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.
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.
The operators of the home rental service website, Airbnb, have agreed to pay San Francisco’s 14-percent hotel tax.
Airbnb, the website that helps travelers find a place to stay, is landing some property renters in trouble.
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.
Is the City of San Francisco going after homeowners who are renting out their homes to vacationers? One San Francisco homeowner believes they are.
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.
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.
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”.
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.