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Challenge for the Sharing Economy: Become Better Middlemen

Sharing economy companies have learned that they need to perfect not just the user experience, but also their role as intermediaries.
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Uber Can’t Buy Me Love

Uber takes the robber-baron approach to reputation, but trying to fix bad rep with a charitable donation is so 19th century.
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Why Uber is Not Part of the Sharing Economy

I know that it might sound a bit strange, as Uber is one of the more common examples of the sharing economy. But…
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Stories & Beer: The State of the Sharing Economy

TriplePundit hosted a conversation on the "sharing economy" with Airbnb, Yerdle and Lyft for a night of learning and networking in SF and…
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Lyft, Uber Dethroning Taxi Industry in San Francisco

The San Francisco taxi industry is on the verge of being dethroned by Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Lyft and Uber. Last…
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Despite Bully Tactics, We Can’t Stop Using Uber

Nobody likes a bully. But tell that to Uber, which has made little effort to shroud its back-handed tactics to annihilate its ridesharing…
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Uber Taps Users in Fight Against California Anti-Ridesharing Bill

Uber stepped up its public affairs game by encouraging users to lobby the California legislature to vote against AB 2293, which could kill…
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Lyft, Uber Edge Closer to True Ridesharing With Carpooling Services

Lyft and Uber have announced new features that could bring them closer to true ridesharing than ever before. Last week, Lyft launched its…
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Is Uber Exploitative? And What Does It Say About the Sharing Economy?

Some questions the legitimacy or fairness of Uber’s business tactics, especially given the fact that it operates in many places within a "grey…
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Finding a Narrative: ‘Sustainability’ Doesn’t Mean Anything Real to Consumers

Last week at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, gDiapers CEO, Jason Graham-Nye said: “I think sustainability is like fight club. The…
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Is it Time to Stop Calling Uber a Disruptive Innovation?

While obviously Uber seems to meet the definition of disruptive innovation as most people understand this concept, it would be interesting to see…
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The Return of the Pink-Mustached Jedi: Lyft Raises $250 Million

Lyft closed a $250 million Series D round last week, bringing its total funding up to $332 million – several million above Uber’s…
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Ridesharing Firms Struggle to Meet Needs of Americans with Disabilities

Like many living in San Francisco and other major cities across the United States, I have come to rely on transportation network companies…
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Lyft Launches Coalition to Bridge Ridesharing Insurance Gaps

In the wake of the tragic New Year's death of a 6-year-old girl in San Francisco caused by an on-duty Uber driver, along…
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Who is Liable When Ridesharing Goes Wrong?

Popular ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have long-operated in a legal gray zone. While the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) unanimous…