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Lawsuits Facing Uber and Lyft Could Alter the Sharing Economy
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Lawsuits Facing Uber and Lyft Could Alter the Sharing Economy

Some drivers of those companies argue they've been misclassified as independent contractors and want full employee status.
Kate Rogers
The Sharing Economy Enters the Business of Business Travel
Suitcase Entrepreneur

The Sharing Economy Enters the Business of Business Travel

With alternatives like Airbnb, should business travelers still check into hotels?
Lyft CMO: Uber Is the Wal-Mart of Transportation. We Aren't.
Lyft

Lyft CMO: Uber Is the Wal-Mart of Transportation. We Aren't.

Even as Lyft grows up, it is seeking to maintain its position as the friendly, fun ridesharing brand.
Catherine Clifford
Uber's Nightmare Scenario
Uber

Uber's Nightmare Scenario

A look at how everything could go wrong for the world's hottest new company.
These Are the Best Cities for Uber and Lyft Drivers (Infographic)
Infographics

These Are the Best Cities for Uber and Lyft Drivers (Infographic)

San Francisco-based software platform Zen99 analyzed a handful of criteria that make a metro area likely to be profitable for drivers on ridesharing platforms.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs Are Working to Uber-fy the Trucking Industry.
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Entrepreneurs Are Working to Uber-fy the Trucking Industry.

Venice, Calif.-based Cargomatic, an app that connects local shippers with local truckers, just raised $8 million in VC funding.
Catherine Clifford
Uber, Lyft Face Crucial Courtroom Test Over Driver Benefits
Contract Workers

Uber, Lyft Face Crucial Courtroom Test Over Driver Benefits

Are their drivers independent contractors or employees?
How These 3 Entrepreneurs Are Building Airbnb Empires to Quit Their Day Jobs
Entrepreneurs

How These 3 Entrepreneurs Are Building Airbnb Empires to Quit Their Day Jobs

The sharing economy increasingly looks like the quickest route to your own business for most people.
Yoav Vilner
Who Exactly Are Uber's Drivers?
Uber

Who Exactly Are Uber's Drivers?

As the ridesharing technology megalith continues to add billions to its coffers, here's a breakdown on Uber's drivers and what motivates them to work for the service.
Catherine Clifford
Starting a Business

Borrow These 8 Lessons From a New Entrant in the Sharing Economy

There's big money to be made in people's unused, idle things. One company breaking into the space provides some good examples to follow.
Peter Gasca
Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules
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Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules

The battle against Airbnb in New York City rages onward.
Geoff Weiss
How to Launch a Business in the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

How to Launch a Business in the Sharing Economy

Here are five factors to consider when starting a Airbnb-type platform.
Uber Hits Roadblocks in Taiwan, China
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Uber Hits Roadblocks in Taiwan, China

Questions have been raised about the licensing standards for Uber drivers in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city of Chongqing.
Chicago Is Developing Its Own Taxi App to Compete With Uber, Lyft
Sharing Economy

Chicago Is Developing Its Own Taxi App to Compete With Uber, Lyft

The city says it is looking for a way to 'level the playing field' between cabs and ridesharing services.