Airbnb is doing major damage control after a mass shooting in a home rented on its site and a widely read report on Airbnb hosts defrauding customers. In what CEO Brian Chesky called “the most significant change to our platform” to date, Airbnb will verify all its hosts, manually vet “high-risk” bookings and ensure that customers at least get a 100% refund if the homes they book fall short...
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Fast-Delivery Startups Getir and Flink Held Merger Talks
Turkey-based fast-delivery firm Getir had preliminary talks late last year about merging with Flink, the Germany-based startup, in a sign that consolidation in the fast-delivery sector may have another round to go. Merging with Flink would strengthen Getir in Germany, where it expanded through last year’s acquisition of Gorillas. Flink came away from the discussions uninterested in...
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