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Sharing Economy Under Attack In UK

The sharing economy has suffered a huge blow as a UK Employment Tribunal has ruled that Uber drivers should be considered employees. This decision qualifies them for benefits, the national minimum wage, paid rest periods, and holiday pay. While this sounds nice, it presents a fundamental problem with the way government understands platform technology.

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Topics: Sharing Economy, Ridesharing

Wake Up Eugene! New Study Confirms the Benefits of Ride-Sharing

In a new study released by the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University researchers Li, Hong, and Zhang prove that ride-sharing is in fact reducing traffic congestion quite significantly.

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Topics: Marketplace, Sharing Economy, Ridesharing

Jettly Brings Air Travel to the Sharing Economy

Ever wanted to fly like a movie start or head of state? Now you can with Jettly, a startup that allows private pilots to fill empty seats on their flights and share expenses with public passengers.

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Topics: Sharing Economy, Start-ups, Ridesharing

Alternative Ridesharing in Austin Thrives after Uber Leaves

Companies in the booming sharing economy have made it easy for people to access goods and services through peer-to-peer, but the convenience also comes at a price. Stories of unsafe Airbnb rentals or reports about drivers assaulting passengers have raised concerns over whether or not these unregulated services should be allowed in American cities. In an article for Shareable, Maira Sutton (@maira) talks about the alternative ridesharing companies in Austin replacing the old monopolies.

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Topics: Ridesharing

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