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
Some publishers have pulled out from mobile news-aggregators like Flipboard because they don't see any real payoff. But the company says it's creating a program to help such smaller publishers earn more.
FORTUNE -- In July of last year, the political news and opinion site Talking Points Memo proudly declared that it was "excited to announce that tablet and smartphone users can now read TPM on Flipboard," a popular, magazine-style news-reading MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Oct 18, 2013 2:40 PM ET
ISIS and Jamba Juice team up to spur adoption of mobile wallet.
FORTUNE -- Can a million free smoothies save the mobile wallet?
That's the hope of ISIS, the mobile payments venture backed by major wireless carriers. ISIS has teamed up with Jamba Juice to offer a free smoothie or juice to the first million customers who use the ISIS mobile wallet app when it launches nationwide later this year.
Mobile wallets have MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Oct 16, 2013 8:00 AM ET
Concur Technologies CEO Steve Singh wants to help you populate your expense report as you take your trip.
FORTUNE -- It's hard to get excited about expense reports. But Steve Singh, CEO of travel and expense management software provider Concur Technologies, says the corporate travel experience is about to get much, much better. A big part of that improvement will come from tapping into some of the trends on the consumer MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Oct 3, 2013 11:22 AM ET
The new mobile app improves the experience of reading a book on your phone, says our literary nerd after a test drive. A review -- and a wish list for better bookish tech tools.
By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- Reading anything long on a cell phone has never been very appealing. There are options -- Instapaper will save magazine articles for you to read offline, Kindle and iBooks have adequate mobile MORESep 27, 2013 6:19 AM ET
The Peter Thiel-backed startup, launching today, offers unlimited reads for $9.95 a month.
By Beth Kowitt, writer
FORTUNE -- Could Oyster be the Netflix for books? It's the question many industry-watchers have been asking since last October, when the New York City-based startup received $3 million in funding led by Founders Fund.
Today's launch of Oyster in Apple's (AAPL) App Store gets us closer to an answer. With Oyster, subscribers get unlimited digital MORESep 5, 2013 10:57 AM ET
Jawbone's new Jambox Mini makes something very hard look very easy.
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Jawbone, the bluetooth headset, health band, and speaker company, came out with a new speaker yesterday. It's smaller than the two other speakers Jawbone already makes -- half as small, in fact, as its predecessor, the Jambox, which is the bestselling speaker in its category -- and it comes in a MORESep 5, 2013 9:09 AM ET
Retired big-leaguers are lending their names to a crush of new web sites and mobile apps. But is this game already in the final quarter?
By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- To believe the old saw, you know you're at the peak of the market when cab drivers start giving stock tips. Well, throw in a new leading indicator -- at least for the consumer tech space: pro athletes.
As apps and MOREAug 16, 2013 10:59 AM ET
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen want video storytelling to be as easy as a few taps on a smartphone.
FORTUNE -- It's been eight years since Chad Hurley and Steve Chen co-founded YouTube, a video platform juggernaut where people upload 100 hours of video every minute. Now, Hurley and Chen are at it again, and they haven't strayed far with MixBit, a free app that lets users record, edit, and publish videos MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 8, 2013 12:52 PM ET
Glow, a fertility app, is linked to a nonprofit fund to help women get IVF.
FORTUNE -- The most interesting thing about Max Levchin's new venture to help women get pregnant is Glow First. It's a nonprofit fund offered as a premium service for the mobile app. If Glow is the mobile application that collects copious amounts of information about a prospective mother's reproductive health to help her get pregnant naturally, Glow MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 8, 2013 12:06 PM ET
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