Tag "AirBnB"

Airbnb hires ex-Amazon Prime chief Greg Greeley for Airbnb Homes

By : CIOL Writers

Airbnb has acquired the services of former Amazon Prime VP Greg Greeley to lead the home-sharing startup’s Homes unit. According to the company, Greeley will take a position in Airbnb as “president of Homes”. He will report directly to Airbnb

Airbnb introduces Plus and Beyond aimed at high-end customers

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Airbnb introduced two new tiers named Airbnb Plus and Airbnb Beyond, which are aimed at the high-end customers. Airbnb wrote in a blog post, “Every Airbnb Plus home is one-of-a-kind, thoughtfully designed, and equipped with a standard set of amenities

Airbnb wins lawsuit against Aimco over unauthorized leases

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A California judge has dismissed Aimco’s (Apartment Investment & Management Company) lawsuit against Airbnb that alleged that the company was deliberately incentivizing people to breach their leases. The company filed lawsuits in California and Florida state courts, seeking monetary damages

Airbnb acquires two startups to boost its appeal among users

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Airbnb, the online accommodation startup announced that it is acquiring London based Accomable, a startup that focuses on house listings that are disabled-friendly. Both the companies did not reveal the details of the acquisition. Accomable currently hosts bookings for 1,100 properties in

Airbnb and WeWork team up to lure business travelers

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Airbnb has partnered with WeWork to lure business travelers by offering them a desk in their nearest office. According to a Bloomberg report, customers who book a room on Airbnb will also be able to reserve a desk at the nearest

Airbnb could soon start renting mansions and penthouses

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Airbnb is reportedly planning to launch ultra-premium tier codenamed ‘Airbnb Lux’ meant to attract higher-paying travelers. According to a Bloomberg report, Lux will be offering mansions, penthouses, and mega-homes that will of course be inspected to make sure they meet certain criteria. Supposedly, the

Airbnb is testing long-awaited payment splitting feature

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We all probably know the pain of booking a trip online for a group of friends. One person pays for the whole lot and then it is an endless wait to get payments from other parties. Airbnb now wants to fix

Airbnb to acquire Trooly, a startup that specializes in background check authentication

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Airbnb is planning to add to its capabilities to prevent fraudulent individuals from scamming customers on its platform. Bloomberg reports that Airbnb has decided to buy Trooly, an unknown startup that specializes in background check authentication. The acquisition has been confirmed over email by

Airbnb inks first-ever revenue sharing agreement with the Maharashtra govt

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Community-driven hospitality company, Airbnb has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Maharashtra to boost tourism and create positive travel experiences for both domestic and international visitors in Maharashtra. The MoU makes Airbnb the

Airbnb introduces new booking tool for business travelers

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After marketing itself to adventurous vacationers looking for unique and cheap accommodations, Airbnb is now planning to cater to the needs of its growing number of business travellers. The San Francisco-based company plans to introduce a search tool that will allow professionals to filter homes

Airbnb to buy social payments startup Tilt

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In a bid to become one-stop destination for all the travel related services, Airbnb is acquiring social payments platform Tilt. Apparently, the two companies had been discussing the acquisition for over a month but it has now been confirmed by

Airbnb in talks to acquire Montreal-based Luxury Retreats

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Airbnb is planning to move upmarket by buying Montreal-based Luxury Retreats International Inc., according to a TechCrunch report. Citing people in the know of the things, the report said that though the terms of the deal haven’t been finalized as

Airbnb to provide village stay experience with rural artisans of Andhra Pradesh

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Acknowledging the demand for an authentic village stay experience from travellers around the world, Airbnb is planning to list rural artisans of Andhra Pradesh to rent their living spaces to travellers. The US-based startup has signed a memorandum of understanding

Airbnb lends help to those strangled on the other side of the US

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In the light of US President’s latest move to ban the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, the Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky launched a web page to help connect those affected by the ban with accommodation. Airbnb

Airbnb could soon get into the business of flight bookings

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Airbnb is moving beyond the lodging and rental solutions aiming for a bigger pie in the booming travel industry. The US-based startup is now looking to offer flight booking service within the next 18 months, according to a Bloomberg report

Facebook usurps Airbnb as the best tech company to work for in 2017: Glassdoor

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Every year in the month of December, Career website Glassdoor releases its annual Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the 50 best companies to work for in the coming year. To no one’s surprise, Facebook bagged the top spot as

Peeyush Ranjan, former CTO, Flipkart calls it quits

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Joining the ever expanding list of high profile exits from India’s biggest online retailer- Mukesh Bansal, Ankit Nagori, Amod Malviya, Sujeet Kumar, Paroma Chatterjee – Peeyush Ranjan, former CTO of Flipkart has put in his resignation papers and will leave

Twilio’s IPO success a positive harbinger for tech stocks

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The huge interest the public market has shown in the stocks of cloud communications tools maker Twilio has come as a fresh breath of air for tech stocks, those have seen lukewarm investor interest over the past few months. Twilio’s

3 Indian startups chosen for YCombinator accelerator program

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The might of Indian startups has begun to show, as the most successful accelerator program in the world, YCombinator has selected three companies from the country for its summer batch. The largest representation of Indian startups so far in the

Funding roundup: From LendingKart to Airbnb

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In the startup world we live in daily new investments are initiated. Here’s a round up of the winners from this space. Voler Cars Gets Undisclosed Amount of Funding Voler Cars, a self-drive car rental company has raised an undisclosed