Ridesharing startup Sidecar announced that California users will now be required to pay fares for rides they take using the service, moving away from a pre
Tech Team Podcast Episode 2: The Sharing Economy
Keeping with our just-started tradition, all the features that we do during our themed reporting week get a new home in a podcast on SoundCloud.
Fresh off an apparent victory in which a New Yorker fined for renting a room out through Airbnb had his penalty overturned, the sharing economy’s marquee company says its “hosts” should collect room taxes just like hotels.
Digital technology has made it much easier for buyers and sellers to find each other quickly. The effect has been to make “sharing” a much more plausible business model.
The California Public Utilities Commission has issued a proposed ruling on ride sharing companies, which would make them legal startups such as Lyft, SideCar and Uber.
We are seeing a new economic model emerge - the collaborative economy. This describes the shift in consumer values from ownership to sharing.
Alicia Silvestone Launches Vegan, Breast Milk Sharing Initiative
Actress Alicia Silverstone wants moms to have the opportunity to provide breast milk to their children — even moms who cannot breastfeed.
Yet another #sharing initiative.
With collaborative consumption — the growing new economy based on access instead of ownership —you don’t have to buy a bike, car, prom dress, DVD, or chainsaw. You rent it or swap for it.