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Lyft to Acquire Hitch For Its Ride-Sharing App and Drivers

Lyft Inc., which makes a mobile application for ride-sharing, is acquiring Corral Labs Inc. to expand its carpooling business as competition with …

Skift Global Forum: Paligroup Founder Avi Brosh on the Future of Boutique Hospitality

Avi Brosh spent more than 20 years in the real estate world before taking the plunge into hospitality full-time. He then founded Paligroup where he …

Helsinki Airport's Plan to Bring One Great Gateway Airport Under Just One Roof

Helsinki Airport has drawn up ambitious plans for growth by 2020, aiming to accommodate 20 million passengers by the year of perfect vision.<p>Finavia, …

New York Magazine's Airbnb Feature: The Best Quotes

This week’s issue of New York Magazine covers the ongoing skirmish between Airbnb and the fair housing advocates and local leaders in New York City …

Skift Global Forum: Vimeo President on How Brands Can Win by Letting Go

Dae Mellencamp, the president of Vimeo, has seen it all and knows what works and doesn’t in travel videos. If the brand’s marketing folks tend to be …

Redesign of the Year: Reinventing an Old-School Lake-Side Motor Inn

Revitalizing an old school lake house and modernizing the Adirondack experience for guests, that was the big challenge for <b>Lake House</b>, a 44-room hotel …

Airbnb Loses Its CFO With No Replacement Lined Up

Airbnb Inc., the Web startup that operates a short-term home rental service for travelers, said Chief Financial Officer Andrew Swain has left the …

Uber Must Contend With a Consumer Lawsuit For Keeping Its Drivers' Tips

Uber Technologies Inc., the smartphone-summoned car service, must face a consumer lawsuit challenging its imposition of a 20 percent surcharge over …

New York Community and Political Leaders Target Airbnb's Marketing Machine

A coalition of local and state political leaders in New York gathered this morning on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan to announce the formation …

HomeAway Emphasizes Legal Rentals With Investment in HotSpot Tax

HomeAway took a minority stake in its tax-compliance partner, HotSpot Tax, in a move that seeks to bolster the vacation rental site’s reputation as a …

Uber Discusses Its Dirty Tricks Handbook to Beat Lyft and Other Rivals

Uber Technologies Inc. pulled back the curtain on the techniques it uses to recruit drivers for its mobile car-booking service, following criticism …

Russia's Ostrovok Adds Airbnb, Makes Misleading 'Biggest' Claim

Airbnb has executed its first international integration with Russia accommodations site Ostrovok.ru, which now claims to provide “the biggest choice …

India Challenges Uber By Complicating Its Easy Payment Method

Uber Technologies Inc, maker of the ride-hailing application that has disrupted taxi networks around the world, may face a setback in India after the …

Airbnb Turns Over Data on Top New York City Hosts to State Attorney General

Airbnb Inc. said it is giving the New York attorney general information on 124 of its current and past hosts, following an agreement to comply with a …

Obama's Campaign Manager Is Exactly What Uber Needs

Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday that the San-Francisco ride-matching company had hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager …

Payment Provider for Uber, Airbnb in Talks to Integrate Bitcoin

EBay Inc.’s Braintree unit, one of its electronic-payments businesses, is exploring ways to support bitcoin payments, a person with knowledge of the …

Airbnb Squatters Sneak Out of Palm Springs Condo

The long, strange saga of the Airbnb squatters has concluded with the two brothers sneaking out of a Palm Springs condo.<p>“It’s almost like closure, …

Former Boston VC Bilal Zuberi Fined $9,500 After Cambridge Condo Tenant Uses AirBNB

A former investor with Boston-based General Catalyst Partners has been slapped with nearly 10 thousand dollars worth of fines, after a tenant he …

Uber Hires Obama’s Campaign Strategist as Top Policy Executive

Uber Technologies Inc. is adding to its executive ranks by hiring David Plouffe, a former top political adviser to President Barack Obama.<p>The San …

Silicon Valley Is Ruining "Sharing" for Everybody

If you’ve used Airbnb or Uber or any other “sharing economy” service lately, you may be surprised to learn that you were not a consumer but a …

Uber Drivers in Berlin Risking $33,000 Fines Per Ride After Ban

Uber Technologies Inc., the ride-hailing application that’s rankling taxi drivers from Boston to Tokyo, defied a ban in Berlin, risking a 25,000-euro …

San Francisco Legislation Highlights Airbnb Host Vs. Neighbors Conflict

Betty Forsyth, 83, has lived on Sunview Drive in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood since 1956, and fondly reminisces about watching 26 neighbor …

Taj Hotels Turns to Dance Companies to Kick Up Its Ad Campaigns

Mumbai-based Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces unveiled a new branding campaign this summer called Performance.Art, designed to show how the level of …

How Couchsurfing Plans to Take Back Its Corner of the Sharing Economy

Looking back on the rapid growth of alternative travel businesses, one can either look at Couchsurfing as an innovator that predated local …

What RelayRide's Latest Funding Reveals About Ground Transport at Airports

Flyers arriving at some U.S. airports are turning their back on taxis and traditional car rentals in favor of a new kind of transportation.<p>This small …

Lyft Accuses Uber of Playing Dirty Yet Again

Lyft Inc. is driving its competition with Uber Technologies Inc. to a higher gear.<p>Lyft, a San Francisco-based ride-sharing startup, on Monday …

Uber Drivers Ditch NYC for the Hamptons on Summer Weekends

Like many New York City dwellers, Adam Cosentino’s summer ritual includes making the 100-mile trek to the beach towns of the Hamptons every …

Interview: Morgans Hotels Tries to Get Its Groove Back With Mondrian London

Morgans Hotels posted an energetic new video this morning to promote the 359-room Mondrian London at Sea Containers hotel opening September …

Paris Business Class Airline LaCompagnie Seeks To Prove the Skeptics Wrong

Frantz Yvelin and Peter Luethi, a French-American duo who sold their first Paris-New York business-class-only airline to British Airways, are at it …