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Flight-sharing applications FlyteNow and AirPooler were about to bring the sharing economy to airplanes back in 2013. But the Federal Aviation Administration ruled that pilots using online flight-sharing apps would be considered "common carriers" subject to the same regulations as commercial airlines.
As well as traditional rental firms, several tech-savvy companies have launched platforms to facilitate sharing between individuals. Given the sharing economy is still in its infancy, most of us have little awareness about the plethora of companies already in this industry. The accommodation app Airbnb ...

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG) stock, which recently rebranded from the Priceline Group, has been a consistent winner for years. An early entrant in the online travel agency model, Booking Holdings and its family of other travel-related sites have helped shape the industry for years. ...
A company is building a Blockchain-based system to eliminate fragmentation in the sharing economy - and creating a single app that gives users access to "any available asset they wish to rent, borrow or share." ShareRing claims the current market is extremely inconvenient for consumers. ...
But the sharing economy isn't without its limitations, especially when it comes to navigating an increasingly global marketplace. Most sharing companies require cash and credit card payments to process transactions, and when going international, such purchases will subsequently be subjected to ...
A report compiled by Bike-sharing Blog reveals just how significant the increase in bike-sharing services has been in recent years. As this chart by Statista shows, the number of public-use bikes has experienced massive growth since 2013, when there were only 700,000 public-use bikes in ... market

While we have all recognized the phenomenal success of companies like Airbnb, it's clear that the next generation of sharing economy businesses are following a different approach. Businesses in the sharing economy provide platforms that sell or rent unused product or service capacity. They are some ...
Early sharing economy enthusiasts had a clear vision for the peer-to-peer marketplace: path towards sustainability, empowerment of individuals, and new job opportunities for the disadvantaged. However, the sharing economy's giants such as Uber and Airbnb quickly overtook the marketplace, painting ... distribution of wealth
Do you behave better inside a sharing economy scenario--like a Lyft, Uber, or Airbnb--because you know the transparency goes both ways? Without a high score, your driver could see fewer ride requests, but a low rating from the owner of that vacation home means you might be taking fewer trips, too.
Meta description: Odyssey protocol is a decentralized peer-to-peer protocol that offers one of the first sharing economy blockchain in the world. The protocol is an open source platform that aims at minimizing operating costs, privacy and incentivizing participants on the network. Recent statistics from sharing ...
The interim report on The Sharing Economy of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on tourism, released on Wednesday, may make uncomfortable reading for senior figures at Airbnb and similar platforms. The MPs make a clear call for standardising health-and-safety regulations across accommodation ...
“Insurtech startups entering the industry offer both consumers and the creators of peer-to-peer platforms access to customizable insurance that allows on-demand cover. Taking home-sharing as an example, traditional insurers view having paying guests as a commercial activity, and thus not covered by ...
As we head into 2018 (smartphone firmly in hand), it is estimated that 1 in every 4.5 Kiwis fit into the (poorly defined) class of 'millennials'. As this elusive species grow in numbers, they are also growing in purchasing power and voting with their dollars to change how businesses across New Zealand ...
The sharing economy is a generous concept, but it is one with which Latin societies are not very familiar. Latin populations are rather attached to their properties, and have a difficult time sharing them with others. The company Gobee Bike which drew from the French market in a blatant illustration of the lack ...
Readers of Real Change are probably well aware of some of the difficulties with the so-called “sharing economy,” best exemplified by Airbnb, Uber and Lyft, which grew exponentially from humble beginnings. Tom Slee's “What's Yours Is Mine” is more than a detailing of the negative impacts of these ...
"This myth convinces people these self-regulating, platform companies in the sharing economy are good because they allow regular people to earn just a little bit of extra income," said Abbey Stemler, assistant professor of business law and ethics in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. "However ...
Mazzola said it's up to users to make sure that sharing their parking is in accordance with their lease, municipal regulations or homeowners' association agreement. "We do give them notice when they're doing the terms and conditions like 'Make sure you can do this. If you're not sure, check with your ...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for social networks and sharing economy platforms to act for social good, rather than profit. In a keynote speech at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Khan laid some of the blame for increasing social division and nativist populism at the feet of technology companies.
The Chinese have a great affinity for the sharing economy as the use of smartphone apps for making purchases has spread widely around the country, and services originating in North America and Europe like car-sharing, renting rooms in private accommodations and ride-hailing also quickly caught on.
In the last week, I've had firsthand experience with the sharing economy, using both Uber and Airbnb. Not surprisingly, I'm a sucker for disruption and will gladly adopt new technologies. I appreciate the rational logic of a well-thought-out platform that promises to be a game-changer. I push my wife's comfort ...
Schools that offer MBA programs have long touted the benefits of “economies of scale” as a way to achieve a strategic advantage. ... Based on the many successes of the sharing economy, tax executives are now exploring ways to modernize their operational systems by tapping into the proven benefits of ...
Origin, the startup behind a platform for peer-to-peer services, has raised $28.5 million through a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) sale. The funding was revealed in a Form D filing published Tuesday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Per the document, 190 investors took part ...
Sharing platforms such as Airbnb and Uber are disrupting a number of different industries, but they're also raising a lot of policy questions. Across the country and around the globe, governments are grappling with particular problems created by these platforms. Residents complain to their local elected ...
Loosely defined as the renting out of products and services instead of ownership, the sharing economy started out with the idea of renting out personal cars that sit idle in garages or homes that are empty during long vacations – think Uber and Airbnb – but has since evolved into businesses providing to ...
In a week's time, Israel Tax Authority director Moshe Asher is due to step down, but just before that he has managed to indicate to his successor, Eran Yaakov, the next target in the fight against tax evasion: the sharing economy. "Globes" has learned that this week Asher received a confidential report ...
This International Women's Day, I am writing from Johannesburg, where the IFC is launching a new report: “Driving Toward Equality: Women, Ride-Hailing, and the Sharing Economy.” This research, the product of a year-long, six-country initiative, combines data from Uber and surveys of over 11,000 riders ...
They may be called New Economy, Solidarity Economies, Living Economies, Sharing Economies, Local Economies, Cooperative Economies, or Regenerative Economies. All feature strong local roots, ethnic and racial diversity, citizen leaders, and the sharing of power. All benefit from responsive ...
An online marketplace that allows anyone anywhere in the world to earn money by leasing a room in their home to travellers, Airbnb became a linchpin of the travel sharing economy alongside ride-hailing app Uber. However, the online travel agency's unique peer-to-peer approach could be about to lose ...
Today, I will be analyzing Sharing Economy International Inc's (NASDAQ:SEII) recent ownership structure, an important but not-so-popular subject among individual investors. The impact of a company's ownership structure affects both its short- and long-term performance. If an activist institution invests the ...
What to do about this problem (which helps explain why so many commuters drive cars when there are public transit options readily available)? The sharing economy has recently conceived of a two-wheeled solution that is taking Zurich and many other cities by storm. Over the past year, a growing number ...
Whereas extracting value from resources once involved creating barriers around assets and companies, the collaborative economy has revealed a different path, she said. The two biggest wins in the sharing economy have been housing and cars, the most expensive assets that people own. Whether the ...
This research paper gives an overview of how the main players in the ridesharing industry are leveraging mobile technology to build multimodal transportation services that optimize transit connectivity, travel efficiency and urban congestion. The paper provides related insights and examples that exhibit the transition ...
When George Osborne, the former chancellor, announced that he was increasing the stamp duty payable on holiday homes by 3 per cent in 2016, it was assumed that many of us would stop buying them. To the surprise of many, including property market analysts, this turned out not to be the case.
Tax Cuts? Stock Markets Not Sharing the Wealth. Wall Street's woes have wiped out the benefits major stock indexes enjoyed following the passage of the GOP's tax overhaul and fallen below performance at the same point in the Obama administration. By Andrew Soergel, Senior Economy Reporter |Feb.
Quebec is creating a task force to consult on the sharing economy, to avoid having to deal with issues on a case-by-case basis as it's done in the past with companies such as Uber and Airbnb. ... Lavoie said he was interested in models of sharing economies that already exist in France and England.
When it comes to many aspects of the “sharing” or “peer-to-peer” economies (the euphemisms applied by esteemed analysts and investors), this sort of enterprise is really nothing new. The apps and digital tools that support it may be new, and the new generation of American users may be new to the ...
When it comes to genes, lichens embrace sharing economy. Date: February 8, 2018; Source: University of Colorado at Boulder; Summary: Researchers have discovered the first known molecular evidence of obligate symbiosis in lichens, a distinctive co-evolutionary relationship that could shed new light on how and why ...
The book explores how consumption-based businesses — from Airbnb and Couchsurfing to Zipcar and Uber — give rise to a 'sharing economy.' Albinsson co-edited the book with Dr. B. Yasanthi Perera, associate professor in the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, in Ontario, Canada, and a ...
In the course of just a few years, the sharing economy has progressed from a few scrappy start-ups to an industry of mega-companies worth tens of billions of dollars. These platform-based businesses run on equal parts tech innovation and contract labor, with cities serving as the underlying foundation for ...
Richard Laughton, Sharing Economy UK Chair, the trade body for the sharing economy industry, said firms welcomed the government's plan. "Many people hugely value the flexibility that platforms provide and have been able to participate in the employment market for the first time. "Greater clarity on ...
I reached out to Jonathan Chou, Co-founder and CEO of the Bee Token Project, to gain his insights on security within the sharing economy and how blockchain technology can provide a solution to the problems currently being faced. Before heading up the Bee Token Project, Chou was the Lead of Security ...
In so many ways the virtue capitalists who have built the sharing economy on the premise that they are making the world a more just and equitable place, as they generate billions of dollars for themselves, have simply delivered more of the status quo. A report, soon to be released from McGill University's ...
It's far from the be-your-own-boss image extolled by fans of the so-called sharing economy (or the related “gig economy”), in which anything from rides across town to handyman chores can be arranged peer-to-peer via big-data apps: cutting out middlemen, expenses, and much of a “traditional” job.
I'd also point out on the economy that capital investment is now a lot more productive than it used to be. Technology makes sure of that. Whether it's the sharing economy that brings assets into productive use, like say Airbnb, or maybe it's if you have a factory that's working 24/7 with robots, or as it used to be ...
Uber and Airbnb, the hugely popular marketplaces for ride-sharing and home-sharing, are usually considered the leading players in the emerging “sharing economy.” Another buzz phrase, “people as a service,” describes the business models of these two companies, both of which attracted funding that ...
Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to Sharing Economy (World Economic Forum) explores the expanding role of the sharing economy in cities and identifies opportunities for cities to engage and drive sharing practices. The report features case studies from 10 cities around the world — including Seattle, ...
With an estimated 55 percent of the world's population living in cities last year, urbanization is a factor in the sharing economy. Number-three is the “Call Out Culture” — hashtag activists, e-petitioners and other social media renegades. A Sprout Social survey in 2017 found that 46 percent of U.S. consumers ...
Business practices collectively known as the “sharing economy” are finding their way to Japanese regional governments addressing such problems as aging populations and scarce job opportunities. The sharing economy involves activities in which individuals can pay to borrow or rent underused assets ...
Business practices collectively known as the “sharing economy” are offering new ways for local and prefectural governments to address problems such as aging populations and scarce job opportunities. The sharing economy involves arrangements in which individuals can pay to borrow or rent underused ...
He's part of a growing workforce that gig economy companies rely on but don't employ. Businesses are increasingly using “contingent workers” — contractors or employees of temporary staffing agencies — instead of hiring directly and providing the requisite benefits. These alternative work arrangements ...


 

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