Sharing Economy

Abigail Zenner writes of the need to find new nomenclature, instead of "sharing," for transportation network companies like Uber, or sharing economy darlings like Airbnb.
Jul 21, 2014   Greater Greater Washington
The San Francisco Chronicle published a sweeping portrait of Airbnb's operations within the city of San Francisco—from previously unreleased data to personal stories of renters.
Jun 20, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance to regulate companies like Uber and Lyft, but taxi cab companies and their political supporters believe the policy set by the Emanuel Administration doesn't go far enough.
May 29, 2014   Chicago Tribune
Ivan Moreno reports for the Associated Press on the Colorado Legislature's approval of a bill to regulate transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.
May 21, 2014   AP via Denver Post
The MonkeyParking app works similarly to sharing economy stars Airbnb or Uber, except for sale is an inside line on parking spaces. That means that private users would be auctioning the use of public space. That can't be legal, can it?
May 7, 2014   Uptown Almanac
Money, not trust, is the driving force behind the willingness of so many people to open their doors to the sharing economy, according to one writer.
May 1, 2014   New York Magazine
Sharing economy companies encourage personal interactions to improve customer satisfaction and trust among users.
Apr 26, 2014   Wired.com
While many states are rushing to figure out how to regulate transportation network companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, Arizona came very close to exempting the companies from the taxi and limo regulations.
Apr 25, 2014   Phoenix Business Journal
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman penned an op-ed for the New York Times that specifically calls out Airbnb and Uber—two companies at the forefront of calls to regulate the emerging sharing economy.
Apr 24, 2014   New York Times
The ongoing saga of the tax and regulatory standing of Airbnb, the popular room rental app and poster child for the sharing economy, is evolving in San Francisco, Portland and the state of New York.
Apr 15, 2014   SFGate
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky recently announced the beginning of the “Shared City” initiative, which will “cut red tape” and “collect and remit taxes.” Airbnb will test the program in Portland before tailoring and exporting the program to other cities.
Mar 30, 2014   CNN Money - Fortune