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Daily Crunch: Airbnb cancels all DC bookings during inauguration week

Airbnb takes a big step to avoid violence at the inauguration, Intel gets a new CEO and Affirm goes public. This is your Daily Crunch for January 13, 2021. The big story: Airbnb cancels all DC bookings during inauguration week Airbnb said today that “in response to various local, state and federal officials asking people not to travel to Washington, D.C.” it will be canceling all reservations in the area for next week, which is the week of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. This will appl...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Joe Biden, Intel, Policy, FLO, Airbnb, Ftc, Pat Gelsinger, Gelsinger, Bob Swan, Rapyd, Dear Sophie, Airbnb Apple, Universities Startups

A secretive company that's worked with Airbnb, Apple, and Amazon reportedly has its workers pay fees and buy their own equipment to do the job of providing customer support

A man works at a computer with a headset. Badias/Andia/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A customer service firm used by the likes of Apple, Amazon, Airbnb, and more has a history of exploiting the remote gig workers it recruits, according to a new ProPublica report. Arise Virtual Solutions, which serves as a contractor to staff customer support teams, has seen booming business during the pandemic as it allows large corporations to easily hire and fire the people it contracts. The re...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Disney, Trends, Customer Service, Getty Images, Retail, Airbnb, Gig Economy, Jared, Amazon Apple, Signet, Tech Insider, Gig workers, Katie Canales, Badias Andia Universal Images Group