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AUG 29, 2016 - Mashable

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How Airbnb is glad-handing its way to legality in Australia

Since Airbnb officially arrived in Australia in 2012, the short-term property rental giant has been extending its power and popularity, all with the softest touch. By accident and design, the company has become the friendly face of the local "sharing economy," being conciliatory with government and recruiting hosts who can act as its champions. SEE ALSO: Airbnb tries urban planning ...

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AUG 29, 2016 - Forbes

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The U.S. Cities With The Most Commercial Airbnb Listings [Infographic]

With over 2 million listings in 191 countries, Airbnb offers travellers a well-located and affordable short-term renting option in some 34,000 cities worldwide. While the platform has been praised for providing cost-effective accommodation, flexibility and competition to the hotel trade, it has been viewed as a threat to property supply in some cities. As more landlords rent their flats to travellers, locals ...

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AUG 29, 2016 - Huffington Post

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This Man Made An Airbnb For Refugees Looking For A Place To Stay

Amr Arafa is trying to create a home away from home for some of those who need it most. The 34-year-old has built a site, which is still in development, called EmergencyBNB. It works like Airbnb, except instead of linking travelers with hosts who have unoccupied rooms for rent, it connects refugees and victims of domestic violence with people in the ...

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AUG 29, 2016 - TechCrunch

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Brazilian pet-sitting marketplace DogHero raises $3.1 million

 The Brazilian Airbnb for pet-sitting, DogHero, has raised $3.1 million in financing as pet care spending in Brazil starts to take bigger and bigger bites out of consumers’ wallets. Brazil already accounts for $8.16 billion in global spending for pets, according to Brazilian pet care association Abinpet. And the country’s pet-owners are beginning to open their wallets for more… Read More

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AUG 26, 2016 - Lifehacker

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The IRS Has a New Web Page for People Who Make Money From the Sharing Economy

As an Airbnb host, Lyft driver, or anyone else who earns money from the sharing economy, you’ve probably had tax questions at some point. The IRS now has a site dedicated to answering those questions.Read more...

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