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Google Is Reportedly Working On A Service To Help You Share Your Gadgets, Clothes And Other Stuff With Friends
So here is one of the weirder rumors coming out of Mountain View we’ve seen in a while: as Google Operating System’s Alex Chitu reports, Google is apparently working on an app called Google Mine that is meant to help you share real-world items, such as CDs, cars, bikes, gadgets or clothes, with …Google
HomeDine is all about getting more people cooking — and eating — home-cooked meals, with a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people who like throwing dinner parties with those who like to attend them. To make those events even easier to find and create, HomeDine has rolled out a new iPhone app …iPhone
Not to be outdone by its rival Stripe, Braintree is launching an online and mobile payments system optimized for the growing number of collaborative consumption apps and services such as Airbnb, Lyft and TaskRabbit. The idea is that these new marketplaces do away with the traditional single-seller …Collaborative Consumption
Think the system runs on sharing, community and trust? You're wrong.
Fleura Bardhi believed what many of us do about members of car-sharing services like Zipcar. They care about the environment. They want to take cars off the road. They’ve created a trusting community to share assets that previous …
David Glowacki, a theoretical chemist and Royal Society Research Fellow, wants you to solve science's big questions by playing computer games. And he believes he's accidentally figured out how to do that, while building the framework for an interactive simulation used for "seeing" and manipulating …Supercomputers
My family and I are in the process of moving. Always stressful, moving is made more so by the realization that we own far too much, and need to dump a lot of what we once thought essential. There's an overflowing dumpster in our driveway that can attest to just how little ownership was actually …Spotify
A look at how the new sharing economy can—and should—knock down the divide between social entrepreneurship and just plain entrepreneurship.
Enough fair trade cafes and T-shirts. Entrepreneurs intent on changing the world should stop dwelling on copycat and non-scalable models and focus on becoming …Social Entrepreneurship
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Car2Go at a Calgary Food Truck Rally in the East Village of downtown Calgary. Photo: David …
Tim Fung is the founder and CEO of Airtasker, a peer-to-peer task outsourcing platform that has over 65,000 users across Australia. East Coast Global …Job Interviews
With the Canadian debt-to-income ratio hitting a record high of 163% and average consumer debt of $27,000, it’s no surprise that more Canadians are …
The sharing economy makes headlines daily: from anti-Uber protests across Europe to Airbnb's recent £5.9bn valuation, new start-ups entering the private sector are offering more things to share (or rent, swap, borrow or barter) and more ways to do so.
Quietly and gradually, however, a parallel …Urbanization
Access over ownership is the mantra of the sharing economy: a sector based on peer-to-peer lending, borrowing, exchange and collaboration. The idea of borrowing a ladder from your neighbour, who then pops round for a cup of sugar the next day, is not new. But the technology which now facilitates …UK Economy
The concept of the circular economy has left the realm of academic theory and entered the world of business. The price of natural resources and …
July 29, 2014 — I’m a big fan of the sharing economy. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I stayed in a house I found on Airbnb and made my way around …
This past Monday Seoul City said it planned to ban Uber, the smartphone car-hailing service, and launch its own app for official taxis. Some reacted …
The "sharing economy" is the latest trend on the lips of every digital strategist, in the tradition that brought us Web 2.0, the Cloud and Big Data. …UK Economy
Many say that the sharing economy is “the triumph of access over ownership.” It offers a fast and efficient way for owners and renters to connect through digital technology—and it’s a $3.5 billion and rapidly growing global market. The most prominent segments in the sharing economy are home and …
The widespread growth of the sharing economy has been hard to miss, with more and more new businesses entering the space on what feels like a daily …Learning
Fifty cities around the world began mapping their shared resources in October and November during Shareable's worldwide Map Jam. This is just the …Maps
You’ve heard about disruptive new businesses popping up across the country. Well known examples of the sharing economy—Airbnb, Lyft, and TaskRabbit—are taking center stage and challenging business as usual.
In the sharing economy, sometimes referred to as collaborative consumption, rather than …Social Entrepreneurship
Hardware analysts at IDC are estimating that 3D printer shipments will grow 10 times in the period between now and 2017. Printers, once the provenance of hackers and engineers, will soon be household commodities.
“Print is extending beyond output on media to the creation of an actual object, and …3D Printing
Freelancers are working and consuming and living their lives in very different ways. Our 230,000 members -- and the 42 million freelancers across the …Cities
Published on February 6th, 2014 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
New Collaborative Consumption App Aims to Better Socialize Sharing
You may look at that …
A clever gaming app called “Play To Cure: Genes in Space” is helping scientists with cancer research by having players analyze data from real …
The growing power, secrecy and opaque decision-making processes of corporations are often cited as a major threat to free, democratic societies.
While the health benefits of bike share programs may seem obvious (more exercise equals reduced obesity, heart disease, type II diabetes, and other …Public Health
There are numerous peer-to-peer collaborative economy services. However, there are also opportunities arising for companies and Floow2 is doing just …Entrepreneurship
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In the last few years, we’ve seen a surge of coworking spaces everywhere, …Startups