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Monetizing Neighborliness

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Lee-Sean Huang

Apps like eNeighbr are seductive in their seamlessness, but do they encourage the kind of community that we want to live in?

Is The Corporate Travel Agent Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Over the decades, we have seen the aviation industry change dramatically, for leisure and also for business travel. During the economic downturn/recession, many companies decided to cut back on their business travel expenses.

Sharing the Millennial Way

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

While the classic American Dream is to own everything, cars, homes, luxury items and such, millennials are creating their own version of the American Dream: sharing with access, without owning.

Trailblazing Women: Sarayu Srinivasan, Founder & CEO of Kaargo

Anne Ravanona | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Sarayu Srinivasan is the Founder & CEO of Kaargo, an online consumer shipping and logistics marketplace. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Bill Maher Rips Today's 'Sharing Economy' On 'Real Time'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.22.2015 | Comedy

It's probably safe to say you won't see Bill Maher ride around in an Uber anytime soon. The comedian put the ride-finding app as w...

Why I Still Ride Cabs In San Francisco

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.15.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Ridesharing is playing an important role in making cities easier and cheaper to get around; it's resulted in a far more functional system. But what I've learnt is that there is room for many different players in this space, and that their coexistence makes all of them stronger companies.

Uber Wins Dismissal Of Lawsuit By Connecticut Taxi Companies

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business

Aug 13 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday won the dismissal of a racketeering lawsuit by 15 Connecticut taxi and limousine companies seeki...

Spanish Town Installs Communal Fridge To Fight Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact

Consider it a “free little library” approach to saving food from the trash. In the Basque Country town of Galdakao, Spain, residents have...

Worker Definitions in the 'New' Economy Are an Old School Trick

Rebecca Smith | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Rebecca Smith

Changing a worker's title to "independent contractor" is an age-old way to claim exemption from core labor and tax laws.

Think Design Think

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 08.03.2015 | Science
Jens Martin Skibsted

Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. It has become a universal medium for expressing ideas, raising fundamental questions and addressing social challenges.

How Uber And The On-Demand Economy Are Changing The Way We Live

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology

Now that the Uberization of everything is breaking into mainstream politics, it's time to talk about what on-demand apps such as Uber or Pag...

Hillary Clinton Hints She'd Support Flexible Benefits For Gig Economy Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

If America's economic future includes on-demand labor in a "gig economy," then American policymakers will need to build modern safety nets to protect ...

Why Uber Is An Easy Target For Politicians

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business

   Uber is growing fast -- and its economic value has become a topic of political debate. Politicians are grappling with how to approach th...

Risk in the Asset-less Economy

Dante Disparte | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

Uber and Airbnb's customers, non-employee employees and stakeholders rightfully have an expectation of the harmonization of the terms of trade irrespective of borders. Herein lies one of the greatest existential risks to the asset-less economy.

It's Time To Talk About The 'Gig Economy'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have focused on middle-class wages in a sweeping economic policy speech Monday, but her comments on...

Public Policy Challenges and Opportunities in a Digital Economy

Sen. Mark Warner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Sen. Mark Warner

Some version of the Gig and Sharing economies are here to stay. As policymakers, we need to ask the right questions, discuss the appropriate rules of the road, and know when we need to get out of the way.

To Courtney, With Love

Philip Kyle | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Philip Kyle

In the last few days, you have become an icon in France. Sure, you were already an icon: you are passionate, unconventional, and provocative. We, the French, like to think of ourselves as all of that, and more.

Dave Jamieson

California Official Dismantles Uber's 'Independent Contractor' Model | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business

An official at the California Labor Commission has taken an axe to Uber's claim that its drivers are really independent operators and not employees of...

Autonomous Vehicles Will Replace Taxi Drivers, But That's Just the Beginning

Sam Tracy | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Sam Tracy

Robots taking human jobs means that those humans can spend their time doing higher-valued work that will drive even more progress, which is especially good news for less-desirable professions like long-haul trucking, which is actually facing a worsening shortage of workers.

11 Economies Shaking Up the World of Work

Blair Forlaw | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Blair Forlaw

Did you catch the headline last week about Amazon Prime's new same-day service? Online shoppers in some markets who place an order before noon can now get their packages later that very day.

Payment Doesn't Always Look Like Money

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

When we attempt to reduce our value and worth at all times to mere dollars and cents we will always come up short. I have always found that I am usually rewarded for my work in direct resonance to my own sense of value.

Be a Winning Entrepreneur in the New Sharing Economy

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Yes, the sharing economy is changing the rules of business, and opening a wealth of opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs around the world. Those that recognize it early still have time to ride the wave, and those that don't will lose out on a lucrative way of doing business.

This Will Make You Never, Ever Forget Your Taxi Seat Belt Again

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Riding in a taxi without a seat belt isn't just a big city public health problem. Thanks to the popularity of car-hailing services such as Uber an...

These Companies Prove You Don't Need to 'Own' Anything to be Successful

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

In the earlier times, having the largest empire and estate equate power and success. The more tangible your assets are, the easier to flaunt and make listen and believe what you've got to say.

How the Sharing and Collaborative Economy Is impacting the Energy Sector

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

What's the Collaborative Economy? An economic model where technologies enable people to get what they need from each other --rather than from centralized institutions. This has impacted cars, hotels, banks, retailers, manufactures, and more.