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Community-Based Marketplaces Defend Against Tech “Apocalypse”

In the days of everyone needing a “side hustle,” many feel like the American dream has failed us. Matt Ruby gives a hilariously accurate description of our complete consumption by technology in his recent article for Medium. But “the sharing economy” he critiques isn’t all about lining shareholders’ pockets.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Marketplace, Sharing Economy

How Airbnb is Addressing Racism in the Sharing Economy

In September of 2015, Airbnb addressed concerns of discrimination against African American and Hispanic renters by rolling out a slate of new policies. But the home-sharing company might be falling short of racial equality amongst its users.

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Topics: Sharing Economy

10 Collaborative Economy Books to Give for The Holidays

Don't know what to get that special entrepreneur in your life this holiday season? Look no further! These 10 collaborative economy books are the perfect gift idea for anyone looking to start a business in 2017.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Sharing Economy

How to Put "Sharing" Back into the Sharing Economy

Is the “Sharing Economy” an oxymoron? Some argue that Airbnb, for instance, is not part of this economy because there is no sharing involved. Homeowners act as business owners do, charging vacationers rent. The underlying ethos seems to contradict the system, or are we only seeing one side?

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Topics: Sharing Economy

Is President Donald Trump Good For The Sharing Economy?

Although Donald Trump has a serious amount of political decorum to learn before inauguration day, he might already have answers to benefit the sharing economy in the four years to come.

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Topics: Sharing Economy, Donald Trump

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

Ubernomics: Defy Traditional Economics and Accelerate Value Creation

Most of us are familiar with Uber, the on-demand ridesharing service that facilitates one million daily rides. But what is it about the company that’s made us so excited to forget about taxis? According to financial analyst Barbara Gray, Uber’s success grew out of its community-building marketplace structure.

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Topics: Entrepreneur, Marketplace, Enterprise Companies, Sharing Economy, Economics

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


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