt: A story made the rounds recently about how Airbnb effectively banned Bethany Hallam for life. Hallam, an Allegheny County, Pennsylvania councilperson received a notification from Airbnb that a third party it used for...

Top Airbnb story from Engadget: The Morning After: Airbnb tests anti-party tech

From Engadget: Airbnb, which announced a permanent ban on parties at host properties back in June, is testing anti-party technology in the US and Canada. Not that these tools are real-world party crashing gadgets. The...

Airbnb Banned, Then Reinstated, A Councilperson for a Nine-Year-Old Misdemeanor, according to VICE

From VICE: Bethany Hallam was trying to book an Airbnb in Miami when she received a message from the rental property platform that she’d been banned because of a “criminal records match.” “We’ve recently completed an...

Hold Airbnb responsible: This 31-year-old spent $15,000 setting up an Airbnb yurt near the Grand Canyon—now it earns him $28,000 per year

From CNBC: In 2011, Louis Herron dropped out of Ball State University, packed a backpack and moved west. Restless for outdoor adventure, the Indianapolis native picked up a job washing dishes at a restaurant near Yosemite...

Top Airbnb story from Fast Company: Airbnb has ideas about how governments can improve remote work

From Fast Company: Airbnb is proposing a number of policy changes that governments and cities could adapt to improve remote work across the globe. The home-rental platform released a white paper Thursday morning outlining steps that...

Airbnb is closing its listings business in China, warns CNN

From CNN: (CNN Business)Airbnb will shut down its listings in China after two years of lockdowns in the country "with no end in sight," according to a source familiar with the matter. The home-sharing company...

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Verizon customers take note: Verizon’s Loss May Well Be Mint Mobile’s Gain

From Forbes: For the past year or so, everyone in our household has noticed the Verizon Wireless service degrading. As...

Editorial: The siren song of the Sprint-T-Mobile deal, says Los Angeles Times

From Los Angeles Times: Promises, promises. T-Mobile and Sprint, the third- and fourth-most popular mobile phone networks, respectively, have made...

Airbnb customers take note: “Stranger Things” home under contract and headed to Airbnb

From The Real Deal: Fans of the Netflix series “Stranger Things” found a real-life portal into The Upside Down by...