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Articles tagged “sharing”

What Hotels Say About Airbnb on Their Earnings Calls

What Hotels Say About Airbnb on Their Earnings Calls

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

Airbnb: potential distribution partner or industry threat? Some hotel companies and booking sites say neither, while others are keeping a watchful eye on both the positive and negative effects Airbnb may create.

1 year ago

The Mounting Risks Behind Uber’s Ambitious Plan for World Domination

The Mounting Risks Behind Uber’s Ambitious Plan for World Domination

Leila Abboud and Jeremy Wagstaff, Reuters

With globalization comes huge opportunities, but also challenges on every single front, even if you're quick to the game. And with services that can be replicated locally (sometimes better), the challenges are even more acute.

1 year ago

Israel Has a Hippie Version of Uber That Thinks It Understands Sharing

Israel Has a Hippie Version of Uber That Thinks It Understands Sharing

Gabrielle Coppola and Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

The real sharing economy from the land of the kibbutz.

1 year ago

New Trends Report: The Vacation Rental Technology Ecosystem

New Trends Report: The Vacation Rental Technology Ecosystem

Jason Clampet, Skift

With technology innovation and a thriving online distribution landscape, vacation rental owners are taking their businesses to new heights. Technology is revolutionizing the vacation rental at a multitude of touchpoints.

1 year ago

Massachusetts Attorney General Examining Uber and Lyft’s Disability Efforts

Massachusetts Attorney General Examining Uber and Lyft’s Disability Efforts

Dan Levine, Reuters

We're eager to see Uber, Lyft and their sharing economy peers like Airbnb meet the accessibility standards that other businesses are required to abide by.

1 year ago

Candidate Clinton Questions Quality of On-Demand Economy Jobs

Candidate Clinton Questions Quality of On-Demand Economy Jobs

Sarah McBride, Reuters

Agreed: There are some fun things about making money from Airbnb and Uber, but it's no way to make a living — unless you're an executive or early stage investor at either one.

1 year ago

Uber Seeks to Redefine ‘Employees’ in Legal Test for On-Demand Economy

Uber Seeks to Redefine ‘Employees’ in Legal Test for On-Demand Economy

Dan Levine, Reuters

Drivers must play a delicate game to stay employed by any of the on-demand car services and the consequences of failing are worse than any other loss typical contract workers feel since the marketplace is so limited.

1 year ago

Why Big Hotel Brands Need to Act More Like Airbnb

Why Big Hotel Brands Need to Act More Like Airbnb

Greg Oates, Skift

Big brand hotels have evolved a long way to being more locally connected, but they should look toward the sharing brands to align themselves better with guest expectations.

1 year ago

Lyft Adds CEO From Investor Rakuten to Its Board

Lyft Adds CEO From Investor Rakuten to Its Board

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Rakuten usually knows what it's doing in travel, so Lyft should listen closely to its advice.

1 year ago

Vacation-Rental Enthusiasts Left Cold After U.S. Open Freeze Out

Vacation-Rental Enthusiasts Left Cold After U.S. Open Freeze Out

Associated Press

Greed? It isn't always good. The first lesson of great event house renting is act like a pro, not an amateur desperate to take advantage of the out-of-towners.

1 year ago

3 Charts That Show How the Sharing Economy Is Different for Workers

3 Charts That Show How the Sharing Economy Is Different for Workers

Jennifer Rossa and Anne Riley, Bloomberg

The potential salaries, as we see, are higher. But when you factor in the cost of working the sharing economy and the dependence upon companies that can cut you off in a second without recourse, it's not a long-term play by any means.

1 year ago

San Francisco Waits Another Month Before Considering Tough Airbnb Law

San Francisco Waits Another Month Before Considering Tough Airbnb Law

Janie Har, Associated Press

The current law could have a chance of working if Airbnb, HomeAway, and others would cooperate, but they'd rather not, and they'd rather have the city shoulder all the financial burden of regulation.

1 year ago