Airbnb Apartment Complex In Florida Is Designed For Homesharing. But That Means Sharing Profits, Too.

Airbnb may be best known for turning existing homes into occasional hotels, but now it’s going a step further with a partnership around new, branded apartments. The partner is the Miami-based Newgard Development Group, with which Airbnb will be working on a 324-unit apartment complex in Kissimmee, Florida. It will bear the name, “Niido Powered […] Read more »

Couple Calls Cops Over Airbnb Hidden Camera. And It’s Not The First Time.

The host has been charged with video voyeurism. A couple who stayed in a Florida Airbnb found hidden cameras that they reported to the police, leading to their host being charged with voyeurism. Derek Starnes and his wife, who was not named in media reports, were visiting Longboat Key just over a month ago when […] Read more »

Airbnb open sources SQL tool built on Facebook’s Presto database

Apartment-sharing startup Airbnb has open sourced a tool called Airpal that the company built to give more of its employees access to the data they need for their jobs. Airpal is built atop the Presto SQL engine that Facebook created in order to speed access to data […] Airbnb open sources SQL tool built on Facebook’s […] Read more »