Airbnb Tries to Behave More Like a Hotel by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

Less chatting on the couch; fewer idiosyncratic toiletries in the bath. Pursuing growth, the company promotes consistency among its millions of hosts.

Published: June 16, 2017 at 02:00PM

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Airbnb Settles Lawsuit With Its Hometown, San Francisco by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

The company agreed to the city’s demand for more information about its hosts, ending one of its most pressing regulatory fights.

Published: April 30, 2017 at 02:00PM

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New Orleans Becomes New Model for Airbnb to Work With Cities by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

Agreements between Airbnb and the city reflect a move by the company to be more conciliatory with local governments, especially after tough regulatory battles globally.

Published: December 6, 2016 at 02:00PM

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Airbnb Ends Fight With New York City Over Fines by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

The short-term room rental service settled a lawsuit it had filed over a state law that it said could have deterred hosts and impaired its revenues.

Published: December 2, 2016 at 02:00PM

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Airbnb Broadens Its Business With Tours and Travel Experiences by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

Facing challenges in its core business of short-term rentals, Airbnb is aiming to become a fuller-service travel company by connecting travelers with local guides.

Published: November 16, 2016 at 02:00PM

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