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Can the Sharing Economy Cross to the Mainstream?

Following years of consumerism, technology has offered new interpretations of ownership. Competitive services touting the benefits of “sharing” and “access over ownership” have gained ground as viable alternatives. Consumers have revisited past generations’ routines of sharing, swapping, lending, and bartering. Businesses are allowing access to both tangible items and less tangible assets of space and skills. Sharing services are progressively gaining traction in densely populated areas. However, the question remains as to whether they can cross to the mainstream and gain massive adoption?


Via jean lievens, P2P Foundation, Nicholas A. John
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The Uber Training Bike - Slowtwitch.com

The Uber Training Bike - Slowtwitch.com | Social Marketplaces | Scoop.it
We detail a very unique bike, made specifically for training in any condition or location. Is it a triathlon bike? A cyclocross bike? An ITU bike? The answer is – maybe.
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America's new business model: Sharing

America's new business model: Sharing | Social Marketplaces | Scoop.it

Americans with heaps of stuff, skills and time are connecting online with tech-savvy and early adopters eager to share and rent homes, cars, tools and services in exchange for deep savings.


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Connecting through “Collaborative Consumption”

Connecting through “Collaborative Consumption” | Social Marketplaces | Scoop.it
A new movement helps people save money and make friends. Could it help build a more cooperative society along the way?

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Connecting through “Collaborative Consumption”

Connecting through “Collaborative Consumption” | Social Marketplaces | Scoop.it
A new movement helps people save money and make friends. Could it help build a more cooperative society along the way?

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Vacation Rental Startup HouseTrip Picks Up $40M Led By Accel In ...

Vacation Rental Startup HouseTrip Picks Up $40M Led By Accel In ... | Social Marketplaces | Scoop.it
HouseTrip.com, one of the startups working at the accommodation end of the collaborative consumption market, with a platform for people to rent out homes online, has picked up a roomy $40 million as it looks to scale up its ...
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Airbnb: The story behind the $1.3bn room-letting website - Telegraph

Airbnb: The story behind the $1.3bn room-letting website - Telegraph | Social Marketplaces | Scoop.it
The rise of the room-letting website Airbnb is testament to the growing popularity of ‘collaborative consumption’ – sharing, swapping and renting your possessions.

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Can the Sharing Economy Cross to the Mainstream?

Following years of consumerism, technology has offered new interpretations of ownership. Competitive services touting the benefits of “sharing” and “access over ownership” have gained ground as viable alternatives. Consumers have revisited past generations’ routines of sharing, swapping, lending, and bartering. Businesses are allowing access to both tangible items and less tangible assets of space and skills. Sharing services are progressively gaining traction in densely populated areas. However, the question remains as to whether they can cross to the mainstream and gain massive adoption?


Via jean lievens, P2P Foundation, Nicholas A. John
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