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Exploring Different Types of Sharing: A Proposed Segmentation of the Market for “Sharing” Businesses - Hellwig - 2015 - Psychology & Marketing. Independent Contractors and the Emerging Gig Economy. Summary.

Independent Contractors and the Emerging Gig Economy

The Uber-ization of Activism. Photo The nasty battle between Uber and the administration of Mayor over New York City’s proposed cap on livery vehicles has ended, at least for now, with the city and the ride-hailing giant agreeing to postpone a decision pending a “traffic study.”

The Uber-ization of Activism

There’s no doubt who won, though. The mayor underestimated his opponent and was forced to retreat. It wasn’t just conventional pressure — ads, money, lobbying — that caught the mayor off guard. Uber mobilized its customers, leveraging the power of its app to prompt a populist social-media assault, all in support of a $50 billion corporation. Uber’s earlier strategy to win entry into the Portland, Ore., market followed a similar pattern. Many tech firms now recognize the organizing power of their user networks, and are weaponizing their apps to achieve political ends. Will ‘Uber for Models’ Disrupt the Industry? NEW YORK, United States — When Peter Fitzpatrick launched modelling agency Silent Models in January of 2010, Instagram had yet to be born.

Will ‘Uber for Models’ Disrupt the Industry?

Fast forward five years and social media platforms have reshaped the modelling world, opening up new opportunities from scouting to marketing. But the former hedge fund investor turned entrepreneur is still frustrated by what he sees as inefficiencies in the way the industry functions. “Your typical model works one or two days per week,” Fitzpatrick explains. “Agents have favourites and certain girls fall through the cracks. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way for a model to network and access opportunities in real time, in a safe environment?” Enter Swipecast, Fitzpatrick’s new application, which has just launched for Apple’s iPhone. Fitzpatrick believes Swipecast will be most useful in underserved local markets, where sourcing talent through agencies is difficult. MINI relaunches its brand and offers Airbnb-style car sharing. Car brand MINI has relaunched its visual identity, unveiled a new version of the MINI Clubman estate and embraced the "sharing economy" by offering every customer the chance to rent their vehicle to others when they don't need it (+ slideshow).

MINI relaunches its brand and offers Airbnb-style car sharing

At a launch event in Berlin today the brand unveiled a new, minimal logo and announced that all MINI owners will be able to pool their car via the DriveNow car-sharing programme. "We are now the first car company that is going to offer this car-sharing option as a possibility for each customer when they order their car," said Peter Schwarzenbauer, board member of MINI parent brand BMW. DriveNow has previously allowed people who don't own cars to rent a vehicle, but MINI's new concept brings Airbnb-style sharing to car owners for the first time. Owners will be able to make money by offering their cars to rent to anyone, or set up a private network of friends and family.

The sharing-the-pain economy: The Uber and Airbnb ground war in cities. I’m currently staying at an Airbnb-type apartment in the Mission district in San Francisco, ground zero (as I’ve discovered since I booked it) of current North American angst over the transformation of former working-class neighbourhoods into tourist parks.

The sharing-the-pain economy: The Uber and Airbnb ground war in cities

In June, I stayed in an Airbnb in Marais, another hot district, where one disgruntled resident had hung a banner outside his apartment: “Non au resto-toit.” Do I feel guilty? Somewhat, although I try to allay it by not staying at places that appear to be run by agencies, only at real apartments where the owners are out of town temporarily. (Though I sometimes misjudge.) I’m not a regular Über user. Uber and the lawlessness of 'sharing economy' corporates. In February, Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky compared his firm’s defiance of local housing ordinances with that of Gandhi’s passive resistance to British rule.

Uber and the lawlessness of 'sharing economy' corporates

Meanwhile, a tweeter compared Uber to Rosa Parks, defying unjust laws. Chesky quickly backed down after widespread mockery. Companies acting out of self-interest comparing themselves with the noble heroes of civil rights movements is as absurd as it is insulting. Why The Sharing Economy Does Not Work in Voice Overs - Wikipedia’s definition of a “Sharing Economy” is as follows: “A sharing economy can take a variety of forms, including using information technology to provide individuals, corporations, non-profits and governments with information that enables distribution, sharing and reuse of excess capacity in goods and services.

Why The Sharing Economy Does Not Work in Voice Overs -

A common premise is that when information about goods is shared (typically via an online marketplace), the value of those goods may increase, for the business, for individuals, and for the community.” There are blogs written daily by those I refer to as, “The Saints of the Industry”. NEW SCHEME BRINGS THE SHARING ECONOMY TO ENERGY. By Arjan Dosanjh, The Monarch Partnership What if you could both support your local community and reduce your carbon footprint every time you switched on the office lights?

NEW SCHEME BRINGS THE SHARING ECONOMY TO ENERGY

With a trial starting this October, a new scheme in the UK allows businesses to buy ‘excess’ energy from local electricity producers. “Piclo” (piclo.uk) is an online marketplace for renewable energy, developed by start-up Open Utility (www.openutility.com), and trialled in partnership with 100% renewable energy supplier, Good Energy. At the Monarch Partnership we feel that projects such as Piclo represent the future, which is why we’re introducing our own clients to it. Piclo works like this: Say there is a local school that has installed solar panels. With Piclo you can buy it through what’s being called an ‘eBay style marketplace’. The rates are set at Good Energy’s standard tariffs, but both the supplier and the consumer can buy and sell at discounted, standard or premium rates. EMPOWERED OR EXPLOITED? 'Sharing economy' surge creates labor conundrum. InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 WASHINGTON DC - They drive for Uber, deliver groceries for Instacart, run errands for TaskRabbit, and rent spare rooms on Airbnb.

EMPOWERED OR EXPLOITED? 'Sharing economy' surge creates labor conundrum

Are these the new, empowered participants in the "sharing economy," or workers being exploited by well-funded technology companies? That is an open question as millions of people shift from traditional employment to freelance "gig" work, giving them more independence, but without the social safety net of employees. Some 18 million US workers now earn a significant portion or all of their income outside of traditional employment, and another 12.5 million took on part-time independent work, according to MBO Partners, a firm which providers services for independent contractors.

A separate study by financial software group Intuit found 25 to 30 percent of the US workforce is "contingent" and that 80 percent of large corporations plan to increase their use of a "flexible workforce" in coming years. Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy. The backlash against unethical labor practices in the “collaborative sharing economy” has been overplayed.

Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy

Recently, The Washington Post, New York Times and others started to rail against online labor brokerages like Taskrabbit, Handy, and Uber because of an utter lack of concern for their workers. At the recent Digital Labor conference, my colleague McKenzie Wark proposed that the modes of production that we appear to be entering are not quite capitalism as classically described. “This is not capitalism,” he said, “this is something worse.” [1] But just for one moment imagine that the algorithmic heart of any of these citadels of anti-unionism could be cloned and brought back to life under a different ownership model, with fair working conditions, as a humane alternative to the free market model. Take, for example, Uber’s app, with all its geolocation and ride ordering capabilities. Digital Health Data: The biggest share in the share economy. © Time Inc.

All rights reserved. Fortune.com is a part of the Time.com network of sites. Powered by WordPress.com VIP Email address or Password is incorrect. Business And Money: Secrets of the Sharing Economy. By Glenn Carter Be The First to Review This Title. Seven tips for being a successful sharing economy landlord - Zopa blog. One of the biggest success stories of the sharing economy has been property rental services. Airbnb is probably the poster boy of the movement but there are a number of rivals such as Onefinestay.com and HomeAway.co.uk. Earlier in the summer we looked at these companies from a renter's perspective: but what if you have a flat, house or just a room you would like to rent out on a short-term basis?

In theory, short lets can generate a fair amount of extra cash, particularly if you have more space than you need or if you are away regularly, for example on business. Luxury consumer preference for experience over ownership heralds sharing economy. Ana Andjelic By Ana Andjelic Experiences over possessions. The luxury market’s new mantra penetrated everything from travel and hospitality to retail and technology. According to a 2014 Boston Consulting Group report, $460 billion was spent on unique travel adventures, compared to $170 billion spent on personal luxury goods. With the experiential luxury sector consistently outperforming any other sector of luxury goods, luxury brands are challenged to become purveyors of self-expression and lifestyle. Josephine Wants to Bring the Sharing Economy to Your Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Josephine. On a Wednesday afternoon in late July, I sat in a stranger’s kitchen dipping a crispy papadum into a bowl of homemade lentil soup.

No, I don’t burst into people’s houses, Goldilocks-style, demanding soup and crackers. I bought and paid for this particular meal ahead of time, through Josephine, a new website that aims to connect home cooks with hungry, local customers. Truthfully, it felt awkward to approach an unfamiliar two-story house on a tree-lined street in Berkeley, California in search of my lunch. That is, until I spotted a sign advertising “Josephine.com–Home Cooked Meals.” Dressed casually in a grey T-shirt and jeans shorts, Siegel invited me to sit down to eat at a small table in her bright and airy kitchen. The sharing economy could end capitalism – but that's not all. Democrats Vs. Uber And 'The Sharing Economy' Can Uber save the world? — On Demand. Understanding The Future Of Mobility. Avanza veloce il modello Uber del lavoro made in Usa. Precari e contenti?

Storia dell'articolo Chiudi Questo articolo è stato pubblicato il 08 agosto 2015 alle ore 10:20.L'ultima modifica è del 08 agosto 2015 alle ore 12:19. Gig economy, alternative jobs, contingent workers, independent contractors. Is new economy of ‘sharing workers’ exploitation? Some 18 million US workers now earn a significant portion or all of their income outside of traditional employment, and another 12.5 million took on part-time independent work, in servicing the many apps used in getting services and buying products. – AFP pic, August 9, 2015. They drive for Uber, deliver groceries for Instacart, run errands for TaskRabbit, and rent spare rooms on Airbnb.

How Sharing Could Upend Capitalism. An example of a zipcar station. 'Sharing economy' surge creates labor conundrum. Why your assets are safer in a sharing economy. In 2010, while the world was feeling aftershocks from the 2008 financial crisis, an interesting milestone took place: for the first time in history, global household wealth was equally divided between financial assets and tangible assets. Tangible assets – homes, cars, appliances and so forth – now make up a larger percentage of our net worth than ever before.

At the same time, the phrase “access over ownership” can be heard in many places, from corporate boardrooms to community centres. This includes sharing-economy platforms that allow you to access almost anything, from a bicycle to a pet, when you’d like it, rather than owning it outright. The gig economy makes Karl Marx’s dreams come true – and it’s all capitalism’s doing. When Joe Average steps out of his car after completing his shift for Lyft, he does so on his own terms. Nobody tells him when to start. Independent Contractors and the Emerging Gig Economy. High-Tech Exploitation is Still Exploitation. Uber and the 'sharing economy' are leaps into the past, not the future - Voices. As their rivals from the old economy rushed to point out, Uber drivers tripled their prices during the Tube shutdown, exploiting the rise in demand.

Twisting Words to Make ‘Sharing’ Apps Seem Selfless. The New CX Frontier For On-Demand Brands. The Sharing Economy – SAGE Business Researcher. Welcome to Forbes. Uber and the 'sharing economy' are leaps into the past, not the future - Voices - The Independent. The Uber-ization of Activism. Digital Health Data: The biggest share in the share economy - Fortune. Mi Casa Su Casa a.k.a. The Latest on Home Sharing. Uber, TaskRabbit And Sharing Economy Giveth To Workers, But Also Taketh Away. The Profit-Sharing Economy by Laura Tyson.

The sharing economy, competition and technology highlight GBTA Convention. Why Expedia isn't taking on Airbnb: Travel giant still searching for 'magic bullet' in sharing economy. Hop on the Rise of the Sharing Economy. Sharing economy : Build Trust By Talking To Your UsersAircall Blog. Theconversation. Alibaba Hires Goldman Sachs Veteran To Grow Its International Business. Servizi collaborativi: quali contenuti per i siti di sharing economy? This chart shows two phrases most likely to replace "sharing economy" - Fortune. Uber and the lawlessness of 'sharing economy' corporates. Against Sharing. Theconversation. What are the benefits of a profit-sharing economy? Full-time workers vs. the 'gig economy': Why have employees at all? - Fortune. The Sharing Economy and the Ownership of the Means of Production. Welcome to Forbes. The Profit-Sharing Economy « Föhrenbergkreis Finanzwirtschaft.

“Sales as a service” – the sharing economy and business? Sharing economy and its non-sharing truth. Why Even Mainstream Businesses Want a Piece of the Sharing Economy. Sharing Economy: la rivincita di Karl Marx. Forget the sharing economy, we’re in the uncaring economy. PersonalHeroes Wants To Bring A Kindness Score To The Sharing Economy. Stop calling it the “Sharing Economy.” That isn’t what it is. Why Homejoy Failed … And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy. Uberocracy: How the Sharing Economy Changes Politics.

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Uber, But for Job Growth. Uber, But for Job Growth. Gplus europe - leading European public affairs and communications consultancy. I run a university. I’m also an Uber driver. The non-virtual elephant in Paul Mason’s postcapitalist sharing-economy room. Independent Contractors and the Emerging Gig Economy. Uber and the lawlessness of 'sharing economy' corporates. Stop calling it the “Sharing Economy.” That isn’t what it is. Workers' Compensation: Reshaping Workers’ Compensation for the Sharing Economy. The sharing economy could end capitalism – but that's not all. How the 'sharing economy' is upending the travel industry.

Who's Afraid of Uber? The "Sharing Economy" Is Just Another Race To the Bottom. Here's How We Could Raise The Dignity Of Workers In The Sharing Economy. The Big Collision Between Vacation Rentals and the Sharing Economy Is Happening Now. Uber and the lawlessness of 'sharing economy' corporates. Intelligent Head Quarters.

Intelligent Head Quarters. Recycling is not enough! Sharing is the way to achieve a circular economy. The innovators: Nimber delivers latest development in the sharing economy. In the Sharing Economy, Trust Is a Must: Most Americans Would Likely Participate if Background Screenings Were Mandatory. The Sharing Economy is Transforming Business Travel. Here's How. Nimber: the Airbnb of package-sending lands in London - London Life - Life & Style - London Evening Standard. Digital Economy + Sharing Economy = Networked Economy.