renting

  • Movebubble Makes Renting Suck Less

    If you’ve lived in a big city where renting (versus owning) is a popular option for residents, then you likely know the endless struggle of trying to find a place to live. The listings that often intrigue you are no longer available, and in London, around 50 percent of listings posted to websites are stale, left only for marketing and data capture purposes. Movebubble, a company… Read More

  • 11 Actual “Rooms” For Rent In SF That Are More Than Your Midwestern Mortgage

    Let’s be honest, every apartment for rent in San Francisco is more than the average Midwestern mortgage. An ordinary 35-44-year-old homeowner in the U.S. hands over about $1,073 per month for their house payment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The SF average for a one bedroom apartment is nearly three times that, at $2965 per month. Of course, the high rent has much to… Read More

  • Aiming To Build An End-To-End Rental Ecosystem, Apartment List Raises $15M

    Aiming To Build An End-To-End Rental Ecosystem, Apartment List Raises $15M

    One month after acquiring the apartment reviews site RentAdvisor, Apartment List has closed $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. With this raise, the startup will be building out its product, engineering, and sales teams and focusing on building the quality of its content, including apartment profiles, ratings, and reviews. Read More

  • Vacation Rental Startup HouseTrip Picks Up $40M Led By Accel In Another Big Round For Collaborative Consumption

    Vacation Rental Startup HouseTrip Picks Up $40M Led By Accel In Another Big Round For Collaborative Consumption

    HouseTrip.com, one of the startups working at the accommodation end of the collaborative consumption market, with a platform for people to rent out homes online, has picked up a roomy $40 million as it looks to scale up its operations en route to booking 3 million nights of accommodation this year. The C Round for the London-based company is being led by new investor Accel Partners, with… Read More

  • Disposable DVDs: Like DIVX but hopefully not sucky

    Remember DIVX? Not DivX the codec, but DIVX as in Digital Video Express — from Circuit City — the ill-fated self-destructing DVD system from lo those many years ago. A similar idea just might be able to succeed where DIVX failed. Or not, who knows? Anyway, whereas DIVX relied on special DVD players that could play DIVX discs (and also regular DVDs), a new disposable DVD coming from… Read More

  • Apple TV high-def movies are rental only, not for sale

    iPod Observer recently spoke with someone at Apple and was able to get a little more information about renting HD movies using the new Apple TV software. The basic gist is that HD movies can only be rented, not purchased. Standard definition movies can be purchased, but high-def movies can’t. The movies are streamed directly from Apple’s servers and displayed on your TV. Nothing… Read More