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A new study shows that Airbnb brought $56 million into the San Francisco economy over the course of one year, showing the large potential for "collaborative consumption" companies.
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LOCAL SPIN 01.30.14 - Search the phrase “sharing economy” on Twitter, and dozens upon dozens of results pop up. Oakland-based journalist/illustrator Susie Cagle, asked how she would explain the sharing economy to her grandmother, tweets: “It’s an under-regulated economy backed by venture capital and promoting precarious work.”
BlaBlaCar, the Paris-based long-distance ride-sharing marketplace, now has a million active monthly users.
The room-sharing company's fight with the New York attorney general is likely just one of many legal battles to come
Festival of Business: Companies such as Airbnb and Liftshare are leading the drive for pooled resources, writes Andrew Cave
Entrepreneur Jon Wheatley purchased a $40,000 apartment in Las Vegas last year to just rent out on Airbnb. Was it worth the investment?
David Hantman the firm's public policy head calls the Attorney General's request for hosts' data a government-sponsored fishing expedition.
Fresh off an apparent victory in which a New Yorker fined for renting a room out through Airbnb had his penalty overturned, the sharing economy's marquee company says its "hosts" should collect room taxes just like hotels.
The peer-to-peer lodging platform celebrates its presence in L.A. with the launch of a city-wide 'hospitality experience' revolving around modular studios with interiors curated by Angelica Huston, James Franco and others.
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Sampling the universe of car, bike, apartment and meal sharing in San Francisco.
It's been stop and go for car- and ride-sharing companies such as Lyft, uberX, FlightCar and RelayRides at San Francisco International...
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Ridesharing startup Sidecar announced that California users will now be required to pay fares for rides they take using the service, moving away from a pre
The executive director of a vacation rental trade group says negotiations are under way to build a switch to distribute inventory to HomeAway and OTAs.
Get ready for the next glut of travel startups: The allure of the vacation rental market is calling. If you search AngelList for vacation rental companies, you can compile a list of nearly 100 ...
Airbnb is in the midst of what is shaping up to be the defining fight of the sharing economy thus far. Two weeks after the home-sharing startup filed to block the New York State Attorney ...
This weekend Peers, the lobbying group affiliated with over three dozen sharing economy companies in Silicon Valley, began a petition to “Legalize Sharing: Save Airbnb in New York.” ...
The German Federal Association for Car Rentals (in German, shortened to BAV) has filed a case against the private car sharing business model in Berlin's regional court.
This has been a big week for Airbnb in New York, but not the victory lap that many expected after a ruling against one of its hosts was struck down by the New York City Environmental Control ...
Although most of the systems share several characteristics—bikes with low theft value, electronic docking stations, tiered payment scales—different cities are trying different ways to make bike sharing work.