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The corporate war against an online sharing economy

The corporate war against an online sharing economy | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
The collaborative consumption trend is yet to go mainstream but it's getting close. However, overcoming 60 years and billions of dollars of advertising that extols ownership and brand as ultimate aspirations won't be easy.
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Could Vehicle Sharing become Mainstream Travel? Summit to Address the Way Forward.

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When collaborative consumption doesn't work: Riding (and surviving) New York City with Citi Bike

When collaborative consumption doesn't work: Riding (and surviving) New York City with Citi Bike | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
Citi Bike is overwhelmingly popular and turning New York into a biking-oriented city. But the side effects aren’t pretty, and they expose the problems that collaborative consumption services will face as they grow.
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Sharing economy arrives at the airport, with three businesses launching in the last six months

Sharing economy arrives at the airport, with three businesses launching in the last six months | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
The park 'n share economy has arrived at the airport, with three such rental car companies launching in the last six months. In case you don't know, park 'n share works like this: Someone flying ou...
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Sharing economy drives into trouble with ride-sharing arrests

Sharing economy drives into trouble with ride-sharing arrests | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
San Francisco airport citing Uber and Lyft drivers for unlawful trespassing as 'grassroots' organisation Peers launches to lobby for startups. By Stuart Dredge
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The sharing economy: a whole new way of living

The sharing economy: a whole new way of living | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
The internet is challenging established business models. James Silver talks to Martin Varsavsky of Fon and profiles two other pioneers
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Hey, Ride-Sharing Services. Stop Greenwashing!

Hey, Ride-Sharing Services. Stop Greenwashing! | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
Bad news, folks. Sorry to say, but the purveyors of the so-called “sharing economy” are misdirecting you: Hopping a ride in a another person’s car, rather than taking your own, is not the solution to climate change.
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GetMyBoat brings collaborative consumption to waterfronts worldwide

GetMyBoat brings collaborative consumption to waterfronts worldwide | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
The collaborative consumption space continues to grow, as startups drop the business model into new markets. GetMyBoat offers a boat-sharing service, where boat owners can list their respective watercraft for rental by those without.
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Disruptions: Ride-Sharing Upstarts Challenge Taxi Industry

Disruptions: Ride-Sharing Upstarts Challenge Taxi Industry | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
Companies like Uber are continually confronting entrenched government bureaucracy and resistant unions of taxi drivers and dispatchers.
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Shareable: The Rising of the Sharing Economy in Italy

Shareable: The Rising of the Sharing Economy in Italy | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
Shareable: The Rising of the Sharing Economy in Italy: http://t.co/Oa7OPR1H5U
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Katie Fehrenbacher: The web sharing economy is booming in the crowded streets of Paris — Tech News and Analysis

Katie Fehrenbacher: The web sharing economy is booming in the crowded streets of Paris — Tech News and Analysis | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
The web sharing economy is thriving in the heart of Paris due to the crowded streets, and perhaps something a little more intangible in the Parisian culture.
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James Surowiecki: Consumers and the New Sharing Economy

James Surowiecki: Consumers and the New Sharing Economy | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
Digital technology has made it much easier for buyers and sellers to find each other quickly. The effect has been to make “sharing” a much more plausible business model.
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Fleet Management Startup Local Motion Raises $6 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Adds Steven Sinofsky To Its Board | TechCrunch

Fleet Management Startup Local Motion Raises $6 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Adds Steven Sinofsky To Its Board | TechCrunch | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
A new startup called Local Motion is providing the tools necessary for businesses to reduce waste and right-size their fleets of cars, which could save them significant money in the long term.
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World Economic Forum Celebrates Airbnb as it Has Google, Twitter, and Kickstarter

World Economic Forum Celebrates Airbnb as it Has Google, Twitter, and Kickstarter | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
Every year the World Economic Forum celebrates a number of companies based on their innovation and vision in the fields of health, environment, information technology, and new media. The chosen ...
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Zipcar's Customer Service Gets Horrible Reviews

Zipcar's Customer Service Gets Horrible Reviews | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
As the sharing economy matures, players like Zipcar are getting schooled in the fine art of customer service. The Avis-owned car-sharing pioneer has been hounded by online consumer complaints even as it aggressively expands its fleet and locations.
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Car-sharing company under fire from governments here and on Peninsula

Car-sharing company under fire from governments here and on Peninsula | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
Airports are the next major fault line for the sharing economy, and their regulators are already putting up a stout offense against the new spate of apps geared to disrupt the car rental industry.
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Updated: FlightCar, New Car-Sharing Start-Up, Expands Despite City Lawsuit

Updated: FlightCar, New Car-Sharing Start-Up, Expands Despite City Lawsuit | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
Update, 2 p.m.: FlightCar says it's moved operations to a new lot in Millbrae to cooperate with the cease &...
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The new trust-based economy | Dhaka Tribune

The new trust-based economy | Dhaka Tribune | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
A recent Thomas Friedman op-ed in the New York Times was dedicated to the topic of the “sharing economy,” a fast-growing phenomenon that has swept the world, especially North America and Western Europe, in the last few years.
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California PUC Proposes Legalizing Ride-Sharing From Startups Lyft, SideCar, Uber

California PUC Proposes Legalizing Ride-Sharing From Startups Lyft, SideCar, Uber | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
The California Public Utilities Commission has issued a proposed ruling on ride sharing companies, which would make them legal startups such as Lyft, SideCar and Uber.
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A spare room, empty chairs at the kitchen table & my car on weekends: the Sharing Economy fights the economic crisis - Rude Baguette

A spare room, empty chairs at the kitchen table & my car on weekends: the Sharing Economy fights the economic crisis - Rude Baguette | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
Say what you want about the sharing economy, but it's having an impact on the economy - a tangible impact. The idea of unused stock, space, property or
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Sharing economy on the rise in Chicago

Sharing economy on the rise in Chicago | @Trablr: The Sharing Economy (rides, cars & apartments) | Scoop.it
It’s no longer just nice to share. Just ask Hans Schmidt. Whenever the 30-year-old South Loop resident is headed to the grocery store, library or a friend’s house, he takes out his...
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5 industries where you should be using a ‘share business’

The concept of a share business, where consumers rent a product or service or exchange using a common platform with a collective of hundreds, if not thousands of customers, is having an impact on economies at the local and national level.
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