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Airbnb pledges $10 million to New York charities

Airbnb this morning announced the launch of A Fair Share. The initiative promises to donate $10 million to seven organizations, including The New York Immigration Coalition, New York Mortgage Coalitio

How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth

Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb. When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for the low low price of $20,000. AirBed And Breakfast Takes

New York City Council votes to cap licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft

The New York City Council has approved legislation that will halt the issuing of new licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. The stated goal of the policy is to give the city time to st

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals

Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. After years of trailing New York City in total annual venture investment, Massachusetts is taking the lead in

Rideshare companies offered New York $100M to drop proposed regulations

Lyft, Uber and Via yesterday made an offer to succor New York City's beleaguered taxi medallion owners: a $100M relief fund paid over five years to cover the plight of these poor souls. But the city,

New law forces Airbnb to open its books to New York authorities

The New York City Council has voted in favor of a new law requiring Airbnb and similar companies to share data on their users. The company has fought the law tooth and nail, but city authorities say i

Photos on social media can predict the health of neighborhoods

The images that appear on social media – happy people eating, cultural happenings, and smiling dogs – can actually predict the likelihood that a neighborhood is “healthy” as we

New York City report pins millions in rent hikes on Airbnb

A report from the New York City Comptroller's office asserts that New York residents are paying hundreds of millions in extra rent linked to the effects of Airbnb. Naturally, the company bitterly reje

Through luck and grit, Datadog is fusing the culture of developers and operations

There used to be two cultures in the enterprise around technology. On one side were software engineers, who built out the applications needed by employees to conduct the business of their companies. O

Full-Metal Packet is hosting the future of cloud infrastructure

Cloud computing has been a revolution for the data center. Rather than investing in expensive hardware and managing a data center directly, companies are relying on public cloud providers like AWS, Go

Timescale is leading the next wave of NYC database tech

Data is the lifeblood of the modern corporation, yet acquiring, storing, processing, and analyzing it remains a remarkably challenging and expensive project. Every time data infrastructure finally cat

A new study of Airbnb paints an ugly picture of the company’s impact on New York City housing

For anyone who knows their city well, it's easy to see that the short-term rental boom spurred by Airbnb's massive popularity is changing things. Figuring out what exactly is changing and how quickly

A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!”

"I think invention is maybe like love," says Dean Kamen. "Everybody wants to have it. Nobody knows what it is."

New York City moves to establish algorithm-monitoring task force

New York City may soon gain a task force dedicated to monitoring the fairness of algorithms used by municipal agencies. Formed from experts in automated systems and representatives of groups affected

Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free Wi-Fi

As it looks to expand the global footprint of its internet-enabled digital advertising and informational kiosks, New York-based Intersection has raised $150 million in a new round of financing. 

Elucd’s polling pushes for greater community accountability for police

From his time working as the wunderkind pollster for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign to the launch of his new startup, Elucd, Michael Simon has believed in the power of community feedback.

Rent the Runway is launching same-day delivery, starting in NYC

Rent the Runway customers can now be one step closer to actually not having a closet. The company just announced they are launching same-day delivery in NYC, with plans to expand to other markets soon

Flip gets $2.2 million to grow its marketplace for long-term sublets

For anyone who's ever wanted to break a lease, but felt trapped by their contract, Flip has the service for you. The company, which allows users to sublet or get out of their lease, has just raised $

Curb and Via bring ride-sharing to NYC’s Yellow Taxis

New Yorkers are about to get even more friendly!* Today, Via and Curb are bringing ride-sharing through a digital wallet to yellow taxis in the Big Apple. Both apps will let New Yorkers hail a yellow

Uber’s New York manager, Josh Mohrer, joins Tusk Ventures as managing director

Tusk Ventures has hailed the former general manager of Uber’s New York operations, Josh Mohrer, as its new managing director. Mohrer’s departure comes at a tough time for Uber . The compa
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