Airbnb launches ‘anti-party’ tech to spot potential rule-breakers at the point of booking

After permanently banning parties and events on all Airbnb listings in June, the company is hardening its anti-party stance by launching new screening tools in the U.S. and Canada. The firm’s &#

Sunrun’s $3.2 billion Vivint Solar bid challenges Tesla’s energy ambitions

Tesla’s 2014 acquisition of SolarCity turned the electric vehicle manufacturer into the undisputed largest player in residential solar, but that lead has steadily eroded as its major competitor,

Tesla pitches a solar rental program to boost its renewable energy business

Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power as a way to revive the flagging fortunes of its renewable energy business. Once among the largest installers of renewables in the c

Mercedes home storage batteries coming to the US

Mercedes-Benz Energy announced that it’s teamed up with Vivint Solar to provide batteries for storing energy at home in the United States, starting in California this spring. Last year, Mercede

Vivint lands $100m investment from Peter Thiel and Solamere Capital

Vivint’s smart home systems are about to get a bit smarter. The home automation and security company just nabbed $100m co-led by tech investor Peter Thiel and strategic investment firm Solamere

Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

Home security and automation starts and ends with the front door. It needs to keep the bad guys out yet let the good guys in without hassle. Either a system gets it right or it doesn't, and, until now

Blackstone Throws Down Just Over $2 Billion To Acquire Home Automation Giant Vivint

News broke tonight that <a target="_blank" href="">The Blackstone Group</a>, which operates the second largest equity fund businesses in the world, has agreed to acquire home

Vivint Adds Free In-Home Tornado Alerts

<img src="">Vivint is rolling out <a href="">an in-home tornado alert</a> for its home securi