Articles tagged “sharing”

Sidecar Calls It Quit Amidst Multi-Billion Dollar Competitors Uber and Lyft

Sidecar Calls It Quit Amidst Multi-Billion Dollar Competitors Uber and Lyft

Selina Wang, Bloomberg

When you're up against unicorns the challenge is steep if you're competing on price or coverage, two things that you can't win on.

1 year ago

Uber Model for Flight-Sharing Struck Down by Federal Court

Uber Model for Flight-Sharing Struck Down by Federal Court

Sam Hananel, Associated Press

We love disruptive businesses, but unless they have deep, deep pockets the sin first, ask forgiveness later approach isn't a winning strategy.

1 year ago

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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago