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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
Ford Joins Competitors in Growing Car-Sharing Initiative
Sharing Economy

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
Legal Issues

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
Sharing Economy

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
5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Niche Marketplaces
Sharing Economy

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Niche Marketplaces

Thank Airbnb, Trulia and other niche players for the potential partnerships -- and more -- that they offer entrepreneurs.
Tx Zhuo
Uber Competitor Gett Adds New Delivery Categories in 32 Cities Around the World
Ridesharing Apps

Uber Competitor Gett Adds New Delivery Categories in 32 Cities Around the World

With 20,000 drivers from New York to London to Moscow, the Gett transportation network will start delivering goods and services in July.
Catherine Clifford
What UberX and Lyft Drivers Can Do to Minimize Their Personal Liability
Sharing Economy

What UberX and Lyft Drivers Can Do to Minimize Their Personal Liability

The independent status of those behind the wheel raises a sticky issue.
Nellie Akalp
Uber to Stop Using Unlicensed Cab Drivers in Germany Per Court Ruling
Uber

Uber to Stop Using Unlicensed Cab Drivers in Germany Per Court Ruling

The ride sharing service will also be lowering its fees.
How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup
Sharing Economy

How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup

Waiting out human behavior habits to change requires some serious patience. And maybe a bit of serendipity. Just ask BlaBlaCar.
Catherine Clifford