Airbnb Host Fined $5,000 For Racial DiscriminationAn Airbnb host who cancelled a reservation and told the guest, "One word says it all. Asian," has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and attend a college course in Asian-American studies.
President Trump's Cuba Restrictions Met With Bipartisan OppositionOpponents of further Cuba restrictions say it could harm the Cuban people, not help them.
Californians Jump At Chance To Host Refugees Via AirbnbOver 450 Californians have signed up to host refugee families in their homes via Airbnb.
Airbnb Lawsuit Settlement Steps Up EnforcementA settlement signed Monday morning in a lawsuit filed by Airbnb and HomeAway will ease the registration process for short-term rental hosts and help ensure that only those who are legally registered can list properties on the sites, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said.
Bay Area Tech Firms Protest Trump Travel BanMajor tech companies in the Bay Area spoke out Monday against the Trump administration travel ban.
Airbnb CEO Offers Free Temporary Housing To Refugees Stranded Due To Immigration BanThe vacation rental website Airbnb has offered to help refugees who in limbo or stranded due to President Trump's ban on immigration from Muslim countries.
Airbnb, PayPal, Hewlett-Packard Are Tangled In Israeli Settlement ControversyBay Area companies do a lot of business in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and could face significant backlash for doing so.
Mayor Lee Vetoes Legislation Imposing 60-Day Cap On Short-Term RentalsSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Thursday vetoed legislation that would have imposed a new 60-night annual limit on all short-term rentals, saying it would drive more hosts to rent units illegally.
The Airbnb Of Cars Is Here, Allowing Owners To Rent Out Their VehiclesThe new app used in Chicago and Evanston is called Getaround.
San Francisco Approves 60-Day Cap On Airbnb, Short-Term RentalsSan Francisco has approved a measure to cap Airbnb and other short-term rentals at 60 days a year.
SF Board To Vote On Stricter Time Limits For Short-Term RentalsLegislation that would impose stricter time limits on short-term rentals is headed to the Board of Supervisors for a vote on Tuesday despite recent efforts by Airbnb to take a more conciliatory tone.
Judge Won't Immediately Block San Francisco Airbnb LawA federal judge refused Tuesday to immediately block a San Francisco ordinance that would fine Airbnb for booking rentals that were not registered with the city.