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This Accidental Entrepreneur Is Tackling the Problem of Loneliness
Inspiration

This Accidental Entrepreneur Is Tackling the Problem of Loneliness

Los Angeles's first 'People Walker' earns $7 a mile making small talk.
Stephen J. Bronner
Need a Solid Startup Strategy? Try On-Demand Talent
Sharing Economy

Need a Solid Startup Strategy? Try On-Demand Talent

Tap into the sharing economy for talent you couldn't otherwise afford. But make sure to approach this decentralized workforce correctly.
Tx Zhuo
You'd Be Surprised Who Most Sharing and On-Demand 'Super Users' Are
Sharing Economy

You'd Be Surprised Who Most Sharing and On-Demand 'Super Users' Are

In a recent survey, Pew Research Center determined who used services such as Uber, Craigslist and Airbnb most frequently.
Lydia Belanger
The Ridesharing Safety Issue You're Not Thinking About
Safety

The Ridesharing Safety Issue You're Not Thinking About

A recent study from ConsumerAffairs looks at the safety of Uber, Lyft and taxi cars in cities around the U.S.
Nina Zipkin
How Millennials Are Defining the Sharing Economy
Millennials

How Millennials Are Defining the Sharing Economy

Sharing is caring, as long as you're practical about it.
Never Fear, Uber Is Here! Crime and Fatal Accident Rates Fall Since Company Launch.
Uber

Never Fear, Uber Is Here! Crime and Fatal Accident Rates Fall Since Company Launch.

Researchers have correlated the rise of ridesharing services with a decline in fatal crashes and disorderly conduct on the roads.
Lydia Belanger
GM Expands Car-Sharing Service to Boston, Chicago, Washington
General Motors

GM Expands Car-Sharing Service to Boston, Chicago, Washington

The service launched almost four months ago.
The Rise of the 6-Figure Freelancer
Independent Contractors

The Rise of the 6-Figure Freelancer

There will be almost 4 million independent contract workers in the U.S. by 2020, according to research from MBO Partners.
Catherine Clifford
Sharing Economy Showdown: The Airbnbs of the World Will Be Bigger Than the Ubers by 2019, Report Says
Sharing Economy

Sharing Economy Showdown: The Airbnbs of the World Will Be Bigger Than the Ubers by 2019, Report Says

Juniper Research compares the growth of two segments of the exploding sharing economy.
Catherine Clifford
Why Everyone Loses With Uber's $100 Million Payout
Uber

Why Everyone Loses With Uber's $100 Million Payout

Everyone except the lawyers, that is.
Uber Gets Slapped With Record $11.4 million Fine in Pennsylvania
Uber

Uber Gets Slapped With Record $11.4 million Fine in Pennsylvania

Uber spokesman Jason Post said the San Francisco-based company was 'shocked' by the fine, which is more than 45 times higher than the $250,000 that Lyft paid in a similar case.
Expand Your Focus Beyond Millennials for Sharing Economy Success
Sharing Economy

Expand Your Focus Beyond Millennials for Sharing Economy Success

Money-starved millennials are the star consumers of the sharing economy today. But what happens once they have money of their own?
Tx Zhuo
Steve Case Says Uber, Lyft Effect on Economy Show Work 'Innovation'
Sharing Economy

Steve Case Says Uber, Lyft Effect on Economy Show Work 'Innovation'

The AOL cofounder explains what's coming in the third wave of the internet.
'Uber For Kids' Is Shutting Down After Failing to Get More Funding
Closing a Business

'Uber For Kids' Is Shutting Down After Failing to Get More Funding

The company, founded in 2014, said on Thursday that would cease operations this week after failing to raise more funding to support itself.
Kia Kokalitcheva