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The Sharing Economy Is Taking Off: Get On the Rocket or Risk Being Left Behind
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The Sharing Economy Is Taking Off: Get On the Rocket or Risk Being Left Behind

For business owners, the sharing economy is too big an opportunity to miss and too big a risk not to mitigate, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Catherine Clifford
Airbnb Lands in Cuba
Airbnb

Airbnb Lands in Cuba

The accommodations booking platform announces more than 1,000 listings in the island that, for more than 50 years, has been off limits to U.S. citizens.
Catherine Clifford
Ridesharing App Via Raises $27 Million, Looks to Expand Beyond NYC
Ridesharing Apps

Ridesharing App Via Raises $27 Million, Looks to Expand Beyond NYC

Hoping to compete with Uber and Lyft, Via appears to be gaining traction.
Carly Okyle
Sailo Wants to Be Your Airbnb for Yachting
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Sailo Wants to Be Your Airbnb for Yachting

This new startup connects boat owners with renters.
Catherine Clifford
Shuddle, the Ridesharing Service for Kiddos and Grandparents, Raises $10 Million
Ridesharing Apps

Shuddle, the Ridesharing Service for Kiddos and Grandparents, Raises $10 Million

The family-focused transportation startup has closed its Series A round.
Catherine Clifford
Can't Find a Place on Airbnb? Here Are 4 Alternatives.
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Can't Find a Place on Airbnb? Here Are 4 Alternatives.

Here are some other services cashing in on home-sharing cool.
Christina Valhouli
From Bacon and Eggs to Parcels and Packages: Waffle House Joins Roadie in Sharing Economy Partnership
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From Bacon and Eggs to Parcels and Packages: Waffle House Joins Roadie in Sharing Economy Partnership

The ubiquitous diner has partnered with an Atlanta-based startup, offering its restaurants as a meeting place for the peer-to-peer delivery service's users.
Carly Okyle
Lawsuits Facing Uber and Lyft Could Alter the Sharing Economy
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Lawsuits Facing Uber and Lyft Could Alter the Sharing Economy

Some drivers of those companies argue they've been misclassified as independent contractors and want full employee status.
Kate Rogers
The Sharing Economy Enters the Business of Business Travel
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The Sharing Economy Enters the Business of Business Travel

With alternatives like Airbnb, should business travelers still check into hotels?
Lyft CMO: Uber Is the Wal-Mart of Transportation. We Aren't.
Lyft

Lyft CMO: Uber Is the Wal-Mart of Transportation. We Aren't.

Even as Lyft grows up, it is seeking to maintain its position as the friendly, fun ridesharing brand.
Catherine Clifford
Uber's Nightmare Scenario
Uber

Uber's Nightmare Scenario

A look at how everything could go wrong for the world's hottest new company.
These Are the Best Cities for Uber and Lyft Drivers (Infographic)
Infographics

These Are the Best Cities for Uber and Lyft Drivers (Infographic)

San Francisco-based software platform Zen99 analyzed a handful of criteria that make a metro area likely to be profitable for drivers on ridesharing platforms.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs Are Working to Uber-fy the Trucking Industry.
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Entrepreneurs Are Working to Uber-fy the Trucking Industry.

Venice, Calif.-based Cargomatic, an app that connects local shippers with local truckers, just raised $8 million in VC funding.
Catherine Clifford