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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Google, Ford, Uber join coalition to further self-driving cars

  

Reuters, David Shepardson Alphabet Inc’s Google unit (GOOGL.O), Ford Motor Co (F.N), the ride-sharing service Uber [UBER.UL] and two other companies said on Tuesday they are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to market. Sweden-based Volvo Cars, which is owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co GEELY.UL,
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5 lessons from the sharing economy

  

Domo Blog, Jen Gustavson From cars to apartments to information, we’re sharing just about everything these days. Known as the sharing economy, the concept of sharing access to goods and services has become a major disruptive force in a growing number of industries around the globe. Over the past few years, startups catering to our
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Peer-to-peer car sharing comes to Canada

  

Kelowna Now, Anita Sthankiya A new car sharing service has launched in Canada and this one involves lending your car to a total stranger. Turo is a peer-to-peer car rental company and has officially launched in Canada, its first market expansion outside the United States. Turo in Canada has partnered with Canadian insurers Intact and Belairdirect.
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The dark side of Uber: why the sharing economy needs tougher rules

  

Theguardian, Greg Jericho A report released last week by the Grattan Institute on services like Uber and Airbnb finds that such peer-to-peer services can provide large benefits to the economy, but that governments need to ensure that both consumers and providers are protected. Hoping the services will just go away is not an option governments can
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