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Here’s why Uber and Lyft send drivers such confusing tax forms

Here’s why Uber and Lyft send drivers such confusing tax forms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Traditional employers send employees, and the Internal Revenue Service, Form W-2, which shows their wages, deductions and other information.
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Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy - NBCNews.com

Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy - NBCNews.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hot start-ups Uber and Lyft have contributed substantially to the growth of the sharing economy that connects freelancers with available work projects. Now s...
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Consumers embrace 'sharing economy' - The Tennessean

Consumers embrace 'sharing economy' - The Tennessean | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Services like Lyft, Uber, Airbnb expand into mainstream as consumers get more comfortable with ‘sharing economy’
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At TEDxBaltimore, City Paper’s Edward Ericson slams ‘sharing economy’

At TEDxBaltimore, City Paper’s Edward Ericson slams ‘sharing economy’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Reprising a written piece from over the summer, Ericson asked TEDx attendees: What is the social cost of Uber and Lyft?
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As Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar count patents, warning signs ahead

As Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar count patents, warning signs ahead | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Government regulators and the taxi industry can’t stop Uber — but maybe a patent can.
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There’s now a clubhouse for Uber, Lyft, Sidecar drivers

There’s now a clubhouse for Uber, Lyft, Sidecar drivers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Thousands of San Franciscans drive for hire through Lyft, Uber, Sidecar, Postmates, Flywheel, Sprig, Wingz and a host of other on-demand services. A new driver clubhouse called Groove aims to be their pit stop, offering a lounge South of Market where drivers can take breaks, get free coffee, use Wi-Fi and visit the restroom 24/7, as well as buy food-truck fusion cuisine from the likes of Bacon Bacon, Firetrail Pizza, Lil Burma and Dusty Buns. [...] more importantly, Groove hopes to help foster
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Uber and Lyft pushing out Morris drivers - Daily Record

Uber and Lyft pushing out Morris drivers - Daily Record | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Daily Record Uber and Lyft pushing out Morris drivers Daily Record Three limousine drivers, Gary Davis, Louis Cinque, and Eugene Greenlief, who work with Safe Rides, say they have lost between 40 to 60 percent of their business since ride sharing...
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Lyft will temporarily suspend operations in Kansas City - Kansas City Business Journal

Lyft will temporarily suspend operations in Kansas City - Kansas City Business Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The message said the Kansas City Council passed a resolution earlier in October which requires the City Manager and City Attorney's offices to conduct an analysis of the city's transportation regulations. That resolution gives the city until Dec. 19 to complete its analysis regarding the operations of for-hire transportation companies.
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Lyft open to regulation in Hillsborough that 'makes sense' - Tampa Bay Business Journal

Lyft open to regulation in Hillsborough that 'makes sense' - Tampa Bay Business Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If ridesharing is to operate legally and openly in Hillsborough County, there needs to be some give and take.

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S.F., L.A. threaten Uber, Lyft, Sidecar with legal action

S.F., L.A. threaten Uber, Lyft, Sidecar with legal action | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  • July 14, 2014 - Lyft driver Geoffrey Frisch, 36, enters his vehicle before heading to the Memphis International Airport Monday afternoon, July 14, 2014. Memphis has issued a cease-and-desist order against the ride-share service, which has been in service in the city since April, until they meet the same regulatory requirements as taxis and other vehicles for hire. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Yolanda M. James) Photo: Yalonda M. James, Associated Press
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8 reasons to think twice before getting involved with Airbnb, Uber and Lyft | PropertyCasualty360

8 reasons to think twice before getting involved with Airbnb, Uber and Lyft | PropertyCasualty360 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
People now use the internet to “share” their car, their home, their boat, their airplane, etc., and the complexities for insurance agents and companies are growing.
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Is Owning Overrated? The Rental Economy Rises - New York Times

Is Owning Overrated? The Rental Economy Rises - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


They are a growing corner of the broader sharing economy, in which people rent out rooms in their homes on Airbnb or drive people in their cars with Uber or Lyft.

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Lyft-Off: Zimride's Long Road To Overnight Success - TechCrunch

Lyft-Off: Zimride's Long Road To Overnight Success - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Prior to creating Lyft as part of a hack-day project, the twenty-something, first-time entrepreneurs had spent five years building Zimride, a carpooling service designed to help university students share rides back home during the holidays.

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Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy

Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hot start-ups Uber and Lyft have contributed substantially to the growth of the sharing economy that connects freelancers with available work projects. Now s...
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The Gig Economy Won't Last Because It's Being Sued To Death

The Gig Economy Won't Last Because It's Being Sued To Death | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If Uber, Lyft, and others don't stop relying on contract workers, business could crumble. Is it time for a new definition of employee?
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Will Uber and Lyft make your job obsolete? - CNN.com

Will Uber and Lyft make your job obsolete? - CNN.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the world of Uber and Homejoy, workers have a "portfolio" instead of a job.
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Uber and Lyft may have to treat their drivers as employees, judge says

Uber and Lyft may have to treat their drivers as employees, judge says | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Drivers of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft may have to be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, a federal judge in San Francisco said Friday.
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Lyft CEO Logan Green Will Drive Interactive Keynote Mon. March 16

Lyft CEO Logan Green Will Drive Interactive Keynote Mon. March 16 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Logan Green, co-founder and CEO of Lyfthas a vision to fill the 80 percent of empty seats on the road and ultimately transform the face of transportation around the world. Long fascinated by innovation in transportation, Green grew up in Southern California and spent a lot of his time stuck in traffic. Fast forward a few years to 2007 Lyft was born. Not as Lyft but as Zimride.

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Why Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Crazy About This Dude's Blog | WIRED

Why Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Crazy About This Dude's Blog | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A week after New Year’s Eve, I called up a rideshare driver named Harry Campbell to see how business had gone. He told me it was lackluster. No one made much extra money. In fact, around 6 p.m.
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From Lyft to Favor: Meet the Workers Behind Boston’s Sharing Economy Startup Apps

From Lyft to Favor: Meet the Workers Behind Boston’s Sharing Economy Startup Apps | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Whether they're driving around with your late night snack or with you in the back seat, we caught up with the folks working in Boston's service startups.
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Uber, Lyft to see competition from Arizona company Total Transit - azcentral.com

Uber, Lyft to see competition from Arizona company Total Transit - azcentral.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber and Lyft may see some competition from an Arizona cab company that is launching its own ride-sharing app.
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Uber Improves Life, Economists Agree

Uber Improves Life, Economists Agree | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ride-sharing services’ competition with taxi firms is good for consumer welfare, leading experts unanimously answered in a survey.
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Austin moves to legalize peer to peer transportation

Popular ride sharing options like Lyft and Uber will soon be legal in the City of Austin.
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Labor Day Replay: The Sharing Economy - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Labor Day Replay: The Sharing Economy - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As we celebrate Labor Day, the annual holiday dedicated to the American labor movement, it's worth considering how the sharing economy is changing the workforce and rebranding capitalism

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Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy - Register

Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy - Register | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Glossy gadget blog The Verge obtained and published the handbook Uber contractors allegedly follow to woo Lyft drivers, under something called Operation SLOG. Whether this is legal or not – it surely is – it’s quite revealing. Before we get to the reveal, though, let’s take a step back for a moment and have a look at what each business really is about.

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