Tuesday, October 27


Airbnb, Apple, Business, General, Jony Ive

Airbnb Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Former Apple Chief Designer Jony Ive

Airbnb has announced that it has formed a multi-year partnership with Jony Ive, who was Apple's former head of product design. After I retired from Apple about a year ago, he created a new independent design firm called "LoveFrom." The firm has reached an agreement with Airbnb to help design the next generation of its "products and services." in a blog postAirbnb CEO Brian Chesky stated that he and I have been "good friends for many years." "Jony will also help us continue to develop our in-house design team, which he believes is one of the best in the world," Chesky wrote. "I know he is particularly excited about a relationship that will evolve into deep collaboration with our creative team." Chesky notes that LoveForm has a c...
Airbnb, iPhone News, Jony Ive

Airbnb hires former Apple chief designer Jony Ive and his steadfast love

Airbnb has announced that it has hired former Apple chief designer Jony Ive and his company, LoveFrom. According to a company blog post written by Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky, the latter says he hired Ive, one of his "good friends for many years." “One of the designers that Joe and I admire the most is Jony Ive, former Apple design director. Over a year ago, Jony formed a new company called LoveFrom as a collection of creatives that includes designers, architects, musicians, writers, engineers and artists, ”writes Chesky. “Jony and I have been good friends for many years and he has been kind enough to give me guidance and advice. We share the same belief in the value and importance of creativity and design. We all believe in not only creating objects and interfac...
Airbnb, Apps & Games, News

Airbnb issues global party ban on its listings

Airbnb has announced a global ban on parties and events in its listings, including an occupancy limit of 16 people. The company notes that the party ban applies to all future Airbnb bookings and will remain in effect indefinitely until further notice. Once the pandemic was declared, Airbnb began removing the search filters "favorable to events" and "parties and events allow." He notes that most local governments were imposing strict limits on gatherings at the time, creating a ban on parties and events. However, Airbnb notes that public health mandates on gatherings have since changed, and that people are reusing rental properties for large gatherings, which is why the company has decided to implement a global party ban in the bes...
Airbnb, App Store, Apple, iPhone News

Airbnb, ClassPass Speak Out Against App Store’s 30 Percent Commission

Apple is reportedly demanding a commission on sales of virtual, online classes sold by Airbnb and ClassPass. When the coronavirus forced Airbnb and ClassPass to adapt, their new strategy marked them as digital content, causing Apple to prompting commissions, explains a New York Times report. ClassPass is an application that helps users book exercise classes at local gyms. When gyms had to shut down due to the pandemic, the company shifted its model and started offering virtual classes. Similarly, Airbnb started offering virtual experiences like cooking classes, meditation sessions, and drag queen shows. “With gyms shut down, ClassPass dropped its typical commission on virtual classes, passing along 100 percent of sales to gyms, the person close to the company said. That meant ...
Airbnb, home rentals, hosts, Housing, Travel, traveling

Airbnb angers customers with tone-deaf request: ‘I can’t even afford one house’

Airbnb’s latest attempt to help some of its struggling hosts amid the coronavirus pandemic has customers up in arms.The short-term rental platform recently debuted a new feature called “kindness cards,” which allows guests to send personalized e-cards along with monetary contributions directly to hosts they’ve stayed with through the platform before. The move comes during a time where landlords have been rapidly losing out on revenue due to COVID-19.“To show appreciation or encouragement, eligible guests can send personalized kindness cards to hosts they’ve given four or five-star ratings, with the option to add a financial contribution,” the company explains on its website. “Airbnb will charge no fee, and 100% of your contribution goes directly to the host. Th...