Airbnb seeks to rid of the world of strangers with new initiative

  

The online company, which allows hosts to rent their homes, apartments and spare rooms to travellers from around world, gave $10 to 100,000 Airbnb hosts, totaling $1 million. Airbnb is asking the hosts to use the money for “personal and creative acts of hospitality,” like making friendship bracelets to share with strangers or planting seeds in a community garden.

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What Happens To Sharing Economy Workers Injured On The Job?

  

The sharing economy is growing, and with it the number of workers who piece together income from multiple independent-contractor jobs – what’s dubbed the “gig economy” or “freelance economy.” No longer under the protective wing of employee-dom, some workers appreciate the flexibility and independence but don’t realize that it comes with many costs that an employer usually covers.

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Monday meeting to address Airbnb in Raleigh

  

That app, which allows travelers to find a place in private homes to lay their heads, shows hundreds of options in Raleigh, but they are all technically illegal. “They’re becoming a hotel, and we don’t allow hotels in the middle of neighborhoods,” Councilman John Odom said.

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Locals rent out stuff to rake in cash

  

Though the economy has improved, the popularity of peer-to-peer options has continued to rise. At the same time, governments are playing catch-up to make sure these startups aren’t evading the taxes, fees and regulations that traditional businesses face.

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Planes, Boats, Dogs – What’s Next in our Sharing Economy?

  

Several months ago, Airbnb expanded out of their predominant leisure market into the business traveler market. Airbnb has grown to over 1,000,000 properties (including accommodations in 600+ castles, tree houses, busses and boats) and 25,000,000 million guests. With results like this, eyes from other markets are of course watching and this “sharing economy” continues to grow.

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Tight market slams door on rent-voucher holders in Portland

  

The arrival of sharing-economy websites such as Airbnb, which pairs people who have open rooms or apartments with customers who will pay to stay there short term, have taken units off line that could have gone to people looking for year-round homes.

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