Airbnb confidentially files to go public

Airbnb has filed paperwork to go public. Angela Lang/CNET Airbnb, the home rental company, on Wednesday said it filed to go public, a milestone for a tech pioneer that helped usher in a new generation of startups in Silicon Valley. The company, launched in 2008, played a key role in popularizing the so-called sharing economy, in […]

Facebook intensifies its crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theory

Facebook has faced criticism that it isn’t doing enough to combat political misinformation. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook is cracking down on groups, pages and ads tied to QAnon, a right-wing conspiracy theory that falsely claims there’s a “deep...

BlackBerry phones to return in 2021, with 5G and physical keyboard

TCL’s BlackBerry Key2 was released in 2018, but despite a rumored update, the Key3 never materialized. Josh Miller/CNET BlackBerry is back, again. Sort of. The smartphone brand once synonymous with corporate success and government-level security will return...