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A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Airbnb, Pinterest & Twitter Among SF Startups Giving Free Public Tours In Citywide Festival

For a third consecutive year, some of San Francisco’s biggest names in the startup world will open their doors to the public for free tours Thursday and Friday.

09/11/2014

(L-R) Maksym Pashanin, Denys Pashanin (from Maksym Pashanin Kickstarter video)

Squatting Video Game Developers Finally Leave Airbnb Condo Owned By San Francisco Woman

Two brothers who squatted on a Bay Area woman’s Airbnb condo have finally left the premises.

08/21/2014

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San Francisco Moves Closer To Legalizing Airbnb, Other Short-Term Rentals

In an effort to regulate short-term rentals—made popular by services such as Airbnb, San Francisco passed its first legislative test Thursday at City Hall, where the planning commission gave tentative approval a controversial proposal after a four-hour long public hearing.

08/08/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Airbnb Hosts Call For Progressive Home Sharing Laws In San Francisco

Airbnb hosts and supporters have launched the “Fair to Share” campaign aimed at helping to tax and regulate home sharing in San Francisco.

07/31/2014

(L-R) Maksym Pashanin, Denys Pashanin (from Maksym Pashanin Kickstarter video)

Video Game Developers Squat On Airbnb Rental; Also Accused Of Duping Kickstarter Investors

Two brothers who have been squatting on an Airbnb rental in Palm Springs owned by a San Francisco woman are also being accused of duping video game investors on Kickstarter.

07/30/2014

A tenants' rights group has placed signs on buildings where they say tenants have been Ellis Act evicted to make way for tourist rentals. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Tenants Rights’ Group Protests Against ‘Illegal’ Share Rentals In San Francisco’s North Beach

Demonstrators in San Francisco have posted neon green warning signs on the outside of some apartments where the director of the Tenants Union says people have been evicted under the Ellis Act and landlords are now renting apartments through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.

07/29/2014

Dog Park Closed After Pet Diagnosed With A Virus

Bay Area Pet Owners Get New Alternative To Kennels With AirBnB-Like Service

Vacationing pet owners in the Bay Area now have a new alternative to parking their pooch at a kennel with what some are calling an AirBnB for pets.

07/28/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Airbnb Host Forced To Pursue Eviction After Vacation Renter Becomes Squatter, Refuses To Leave

A San Francisco woman who rented out her Southern California vacation home on Airbnb said her latest guest is a squatter who is refusing to leave.

07/21/2014

Offices at Facebook headquarters. (Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

Desperate Silicon Valley Firms Recruit High School Interns In Search For New Tech Talent

The competition for talent among Silicon Valley tech firms has led to companies recruiting high school students to become handsomely-paid interns.

07/08/2014

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Airbnb Starts Collecting Hotel Tax In Portland— San Francisco Likely To Be Next

Airbnb began collecting hotel taxes Tuesday for all of its reservations in Portland, Oregon and is expected to soon do the same in San Francisco.

07/01/2014

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