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

The ride sharing service will also be lowering its fees.
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How Patience and Good Timing Paid Off for This Super Hot Startup
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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
The Sharing Economy Is Taking Off: Get On the Rocket or Risk Being Left Behind
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The Sharing Economy Is Taking Off: Get On the Rocket or Risk Being Left Behind

For business owners, the sharing economy is too big an opportunity to miss and too big a risk not to mitigate, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Catherine Clifford
Airbnb Lands in Cuba
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Airbnb Lands in Cuba

The accommodations booking platform announces more than 1,000 listings in the island that, for more than 50 years, has been off limits to U.S. citizens.
Catherine Clifford
Ridesharing App Via Raises $27 Million, Looks to Expand Beyond NYC
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Ridesharing App Via Raises $27 Million, Looks to Expand Beyond NYC

Hoping to compete with Uber and Lyft, Via appears to be gaining traction.
Carly Okyle
Sailo Wants to Be Your Airbnb for Yachting
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Sailo Wants to Be Your Airbnb for Yachting

This new startup connects boat owners with renters.
Catherine Clifford
Shuddle, the Ridesharing Service for Kiddos and Grandparents, Raises $10 Million
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Shuddle, the Ridesharing Service for Kiddos and Grandparents, Raises $10 Million

The family-focused transportation startup has closed its Series A round.
Catherine Clifford
Can't Find a Place on Airbnb? Here Are 4 Alternatives.
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Can't Find a Place on Airbnb? Here Are 4 Alternatives.

Here are some other services cashing in on home-sharing cool.
Christina Valhouli
From Bacon and Eggs to Parcels and Packages: Waffle House Joins Roadie in Sharing Economy Partnership
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From Bacon and Eggs to Parcels and Packages: Waffle House Joins Roadie in Sharing Economy Partnership

The ubiquitous diner has partnered with an Atlanta-based startup, offering its restaurants as a meeting place for the peer-to-peer delivery service's users.
Carly Okyle
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