Top five share economy startups

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Sidecar and Lyft Will Introduce Mandatory Fares in California

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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

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Tech Team Podcast Episode 2: The Sharing Economy - NPR (blog)

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Tech Team Podcast Episode 2: The Sharing Economy
NPR (blog)
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.

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Airbnb: Our Rooms Should Be Taxed Like Hotels | Wired Business | Wired.com

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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.

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The Sharing Economy Just Got Real

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The legal problems of the sharing economy just got real. The latest lawsuits against “ride-sharing” companies Lyft and Über could be game changers.

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James Surowiecki: Consumers and the New Sharing Economy

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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.

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The sharing economy: a whole new way of living

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The internet is challenging established business models. James Silver talks to Martin Varsavsky of Fon and profiles two other pioneers

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California PUC Proposes Legalizing Ride-Sharing From Startups Lyft, SideCar, Uber

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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.

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A New Economic Model: Collaborative Consumption & the Sharing Economy

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We are seeing a new economic model emerge - the collaborative economy. This describes the shift in consumer values from ownership to sharing.

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Alicia Silvestone Launches Vegan, Breast Milk Sharing Initiative - Huffington Post

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Alicia Silvestone Launches Vegan, Breast Milk Sharing Initiative
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Actress Alicia Silverstone wants moms to have the opportunity to provide breast milk to their children — even moms who cannot breastfeed.

Nicholas A. John's insight:

Yet another #sharing initiative.


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It’s Not Just Nice to Share, It’s the Future

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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.

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