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How The Fast-Growing 'Sharing Economy' Can Benefit Those With Disabilities

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

The fast-growing 'sharing economy,' which enables buyers and sellers to connect through digital platforms, can perform a great service by increasing choice and independence for Americans with disabilities, including many who wish to travel during the holiday season.

The Gig Economy Is the Future and It Is Coming Fast

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Llewellyn King

You might not know this, but if it has not happened yet, you may be about to become a company of one. Welcome to the gig (as in a musician doing a gi...

Black-Owned Ride-Sharing App Aims To Fill Void Left By Uber, Lyft

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.30.2016 | Black Voices

One black entrepreneur is throwing his hat into the multi-billion dollar ride-sharing app ring. Moovn, which first launched in Seattle in 2015, allows...

Uber, Lyft Drivers Discriminate Based On Race, Gender, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.31.2016 | Business

For all the change ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft may bring, it seems eliminating deep-seated discriminatory prejudice isn’t one of them. Resu...

Tesla Won't Let You Use Its Self-Driving Cars For Uber

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gathered all who would listen last Thursday for a much-hyped announcement: Each of the cars currently in production by the company...

David Ortiz Goes In Disguise As Lyft Driver, Knocks It Out Of The Park

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.29.2016 | Latino Voices

Plenty of October baseball remains for retiring Boston Red Sox baseball legend David Ortiz. But the beloved “Big Papi” recently got another gig: g...

Why Peak Car Ownership in 2020 Isn't So Farfetched

Jeruld Weiland | Posted 09.26.2016 | Technology
Jeruld Weiland

By Jeruld Weiland and Jonathan Walker, Rocky Mountain Institute Last Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released fo...

Lyft Sued For Millions For Allegedly Overcharging New Yorkers

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.03.2017 | Business
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A potential class-action lawsuit filed earlier this week in New York City claims Lyft has regularly overcharged riders for tolls there and seeks nearl...

Lyft, Budweiser Announce New Program To Give Drinkers Free, Safe Rides Home

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business

If you lift too many beers to your mouth, Lyft and a beer company might soon pay for you to get home safely. Beginning Friday, the ride-hailing servic...

The Battle For The Future Of Transportation Seems Imminent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business

Pay no attention to the cordial press releases. Google ― sorry, Alphabet ― sure looks like it’s thinking about taking on Uber. Earlier this week...

Can Innovative Transportation Options Help Increase Clinical Trial Diversity?

Jason Resendez | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Resendez

Once reliant solely on buses and subway systems, our nation’s seniors may soon have new choices on how to navigate their communities, including to t...

Demi Lovato Nearly Gives Fans A Heart Attack When She Poses As Lyft Driver

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment

Demi Lovato recently gave her heart a break from touring to surprise a few lucky fans in Denver, Colorado. The singer posed as a Lyft driver named Sa...

Once The Domain Of Millennials, Uber And Lyft Are Now Pursuing Seniors

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business

Ride-hailing services want to make sure Grandma Betty can get to bridge club just as easily as her 22-year-old grandson travels to and from ... whatev...

How the Sharing Economy is Reshaping the Business Services Sector

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.19.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Lyft created an express pay program that lets its drivers get paid daily if they wish. Airbnb has at least one host in each of Chicago's 50 wards and,...

Restaurants, Alcohol Producers Could Cash In On Self-Driving Cars

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business

“Don’t drink and drive” is a hard-and-fast rule, and for good reason. But with cars beginning to drive themselves, drinking and driving could be...

Making Money Through a Rideshare Service Is About More Than Driving

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I'm thinking of supplementing my income by driving for a rideshare service. What's the smartest way to think about this income in terms o...

My Talk with Peter the Cabbie

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Travelers often struggle to find someone interesting to interview to better understand local issues. I find cabbies are a great resource. I was wonder...

Creative Disruption: How to Overcome the Obstacles

Ira Kalb | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

This is the third post in my Creative Disruption trilogy. The first one provided strategies to protect your company from disruption. The second talked...

The Internal Combustion Engine -- Is The End In Sight?

Carl Pope | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Governments and business can no longer conceal the death toll, and publics are unwilling to tolerate it. Governments are acting. The VW settlement is not the only regulatory crackdown on internal combustion engines.

Citizen Referendum? I Vote "Needs Review."

Larry Schooler | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Larry Schooler

The use of a referendum in such high-profile ways, however, also suggests that governments must continue to examine and re-examine what it means to engage the public effectively--before a matter reaches the ballot. Are governments enabling those affected by decisions to affect those decisions, without ballots?

Uber Doesn't Do Much To Protect You From Drivers You Hate

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Technology

Uber drivers and passengers may be paired together over and over again, even if they don't like one another. This can lead to safety concerns and reve...

Here's Another Way Uber, Lyft Are Beating Taxis

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business

The taxi industry is tired of competing with ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. According to a new report, the taxi industry's tires are more ...

Technology Tips to Help Bring Balance to the Lives of Working Mothers

Barbara Martin Coppola | Posted 06.19.2016 | Parents
Barbara Martin Coppola

Take a moment and think about each of the times that you used your smartphone today. Maybe it helped you navigate around a traffic jam during your com...

How Big Data Is Changing Conventional Lending

Phil Simon | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

It's no overstatement to say that new technologies and Big Data are upending many traditional industries. Sure, there are multi-billion-dollar darling...

The Expo Line Is LA Metro's Gateway Drug

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It came to me as I rode the Expo Line home after a business meeting in Santa Monica. The Expo Line is L.A. Metro's gateway drug. And, if we know what's good for us we should all keep experimenting to find our favorite rail or bus line. We should also all vote for Measure R2 in November.