Arizona’s Governor Ducey signs SB 1350 into law, prohibiting the ban of short-term rentals

Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona has signed SB 1350,  a law which prohibits cities and municipalities from banning the listing and use of short-term rentals like Airbnb, HomeAway, and others. Signi

Buy A Car On Your Phone With The New Beepi App

Thanks to the folks at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.beepi.com/default.aspx">Beepi</a>, you can now buy a car with nothing more than the iPhone in your hand (well, that and the money in your ba

Expedia Acquires Airbnb Rival HomeAway For $3.9B

Expedia Inc. today announced that it has agreed to acquire the publicly traded vacation rental service HomeAway and its brands (including VRBO.com) for $3.9 billion in cash and common sto

Airbnb Rival HomeAway Ups Its Focus On Asia With Full Buyout Of Travelmob

HomeAway, the NASDAQ-listed rival to Airbnb, has fully acquired Travelmob, the Asia-focused rental and listings site that it bought a majority stake in back two years ago, in an undisclosed deal that

A Super Angel’s View On Venture Capital In 2015

As the first quarter of 2015 draws to a close, it's clear that the venture capital industry is evolving. Since 2005, thousands of new millionaires have been minted by the IPOs of Alibaba Group, Len

HomeAway Sues San Francisco To Block So-Called ‘Airbnb Law’

HomeAway is looking to block legislation designed to make short-term rentals legal in San Francisco. To do that, the company has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment against the city, claimi

HomeAway Mulls Venture Fund As It Hits A Milestone

The vacation rental marketplace HomeAway is pondering a move into backing startup companies. As it passes a recent milestone of breaking more than 1 million listings on its service, one of the firs

HomeAway Buys Singapore Startup Travelmob To Enter Asia-Pacific

Nasdaq-listed vacation rental site HomeAway has acquired a Singapore-based startup Travelmob, allowing it to compete directly with Airbnb in the Asia-Pacific region. HomeAway announced today that it a

Eyeing An IPO, Kayak Adds HomeAway Founder And CEO Brian Sharples To Board

Travel search engine Kayak has is announcing a new board member today—HomeAway Founder and CEO <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/brian-sharples">Brian Sharples</a>. He joins fellow Kayak boa

Evolve Vacation Rental Brings White-Glove Service To Online Listings

Vacation homes sit empty most of the year, representing a huge amount of untapped inventory waiting to be discovered online. Large services such as <a href="http://www.exclusiveresorts.com/">HomeAway

HomeAway’s Q3 Revenue Up 37 Percent To $61M, Posts A Loss In Net Income

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/29/homeaway-ipo-shares-pop-39-percent-market-cap-reaches-3-billion/">Newly public</a> home rental service HomeAway is <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/ne

Newly Public HomeAway Reports Q2 Revenue Up 41 Percent To $58.7M, Profit Down 85 Percent

Newly public home rental service <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/">HomeAway</a> is reporting <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/homeaway-inc-reports-second-quarter-2011-financial-result

Raising The Most Money Doesn't Mean Your Company Will Become The Most Valuable

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/financial-advice-money-bag.jpg"> One of my favorite recent blog posts is Seth Godin's “<a href="http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_b

How This Year's Tech IPOs Are Doing, And Who's Next

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/link.png" class="shot2">Bubble or not, 2011 may go down as the year of the tech IPO. Not since the last bubble have we seen so many tec

HomeAway IPO Shares Pop 39 Percent, Market Cap Reaches $3 Billion

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/homeaway-picture.jpeg" alt="" /> Vacation home rental service <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/">HomeAway</a> has begun trading

HomeAway Prices IPO At $27 Per Share With A Market Cap Of $2 Billion

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/homeaway-picture.jpeg" class="shot2"> Vacation home rental service <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/">HomeAway</a> has <a href="http://www.pr

HomeAway Prices IPO Between $24 And $27 Per Share, Now Valued At $2 Billion

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/homeaway-picture.jpeg" class="shot2">This is no doubt that this is the year of technology IPOs. Vacation home rental service <a href="http://w

HomeAway Acquires Social Vacation Rentals App Second Porch

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/your-social-circle-secondporch.jpg" class="shot2">Vacation rentals giant <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/homeaway">HomeAway</a> has

HomeAway Broadens Presence In Australia With Acquisition Of Vacation Rental Site RealHolidays

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/rh.png" class="shot2">As it <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/03/11/vacation-home-rental-service-homeaway-files-for-230-million-ipo/">

Vacation Home Rental Service HomeAway Files For $230 Million IPO

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/homeaway-picture.jpeg" class="shot2">Vacation home rental service <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/">HomeAway</a> has just submitted its<a hre
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