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Sharing Economy

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.
Millennials

How Millennials Are Defining the Sharing Economy

Sharing is caring, as long as you're practical about it.
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.
General Motors

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

The service launched almost four months ago.
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.
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.
Uber

Why Everyone Loses With Uber's $100 Million Payout

Everyone except the lawyers, that is.
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.
Ready For Anything

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?
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.
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.
Automakers

Jaguar Land Rover Launches Tech Venture to Test Car-Sharing

Automakers are trying to appeal to younger consumers in major global cities who are less likely to buy a car.
On-Demand

The World on Demand: 23 Startups That Deliver Everything From Sexy Man Servants to Marijuana

Entrepreneurs have been fueled by an explosive enthusiasm for Uber-of-X on-demand services in recent years.
Gig Workers

Addressing the Backlash: What's an Accurate Picture of the Gig Economy?

Ignore the misconceptions out there. The gig economy is more beneficial than you think.
On-Demand

What This On-Demand Startup CEO Thinks the Sector Should Really Be Called

Handy's Oisin Hanrahan says the conversation about the new economy needs to change.