Sharing Economy http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/sharing-economy The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Sharing Economy en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:39:00 GMT 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. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:39:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235916 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235916 Geoff Weiss 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. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235796 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235796 Laura Entis 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? Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235675 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235675 Joshua McClure 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. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:42:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235709 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235709 Catherine Clifford 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. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235612 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235612 Andrew Geant 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. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:25:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235646 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235646 Catherine Clifford 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. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:17:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235575 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235575 Laura Entis 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. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:33:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235528 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235528 Kate Taylor 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. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235270 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235270 Catherine Clifford San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare. San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup The City Attorney says that MonkeyParking – an app that allow users to pay for information about available spots – is selling the use of public parking spaces, not information. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:25:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235134 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235134 Laura Entis The City Attorney says that MonkeyParking – an app that allow users to pay for information about available spots – is selling the use of public parking spaces, not information. A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic) The digital revolution means that marginal costs of production are approaching zero in many industries. Here’s what it means going forward. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234927 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234927 Catherine Clifford The digital revolution means that marginal costs of production are approaching zero in many industries. Here’s what it means going forward. On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234854 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234854 Laura Entis A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals. Crowdsource Your Way to Free Wi-Fi Everywhere By getting people to share a part of their bandwidth, upstart Fon wants to build a no-cost web-access world. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233999 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233999 Jason Ankeny By getting people to share a part of their bandwidth, upstart Fon wants to build a no-cost web-access world. The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin Airbnb and Uber may seem revolutionary now, but they're just the beginning of a much larger movement, says venture capitalist Fred Wilson. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234804 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234804 Catherine Clifford Airbnb and Uber may seem revolutionary now, but they're just the beginning of a much larger movement, says venture capitalist Fred Wilson. Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn't For You The apartment-rental platform is no stranger to controversy and criticism, but its founders say determination is everything. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234709 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234709 Catherine Clifford The apartment-rental platform is no stranger to controversy and criticism, but its founders say determination is everything. The Sharing Economy Holds Promise for More Goods to Be Offered at Near Zero Marginal Cost The emerging Internet of Things and tech advances will allow for pooling of resources, greater productivity, a smaller income divide and environmental benefits. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234541 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234541 Jeremy Rifkin The emerging Internet of Things and tech advances will allow for pooling of resources, greater productivity, a smaller income divide and environmental benefits. Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round With $1.2 billion from Fidelity and others, Uber sets the bar for other private companies in VC funding. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:27:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234596 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234596 Ray Hennessey With $1.2 billion from Fidelity and others, Uber sets the bar for other private companies in VC funding. Airbnb Piloting Dinner Party Program for Complete Strangers While the initiative marks a brand new foray for Airbnb, it is not the first company to the communal dining party. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:48:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234554 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234554 Geoff Weiss While the initiative marks a brand new foray for Airbnb, it is not the first company to the communal dining party. New York Takes Another Stab at Getting Airbnb User Info A day after a New York judge stalled a subpoena seeking data on Airbnb users, the state attorney general has filed a revised subpoena. Thu, 15 May 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233934 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233934 Amy Langfield A day after a New York judge stalled a subpoena seeking data on Airbnb users, the state attorney general has filed a revised subpoena. 3 Ways to Join the Knowledge-Based Economy Do you silently concur with this statement "I don't know what to say on Twitter; I have nothing interesting to share"? Want to up your game? Tue, 13 May 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233783 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233783 Eugene Borukhovich Do you silently concur with this statement "I don't know what to say on Twitter; I have nothing interesting to share"? Want to up your game?