By: Henry PayneDate: November 1, 2019 – 6:00am
Vacation Rental Giant on Winning Streak in Florida Courts
By: JOHN HAUGHEY THE CENTER SQUAREDate: November 1, 2019 – 6:00amVacation rental marketing giant Airbnb began the year under a withering attack in Florida from newly seated Gov. Ron DeSantis for its ban on Israeli West Bank rentals. But since rescinding that policy — and receiving a nod of appreciation from DeSantis in Jerusalem in May — Airbnb has been on a winning streak in the Sunshine State, especially in court. The leading digital platform in Florida’s $31 billion short-term vacational rental industry, Airbnb won two major court victories this month.
After 10 Glorious Years, Sunshine State News and I Are Passing the Baton
By: Nancy SmithDate: November 1, 2019 – 6:00amYou probably can’t imagine how much fun I’ve had at Sunshine State News over the last 10 years. I don’t think anybody could. How many 65-year-old legacy journalists, trussed in a straitjacket of newsprint, get a chance to jump into the future overnight? Before Sunshine I was clueless about online news production. Sophisticated search engines and algorithms? A foreign language. The company was taking a massive risk on me. But I’m so grateful they did. I was getting a chance to create something that had no equivalent.
Florida Continues to Flow Down History’s River
By: Kevin DerbyDate: November 1, 2019 – 6:00amSituated on the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve and overlooking the St. Johns River, the view from the Ribault Monument is one of Jacksonville’s hidden gems. From that point on St. Johns Bluff, you have a commanding view of the river with a nice panorama of human activity, marshlands, trees and the open sky.
Gotten Away With It
By: Jeff StahlerDate: October 31, 2019 – 7:15am