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Gett Is Playing Serious Hardball to Win Drivers From Uber

The Tel Aviv-based car-hailing technology is offering Uber drivers $500 to switch companies.

Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco

The new law, which received initial approval from the city, is expected to take effect in February and comes with a number of requirements for hosts using the site.

Uber Program Targeting Corporate Travelers Rolls Out Globally

Uber for Business, which offers helpful features for small and mid-sized companies, is now available in each of the 200 cities where Uber currently operates.

3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy

Businesses are increasingly seeing the utility of enterprise services tailored to their needs, creating opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs.

'Competition Is the Greatest Thing That Can Happen in Business'

The president of consumer-product invention company Quirky says startups should embrace competition, not ignore it.

Mobile + Sharing Economy + Internet of Things = the Coming Economic Boom

Smart phones already are integral to finding things to buy. When everything is linked to the Internet, the same technology will allow everyone to know what their neighbors have to rent.

California Clashes With Ride-Sharing Companies and This Week's Other Must-Read Headlines

Check out the news business owners need to know for the week that was.

Coming Soon: Hotel Tax on Airbnb Rentals in San Francisco

Next month, the city will start charging renters a 14 percent occupancy tax on behalf of its hosts.

How the Growing Convenience of 'Uberfication' Encourages One-Car Families

One family discovered surprising savings in money and stress when they shed their second car in favor of ridesharing services and public transportation.

Turn to Tesla's Example in Steering a Startup to Success

Context, the sharing economy and big data are worth considering when strategizing about how to scale a small company.

Innovation vs. Regulation Fight Continues as Airbnb Reveals Host Names to NY’s AG

Lodging-rental platform AirBnB announced that it is turning over the personal information of 124 New York City hosts at the behest of the attorney general.

Building a Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Network at Age 27

With her startup Getaround, Jessica Scorpio is connecting individual car owners with renters.

Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'

David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and White House adviser, will now oversee global branding, communications and policy for

'We're the Uber of X!'

A snapshot of the startups that are trying to become "the Uber" of food delivery, medical marijuana and other industries.

Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Airbnb and Uber both announced new services exclusively targeting businesses, but will travelers look beyond a host of security and regulatory issues plaguing the sharing economy?

Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul?

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.

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta’s company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.

To Spur Real Estate Deals, Open Up the Data

If everyone had fast, accurate access to the marketed lease rate and square footage information, would efficiency rise?

Airbnb, Why the New Logo?

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.

The Sharing Economy is Misnamed But Deserves Celebration Anyway

Technology and the profit motive are creating more opportunity for entrepreneurs and better prices for consumers.

Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership

By 2025, Helsinki aims to have residents get around on trains, bikes, and with car-sharing rides. Nobody will own their own car.

San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco.

Controversial Reservation 'Scalping' Site Rethinks Its Mission

A startup that allows customers to pay for restaurant reservations is doing a 'soft pivot' following outrage from the restaurant industry.

It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides

San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare.

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