Airbnb, Proposition F And The Shared Hypocrisy Of Bay Area Housing

In California, a state built on the idealism and tacit cruelty of real estate capitalism, no one is innocent. That’s no different with Airbnb and Proposition F, merely the latest of San Francisco’s Brobdingnagian sagas over land-use politics that will go down in tomorrow’s election.

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It’s D-Day For Airbnb in San Francisco

Today, San Francisco’s board of supervisors is voting on how to legalize and regulate short-term rentals on platforms like Airbnb. It’s a critical moment for Airbnb because some of its most attractive and lucrative markets are in the world’s top-tier cities,

San Francisco Legalizes, Regulates Airbnb With 7-4 Vote, Lots of Amendments

After six years of operating in San Francisco, Airbnb will finally become legal on its own home turf.

Airbnb, Proposition F And The Shared Hypocrisy Of Bay Area Housing

In California, a state built on the idealism and tacit cruelty of real estate capitalism, no one is innocent. That’s no different with Airbnb and Proposition F, merely the latest of San Francisco’s Brobdingnagian sagas over land-use politics that will go down in tomorrow’s election.

Airbnb And The Problem Of Data

Housing activists, San Francisco policy makers and Airbnb in the midst of another showdown over short-term rental regulation that will stretch into next month and potentially into the November election. The debate centers on enforcement,

SF's Nasty Prop F Battle Proves Airbnb Is More Powerful Than We Ever Imagined

Yesterday, San Francisco voters defeated Proposition F, a set of regulations for short-term rentals which many thought might help ease its housing problems. The defeat is being credited almost singlehandedly to Airbnb. Will the entire city of San Francisco become overrun with Airbnb rentals now?

Airbnb Showdown On San Francisco’s November Ballot Averted For The Time Being

It looks like Airbnb is going to get a reprieve on facing a huge regulatory showdown on November’s ballot in San Francisco.

San Francisco Supervisor, Mayor Proposes Tighter Regulations On Short-Term Rentals, Airbnb

San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell and Mayor Ed Lee are backing a new set of tighter regulations on short-term rentals and their biggest hosting platforms like Airbnb. After years of avoiding the subject,

Uber, Airbnb And The Conflict Between Policy’s Ratchet Effect And Tech’s Accelerating Speed

One day before New York’s city council was about to vote on capping Uber’s growth, the company and Mayor Bill De Blasio reached a last-minute agreement for a four-month study on the company’s impact on city congestion. Likewise, here in San Francisco,

Public and Private

For about a decade from Facebook’s founding in February 2004 to Twitter’s IPO last November, the tech industry’s most visible successes were in social networking, or purely web or mobile-based software products.But today,

Airbnb and Uber Face Some Harsh Realities

Airbnb and Uber are maturing startups both facing some hard realities as they grow. While they have found a loyal and happy user base, they are facing tough resistance from not just the taxi and hotel industries they are disrupting,

ClassPass, Gfycat, StreetEasy hit in latest round of mass site hacks

In just a week, a single seller put close to 750 million records from 24 hacked sites up for sale. Now, the hacker has struck again. The hacker, whose identity isn’t known, began listing user data from several major websites — including MyFitnessPal, 500px and Coffee Meets Bagel,

Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how

The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting the movements of pedestrians that takes into account not just what they're doing, but how they're doing it.

How to read fiction to build a startup

“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated,

Investor momentum builds for construction tech

Although it’s not the sexiest of industries, the hefty construction sector in 2018 attracted not only the attention but, more importantly, the dollars of investors.

Visa and Mastercard could raise interchange fees

According to a report from the WSJ, Visa and Mastercard are considering raising interchange fees on card transactions in the U.S. Visa and Mastercard generate most of their revenue from these small processing fees, and it could have implications for merchants and fintech startups.

Uber sues NYC to contest cap on drivers

Uber filed a lawsuit against New York City, The Verge reported. The company wants to overturn New York City’s rule that caps the number of new ride-hailing drivers. Last summer, the city approved legislation that halts the issuing of new licenses to drivers for 12 months.

Transportation Weekly: Didi woes, how Nuro met Softbank, Amazon’s appetite

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the second edition and seriously people, what happened this week? Too much. Too much! Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here. As I’ve written before,

Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley Leaves Company Because Of Diversity Issues

Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley, one of the few black engineers in a leadership position at Twitter, just publicly announced that he has left the company. In his post, he says his reasons for leaving have everything to do with the way Twitter is addressing diversity and inclusion.

RelayRides Rebrands As Turo, Raises $47 Million Led By Kleiner

RelayRides, the six-year-old, San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car rental service, has just rebranded itself as Turo. The company is also announcing $47 million in Series C funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The combined announcement is meant to grab attention.

Audio-Beacon Startup LISNR Raises $10 Million Series B Round Led By Intel Capital

Smart tone startup LISNR just raised a $10 million series B round led by Intel Capital to further advance the product as “a true protocol to connect devices across a number of different verticals,” LISNR co-founder and CEO Rodney Williams told TechCrunch.

If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

Bennett Haselton writes "The city of Seattle just imposed new limits on commercial app-based ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, effectively protecting taxi companies from low-cost competition in the form of smartphone apps. If other cities follow suit,

财神爱欢乐——这个很好,可是。。。 - 欢乐的财神

我们常常会说这样的话:“这个很不错,但是xxx”。这种表达可以适用于很多场合,各种居家旅行打家劫舍都能用的上,以至于某些营销的企业认为这个表达很优美,如果业务员遇到客人说:“我暂时用不上你们这个!

First Teleportation of Multiple Quantum Properties of a Single Photon

KentuckyFC writes Photons have many properties such as their frequency, momentum, spin and orbital angular momentum. But when it comes to quantum teleportation, physicists have only ever been able to to transmit one of these properties at a time.

三星公布李健熙长女离婚细节引财产分割纠纷猜想

10月13日消息,针对《朝鲜日报》此前有关三星集团董事长李健熙长女李富真(Lee Boo-jin)婚姻破裂一事,三星集团给予了证实,该集团发言人在一份声明中表示,李富真已于本月8日向法院提出离婚“调解”申请。

《消逝的光芒》评测:天黑请闭眼

虽然Harran城是僵尸肆虐的末世城市,但这里绝不是一片荒芜,这里是《消逝的光芒(Dying Light)》的 […]

Wisconsin police officer who killed black teenager won't be charged

A Madison, Wisconsin police officer who shot and killed a black teenager in March won't be charged in the young man's death, a visibly distraught Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said at a press conference on Tuesday.While Ozanne called Tony Robinson Jr.'s death "tragic,

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人大常委会以154票赞成,0票反对,1票弃权基本上是全票通过了国家安全法。目前人大网上还没有公布国家安全法的全文,只有草案二次审议稿可以浏览,不清楚草案和正式法律文件之间存在多少差异。

俄判定谷歌违反反垄断法:需从安卓中解绑应用服务框架

俄罗斯搜索引擎巨头Yandex在与谷歌进入俄国的市场斗争中得了一分,俄罗斯联邦反垄断局接受Yandex提交的控诉并开展反垄断调查后,判定谷歌将安卓系统的谷歌应用及服务和Google Play商城捆绑的策略违反俄罗斯反垄断法,谷歌必须从在俄运营的安卓系统和Play市场中解绑此类应用和服务。

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Sink Into the Beauty of This Frozen Mountain Lake

Our planet can be too beautiful to be plausible some days. This frozen lake in the Himalayas is shockingly deep blue set against the slightly-oxidized rusty landscape. And it’s completely real, photographed from the International Space Station.Read more...

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