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What a Sharing Economy Startup Does to Build Trust in Its Community
Sharing Economy

What a Sharing Economy Startup Does to Build Trust in Its Community

New York City-based boat-sharing platform Sailo takes the time to get to know the boat owners on its platform personally.
Catherine Clifford
Researchers Find Uber Use Leads to a Decrease in DUI Deaths
Uber

Researchers Find Uber Use Leads to a Decrease in DUI Deaths

A study of drunk-driving deaths shows Uber has a positive effect, provided the price is right.
Ray Hennessey
Airbnb Agrees to Collect Tourism Tax in Paris, Its Biggest Market
Airbnb

Airbnb Agrees to Collect Tourism Tax in Paris, Its Biggest Market

The home-rental platform today announced that it will automatically collect tourism taxes for guests and remit them directly to the City Hall.
Catherine Clifford
Airbnb Is Going After the Exploding Market of Chinese Travelers
Airbnb

Airbnb Is Going After the Exploding Market of Chinese Travelers

The accommodations rental site says outbound travel from China on the platform has grown 700 percent in the past year.
Catherine Clifford
How This Company Is Helping Businesses Make the Most of Excess Office Space
LiquidSpace

How This Company Is Helping Businesses Make the Most of Excess Office Space

It took a few tries, but Mark Gilbreath has found a sweet spot with LiquidSpace.
Carly Okyle
Tourists in Paris Say 'Au Revoir' to Hotels, 'Bonjour' to Airbnb
Airbnb

Tourists in Paris Say 'Au Revoir' to Hotels, 'Bonjour' to Airbnb

Airbnb is giving Paris luxury hoteliers a fright.
Uber Launches Car Leasing Unit, Makes Entry Into Financial Services
Uber

Uber Launches Car Leasing Unit, Makes Entry Into Financial Services

It's an effort to sign up more drivers, injecting the fast-growing ride services company directly into the financial services sector for the first time.
How These Flexible Rental Spaces Are Helping Entrepreneurs Work From Anywhere
Sharing Economy

How These Flexible Rental Spaces Are Helping Entrepreneurs Work From Anywhere

Entrepreneurs are taking advantage of work spaces that boast convenience and cachet without commitment.
Elaine Glusac
This Is How Instacart Is Reclassifying Contract Workers as Part-Time Employees
Sharing Economy

This Is How Instacart Is Reclassifying Contract Workers as Part-Time Employees

The on-demand grocery delivery company expects three-fourths of eligible workers to make the transition.
Laura Entis
Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits
Legal Issues

Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits

The multiple worker classification lawsuits filed against the company were the 'deciding factor.'
Laura Entis
Fake It 'Til You Make It with These 5 Luxe Rental Startups
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Fake It 'Til You Make It with These 5 Luxe Rental Startups

You're not a mogul yet. But you can act like one when you need to.
Nina Zipkin
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Another Peer-to-Peer Startup Just Turned Its Contract Workers Into Employees
Legal Issues

Another Peer-to-Peer Startup Just Turned Its Contract Workers Into Employees

California's ruling that an Uber driver must be classified as an employee is rippling across the sharing economy.
Claire Zillman
Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy

When a peer-to-peer startup is forced to classify workers as employees, not contractors, what are the implications? Attorney Jaia Thomas explains.
Laura Entis
Chaos Unfolds in France as Uber and Taxi Drivers Riot
Uber

Chaos Unfolds in France as Uber and Taxi Drivers Riot

Drivers of the highly regulated taxi system in France say they are unable to compete with the peer-to-peer UberPOP model.
Catherine Clifford