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3:30
Tuesday

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.

3:20
25 Jun

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.

3:50

Airbnb-like platform for doctors eyes Gauteng, KZN expansion

Health-tech start-up Ingress Healthcare plans Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal launches before going national.

3:20
May 8, 2020

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.

4:00
May 7, 2020

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.

6:30
Mar 19, 2020

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.

5:10
Nov 14, 2019

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.

2:50
Nov 6, 2019

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.

2:10
Sep 20, 2019

Airbnb listing plans in motion

The app-based hospitality booking service says it plans to go public next year, but no further details have been shared.

2:40
Aug 1, 2019

Airbnb host earnings in smaller SA towns soar

Smaller towns in SA are seeing growth on Airbnb, due to guests choosing listings that enable them to explore local neighbourhoods.

3:10
Jun 26, 2019

Airbnb offers around-the-world adventure trips

The new Airbnb Adventures service allows guests to book excursions of up to 80 days across the globe.

1:30
Dec 19, 2018

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.

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