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Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Airbnb and Uber both announced new services exclusively targeting businesses, but will travelers look beyond a host of security and regulatory issues plaguing the sharing economy?
Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment

Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment

Look out, Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber: there's reportedly a new $10 billion business on the block.
Wait For Perfect or Charge Forward? Lessons From Lyft's Controversial NYC Launch.

Wait For Perfect or Charge Forward? Lessons From Lyft's Controversial NYC Launch.

The San Francisco-based peer-to-peer ridesharing app has suffered a few setbacks in its launch into the New York City market. Here’s what other entrepreneurs can learn from Lyft’s Big Apple rollout.
Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App

Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App

Preliminary discussions between Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick point to the social network's stated desire to diversify and monetize its messaging platform.
Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Coming to NYC (Yes, For Real This Time)

Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Coming to NYC (Yes, For Real This Time)

After its first launch was held up by New York State Supreme Court, the San Francisco-based company is set to hit the streets in the Big Apple starting tonight.
After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

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.
Will Virtual Marketplaces Disrupt Your Industry Next?

Will Virtual Marketplaces Disrupt Your Industry Next?

Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit are growing in popularity and should continue to rise. Now's the time to look at your business and see if you can follow those companies' paths.
Tell Us: Uber, Lyft or Traditional Taxi -- What's Your Favorite Way of Getting a Ride?

Tell Us: Uber, Lyft or Traditional Taxi -- What's Your Favorite Way of Getting a Ride?

As car-sharing services continue to gain steam, we want to know how you prefer to get around when you need a ride.
The Sharing Economy is Misnamed But Deserves Celebration Anyway

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.
Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership

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.
Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much.

Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much.

Lyft’s New York City launch party became a pre-launch party in a matter of hours as New York State’s attorney general slammed the breaks on the ridesharing app.
Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber

Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber

Ridesharing technology companies are becoming fiercely competitive, chasing new territories and slashing their prices.
Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.
It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides

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.
If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning

If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning

Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL in 2005 for a reported $30 million, was an early investor in ride-sharing company Uber and is a co-founder of the online news blog, Inside. The secret to success with Internet technology-based companies is always bettering your skillset, he says.
San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup

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.
A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic)

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.
On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors

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.
How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps

How to Disrupt an Industry in Three Steps

Everyone's out to change the world these days. While that's no walk in the park, it isn't always rocket science, either.
The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin

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.
Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round

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.
The Median Income of an Uber Driver in NYC Is Nearly $100,000

The Median Income of an Uber Driver in NYC Is Nearly $100,000

Uber published some staggering figures on its company blog about how much money its drivers make.
Tread Lightly on Regulating the Sharing Economy

Tread Lightly on Regulating the Sharing Economy

When calls for consumer protection come from competitors, policymakers should be cautious.
Is Your Company Marketing Like a Taxicab Business in the Age of Uber?

Is Your Company Marketing Like a Taxicab Business in the Age of Uber?

The sharing economy is starting to dramatically upend how creative work fashioned for advertising is sourced.
Change Habits, Change Your Industry

Change Habits, Change Your Industry

Experts explain how understanding how humans create new habits can accelerate the adoption of your new tool or service into the mainstream.

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