Press for Airbnb

After about a year of being iPhone only, the Airbnb app comes to Android this morning alongside a complete revamp of the Airbnb mobile features.

Airbnb, the San Francisco online vacation rentals start-up, said it has hired a key former Yahoo lawyer, Belinda Johnson, as its new general counsel.

Fancy vacationing at the five star presidential estate the Obamas used during their luxury Hawaii vacation? For $3,571 per night you too can stay there thanks to global travel site Airbnb.

A few weeks ago, I decided to take my girlfriend to Austin for the weekend. It was our first trip out of Houston together, and it presented several immediate problems. The first was that I had waited until the last second to book a decent hotel room, leaving me with dwindling options, such as dropping $500 for a single night at the glossy new W Austin or $400 at the historic Driskill Hotel.