News and Articles About Sharing Economy
The case of an Airbnb guest who overstayed his welcome and now is a legal tenant raises critical questions about what the home-rental platform can do to protect its hosts.
Apoorva Mehtas company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
If everyone had fast, accurate access to the marketed lease rate and square footage information, would efficiency rise?
The accommodation-rental site relaunched its website and rolled out a new logo. The logo, in particular, has been met with some pretty vitriolic feedback.
Technology and the profit motive are creating more opportunity for entrepreneurs and better prices for consumers.
By 2025, Helsinki aims to have residents get around on trains, bikes, and with car-sharing rides. Nobody will own their own car.
After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco.
A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry.
San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare.
The City Attorney says that MonkeyParking an app that allow users to pay for information about available spots is selling the use of public parking spaces, not information.
The digital revolution means that marginal costs of production are approaching zero in many industries. Heres what it means going forward.
A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals.
By getting people to share a part of their bandwidth, upstart Fon wants to build a no-cost web-access world.
Airbnb and Uber may seem revolutionary now, but they're just the beginning of a much larger movement, says venture capitalist Fred Wilson.
The apartment-rental platform is no stranger to controversy and criticism, but its founders say determination is everything.
The emerging Internet of Things and tech advances will allow for pooling of resources, greater productivity, a smaller income divide and environmental benefits.
With $1.2 billion from Fidelity and others, Uber sets the bar for other private companies in VC funding.
While the initiative marks a brand new foray for Airbnb, it is not the first company to the communal dining party.
A day after a New York judge stalled a subpoena seeking data on Airbnb users, the state attorney general has filed a revised subpoena.
Do you silently concur with this statement "I don't know what to say on Twitter; I have nothing interesting to share"? Want to up your game?
When calls for consumer protection come from competitors, policymakers should be cautious.
The sharing economy is starting to dramatically upend how creative work fashioned for advertising is sourced.
Fresh off of a $250 million round of funding, the ride-sharing company is venturing into new markets.
Robin Chase says that to make positive change on a large scale, social entrepreneurs need to make sure they are first and foremost catering to the needs of their customer.
The car-sharing service is piloting a courier service in New York City.