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Here's Who Funds the Tech Think Tanks Asking Congress to Reconsider This Whole Antitrust Thing

A coalition of thirteen different think tanks and advocacy groups penned an to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Monday warning lawmakers about two major antitrust bills that lawmakers are set to vote on later this week. Instead of wrangling Big Tech, the letter says, these bills would “dramatically…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Science, Microsoft, Etsy, Congress, Companies, Computing, Airbnb, The New York Times, World Wide Web, Koch, Pramila Jayapal


Morning Docket: 06.21.21

* A federal judge has struck down restrictions imposed on cruise lines by the CDC. Break out the Hawaiian shirts and Dramamine tablets... [Washington Post] * O.J. Simpson is continuing to appeal judgements related to civil suits over the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. [Washington Times] * A Reno lawyer, who was allegedly present during the January 6th Capitol riots, is running to be governor of Nevada. [Nevada Appeal] * AirBNB is taking legal action against a guest who hos...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Cdc, Cruise, Fox News, Airbnb, Nevada, O J Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson, Reno, Washington Times, Jerry Springer, Nevada Appeal, Ron Goldman, Morning Docket, Capitol Riot


A Bug in the Android Google App Put Privacy at Risk

Plus: Airbnb's safety squad, a fake pharmacy crackdown, and more of the week's top security news.
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See the pitch decks that buzzy real estate and construction tech startups used to raise millions from top VCs

Cove.tool cofounders (from left) Daniel Chopson, Sandeep Ahuja, and Patrick Chopson built a platform that drastically cuts down the amount of time it takes to analyze a building's energy efficiency. They raised $5.7 million. Cove.tool Proptech firms were already hot, but the pandemic lured more VCs to invest in them than ever before. Real estate and construction tech tools became essential to many businesses once they went remote. These pitch decks reveal how 16 different startups pitc...
Tags: New York, Trends, Andreessen, Airbnb, Cove, Patrick Chopson, Alex Nicoll, COVID, Andrew Luong, Kasa Living, Nick Gayeski, Daniel Chopson Sandeep Ahuja, Justin Kasad, Clockwork Analytics, UtilizeCore, Salman Ahmad


10 things in tech: Elon Musk's Zillow listing, Google Health shakeup, 'Sexiest' VCs

Zillow Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Tomorrow is Juneteenth. Here are a few ways to celebrate the day.Now, let's get started.1. Elon Musk's last remaining home is listed on Zillow for $37.5 million. The 16,000-square-foot mansion - which he's selling to help fund a Mars colony - sits on 47 acres and has a pool, hiking trails, and space for 11 cars. Take a look at the listing. 2. Insider compiled seven pitch decks th...
Tags: Elon Musk, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Bill Gates, Alexis Ohanian, Airbnb, Fitbit, WeWork, Zillow, Musk, Miami Beach, Adam Neumann, Newsletters


Transform launches with $24.5M in funding for a tool to query and build metrics out of data troves

The biggest tech companies have put a lot of time and money into building tools and platforms for their data science teams and those who work with them to glean insights and metrics out of the masses of data that their companies produce: how a company is performing, how a new feature is working, when something is broken, or when something might be selling well (and why) are all things you can figure out if you know how to read the data. Now, three alums that worked with data in the world of big ...
Tags: Facebook, Enterprise, Developer, Big Data, Funding, Tech, Airbnb, Big Data Analytics, Metrics, Redpoint Ventures, Index Ventures, Transform, Looker, Yang, Minerva, Handel


LinkedIn told a China expert remove all mention of the Tiananmen Square massacre from his profile or they would block it in China

"Tank man," a protester who stood in front of a column of tanks and became an enduring image of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. AP Photo/Jeff Widener LinkedIn told a writer his profile has "prohibited content" and would be be blocked in China. Jojje Olsson's profile mentioned the Tiananmen Square massacre, an event China works to suppress. LinkedIn told Insider that it needs to enforce Chinese censorship to provide "value" to users there. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Google, Politics, Media, China, Censorship, US, Trends, Linkedin, Bbc, Beijing, News UK, Jeff Weiner, Airbnb, Taipei Taiwan, Tiananmen Square, Agence France Presse


Internxt gets $1M to be ‘the Coinbase of decentralized storage’

Valencia-based startup Internxt has been quietly working on an ambitious plan to make decentralized cloud storage massively accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. It’s just bagged $1M in seed funding led by Angels Capital, a European VC fund owned by Juan Roig (aka Spain’s richest grocer and second wealthiest billionaire), and Miami-based The Venture City. It had previously raised around half a million dollars via a token sale to help fund early development. The seed funds will be put...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, UK, Texas, London, Scotland, US, Tech, Eu, Spain, European Union, IEA, Sia, Miami, Airbnb, Coinbase


Airbnb deals with thousands of sexual-assault allegations every year, but manages to keep many out of the public eye, report says

Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images Ex-Airbnb employees told Bloomberg the company faces thousands of sexual-assault claims annually. Bloomberg's investigation revealed Airbnb has kept many of those cases out of the public eye. Payouts, arbitration, and NDAs have helped Airbnb avoid scrutiny on safety issues, Bloomberg found. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Airbnb employees said that the company deals with thousands of sexual-assault allegations every year...
Tags: Trends, Bloomberg, Airbnb, NDA, Orinda California, Uber Lyft, Ute Grabowsky Photothek, An Airbnb, Ben Breit, Tyler Sonnemaker, Getty Images Ex Airbnb, Former Airbnb


10 things in tech: Amazon turnover, Airbnb payouts, Intel salaries

Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Amazon burns through workers so quickly that execs worry they'll run out of people to employ. The company has been on a massive hiring spree, but those employees are quitting almost as fast as they can be hired, according to The New York Times. More on Amazon's 150% turnover rate.2. Pink Floyd's Roger Waters said he won't ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Intel, Pink Floyd, Hawaii, Tennessee, New York Times, Larry Ellison, Airbnb


Woman allegedly raped at New York Airbnb received secret $7m settlement – report

Airbnb taskforce that ‘cleans up only after disaster strikes’ intervened after alleged attack, reports Bloomberg BusinessweekAn Australian woman who was allegedly raped at knifepoint in an Airbnb apartment in New York received a secret settlement of $7m which included restrictions on what she could say about the incident, according to a media investigation into the vacation listings giant’s “guest safety” policies .The 29-year-old was attacked in a property near the tourist magnet and central Ma...
Tags: New York, Bloomberg, World news, US news, Manhattan, Airbnb, Bloomberg Businessweek, Times Square, New York Airbnb


Airbnb reportedly pays tourist $7m after rape

According to reports in Bloomberg, the company paid an Australian traveller after a 2016 attack.
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Airbnb reportedly pays tourist $7m after rape

According to reports in Bloomberg, the company paid an Australian traveller after a 2016 attack.
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Airbnb Will Temporarily Ban Listings Where Tenants Have Been Evicted for Not Paying Rent

Better late than never: Airbnb is preventing landlords from renting units where tenants have been evicted for not paying rent after the Center for Disease Control’s pandemic eviction moratorium expires on June 30th. According to an analysis by think tank the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 10.4 million…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Landlord, Science, Housing, Economy, Airbnb, Vacation Rental, Affordable Housing, Eviction, Center for Disease Control, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Dennis Herrera, Gennaro Brooks Church, Slumlord, Landlordtenant Law, Real Property Law


What is dynamic pricing for short-term rentals and how does it work?

Today, there are a number of digital dynamic pricing tools available to property owners that automatically change prices on properties based on a variety of market factors.
Tags: Radio, Airbnb, Rentals, Booking.com, Vrbo, Select, Dynamic Pricing, Beyond Pricing, Short-term Rental, Property Portfolio, Short-term Rental Tips, Pricing Tools, Short Term Rental Investors


Airbnb reportedly spends $50 million a year in payouts to guests and hosts, including for counseling sessions, patching bullet-holes, and hiring body-fluid crews to clean up blood

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. REUTERS/Mike Segar Airbnb spends $50 million each year on guests and hosts who have bad experiences, Bloomberg reports. Airbnb spends the money on arranging flights, accommodation, and counselling, employees said. It has reportedly covered costs related to patching bullet-holes and finding dismembered body-parts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbnb spends an average of $50 million each year to deal with guests and hosts who have bad experiences ...
Tags: News, Safety, Trends, Bloomberg, Wisconsin, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Payouts, New York Airbnb, Bloomberg Bloomberg, Tech Insider, An Airbnb, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Bloomberg Airbnb, Mike Segar Airbnb, Tara Bunch Airbnb


19 of the best Airbnbs on Hilton Head Island, including beachfront condos, whimsical tree houses, and even a private island

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Hilton Head Island is an hour's drive from Savannah and has stunning beaches, golf, and dining. We looked for the best vacation rentals priced between $109 and $621, including a private island. Experts say Airbnb is considered safe and all our picks follow Airbnb's Enhanced Clean program. Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is just under an hour from Savannah, Georgia, with pristine beaches, well-kept...
Tags: Cdc, US, Trends, Hilton, Airbnb, Santa Fe, South Carolina, New England, South, Hgtv, Atlantic Ocean, Savannah, Myrtle Beach, Nespresso, Hilton Head Island, Savannah Georgia


Airbnb Community Fund Grants Awarded To More Than 150 Organizations Around The World

Airbnb believes in sharing the company’s success with our stakeholders, including the communities our Hosts call home. That’s why we created the Airbnb Community Fund to distribute $100 million over 10 years to organizations that are strengthening communities around the world, including $10 million distributed throughout 2021.
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Executive pay soared during the pandemic, widening the gulf between CEOs and employees. These were the 5 execs who received the largest pay packages in 2020.

Palantir CEO Alex Karp. Photo by Julien Mattia/NurPhoto via Getty Images Executive compensation skyrocketed in 2020, a New York Times and Equilar analysis found. Palantir CEO Alex Karp was the highest-paid public company CEO at $1.1 billion. Eight of the top earners received compensation packages worth over $100 million last year. See more stories on Insider's business page. For US executives, 2020 was a banner year.The New York Times partnered with executive compensation consulting f...
Tags: Ipo, US, Trends, Strategy, New York Times, The Times, Airbnb, IAC, New York Stock Exchange, Palantir, Brian Chesky, Chamath Palihapitiya, Doordash, Alex Karp, SPAC, Tony Xu


9 of the best Airbnbs in the Austin area - all starting under $220 per night

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Austin, Texas is known for its laid-back vibe, food and music scene, and outdoor attractions. From bungalows in historic neighborhoods to sleek lofts, we found top-rated Airbnbs across the city. These exceptional Austin Airbnbs are all affordable and range from $63 to $219 per night to start. While it's the capital of Texas and the seat of state government, Austin is best known as the "Live M...
Tags: Texas, Colorado, Cdc, US, Trends, Austin, Heritage, Queens, Airbnb, Nice, Sxsw, Hyde, UT, Edison, Windsor Park, Soco


Airbnb is tapping other rental services starting with Vrbo to join on banning properties that field repeated complaints from neighbors

AirBnb Logo Yuriko Nakao/Getty Image Airbnb and Vrbo are teaming up in a new crackdown on party house listings on their platforms. Both companies will have access to information about party houses banned from either site. News of the collaboration comes weeks after Airbnb extended its party ban through the end of summer. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbnb and Vrbo are teaming up to to crack down harder on party houses listed on their platforms, according to a press re...
Tags: Lyft, California, US, Trends, Airbnb, Vrbo, Sarah Jackson, AirBnb Logo Yuriko Nakao Getty Image Airbnb, Community Integrity Program


51 Father's Day gifts under $50 for dads who love hiking, tech, movies, and more

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Uncommon Goods Father's Day is June 20, and the holiday is fast approaching. If you're looking for thoughtful, affordable gifts, start with these 51 ideas, which cost under $50. Need more gift ideas? Check out our overall best Father's Day gifts and our specialized guides. Ideally, you'd be able to empty the coffers for dad on Father's Day. If money was of no object, you could ren...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Facebook, Nordstrom, Trends, Features, Gifts, Roku, Harry, Airbnb, Dads, Amazon Echo, Dad, Father's Day, Alexa, Amazon Fire


35 tactful gifts for your in-laws, whether you're meeting them for the first time or have known them for years

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Gifts for in-laws can be tricky, whether it's your first meeting or you've known them for years. We rounded up 35 of the best gift ideas for your in-laws, from small thank yous to grander gestures. For more gift ideas, check out all of our gift guides here. Mark & Graham Depending on your relationship, their tastes, and a host of other factors, getting a thoughtful gift for in-laws can be prett...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Holidays, Home Decor, Trends, Features, Graham, Airbnb, Kitchen Tools, Bushwick, Mark, Bloomingdale, Mount, Amazon Amazon


13 cozy Airbnb cabins in the Catskills, all under $200 per night

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb New York's Catskills are an ideal year-round getaway for hiking, skiing, nature, and foliage. The area is also teeming with cozy and affordable Airbnb cabin listings. We found the best Airbnb cabins in the Catskills under $200 per night for easy summer getaways. With summer in full swing, many East Coasters are on the hunt for an easy weekend away that's not too far afield and allows them...
Tags: New York, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Netflix, Maine, Connecticut, Airbnb, Hulu, Albany, Catskills, New York State, Amtrak, Woodstock, Poughkeepsie


Airbnb seeks 12 people to live anywhere for one year

Inspired by the growing flexibility to work and live from anywhere, Airbnb today announces the launch of “Live Anywhere on Airbnb”, a program for 12 individuals* to live exclusively in listings on Airbnb for approximately one year**. Whether it’s joining Zoom meetings by the beach, taking family on the ultimate road trip, or learning a new language in a favorite city–participants can make the world their home. We will ask that they share their experiences with us to help inform future pro...
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19 of the best tree-house rentals in the US, including perches with ocean views, ziplines, and indoor hammocks

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb This summer, travelers are continuing to prioritize rentals in remote areas ensconced in nature. According to Airbnb's CEO, unique stays like tree houses are especially popular. We found the best tree-house rentals in the US for a cozy stay perched among the branches. While travel is picking up in a big way thanks to vaccine rollouts, early summer travel trends show that vacationers contin...
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Airbnb will pay for 12 people and their families to live like nomads and travel for a year as it tries to attract more longer-term renters. Here's how to apply.

Airbnb Airbnb is selecting 12 people to travel for a year and live in Airbnbs for free. Participants will share their experience with Airbnb to inform future product decisions. Anyone interested in being selected can apply online. The program begins this July. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbnb wants to pay 12 people to live the life of a nomad for one year. The home-sharing company announced Wednesday a new program called "Live Anywhere on Airbnb." It will choose a...
Tags: Trends, Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Chesky, Airbnbs, Skift, Rafat Ali, Airbnb Airbnb, Avery Hartmans


13 of the best Airbnbs in the Hamptons, including budget apartments, cozy beach cottages, and homes with private pools

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb On Long Island's east end, the Hamptons are known for big money and oceanfront mansions. But you don't need to be a celebrity to vacation here; we found Airbnbs from $195 to $947 per night. Our choices for the best Hamptons Airbnbs include apartments, cottages, and homes with pools. If you're a New Yorker, you know that for many, summer is synonymous with the Hamptons. Long Island...
Tags: California, Cdc, Trends, Southampton, Ocean, House, Connecticut, Long Beach, Airbnb, Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Long Island, Hamptons, Montauk, Sag Harbor, Southampton Village


STAA Welcomes Airbnb Joining Debate On The Future Of UK Short-Term Lets And Holiday Rentals

Merilee Karr, Chair of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) and CEO of UnderTheDoormat, said, “We welcome Airbnb’s work on future approaches around short-term and holiday rentals and the opportunity for further discussion and engagement on industry registration with any relevant stakeholders.
Tags: Travel, UK, Airbnb, STAA, Merilee Karr, UK Short Term Accommodation Association STAA, UnderTheDoormat


Mint House claims top NYC hotel after COVID changed its hospitality business

What’s the top-rated hotel in New York City? According to Tripadvisor users, it’s Mint House at 70 Pine, and it’s easy to see why as you click through the photos. Throughout NYC, hotel rooms are essentially bento boxes, carefully constructed to contain all the necessary bits. But not Mint House rooms. Mint House rooms are virtually complete apartments, and travelers have taken notice. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Mint House operates, and as the world starts to reopen, the company is wel...
Tags: TC, London, New York City, Tech, House, Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, South America, Airbnb, States, Tripadvisor, Lucas, Thompson, Marriott Hotels, Paul Sacco