Uber should pay for full cost of its risk

  

Orlando Sentinel, Roger Chapin Recently, Uber sent out an alert urging the Legislature to act so it could do business in Florida. What? Last time I checked, the Uber app was live from Key West to Pensacola. In fact, most localities now allow “transportation network companies.” Dade and Broward counties made changes for Uber. Sarasota
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Orlando, Winter Park unveil new car-share program

  

Orlando Sentinel, Jeff Weiner Orlando is taking car share for another ride. Mayor Buddy Dyer, along with officials for Winter Park and the Florida Department of Transportation, on Wednesday hailed the opening of several Zipcar car-share stations, which are now open for short-term rentals. Dyer called Zipcar the latest in an expanding array of options for
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Uber drivers and others in the gig economy take a stand

  

The New York Times, Noam Scheiber Last September, Dallas-area drivers for UberBlack, the company’s high-end car service, received an email informing them that they would be expected to start picking up passengers on UberX, its low-cost option. The next day, when the policy was scheduled to go into effect, dozens of drivers caravaned to Uber’s
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Facebook may be taking on Uber for ride-share domination

  

Nova, Sangeeta K It may be the battle of the ride-shares if Facebook decides to take on Uber with their new plan to launch their own vehicle-sharing platform. Uber’s already trumped their taxi competition, but now the ride-sharing service may need to arm themselves to head into battle again. This week Facebook filed a patent
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2016 Investment opportunities in the sharing economy

  

Business Wire, Laura Wood DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the “Investment Opportunities in the Sharing Economy” report to their offering. The sharing economy allows people to share assets, resources, time, and skills across Internet-based platforms. There has been immense growth in the sharing economy over the last decade and this is likely
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What the government can learn from the sharing economy

  

Technology Spectator, Chris Noone There can be little doubt the sharing economy is beginning to enter the mainstream. In recent months, we’ve seen the ACT Government and the NSW Government legalise the uberX ride-sharing service, fundamentally changing transport legislation in the process. Recently the NSW Government made a major step toward officially welcoming the sharing economy,
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The Sharing Economy Is Labor’s Next Hope

  

New Republic, Max Nadler When Uber, Lyft, Handy, and a handful of other companies funded by venture capital began earning huge amounts of money after investing in the informal economy, it was because they understood a simple equation. In exchange for providing the name, job site, and payment for a given task—automated through a proprietary
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Airbnb plays San Francisco for a chump

  

The San Francisco Examiner, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez   Hell’s bells, I’m not too proud to say it: We told you so, Mayor Ed Lee. Well, more accurately, Planning Department Staff, Supervisor David Campos and a number of other parties (including On Guard) told Lee so. Lee defended Airbnb’s ability to make money, and he crippled his
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