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7 Chic Tree Houses Give All New Meaning to Spring Escapes

From pimped-out pads to primitive shelters, these West Coast treehouses have all the rustic style and whimsical charm necessary for vacationing in the treetops. Whether you’re looking for an ocean-view surf retreat, a romantic redwood forest getaway, or a weekend of off-the-grid communal living, your chateau in the sky awaits you. 

6 San Francisco Airbnbs With Glorious Rooftop Decks

As the sun once again showed itself over San Francisco this week, and as its golden light bathed the city for an hour longer each evening, images of picnics and daydrinking began dancing in our heads. And then we renters thought in unison: If only we had a glorious rooftop deck, where we could throw some steaks on the grill and crack open the rosé. If you're like us and don't have outdoor space of your own, consider an Airbnb staycation. Some of these pads have seriously killer views.

Property Porn: Inside the Los Altos Hills Mansion that Hosted Beyonce

Have you ever wondered where the Queen sleeps when she's away from home? 

Just How Much Money Can You Make Renting Your Apartment on Airbnb?

With recent reports stating that SF-based Airbnb could soon be worth over $20 billion dollars, it stands to reason that local hosts are also cashing in on the booming room-share economy. Right? As one of the most popular Airbnb destinations (and least affordable cities in the U.S.), we wondered just how much a SF resident can make by renting their apartment on the website. 

Airbnb Goes to Salone del Mobile in Milan

A new way of traveling and connecting to people, from all around the world, who bring their culture, habits, and local customs intoto a foreigner's home—this is the topic of “Housewarming,” an event co-created by Airbnb and Italian company Fabrica for the Salone del Mobile in Milan last week." 

Airbnb's SoMa HQ Could Sell for $280 Million

What does 400,000 square feet, located a stone's throw from Zynga and Adobe HQ, go for in San Francisco's out of control real estate market? Well, if today's projections about the asking price for Airbnb's gigantic Brannan Street HQ are anywhere close, the address could bring upwards of $280 million. OMG.

Lyft Ride-Sharing Cars Are The Ones Sporting Pink Mustaches

As I was driving my daughter up Bernal Heights after school on Monday, I couldn't help but notice another car dropping off a passenger down the block, because it had a pink mustache on its grill.

The next day, returning from my son’s soccer game in the Mission, we passed a car with a pink mustache picking up a passenger.

Yesterday, when I was entering the concourse for the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, across the street was yet another car with a pink mustache.

InstaEDU Aims to Bring On-Demand Tutors Within Reach of Everyone

Now the kids are back in school, homework once again hovers over their heads like a large dark cloud – scary and threatening.

Even the best students complain about homework some of the time – it’s too hard, there’s too much of it, or they just can’t figure out this or that problem – often in math or science.

Need to Park for Outside Lands? Check Out ParkPlease

Need to Park for Outside Lands? Check Out ParkPlease

As some 180,000 people – most of them from outside of the city limits – descend on Golden Gate Park this weekend for the annual Outside Lands Festival, the big question is: Where are they going to park?

After all, the parking passes offered by Outside Lands (at $150 a pop) sold out almost as soon as they became available.

For everyone who didn’t grab one of those, a scrappy little startup called ParkPlease says it has come up an alternative.

Marissa Mayer Among Getaround's Funders as it Launches Longer-Term Car Share Program

Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing service, announced a bunch of news today, including a new way for car owners to rent their cars out for an extended period of time, such as when they are backpacking overseas or on a military deployment.

As part this new longer-term sharing program, which is called Getaway, the company has also released a feature called Instant Rental that allows people to get access to a shared car instantly through its in-car technology known as the Getaround Carkit.

Finally, the startup has raised a substantial Series A round of funding from an impressive group of investors, including Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s new CEO, as well as the venture firm of Google’s former CEO, Eric Schmidt.

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