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Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

San Francisco Seeks To Regulate Home-Sharing Services Such As Airbnb Over Eviction Concerns

As the popularity of online services like Airbnb have risen, legislation was introduced in San Francisco on Tuesday to halt people from converting their apartments into short-term vacation rentals.

04/15/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Prostitutes Turning Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan Into Temporary Brothels

Prostitutes and escort services are using the San Francisco-based Airbnb home-sharing service to turn prime Manhattan apartments into temporary brothels, according to a report.

04/15/2014

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Airbnb To Add San Francisco Hotel Tax On Guests’ Charges

The operators of the home rental service website, Airbnb, have agreed to pay San Francisco’s 14-percent hotel tax.

04/01/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Airbnb Leading To Evictions

Airbnb, the website that helps travelers find a place to stay, is landing some property renters in trouble.

03/19/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

Tenant’s Airbnb Apartment Rental Trashed For Manhattan Sex Party

San Francisco-based home-sharing firm Airbnb has paid more than $20,000 to a man who unknowingly rented his Manhattan apartment for a sex party, leaving his home ransacked and his belongings damaged or destroyed, according to published reports.

03/17/2014

Screenshot of Airbnb.com. (CBS)

San Francisco Homeowner Warned By City To Remove Airbnb Listing

Is the City of San Francisco going after homeowners who are renting out their homes to vacationers? One San Francisco homeowner believes they are.

03/12/2014

Vacancy Rate For U.S. Apartments Reaches Highest Rate In 20 Years

Home Sharing Site Airbnb Said To Influence San Francisco Evictions

Some long-time renters in San Francisco say they’re being illegally evicted by landlords trying to empty apartments for the sole purpose of renting out units for a higher price on Airbnb.

01/20/2014

The Instagram logo is displayed on a smartphone. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco-Based Instagram, Other Sites Experience Outages, Slowdowns

Amazon’s unit that runs Web servers for other companies including Instagram had problems Sunday. Instagram sent a tweet saying it was aware some users were having trouble loading Instagram and that was working on the problem.

08/26/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/Getty Images)

San Francisco Taps Local Tech Companies For Crisis Planning Efforts

Crisis planning in San Francisco took a new step on Tuesday with the announcement of a partnership between city government and the growing “sharing economy”.

06/12/2013

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Palo Alto City Leaders Worried Airbnb Cutting Into Hotel Tax Revenue

Concerned about losing out on local hotel taxes, city leaders in Palo Alto have asked San Francisco’s Airbnb to notify members of the vacation rental service to read the fine print.

06/10/2013

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