Our across-the-hall colleagues at the Guardian have written a bit about how there seems to be a great degree of ambiguity regarding whether Airbnb is forking over the hotel taxes the city claims it owes. It's always a pressing question whether a politically connected company is paying its fair share ... More >>
Members of the U.S. armed forces put their lives on the line every day. Though some may not all make it home for the holidays, one San Francisco company is making sure they'll at least be able to talk to their loved ones during the holidays.
San Francisco-based Lookout is partnering with Cell Phone ... More >>
#Fawaffle Shop at the SF FoodLabWhen: Every Saturday from 6 - 10 PM, Grand Opening this Saturday, July 14Where: SF FoodLab in the Renoir Hotel at 1106 Market StreetCost: $25 ticket online or $30 at the door gets you a custom fawaffle, 2 sides or desserts and 1 non-alcoh ... More >>
San Francisco has pledged to forgo Apple purchases in effort to show its true colors: green.
Last week, the CIO Journal reported that Apple pulled 39 of its products from the registry of green electronics called EPEAT, which requires that electronics be designed so they can be recycled easily. Afte ... More >>
Investors wanted!At The Snitch, we've been saddened to see the end of the crazy Airbnb story, where travel renters terrorized a lessor by ransacking and stealing from her apartment.We'd like to give it new life by suggesting another start-up business idea: Airbnb for chainsaws.
A new insurance policy ... now you can rest easier Recently, we reported that Airbnb, an online service that matches travelers with hosts whose homes they can rent for brief periods, had raised more than $112 million from investors -- and now we know what the S.F. company is going to do with it. ... More >>
Yesterday we reported on a San Francisco woman's horror story of being burglarized by strangers who rented her apartment through Airbnb, the local start-up that connects hosts with travelers who want to pay to stay at private homes instead of hotels. The news came after Airbnb announced earlier this ... More >>
A San Francisco woman has come forward with a horrific tale of her experience with local startup Airbnb, an online service that matches travelers with hosts whose homes they can rent for brief periods.The woman's story -- her apartment was ransacked and burglarized by at least one Airbnb patron w ... More >>
Lichtenstein: Available to rentIt's a simple idea: Set up a clearinghouse for people to informally "rent" out their homes, or rooms in their homes, to travelers. But it wasn't until 2009 that a group of San Francisco entrepreneurs tried to base a business on this idea, launching a website, Airbnb ... More >>