Tag: airbnb

Interesting NYT piece on the Sharing Economy: Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty?

A really interesting post presenting some of the key issues behind the rise of ‘sharing economy’ leaders such as Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit and AirBnB. Some similar thoughts have recently crossed my mind, as well – is the so-called sharing economy actually based on some short-fused and ‘technology-fueled exploitation’ scheme or is there ...

Airbnb doesn’t even own a bed, but its backers think it’s more valuable than Hyatt – Quartz

Pretty amazing – digital economics and hyper-efficiency at work;) Airbnb, the website emblematic of the “sharing economy” that matches up travelers online with people looking to rent out rooms or entire homes, is close to securing fresh funding that would value the business at $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal (paywall) reported this morning. Astonishingly, ...

The rise of the sharing economy (via The Economist)

Indeed a key trend. Be sure to read Rachel Botsman’s book on Collaborative Consumption. Peer-to-peer rental: The rise of the sharing economy | The Economist. LAST night 40,000 people rented accommodation from a service that offers 250,000 rooms in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. They chose their rooms and paid for everything ...

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