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Everything about collaborative consumption and production, open innovation, sharing economy, peer to peer, circular economy, sustainability, crowdsourcing.
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The currency of Trust

The currency of Trust | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
We live in a capitalistic world… Actually, it probably is the most capitalistic world that ever was. Of course, one can talk about the Middle Age, when a privileged bunch of monks and warriors conc...
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Leaked Uber Numbers, Which We’ve Confirmed, Point To Over $1B Gross, $213M Revenue | TechCrunch

Leaked Uber Numbers, Which We’ve Confirmed, Point To Over $1B Gross, $213M Revenue | TechCrunch | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Today, Valleywag got its hands on leaked screenshots of Uber's dashboard, along with a series of numbers from two weeks ago that show raw revenue, signups,..
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Single lane

Single lane | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
DRIVING in 1963 was a glamorous affair. An advertisement for the Ford Cortina, one of Britain’s best-selling cars of that era, shows three women and two men...
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Europe’s BlaBlaCar Has Created the Purest Version of the Sharing Economy So Far — And It’s Working

Europe’s BlaBlaCar Has Created the Purest Version of the Sharing Economy So Far — And It’s Working | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
BlaBlaCar, the Paris-based long-distance ride-sharing marketplace, now has a million active monthly users.
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Companies are trying to reconnect to strapped Europeans by rolling out rental and secondhand deals

Companies are trying to reconnect to strapped Europeans by rolling out rental and secondhand deals | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
The proliferation of rental, sharing and secondhand deals in Europe shows how makers of consumer products ranging from designer jeans to washing machines are trying to reconnect with the region's cash-strapped consumers.
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In Europe, consumers are increasingly buying into the idea of collaborative consumption, as the uncertainty sown by high unemployment and government austerity measures drives them to think about longer-term ways to save money.

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Dogs, jeans, and other things you didn't know you could rent

Dogs, jeans, and other things you didn't know you could rent | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Owning your jeans is so last year
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Is Your Business Ready For The Sharing Economy?

Is Your Business Ready For The Sharing Economy? | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
In an economy driven by collaboration customers have already caught on--think Airbnb Spotify or Uber. But it's not just for users: the model is...
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The value of the collaborative economy is that it places an emphasis on maximizing value.

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The collaborative economy needs its own laws

The collaborative economy needs its own laws | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
The collaborative economy needs its own laws. It deserves better than to live outside the law or fearful of its strict implementation.
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Why sharing makes sense in an over-consuming world

Why sharing makes sense in an over-consuming world | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Collaborative consumption is now a growing movement and can play an important role in lessening our collective impact on the planet
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Why Even Mainstream Businesses Want a Piece of the Sharing Economy

Why Even Mainstream Businesses Want a Piece of the Sharing Economy | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is growing -- and mainstream retailers would do well to take notice, say panelists at the recent Wharton Social Impact Conference.
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If anything, retailers are starting to see the potential of recycling or turning in used items and somehow rewarding their customers for being green and sustainable

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Research: Why Big Companies Must Join the Collaborative Economy

Research: Why Big Companies Must Join the Collaborative Economy | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
With the sharing economy gaining more and more steam, major corporations can either hop on board or get run right over... or so says a new report from the Altimeter Group.
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Top 10 Best Articles on Open Innovation in 2013

Top 10 Best Articles on Open Innovation in 2013 | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
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Some pioneering research.

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Food waste: ‘sharing economy’ part of the solution? | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation

Food waste: ‘sharing economy’ part of the solution? | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
A number of startups have set out to tackle the issue of food wastage in the consumer society. Leftoverswap, a startup which launched last month, has based its solution on the growing trend towards social community-building.
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Airbnb calls hosts 'micro-entrepreneurs' in need of new laws

Addressing his company's legal battle with New York over its users' data, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said on Tuesday that maybe the current laws shouldn't apply to the hosts who use its site to rent out rooms and apartments.
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it's not just nice to share; the peer-to-peer economy is the next big thing

it's not just nice to share; the peer-to-peer economy is the next big thing | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
The rise of the sharing economy has created a new class of entrepreneurs. Their startups are monetizing everything from tool swaps to unused parking spots in cities, and one of them might just be the next Airbnb.
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How The Sharing Economy Is Becoming The Scaling Economy

How The Sharing Economy Is Becoming The Scaling Economy | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
We think of the Sharing Economy as a mechanism for individual producers - amateurs - to build return on their assets.  Consumers can get extra mileage out the cars they own and their vacation homes...
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Top 10 ways to take advantage of the ‘sharing economy’ | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

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The Low-Down: Collaborative Consumption: Has Tech Spawned the End of the Ownership Economy?

The Low-Down: Collaborative Consumption: Has Tech Spawned the End of the Ownership Economy? | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Jon Low decodes what’s happening at the intersection of business, technology, and public policy.
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Drones support the development of the sharing economy | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation

Drones support the development of the sharing economy | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Besides reducing the delivery time, the use of drones could facilitate rental and sharing between individuals.
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Liquid - In Photos: Airbnb, Snapgoods and 12 More Pioneers Of The ‘Share Economy’

Liquid - In Photos: Airbnb, Snapgoods and 12 More Pioneers Of The ‘Share Economy’ | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Rent a bike from a neighbor through sharing startup, formerly known as Spinlister.
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The Future of Collaborative Consumption - Eric Garland

The Future of Collaborative Consumption - Eric Garland | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
I’m excited to announce a series of guest posts for this week. I’m blessed with all sorts of brilliant colleagues around the world; most of them are excellent writers on top of being elegant thinkers for a new age.
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European Sharing Economy Coalition

The Coalition’s purpose is to bring together the most active organisations at European level and make the case for European policies that place a much greater
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The European Sharing Economy Coalition. Growing exponentially!  Explore its evolution with us.

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The Sharing Economy and the Shape of Regulation

The Sharing Economy and the Shape of Regulation | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
Consider the plight of Lyft, now required under the proposed decision of California’s Public Utilities Commission(“CPUC”) to comply with a long list of regulatory requirements affecting occasional drivers driving their own cars professionally...
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Does anonymity have a place in the sharing economy?

Does anonymity have a place in the sharing economy? | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
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Is the clock ticking for the sharing economy?

Is the clock ticking for the sharing economy? | Collaborative Innovation and the Sharing Economy | Scoop.it
The clock could be ticking for businesses like Airbnb, Wimdu, 9Flats and HouseTrip as new regulations gradually being introduced in some cities around the world begin to threaten ...
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Laws on short term rentals. Interesting examples from Amsterdam/Berlin/Paris/Spain.

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