Editorial: Learn to live in a ‘sharing’ economy

  

Vancouver Sun,  Editorial Board Resistance is futile. The so-called sharing economy business model is here to stay and efforts to defeat it will ultimately fail. Recall that the recording industry’s battle against digital downloading ended in surrender and a model was eventually developed that allowed people to own or stream music. Book sellers railed against
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Ride-Hailing Start-Ups Compete in ‘Uber for Children’ Niche

  

The juggle of work, school and myriad extracurricular activities is all too familiar to parents like Kelly Aluise of Los Angeles. Her 12-year-old daughter, Emma, had enrolled in August for after-school surfing and swimming. Ms. Aluise and her ex-husband, who work full time, didn’t know how they would get her to the activities. Complicating matters,
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Sharing economy good for consumers, jobs

  

9News, AAP Staff As the phenomenon of the sharing economy grows it will be good for consumers and jobs, but a headache for the federal government as tax receipts are eroded. The sharing economy – or the more wordy online peer-to-peer platform – has made household names of Airbnb and Uber as people seek cheaper
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Airbnb and Uber Inspire ‘Sharing Economy’ Startups

  

Breitbart, Chriss Street With the explosive growth of the “sharing economy,” entrepreneurial start-ups are mining businesses opportunities within the expanding “ethospheres” created Airbnb and Uber. The Airbnb home-sharing empire has become so massive and geographically dispersed that it has spawned an entire micro-industry of differentiated start-ups that serve the platform’s users in a myriad of
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Could a minimum wage work in the gig economy?

  

FastCompany, Sarah Kessler Like many “gig economy” companies, delivery services DoorDash and Postmates pay their drivers per delivery. If a driver logs into the app during a slow time, he won’t be paid until there’s a job available for him to complete. If it’s a slow day, and he waits 20 minutes between deliveries, he
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Verizon Cashes In On Sharing Economy At Enterprise Level

  

CRN,Meghan Ottolini Verizon is following in the footsteps of Uber and AirBnB in hopes of cashing in on the sharing economy at an enterprise level. At the Verizon Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., Innovation Program Assistant Manager Tim Gorman demonstrated Verizon’s IoT share platform. “We spend a lot of time in this particular area with
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