Katie Donn

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New Social Network 'neighbourly' Helping Communities Get Stuff Done

<i>As the premier media partner for the</i> <i>Sustainable Brands Innovation Open London</i> <i>(SBIOL) which will take place at the SB London conference, we would like</i> …

Crowdtilt Collects a Quick $23M to Bring Crowdfunding All Over the World

By now, millions of people have contributed to crowdfunding campaigns online — to fund the distribution of an independent film, to raise money for a …

Drug detectives: scientists want to crowdsource the discovery of new antibiotics

The ILIAD project looks to amass an army of citizen scientists<p>The last time we caught up with Josiah Zayner, he was busy devising a musical instrument that produces melodies based on the reactions of plant proteins to light. Now Zayner, a biophysicist and incoming synthetic biology fellow at NASA, …

The Future for Sharing-Based Transportation in Cities Looks Bright

<i>Photo by JT under a Creative Commons license from Flickr</i><p>Urban planners, researchers, policy makers, bike and car sharing organizations, …

The Peer Economy Will Transform Work (or at Least How We Think of It)

You can’t avoid peer-to-peer marketplaces. For transportation and housing, look no further than Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb. Skillshare and TaskRabbit are tackling education and task completion. Etsy and Shapeways have created handmade and fabrication marketplaces. They all facilitate integration into …

The right words to boost your Kickstarter pitch

Thinking of crowdfunding your start-up? Then don’t make potential contributors feel guilty if they don’t cough up some cash. Instead, couch your …

7 Things I Learned From Studying Coworking

Over the last five months, I’ve researched a coworking space in Oakland, California’s Jack London Square called Port Workspace. Using an ethnographic …

Startups

The Answer to Affordable Housing Could Lie Within a 3D Printer

Forget waiting weeks or months for your new home to be ready. Researchers from the University of Southern California created a 3D printer that can …

How Your Business Can Get in on the Sharing Economy

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The collaborative or sharing economy is an economic model where ownership and access are shared between corporations, startups, and people. The result? New products, services and business grow in a new way. According to a recent …

Mobile Devices

What's Mine Is Yours (For A Price) In The Sharing Economy

<i>This week on-air and online, the tech team is</i> exploring the sharing economy<i>. You'll find the stories on this blog and</i> aggregated at this link, <i>and we would love to hear your questions about the topic. Just</i> email, <i>leave a comment or</i> tweet.<p>Not long ago if you wanted to rent a room for the weekend your …

How The Sharing Economy Is Changing The Places We Work

<i>This week, we've been reporting on</i><i>the sharing economy</i><i>— a term that describes the couch-surfing, car-sharing and community-garden-growing world where so many people are using their existing talents, space or tools. You'll find the stories on this blog and</i><i>aggregated at this link, and we would love to</i> …

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How companies can leverage the 'collaborative economy' (Q&A)

Earlier this week, Jeremiah Owyang, a leading social media consultant, launched Crowd Companies, a new initiative that aims to help companies leverage the blossoming "collaborative economy."<p>As anyone who has been paying attention knows, the world is changing rapidly. No longer do consumers have to …

U.S. fitness company raises $9.75 mln in bid to join sharing economy

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Workout company Fitmob said it has raised $9.75 million as it tries to tap into one of Silicon Valley’s hottest trends - allowing people to share goods and services as part of the “sharing economy.”<p>In this case, Fitmob allows trainers to connect directly with …

Indiegogo gets a whopping $40 million in VC funds from Kleiner Perkins, IVP

San Francisco-based crowd funding platform Indiegogo is getting more venture dollars to expand its worldwide operations. Kleiner Perkins Caufield and …

Cab Sharing App Bandwagon Wins Big at CES

<i>Above, CES 2014 conference attendees wait in famously long lines for cabs (Photo credit: Intel Free Press). Bandwagon's cab sharing kiosk, pictured</i> …

How Capitalism and Regulation Will Reshape the Sharing Economy

Every story about the sharing economy starts the same way. An individual constrained by the limits and demands of a job has found a way to make an …

Sharing economy foes coming after our business

Today, we’re going to court with the City of San Francisco, which believes FlightCar, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service that has no employees …

Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …