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Anne VanderMey / Bloomberg:
How the owner of a celeb-frequented Las Vegas nightclub helped build Airbnb's celebrity marketing program as a consultant, boosting Airbnb as a luxury brand   —  For one week in the summer of 2015, consumers of celebrity gossip news couldn't escape Mariah Carey's trip to Malibu, California.
Dec 1, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Cory Weinberg / The Information:
Source: Airbnb lost about $100M in Q2 2019, compared to the profit of $10M it made a year ago   —  Airbnb lost about $100 million before interest and taxes in the second quarter this year, a big swing from the profit of $10 million it made in the year-earlier period, according to financial information viewed by The Information.
Nov 23, 2019, 12:00 PMIn context
Jane Lanhee Lee / Reuters:
Filing: outside the US and China, Airbnb had $2.42B in revenue in 2018, up 35%+ YoY, and $46.47M in profits, compared to a $97.22M loss in 2017   —  (Reuters) - Airbnb's business excluding the United States and China turned a net profit of $46.47 million in 2018 compared with a loss …
Nov 22, 2019, 3:05 PMIn context
Deirdre Bosa / CNBC:
Airbnb announces that COO Belinda Johnson will step down from her role in March 2020, but will join the company's board of directors as its ninth member   —  - Airbnb's Belinda Johnson announces she is stepping down as COO in March in an email to staff sent Friday that was viewed by CNBC.
Nov 22, 2019, 10:45 AMIn context
Paris Martineau / Wired:
How Jersey City, one of the first municipalities to legalize Airbnb, passed strict short-term rent regulations despite a $4M+ Airbnb-funded opposition campaign   —  The company spent more than $4 million opposing new rules that crack down on short-term rentals, echoing its tactics in other cities.
Nov 10, 2019, 11:20 PMIn context
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
After the deaths of five people at a “party house”, Airbnb unveils new safety policies: verifying 100% of listings, a 24/7 “neighbor hotline”, and more   —  Airbnb CEO: We intend to verify 100% of listings  —  Airbnb is pushing out several new safety features in the wake …
Nov 6, 2019, 12:35 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
Data brokers like Sift and Kustomer, which share consumers' est. lifetime value with companies, now share it with customers on request due to new privacy laws   —  Little-known companies are amassing your data — like food orders and Airbnb messages — and selling the analysis to clients.
Nov 5, 2019, 12:10 AMIn context
Darla Mercado / CNBC:
Brian Chesky says Airbnb will ban “party houses” after five people died in a shooting at a Halloween party in a California home rented through the service   —  - Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, tweeted on Saturday that the company would bar “party houses” and step up its efforts against unauthorized parties.
Nov 2, 2019, 3:40 PMIn context
Allie Conti / VICE:
A scam spanning eight US cities and nearly 100 listings shows how easy it is to exploit Airbnb's poorly written rules through phony listings and fake reviews   —  While searching for the person who grifted me in Chicago, I discovered just how easy it is for users of the short-term rental platform to get exploited.
Oct 31, 2019, 5:40 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Vacation rental platform Vacasa raises $319M Series C led by Silver Lake, says revenue has grown ~7x in the past four years and will nearly double in 2020   —  Vacasa just raised a whopping $319 million in new funding as the Portland, Ore.-based company aims to extend its reach …
Oct 29, 2019, 8:40 AMIn context

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