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Landmark Legal Case Moves Forward


Seattle’s first-of-its-kind law that allows drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft to bargain collectively has survived another legal challenge and can now go into effect. A federal judge late Thursday tossed a lawsuit brought by a group of Uber drivers against the landmark law and simultaneously lifted an injunction stemming from a different lawsuit
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The Gig Economy’s False Promise


By THE EDITORIAL BOARD The promises Silicon Valley makes about the gig economy can sound appealing. Its digital technology lets workers become entrepreneurs, we are told, freed from the drudgery of 9-to-5 jobs. Students, parents and others can make extra cash in their free time while pursuing their passions, maybe starting a thriving small business.
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New Orleans Becomes New Model for Airbnb to Work With Cities


SAN FRANCISCO — When Airbnb started talking to the city of New Orleans last year about how to regulate the short-term rental market there, the company was fighting policy battles in places such as New York City and Barcelona. New Orleans officials said they sensed that the bruising global confrontations might make the online room-rental company more
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Ride-sharing tipped to be a $6.5 billion sector by 2020


Tnooz, Kevin May Ride-sharing brands will see revenues grow to an estimated $6.5 billion within four years, a report into the sharing economy has suggested. Juniper Research forecasts the $3.3 billion the sector made in 2015 is likely to almost double by 2020 as it expands into new cities and other players emerge to capture
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Blog Posts

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire


Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword. This oft-used phrase could accurately describe the rise and potential fall of one of the most transformational companies in recent memory. Uber, the ride sharing company, has essentially revolutionized the taxi for hire industry in this country in a very short time. But one man’s revolution can become another’s disruption.

Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing by the (Unscientific) Numbers


An intrepid blogger writing for Quoted recently ditched his car for a month and sought to answer whether it’s cheaper to drive a personal car or rely on peer-to-peer taxicab services like Uber and Lyft. Keep in mind; Quoted is published by The Zebra– an online platform for comparing insurance rates and carriers. However, this unscientific
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Entrepreneur Beware: Pitfalls of the Peer-to-Peer Economy


In the sharing economy we invite strangers to sleep in our homes, ride in our cars, and eat at our tables. We even ask them to pick up and deliver our groceries. What’s most remarkable about this era of “collaborative consumption” is that millions of users have turned their personal possessions into commercial assets. Private
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