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TECH 26 Feb 2018 | 1:00 AM

Minneapolis threatens US$500 fines to unlicensed Airbnbs

The city of Minneapolis is threatening to impose US$500 (RM1,957) fines on property owners who list their homes on sites such as Airbnb without paying for a municipal license.

TECH 02 May 2017 | 6:00 AM

Airbnb, San Francisco settle lawsuit over short-term rental law

Airbnb Inc and the city of San Francisco have settled a year-long lawsuit over a local ordinance forbidding the home-rental company from taking bookings from hosts who have not properly registered their homes.

TECH 18 Apr 2017 | 2:30 AM

Vehicle-sharing services offer range of driving experiences

Miguel Casillas figured renting out his company's three-vehicle fleet made perfect business sense.

TECH 17 Mar 2017 | 3:00 AM

In San Diego, the hottest hotel in town is an apartment building

The online rental listings tantalise with descriptions of stunning city views, marble bathrooms and quartz countertops, rooftop lounges and state-of-the-art gyms – all hallmarks of the latest in downtown luxury apartment living.

TECH 26 Jul 2016 | 2:30 AM

Priced out by tourists: The Airbnb effect in Lisbon's historic centre

Alfama, one of the oldest and most picturesque areas of Lisbon, is becoming a victim of its own charm.

TECH 18 Jun 2016 | 2:00 AM

Room prices rocket in Rio as landlords dig for Olympic gold

With hotels mostly booked, landlords are charging a pretty penny for tourists still seeking accommodation in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics in August – asking as much as US$2,305 (RM9,456) per night for a three-bedroom apartment far from venues and beaches.

TECH 13 Jun 2016 | 9:54 AM

Fears in China's 'Silicon Valley' that property boom will hurt tech boom

A housing boom in China's wannabe 'Silicon Valley' of Shenzhen risks undermining the city's tech boom as young professionals consider moving out to avoid the highest residential prices in the country.

TECH 03 May 2016 | 7:00 AM

Berlin cracks down on Airbnb rentals to cool market

Berlin from May 1 began restricting private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms, threatening hefty fines in a controversial move meant to keep housing affordable for locals.

Technology 28 May 2015 | 1:44 PM

Millennial 'NOwners' follow Uber with new fashion trading model

Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet.

TECH 05 Jul 2019 | 3:30 AM

LA’s new Airbnb rules bar short-term rentals of second homes and some apartments

New restrictions on Airbnb and similar services in Los Angeles went into effect this week, driven by complaints that an explosion of short-term rentals has turned apartment buildings into hotels and pinched the city’s already tight housing supply.