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Uber Teams Up With Spotify So Passengers Can Play 'Backseat DJs'
Partnerships

Uber Teams Up With Spotify So Passengers Can Play 'Backseat DJs'

The ridesharing service and the music-streaming service, which have each helped disrupt their respective industries, have formed an interesting partnership.
Laura Entis
Uber, Lyft Find Ally in New York's Attorney General
Sharing Economy

Uber, Lyft Find Ally in New York's Attorney General

New York State AG Eric Schneiderman spoke out against a rule that would protect traditional car services from the competition of app-based services Uber and Lyft.
How the Sharing Economy is Booming Without Hurting the Environment
Sharing Economy

How the Sharing Economy is Booming Without Hurting the Environment

The emerging sharing economy is perhaps the premiere example of how technology and social media create wealth by making use of what we already have.
John Boitnott
Why TED Gave Up Control of Its Brand and Why You Should, Too
TED

Why TED Gave Up Control of Its Brand and Why You Should, Too

By sharing its approach, the conference company creates a pipeline for the future and makes its core product stronger.
Karl Ronn
Welcome, Guesty: A Company That Helps Manage and Maintain Airbnb Properties
Sharing Economy

Welcome, Guesty: A Company That Helps Manage and Maintain Airbnb Properties

The company is a middle-man you never knew you needed.
Delivery Startups Scare Up Halloween Costumes in Bid to Boost Visibility
Halloween

Delivery Startups Scare Up Halloween Costumes in Bid to Boost Visibility

Companies such as Postmates, WunWun and Instacart have added delivery of Halloween costumes to their inventory for a limited time.
Kate Taylor
This Obsessive Entrepreneur Documented His 955 Rides as a Lyft Driver
Lyft

This Obsessive Entrepreneur Documented His 955 Rides as a Lyft Driver

In downtime between launching companies, Greg Muender decided to try on a pink mustache. And he tracked every penny that came and went.
Catherine Clifford
Is Airbnb 'Great for New York City?' New York's AG Definitely Doesn't Think So.
Airbnb

Is Airbnb 'Great for New York City?' New York's AG Definitely Doesn't Think So.

He released a scathing report, which challenges the company's presentation of itself as a benevolent force for the average New Yorker.
Laura Entis
Gett Is Playing Serious Hardball to Win Drivers From Uber
Ridesharing Apps

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.
Catherine Clifford
Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco
Regulations

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.
Laura Entis
Uber Program Targeting Corporate Travelers Rolls Out Globally
Business Travel

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.
Geoff Weiss
3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

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.
Bob Bahramipour
'Competition Is the Greatest Thing That Can Happen in Business'
Competition

'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.
Catherine Clifford
Mobile + Sharing Economy + Internet of Things = the Coming Economic Boom
Sharing Economy

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.
Andrew Batey