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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
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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
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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
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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
Ford Joins Competitors in Growing Car-Sharing Initiative
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Ford Joins Competitors in Growing Car-Sharing Initiative

The car company is one of several that are exploring alternatives to traditional car ownership, including more flexible on-demand models.
Your 8-Year-Old Can Hail a Ride Uber-Style With This App
Ridesharing Apps

Your 8-Year-Old Can Hail a Ride Uber-Style With This App

San Francisco-based ridesharing company Shuddle today announced a new app that allows kids to order their own rides.
Catherine Clifford
California Ruling Seen Unlikely to Dent Value of Uber, Other Startups
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California Ruling Seen Unlikely to Dent Value of Uber, Other Startups

However, the ruling to classify a San Francisco-based driver as an employee instead of an independent contractor could potentially change how sharing-economy companies operate.
Taxi App War: Uber's Competitor in China Raises $1.5 Billion
Uber

Taxi App War: Uber's Competitor in China Raises $1.5 Billion

Days after news leaked that Uber would be investing $1 billion in China, reports claim the newly merged Uber competitor Didi Kuaidi is raising its own, bigger round.
Catherine Clifford
5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Uber on Its 5-Year Anniversary
Uber

5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Uber on Its 5-Year Anniversary

To mark Uber's five-year anniversary,CEO and founder Travis Kalanick spoke about his experience as the leader of the transportation technology company juggernaut. Here's a few pieces of advice owners can apply to their business.
Catherine Clifford
Swamped? Someone Will Get That for You.
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Swamped? Someone Will Get That for You.

New startups run the errands you can't.
Elaine Glusac
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6 Ways to Write Your Own Success Story in the Booming Sharing Economy
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6 Ways to Write Your Own Success Story in the Booming Sharing Economy

The growth of the sharing economy shows no signs of slacking, largely because entrepreneurs continue to innovate.
Tx Zhuo