Articles Tagged ‘Airbnb’


Airbnb contributes to global refugee crisis efforts with mobile-fueled donations

September 20, 2016

Airbnb’s latest social campaign invites consumers to use the #WithRefugees hashtag and donate to refugee relief efforts through its application and mobile site, showcasing mobile’s potency in the charitable realm.

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Mobile Minutes: Google Duo; Airbnb tests travel guides; Snapchat eyes Vurb; Twitter on Apple TV

August 17, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Google Duo is like FaceTime but more fun; Airbnb tests standalone app for travel guides and services; Snapchat may buy personalized search app Vurb for more than $100M; Twitter shares surge 7pc on talk of Apple TV deal.

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Airbnb vies for more of users’ time through content-driven features

April 21, 2016

Airbnb wants to become a comprehensive travel content destination by adding city guidebooks to the application while also unveiling a new matching system and an international campaign as it looks to lengthen users’ time on the platform. 

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Mobile Minutes: Music industry frets; Milk VR app; Microsoft’s mobile aspirations; Airbnb’s legal threats

April 13, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – Music industry frets over YouTube despite streaming revenue boost; Samsung releases Milk VR app on Google Play, makes Gear VR headset optional; How Microsoft could become a mobile player without a broadly adopted smartphone operating system; Airbnb hires general counsel as it faces growing legal threats globally.

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Airbnb upgrades digital platforms to place bigger focus on hosts

November 16, 2015

Hospitality brand Airbnb is further personalizing the mobile and online experience for hosts via a slew of new features, including competitive pricing and hosting toolkits.

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Mobile Minutes: Carrefour spotlights mobile; Shopify’s classified play; Comcast embraces VR; Airbnb as ally

November 13, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – In latest retail tech, Carrefour lights have eyes; Shopify launches an Instagram for classified listings; Comcast, Time Warner invest in virtual reality; Airbnb’s new pivot: Trying to look like an ally, not a rebel.

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Expedia’s HomeAway acquisition takes booking competition up a notch

November 6, 2015

Expedia is adding another online travel agent, HomeAway, to its digital repertoire, as it aims to compete with Airbnb by offering hotel accommodations as well as forms of private lodging to mobile-savvy travelers.

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Mobile Minutes: NBA and Verizon; Airbnb’s San Francisco victory; Apple’s 4-inch iPhone; Etsy struggles

November 5, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – NBA teams up with Verizon on $400M marketing deal; San Francisco voters reject Airbnb Initiative; Apple to launch 4-inch iPhone in early 2016 ahead of iPhone 7 launch, leading analyst says; Etsy has an uphill battle to make artisanal mainstream.

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American Express taps Airbnb for mobile-optimized checkout integration

November 4, 2015

American Express and rental marketplace Airbnb have joined forces for a technology integration that allows card holders to use rewards points to book accommodations and pay directly on Airbnb via Amex Express checkout.

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Why Airbnb did not just duplicate its iPhone app for Apple Watch

September 4, 2015

When Airbnb set out earlier this summer to create an Apple Watch application, it initially tried to simply port over its iOS app but quickly discovered this did not provide the best-possible user experience.

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