Airbnb bans ‘party houses’ following Orinda shooting

On Saturday, Airbnb CEO and cofounder Brian Chesky tweeted that the company would be banning “party houses” after five people died in a shooting during a 100-plus person Halloween party at an Airbnb rental in Orinda, California. Chesky outlines the steps Airbnb is taking in the same Twitter thread, including …

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TikTok’s global social media takeover is starting to slow down

TikTok, the explosively popular Chinese social media platform, may be approaching the upper limits of its global popularity. The platform launched in 2016 as a lip-syncing app called Musical.ly before being acquired by ByteDance, now the world’s most valuable startup. Following an international launch in 2017 and an official rebranding, …

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