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Marriott is taking aim at Airbnb with a US home-rental platform

The world's largest hotel chain is launching a home-rental platform in the US after trialling a pilot program in London that was extended to Paris, Rome, and Lisbon.

Airbnb is in a war with Booking.com, and taking advantage of that fact can save you a ton of money

Home-rental service Airbnb is now directly competing with travel booking sites like Booking.com, with many properties listed on both sites. You can save a lot of money traveling if you compare listings across sites.

Uber and Lyft are creating more traffic and congestion instead of reducing it, according to a new report

According to a report conducted by transportation analyst Bruce Schaller, ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft are actually making traffic worse rather than reducing it — contrary to the companies' claims.

Uber’s app is going to let you rent an electric scooter to zip around town

Users will now be able to rent a Lime scooter directly through the Uber app. The ride-hailing giant also invested in Lime during its latest funding round that reportedly values the company at $1.1 billion.
Chinese commuters ride bike share through Tiananmen Square on March 29, 2017 in Beijing, China.

Giant bike sharing firm Ofo is letting the Chinese Communist Party have a say in the company’s ‘major decisions’

Bike sharing giant Ofo will include the role of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) within its corporate charter. Ofo will also allow its CCP committee, which exists to "promote and implement the Party’s line, principles and policies," provide input on personnel issues and "major decisions."

LimeBike scooters have secret alarms built-in that blare loud noises and threats to call the police, but the company says it’s getting rid of th...

LimeBike says it will update its scooters so they no longer scream loudly and threatening to call the police if users tamper with them without paying.

‘We’re the only company without a cease and desist order’: Why Skip thinks it can win the scooter war

As a newcomer to the market, Skip thinks its track record working with cities gives it an edge.
Logan Green (left) and John Zimmer co-founded Lyft.

Lyft is looking to launch an electric scooter service in San Francisco

Lyft is exploring starting its own dockless electric scooter service in San Francisco, The Information reported Sunday.

Uber and Lyft might be taking over the streets — but the ride-sharing economy still has a long way to go

Nearly 50% of people surveyed said they hadn't used any type of shared transportation service within the past year.
It's easier than renting from Enterprise, but that doesn't mean it's better.

We tried the ‘Airbnb for cars,’ and it could upend the car-rental industry

Turo has been billed as the 'Airbnb for cars,' connecting regular car owners with people looking to rent. We tried it, and it raises interesting questions.