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San Francisco Sharing Economy

Uber's 'Winner-Takes-All' Attitude Spells More Trouble Ahead

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory s...

There's Now An App For Sharing Your Leftovers. Seriously.

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.25.2013 | Technology

Proving that the sharing economy has no boundaries, a new app will soon let users share their leftover dinner with strangers. Seriously. Launching...

When Google Enables Sharing, the Ecosystem Changes

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

Yesterday's news leaked out that Google+ is potentially planning on enabling their own users to share goods and products with each other --rather than buy them from retailers and brands.

Can The Sharing Economy Save Us In A Disaster?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.14.2013 | San Francisco

If there's one complaint that unites virtually all San Franciscans, it's how difficult it is to find a cab when you really need one. Now, just imagine...

Sharing Economy Law: Outdated Rules Create Opportunity

April Rinne | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
April Rinne

Today presents an unparalleled opportunity for current and aspiring lawyers, policy makers, and engaged citizens to help redefine the enabling environment for the Sharing Economy and, in the process, to help rewrite the cultural narrative about what "the good life" means.

Aaron Sankin

Is Airbnb's Success Strangling SF? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.13.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - A new report commissioned by Airbnb shows that not only does the peer-to-peer hoteling service have a large positive effect on the eco...

Aaron Sankin

Is Airbnb Illegal? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.04.2012 | San Francisco

Throngs of out-of-towners will swarm San Francisco for Fleet Week, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the first Giant post-season games and every...

Aaron Sankin

San Francisco's 'Sharing Economy' Collides With Old-School Taxicabs | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.09.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Local lawmakers have made it clear that a main priority this year is to encourage the city's "sharing economy." Mayor Ed Lee coine...

San Francisco Cracks Down On Airbnb

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.05.2012 | San Francisco

In a decision issued by Treasurer Jose Cisneros earlier this week, San Francisco will no longer exempt from the city's hotel tax online booking sites ...