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This community-based travel startup wants to beat Airbnb at its own game

WSJD

San Francisco Mayor Vetoes Airbnb Bill

VentureBeat

How a chatbot helps with lead generation

People Travel
GeekWire

Startup Spotlight: FlightSpeak makes air travel easier with critical airport information

People
TechCrunch

Sean Rad steps away from CEO role (again) to run Tinder’s new Swipe Ventures

Travel Strategy
Re/code , TechCrunch , Business Insider , +1

Tinder’s Sean Rad is stepping down as CEO to become chairman

Travel Strategy
Product Hunt

Party with a Local 3.0: Events

$40,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
TechCrunch , Techvibes , BetaKit

Breather raises $40 million for stylish workspaces on-demand

Funding Travel
CNN Tech

Tinder CEO Sean Rad steps down to head up dating-focused investment fund

Travel Strategy
TechCrunch

Airbnb’s plan to compromise with cities as regulatory challenges pile up

Bloomberg , New York Times Bits

Airbnb Turns the Volume Down on Its Fights With Regulators Everywhere

The Verge

United's overhead bin charge is confusing, probably on purpose

Costs Flying
Finextra

Cumberland Building Society launches online appointments with NCR and Q-Flow

Wired

United Won't Be the Last Airline to Charge for Overhead Bin Space

memeburn

Lufthansa's Mildred joins Facebook's bot family

Global
TechCrunch

Here are the best tech companies to work for, according to Glassdoor

Bloomberg

Airbnb Inches Its Way Into China

Asia Travel
Mashable , TechCrunch

Facebook ranks as the top tech company to work for in 2017

Business Insider

Where the most attractive people in the US come from, according to dating app Hinge

VentureBeat

Airbnb’s Guidebooks now features photos powered by Foursquare

Travel Apps
New York Times Bits

New Orleans Becomes New Model for Airbnb to Work With Cities

Travel City life Privacy
CNET

6 eye-opening facts about tech moguls and their homes

TechCrunch

Citymapper will start monetizing in 2017

Robotics City life
TechMoran

Breaking: One Africa Media's Cheki & BrighterMonday Shut Down in Tanzania & Rwanda Respectively

Global Employment
Finextra

Nedbank signs for NCR Interactive Teller

PhoneArena , WSJD

Tinder launches a podcast to discuss dating data and give you dating advices

TechCrunch

GoEuro in talks with Uber to loop in last mile transport

Apps & Services Global
Tech in Asia

Two Singaporean brothers and the golden e-ticket that could shake up the travel industry

TechCrunch

Trivago files to raise up to $428 million in IPO

Travel Earnings
Business Insider

Sweden's famous Icehotel now has hand-carved ice rooms that stay frozen all year

GeekWire , CNN Tech

Former Expedia IT technician pleads guilty to insider trading, stealing information from executives

Technical.ly

What's your cofounder meet-cute story? DC

TechCrunch

Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search

Acquisition
Tnooz , BostInno

Travel startup Lola acquires Room 77, the hotel metasearch platform

$7,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
e27

Taiwan's travel marketplace KKday nabs US$7M to expand to more Asian countries