HomeAway ad featuring Nick Offerman takes aim at Airbnb

1:34AM | Friday, 22 January 2016 |  One communications expert has described it as a clever way to stand out in an increasingly competitive market.

Want to live rent-free? This startup can help

1:36PM | Tuesday, 5 January 2016 |  “People are more and more willing to share their homes and goods in the interest of the public than for money.”

Airbnb to raise $2 billion as it partners with state government in tourism campaign

12:16PM | Tuesday, 8 December 2015 |  Victoria’s tourism office has partnered with the accommodation rental service to encourage tourism in Melbourne’s middle and outer suburbs.

How Uber and Airbnb are reducing their Australian tax bill

12:12AM | Tuesday, 1 December 2015 |  It certainly helps that the current international tax regime was developed in the last century, before the internet was invented.

Despite $US150 million loss Airbnb stays in investors’ good books

11:38AM | Monday, 23 November 2015 |  Airbnb is one of many giant startups that are yet to become profitable.

Uber and Airbnb to face Senate grilling over “aggressive” tax minimisation practises

11:43AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 |  Uber and Airbnb will take the stand at the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance today in Sydney as part of the global push to boost transparency and crack down on profit shifting.

Airbnb introduce Uber-style surge pricing model

11:31AM | Monday, 16 November 2015 |  The new ‘smart pricing’ system will automatically set a renting price for the host based on the supply and demand in the surrounding area.

Airbnb triumphs over move to limit its rentals

11:29AM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 |  Voters in San Francisco have rejected a bill that would have drastically reduced the number of homes listed on Airbnb, after the startup spent more than $US8 million on campaigning against it.

‘Drip pricing’: Airbnb and eDreams accused of breaching consumer law by ACCC

10:19PM | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 |  Airbnb is one of two companies to enter enforceable undertakings after the ACCC found the accommodation site may have breached Australian Consumer Law.

Sharing economy only just getting going, says Airtasker’s Tim Fung

10:46PM | Friday, 2 October 2015 |  Australia will soon see a much more diverse and expansive sharing economy as more people begin to embrace two-way marketplaces.