Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Airbnb’s Slow-Moving Mission to Win Over African Americans

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Airbnb’s Slow-Moving Mission to Win Over African Americans

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A year ago today, Airbnb announced a remarkable effort designed to to increase the company’s presence in black neighborhoods: a partnership with the NAACP. By the time the press release hit the wires, the move was a long time coming. Airbnb had been wrestling with how to deal with racial bias on its platform since…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Airbnb Can’t Win New York—But It Can’t Quit Either

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Airbnb Can’t Win New York—But It Can’t Quit Either

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Anyone who has been paying attention to the escalating showdown between Airbnb and New York City’s hotel industry will not be surprised that the $31 billion startup just lost, handily. This afternoon, the New York City Council passed a bill that will force Airbnb to provide the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement with the names…