Airbnb

At least 38 Airbnb Singapore employees axed in global layoff

AIRBNB has laid off at least 38 staff in Singapore as part of its move to slash 1,900 employees, or a quarter of its workforce globally, according to a talent portal the company set up for...

At least 38 Airbnb employees laid off in Singapore as part of global retrenchment

AIRBNB has laid off at least 38 staff in Singapore as part of its move to slash 1,900 employees, or a quarter of its workforce globally, according to...

Airbnb extends full-refund policy worldwide amid virus frenzy

AIRBNB has rolled out a full refund policy for reservations across the globe in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Airbnb queried by US Congress over listings that violate local laws

[NEW YORK] US lawmakers are asking Airbnb Inc to provide information about hosts that list short-term rentals on the site who don't comply with local laws and violate the company's own policies...

Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator closing China unit

[CALIFORNIA] Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley incubator of startups, said on Thursday it would close YC China, a Chinese version of its US programme.

Airbnb lobbies local Japan governments to ease curbs for Olympics

[TOKYO] Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it is lobbying local governments in Japan to ease curbs on short-term home rentals during next year's Tokyo Olympics, seeking to counter a thicket of rules...

Airbnb may seek direct offering instead of IPO

HOME rental company Airbnb may eschew an IPO in favour of a direct listing, according to a Bloomberg report, following a rocky summer of tech public offerings.

US fintech startup Stripe valued at US$35b in latest funding round

[BENGALURU] Stripe Inc said on Thursday it is raising US$250 million in its latest funding round, which values the payments startup at US$35 billion, a dramatic 56 per cent surge from a previous...

Airbnb says it plans to go public in 2020

[SAN FRANCISCO] Airbnb said on Thursday that it planned to go public in 2020, becoming one of the last of a generation of prominent technology startups to aim for the stock market, even as some of...

The rise of Silicon Valley's new breed of entrepreneurs

RILEY Newman, a former head of data science at Airbnb, set out in mid-2017 to raise a venture capital fund that would invest in a multitude of tech trends.

Airbnb to start testing prototype homes in 2019

AIRBNB will begin testing prototype homes as soon as next year to accommodate the needs of owners or occupants who rent and share living spaces.