Tech start-ups cut nearly 70 000 jobs in four months
Uber, Groupon and Airbnb had the biggest layoffs resulting from the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, says BuyShares.
Airbnb questions exclusion from level three lockdown changes
The home-sharing firm expresses disappointment, saying it was overlooked in favour of licensed hotel chains in advanced level three announcements.
Airbnb-like platform for doctors eyes Gauteng, KZN expansion
Health-tech start-up Ingress Healthcare plans Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal launches before going national.
WeWork lays off staff, restructures amid COVID-19 setback
Abandoned by its funder and tenants, the shared office space firm introduces a restructuring process, with plans to cut jobs.
Digital economy firms Uber, Airbnb, Lyft cut thousands of jobs
Uber confirms its global total of 3 700 job cuts will affect SA, while Airbnb plans to axe 1 900 employees, as COVID-19 causes an economic bloodbath.
Digital economy companies take a punch as COVID-19 spreads
Analysts weigh in on the impact of coronavirus on digital economy firms, stressing the need for aggressive awareness and communication to sustain the businesses.
Airbnb welcomes City of Cape Town's bylaw approval
The city’s amended bylaw will make it easier for home-owners to rent out their properties on home-sharing platforms, says Airbnb.
Ex-MS, Oracle SA exec leverages Airbnb to start company
Robert Manson uses online platforms Airbnb, Bookings.com and Trivago to start his own firm: Alimama Spaces.
Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission
The social media network refutes claims that it gave some companies access to people's data without their permission.