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Rhino is getting rid of security deposits for rental apartments

Arguably the most frustrating part of renting an apartment, especially in an expensive city like New York, is dealing with the security deposit. One startup wants to make renting easier by getting rid

Rep the Squad is a subscription service to borrow authentic sports jerseys

Authentic sports jerseys are expensive and infrequently worn, but that doesn’t stop fans from wanting to own as many as possible from all their favorite players. So why not borrow them? Meet Rep

Omni storage now earns you money by renting out your stuff

“We want to change behavior around ownership on the planet,” says Omni co-founder Thomas McLeod. First, it built an on-demand storage business, where you can get things picked up from your

Feather raises $3.5M to rent furniture to millennials

The furniture rental industry is stuck in the last. Current options involve old-school companies like CORT where most of the inventory will make your apartment look like a dorm room, or a place like R

Zumper Select wants to make renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel

When Zumper raised $18M in Series B funding last fall, the rental search engine explained that the funding would be used to grow the company beyond search – and assist renters with the entire l

Stayawhile gets $1.5M to target the sweet spot between Airbnb and long-term rentals

New York-based startup Stayawhile announced today that it’s scored $1.5 million in seed funding to provide travelers with what founder Janine Yorio refers to as “medium-term housing.” It’s a m

Crunch Report | Facebook Hires 3,000 People After Getting Disturbed

Facebook hires 3,000 people to combat the disturbing videos and live videos that have been popping up on the site, Hulu launches its live TV service, yesterday was not too good of a day for tech stock

Crunch Report | Dropbox Uploads $600 Million Credit Line

Twitter stops counting @ replies, Dropbox takes a $600 million credit line, Audi acquires Silvercar and Toyota drives deeper into AI research. All this on Crunch Report.

China’s Didi partners with car rental giant Avis ahead of planned global expansion

China's Didi Chuxing revealed last month that it plans to expand into global markets, and today we got the first hint of what that might look like after the Uber rival announced a tie-in with U.S. car

The Guarantors makes it easier to rent an apartment in New York

If you’ve rented an apartment in New York you know how much of a hassle the process is. First you need to find somewhere, then you need to meet the building or landlord’s strict approval p

LoftSmart raises $1.7 million for its local rental marketplace for college towns

My first home-way-from-home was a room in a house with an unrepeatable nickname on West College St. in Oberlin, OH. I lived with 8 other people in a two-story, rambling warren filled with rooms and r

‘The Interview’ Streaming Plans Include YouTube, Google Play And Sony’s Own Services

Sony and YouTube are in negotiations to make ‘The Interview’ available for digital rental, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter, and reported separately by Reuters. Reports earlier tod

Hyperlocal Power: Urban Compass Raises $20M At A $150M Valuation; Adds Advance Publications And Marc Benioff As Investors

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.urbancompass.com">Urban Compass</a>, the young New York startup that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/12/16/urban-compass/">emerged from stealth mode in Ma

With $1.8M From Andreessen, Chris Sacca & More, Rental Marketplace Getable Digs Into The $32B Construction Market

When we last caught up with <a target="_blank" href="http://construction.getable.com/">Getable</a>, the startup formerly known as <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/05/rentcycle-becomes-geta

Smartphone Rental Startup Handy Expands Out Of Hong Kong

Handy, a smartphone rental service out of Hong Kong, has launched operations in Singapore. The company offers smartphones for rent to travelers at $9 (HKD 68) a day—$12 (S$15) a day in Singapore—a

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

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.housetrip.com">HouseTrip.com</a>, one of the startups working at the accommodation end of the collaborative consumption market, with a platform for people to rent o

Snapgoods: Like Zipcar for Gadgets

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/snapgoods.png">Let's pretend that you don't have very many geeky or sporty friends. It could happen. Say you wanted to try and iPad or a

Redbox is making life very difficult for the movie industry

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/redbox_kiosk.jpg" />Proving once again you can find a study to prove almost anything, a report came out today showing that Redbox will br

Textbook Rental Market Heats Up: BookRenter Raises $6M Series A

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/bookrenter-com"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/cp_1258959243_32052v2-max-250x250-215x86.jpg" width="215" height="86" /></a> Earli

Don't feel like buying a MBA then rent one instead

I promise this is the last MBA post for today. We’ve gone back and forth here at CG about whether or not the latest Apple notebook is worth all the hype and I think the camp is divided down the
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