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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 …


HomeDine, The Airbnb For Home-Cooked Meals, Has Launched An iPhone App

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 …


Braintree launches Marketplace, a payments system for collaborative consumption apps

Not to be outdone by its rival Stripe, Braintree is launching an online and mobile payments system optimized for the growing number of collaborative …

The Secret Lives of Zipcar Drivers

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 …


Crowdsourcing science with supercomputers and interactive art installations

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 …

Rise Of The Renter Class: In A Spotify World, Need We Own Anything?

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 …


Sharing Can Truly Disrupt Business—By Mixing Money And Social Change

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 …

Harvard Business School


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 …

Collaborative Consumption

Rise of the Barter Economy in Toronto

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 …


Sharing economy in cities: moving towards a more inclusive urban future

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 …


Eight of the best sharing economy companies

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 News

Explainer: What is a circular 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 …

Circular Economy

Is sharing really green?

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 …

Green Living

Why Banning Uber Makes Seoul Even More of a Sharing City

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 …


JustPark and the sharing economy

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.

Insurance in the Sharing 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 …

Learning How to Share: Why Delivering a Product or Service Isn’t Enough

Can We Create a Network of 100 Sharing Cities by 2015?

Fifty cities around the world began mapping their shared resources in October and November during Shareable's worldwide Map Jam. This is just the …

Analysts Expect 3D Printer Shipments To Grow Ten Times Before 2017

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 …

Brave New World

How to Build Sharing Cities

Freelancers are working and consuming and living their lives in very different ways. Our 230,000 members -- and the 42 million freelancers across the …

Collaborative Consumption Gets Really Social: Peerby

Published on February 6th, 2014 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg


New Collaborative Consumption App Aims to Better Socialize Sharing

You may look at that …

Collaborative Consumption

Help Cure Cancer by Playing a Game

A clever gaming app called “Play To Cure: Genes in Space” is helping scientists with cancer research by having players analyze data from real …


Can the Crowd Run a Company?

The growing power, secrecy and opaque decision-making processes of corporations are often cited as a major threat to free, democratic societies.

But …


Bikesharing is Good for Public Health, But Most Benefits Go to Men

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

FLOOW2 goes “business park sharing”

There are numerous peer-to-peer collaborative economy services. However, there are also opportunities arising for companies and Floow2 is doing just …


Trendy Open Office Coworking Is Blocking Productivity

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In the last few years, we’ve seen a surge of coworking spaces everywhere, …


New Wiki Will Help You Grow a Better Garden

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