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WNYC News

How Airbnb Built An Online Marketplace Off the Grid in Cuba

Monday, April 20, 2015

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Cuba has a tricky business landscape and hardly any internet, so to do business there Airbnb looked to local experts.

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WNYC News

Inspectors’ Gadgets Find Illegal Airbnbs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For a little over a year, New York City has been using sophisticated data-crunching software to zero in what it sees as illegal hotels, and it seems to be having an effect.

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WNYC News

26.2 Miles and a Night At a Stranger’s House

Friday, October 31, 2014

Airbnb hopes sponsoring this year’s New York marathon will turn runners into loyal guests. What it won’t do: get the New York Attorney General off its back.

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WNYC News

San Fran Is Legalizing Airbnb. Should NYC?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The controversial short-term rental website Airbnb will soon be legal in its own hometown, San Francisco.

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Money Talking

Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

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Freakonomics Radio

Regulate This!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, EatWith, and other companies in the “sharing economy” are practically daring government regulators to shut them down. The regulators are happy to comply.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Use Airbnb Without Getting Evicted

Friday, July 11, 2014

A look at what's legal and illegal when using Airbnb to rent out a room or your whole apartment. And we hear your gripes about — and praise for — the service.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Disrupting the Hamptons Rental Markets

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Airbnb and Craigslist are disrupting the market for vacation rentals on the East End of Long Island.

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WNYC News

Airbnb Decision Could Give Renters Breathing Room

Friday, June 20, 2014

A judge says Airbnb hosts who are discovered by their landlords cannot be summarily evicted.

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On The Media

Airbnb is Handing Over User Data To the New York Attorney General.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

If you have been renting your apartment with impunity on Airbnb and you live in New York, it may be time to reconsider. Airbnb has been engaged for months in a legal and PR war against New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over turning over user data, and it appears that today that fight has ended with Airbnb agreeing to give the Attorney General anonymized user data.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Airbnb, Casinos and Condos

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz rounds up his latest reporting, including stories on Airbnb, which won a battle in the fight to keep its users' records private, the latest developments on casinos in upstate New York and how the crisis in Ukraine is affecting the New York City real estate market.

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WNYC News

Judge Says Airbnb Can Keep Its Secrets

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A judge quashes Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's effort to examine Airbnb's business records in New York.

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WNYC News

Schneiderman: Regular Hotels Good, Illegal Airbnb Hotels Bad

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New York's Attorney general says Airbnb tells deceptive stories about the true natures of its business.

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WNYC News

Airbnb's Future in New York Could Be Endangered

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Airbnb's ability to operate in New York may depend on whether a judge allows the state Attorney General to subpoena user information.

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New Tech City

Two True Stories from the Airbnb Wars

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A musician supports his Brooklyn lifestyle by renting out rooms in Manhattan. And a landlord spends years trying to remove an illegal hotel operation from his building.  It's a tale of two Airbnb citizens.

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New Tech City

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, But Does Airbnb?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Chris makes $100 a night by renting out a room in his apartment through Airbnb. Ken is a landlord whose former tenant broke various laws by renting out an apartment through Airbnb. The two men have never met, but they're on opposite sides of a simmering legal battle with a whole lot of money at stake.

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New Tech City

Airbnb Boasts 10,000 Visitors This Marathon Weekend

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Airbnb founders gave almost $15,000 to Bill de Blasio's campaign for mayor.

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New Tech City

Airbnb Claims $632 Million in Annual Economic Activity in NYC

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Airbnb is very popular in New York City, but many room rentals through the website may not be exactly legal. Now the company claims it's providing economic stimulus to neighborhoods across the city. 

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On The Media

Airbnb to NYC Hosts: Keep Calm and Be As Vague As Possible

Friday, October 18, 2013

New York Airbnb hosts are caught in an uncomfortable situation right now.

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New Tech City

Airbnb Hosts Owe Millions in Taxes, Says Attorney General

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Renting a room or an apartment through the popular website Airbnb is easy to do and an easy way to make extra money.  And according to the state’s Attorney General, it’s also an easy way to avoid paying taxes.

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