New products enable the startup's 350,000 hosts to do without the desktop.
FORTUNE -- Airbnb wants its hosts to get out of the house.
At a press event Tuesday at the company's San Francisco headquarters, co-founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nate Blechzarczyk introduced redesigned Apple (AAPL) iOS and Google (GOOG) Android apps with an emphasis on improving the mobile experience for the company's 350,000 hosts.
"Hosts said they don't have all the tools that MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 12, 2013 3:11 PM ET
The now publicly-traded company is generous with compensation. Very generous.
FORTUNE -- Twitter's (TWTR) IPO may have been low-key, but some of its 2,300 employees have little reason to complain otherwise.
That's because Twitter salaries likely leave few wanting, according to the company's recently-filed S-1 document, anonymous voluntary employee disclosures to the jobs site Glassdoor.com, and insight from someone with intimate familiarity with the company's salaries. Indeed, while CEO Dick Costolo's annual salary MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 8, 2013 5:55 PM ET
The company is taking a low-key approach to its public offering, according to sources.
FORTUNE -- Twitter (TWTR) may be a publicly traded company as of this Thursday, but for the company's 2,300 employees, it'll be largely business as usual.
"I don't think you will find any Twitter IPO parties in San Francisco," says one investor. "It's just not that kind of culture."
On Wednesday, Twitter raised $1.82 billion, pricing 70 million shares at $26 MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 7, 2013 8:24 AM ET
Apple's latest full-sized iPad is lighter and faster. Is that enough?
FORTUNE -- If you're the undisputed tablet market leader, how do you one-up yourself? Redesign your bestselling product so that it's faster, thinner, and lighter and give it a name that screams "change."
That's what Apple (AAPL) did with the iPad Air. The 9.7-inch tablet, which began shipping late last week, now weighs 1 lb and is just 0.29 inches thick MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 6, 2013 10:43 AM ET
Apple's high-end notebook line keeps last year's thinner, lighter industrial design, but sports several tweaks under the hood.
FORTUNE -- Another year brings another set of updated MacBook Pros.
Last year, Apple (AAPL) revamped its line-up when it introduced thinner, lighter versions of its premium notebook line with sharper Retina displays. The changes were welcome. Back then, I called the new 15-inch MacBook Pro "one of the best options around" for its MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 30, 2013 12:13 PM ET
The e-commerce giant's latest quarter was more of the same in some respects -- not necessarily a bad thing.
FORTUNE -- Amazon (AMZN) has long focused on heavy investments into expansion, even at the expense of its bottom line, and the company's latest quarter proved no different.
For the e-commerce giant's third quarter 2013, it reported a loss of 9 cents per share on sales of $17.09 billion. While the loss was expected, the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 24, 2013 6:42 PM ET
Here's what the company should do.
FORTUNE -- Netflix (NFLX) is on a roll.
Earlier this week, the video streaming service provider reported net income had more than quadrupled to $31.8 million last quarter. Membership climbed to 40 million worldwide, with strong growth overseas. And with three Emmy wins this September, it seems the company is stronger now more than ever -- impressive given the company's public struggles two years ago with MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 24, 2013 2:24 PM ET
A peek at how the professional social network wants to enrich mobile users' current messaging experience.
FORTUNE -- This week, LinkedIn (LNKD) announced a new feature for enhancing users' current mobile email experience called LinkedIn Intro. Available today for iOS devices, LinkedIn Intro is the result of the professional social network's acquisition of the contact management service Rapportive in February 2012.
"What's the No. 1 activity on mobile? It's email, and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 23, 2013 2:50 PM ET
A first look at Apple's latest tablets.
FORTUNE -- If you're the undisputed tablet market leader, how do you one-up yourself? Simple. With serious upgrades to the full-sized iPad and iPad Mini.
This Tuesday, Apple (AAPL) introduced the iPad Air, a redesigned full-sized tablet with 9.7-inch display that takes design cues from the iPad Mini, including diamond-cut chamfered edges and thinner vertical borders. The "Air" moniker refers to the tablet's newfound lightness: MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 22, 2013 5:15 PM ET
The technology giant unveiled its latest in California and had a few tricks up its sleeves.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil new iPads today. As with all major product releases from Cupertino, rumors have been zipping around the Web in anticipation of today's announcement. A redesigned full-sized iPad with faster processor and iPad Mini with Retina Display both seem like a lock. But whatever else Apple trots MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 22, 2013 12:43 PM ET
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