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

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows h...

The Best Is Yet To Come: Tech Leaders Predict What's Coming Next

Grace Nasri | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Grace Nasri

As we begin to wind down the year, many executives within the tech industry are looking ahead to 2015 and evolving strategies based on expectations of what's coming next.

WATCH LIVE: The Future Of Work In The Sharing Economy

Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Dec. 2 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST. Many have touted the sharing economy’s benefits for consumers, including convenient and affordable s...

People Make The World Go Round: Standing Up for the Collaborative Economy With Joel Comm

Daniel Newman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

For Joel Comm, the renowned author of Twitter Power and nearly a dozen other books, the idea of joining the sharing economy as an Uber driver seems exciting, spontaneous and perhaps even an adventure out of his comfort zone.

Weddings and the Sharing Economy

Marta Segal Block | Posted 11.19.2014 | Weddings
Marta Segal Block

Would you be willing to rent your wedding dress from a stranger? Would you consider using someone else's flowers for your centerpiece? Would you pay for your wedding photography with free legal advice?

Lydia O'Connor

Taxi Industry's Protest Against Ridesharing Apps Backfires

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business

San Francisco taxi drivers are done playing nice. For two hours on Monday night at San Francisco International Airport, cabbies with the San Franci...

Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It is likely that these services will just exacerbate the differences that already exist in the quality of public transit in different areas. The localities that invested and ran their systems well won't be as impacted. In the areas where frustration is higher, the problems will surely become worse when revenues and ridership decline.

The Right to Share (Rides, Rooms and More)

Hilary Gowins | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Hilary Gowins

The benefits of the sharing economy are numerous, but they stem from the fact that these business models have evolved past a traditional middleman, meaning services and goods cost less for consumers, and providers can keep more profits.

Millennials Openly Defy the Obamacare Mandate

Brad Chase | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Brad Chase

Millennials are openly defying the government mandate and thumbing their noses at legislators who continue to ignore the issues critical to young Americans. They're fed up with government forcing them to pay for the poor financial decisions of previous generations.

3 Lessons on Financial Inclusion and the Sharing Economy

April Rinne | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
April Rinne

Why is it that despite new technologies and widespread innovation, today's financial sector provides such ill-fitting products and services to so many people and leaves so many more entirely unserved? We are missing a huge opportunity for business, policy and society alike - a missed opportunity with lasting negative effects

Is The Digital Economy Still A Capitalist Economy?

Don Tapscott | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don Tapscott

Too bad the term "socialism" was appropriated by Karl Marx, because it would be an apt description of today's emerging social economy. The social media revolution is transforming the way we create wealth, work, learn, play, raise our children, and probably even the way we think.

How the Sharing Economy Is Changing Your Halloween Costume Search

John Rampton | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
John Rampton

The emergence of the online sharing economy is giving people still another costume option that a few years ago wasn't available.

Rethinking Cities as Sharing Platforms

April Rinne | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
April Rinne

I work in the 'sharing economy' from a unique vantage point: at the nexus of private, public and social sectors, advising governments, companies, impa...

How Regulators Are Clumsily Undermining Their Plan to Let Rideshare Companies Thrive

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Just when I thought cooler heads had prevailed, all hell has broken loose in California's rideshare economy. Regulators gave the thumbs-up to companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar with one hand, and then used the other to layer on new rules.

36 Things You Can Share to Save Money

Max Levitte | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money
Max Levitte

Does every family on the block need their very own snow blower? Surely your babysitter could watch someone else's child at the same time. And do you really need to own a power drill or just use one every so often?

Airbnb Under Fire From New 'Share Better' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

The battle over the so-called sharing economy is heating up as New Yorkers question the impact of home-sharing sites like Airbnb. A campaign called...

The Downside to Lower Labor Costs in the Sharing Economy

Maureen Conway | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Maureen Conway

In this country, we believe in the value of work. The American ideal is that if you work hard and save then you should be able to pay your bills and take care of yourself and your family. In other words, you should not be poor.

Startups Like Uber and Airbnb Will Continue To Disrupt Jobs. Here's What We Can Do About It

Wingham Rowan | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Wingham Rowan

The platform, called CEDAH (Central Database of Available Hours), allows anyone to list precise times when they, or a resource they own, is available for hire.

Taking Rides With Strangers

Steven Strogatz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.

Governments and Sharing: Lessons from the UK's Beyond Jobs Project

Techonomy | Posted 11.02.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

By Wingham Rowan (Image via Shutterstock) What can governments do to boost the sharing economy? What would be their incentive to do so? Where are t...

The Way We Work Is Changing - What You Need to Survive Will Surprise You

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

In today's connected era we're sharing information about ourselves that would have been unimaginable even ten years ago. A generation has grown up pouring out their thoughts onto a digital stage.

Think the Sharing Economy Is Hot Now? This Will Turn the Temp up to Scorching

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

You know the sharing economy has arrived in full bloom when Airbnb and Uber are mentioned as breathlessly -- and with as much controversy -- as Face...

The Fare-ness of Uber, Airbnb, and the Sharing Economy

Sheila Raju | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

The long standing dominance of taxi unions and hotels around the world have led to expensive fares and limited options. These are only two of the many arenas that are ripe for innovation.

Sharing Economy Leaders Will Be the New "Demons," as Airbnb and Uber Leapfrog Over Traditional Hotels and Taxis

Bill Shireman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Bill Shireman

The sharing economy sector - where people with average holdings use their homes, cars, skills, and tools to make a living and pay their bills - passed a major milestone in 2014: it generated its first billionaires - the founders of room-sharing site Airbnb.

How The Digital Realm Reinvented Cozy Heartwarming Kindness

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia Stuart

The Internet has made old-fashioned things possible on a global scale while making the world feel sort of cozy and nice. Which means the digital world just brought back kindness. And that's a very good thing.