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Airbnb agrees to share data for over 17,000 NYC listings

Sponsored Links Andrew Burton/Getty Images Airbnb and New York City are inching closer to making peace over data sharing. To start, the home rental outfit has reached an agreement to hand over semi-anonymized host and reservation data for over 17,000 listings in the city. It’s also providing data for every NYC listing rented between January …

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Bird’s monthly scooter rentals let you ride as much as you like

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Bird isn’t staying out of San Francisco just because it doesn’t have a permit for its usual scooter service. It’s launching a personal rental service in both San Francisco and Barcelona that gives you a scooter of your own for $25 per month. Order a scooter through the app and …

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Car2go: ‘Fraud’ caused Chicago shutdown, not hacking

Robin Marchant/Getty Images for car2go Car2go’s rental service just suffered what appears to be a major incident. The company has temporarily suspended operations in Chicago after a “fraud issue” in the city. While Car2go didn’t provide details (it told Engadget there was an “ongoing investigation”), sources for CBS’ Brad Edwards claimed that up to 100 …

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Paris sues Airbnb over illegal rental ads

AP Photo/Thibault Camus France is determined to prevent home sharing services from allowing makeshift hotels, and that now includes court action. The city of Paris is suing Airbnb over 1,000 ads it says violate a law designed to limit homeowners to renting their places for no more than 120 days per year. It’s not clear …

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