Airbnb announced today that it had reached an agreement with the city of Paris to begin collecting taxes on rentals in that city. Although the San Francisco-based company had begun collecting taxes in its home city and in Portland, Oregon, the new accord is critical because Paris is Airbnb’s largest market. For the moment, this more cooperative strategy is paying off for Airbnb, which no doubt hopes the Paris agreement will make it more welcome in this important market. Airbnb’s presence here has not been without its share of critics, as some residents have complained their neighborhoods are shifting from residential to transient tourist destinations because of the company’s service. Get the full story at VentureBeat