Antlos: The Sharing Economy that makes Yachting Affordable. Ever wondered what it would be like to experience the seas in an authentic way but do not have the ability to sail or drive a boat?
No need to worry! Thanks to Antlos, an exciting new startup, anyone can enjoy the seas, whenever, wherever and however they want. Certified Skippers can sign themselves on to the website and publish as many boat tours, yacht charter and sailing holidays as they wish, giving them the opportunity to have another source of revenue. Unlike standard boat and yacht charter companies, Antlos only takes a small commission for every booking that is processed through the site, just like Airbnb for house and apartment rentals. This enables the Skippers to offer their sailing experiences for a reduced price, making something that is considered a ‘luxury’ to most, accessible. The average price for a stay on a boat is around €100 per person per night and usually includes all the marina fees, food and fuel, saving guests the worry of hidden costs.
Sharing Economy: now an ‘Uber for removals’ The Sharing Economy's Liberal Lobbyists - CAPITAL & MAIN. It was 2008 and presidential hopeful Barack Obama was inspiring millions of people with his promise to disrupt politics as usual – and a new startup called Airbnb was turning that enthusiasm for change into millions of dollars.
Denver, the site of that year’s Democratic National Convention, was expecting 80,000 people to come watch the senator from Illinois accept his party’s nomination. The city had space for less than half. “Obama supporters can host other Obama supporters,” is what CEO Brian Chesky recalls thinking to himself. In a profile of the company, the Huffington Post notes how that idea was turned into cash. “Airbnb, which lets users rent out part or all of their homes, blasted bloggers in Denver with company information.”
Founded in 2007, Airbnb is today valued at more than $25 billion and the for-profit sharing economy it helped usher in is no longer so new. That companies hire those close to power to pursue their interests is nothing new or remarkable. The “sharing economy” as a lever for City transformation. City transformation is a major objective of every city planner.
Whatever we refer to more livable cities, efficiency, economic growth, the regeneration of poor or industrial quarters, all these objectives need to engage cities in a process of transformation that addresses not only the urban landscape but also economic, behavioral and cultural structures. Traditionally, urban planners have addressed these transformations through direct interventions in the territory with large public works. This has been the most common mechanism used for reshaping cities and districts. Accomable is Airbnb for disabled people. The growth of sharing economy businesses like Airbnb has democratised travel for millions, but for those with disabilities, roadblocks such as lack of accessible accommodation and transportation still frequently stand in the way.
Former editors of the publication Disability Horizons Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley, both of whom have spinal muscular atrophy and are prolific travellers, found this to be such an annoyance that they decide to rectify the problem. To that end Madipalli undertook an MBA at the University of Oxford's Said Business School and taught himself to code, before launching Accomable -- an online service to help people with mobility problems or disabilities find accessible holiday properties. Accomable is now in beta, but is already linking up hosts offering accessible properties with those who need them all over the world. Airbnb Wants To Tackle Income Inequality And Climate Change. Is the Sharing Economy Provoking A Shift In Human Consciousness ? When many of us first heard about the “Sharing Economy”, less than a decade ago, hopes ran high, as if this novel economic model would be the holy grail that would transform the prevalent capitalist system, seen as not working properly.
On a first basis, the sharing economy sounds appealing and hopeful. The iconography of “sharing” evokes nice feelings, positive ones, therefore trendier with current times and its narratives, which have been, since the nineties, designing our world, and therefore us, in a different way. What we design, design us back, and the narratives of wellbeing, collaboration, positive psychology, sustainability and happiness, have been with us now long enough to be embedded in our language and ways of living. Paradoxically, the sharing economy resulted as well from gloomier things, such as the negative impact the 2008 crash had on the slowdown of the economy, the falling wages, and the loss of jobs, due to increasing automation.
A shift in consciousness. Uber and Airbnb: A 'Sharing' Economy for Whom? - CAPITAL & MAIN. Like a charismatic politician whose flaws have yet to be exposed, the so-called sharing economy enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame and success.
Uber, Lyft, Airbnb — these companies emerged seemingly from nowhere to become economic and cultural powerhouses, and to challenge the prevailing structure of their respective industries. But 2015 has not been as kind to Uber and its brethren, as the fascination with a new business model has given way to serious concerns over everything from public safety to worker exploitation to unfair market monopolization. In some ways this is not surprising — the honeymoon for startups can be notoriously brief. But something larger is at play here. Collaborative Consumption and Shifting Perceptions in Cities. What's yours is mine: how to use the sharing economy for just about everything. You gonna eat that?
(Thinkstock) Maybe your kindergarten teacher was right all along: we should all learn to share. 'There’s an Airbnb for that': 5 services for your specific sharing needs. The sharing economy has created an accessible marketplace for everyone’s underutilized resources.
Every day people can capitalize on the unused potential of things they already own – Peerby allows an idle drill to become a $5 source of income and on Spinlister, you can easily make $20 renting out your unused bike. Airbnb is perhaps the most recognizable example of this phenomenon. Just as with your Googles and your Facebooks, AirBnB has evolved from the name of a company to a colloquialism. When planning a holiday, you no longer ‘look for a place to stay’, you just ‘get an Airbnb’. When similar services emerge that cater to a niche audience, it’s a sure sign that a concept has been widely adopted.
Paper explores how to classify sharing economy workers. As the sharing economy has grown, it has attracted significant attention into its operations, and especially into the ethics of the industry, whether that’s the disruption caused to incumbents or the working conditions of those using the platforms.
Uber have been a particular target for this focus, with a number of court cases brought arguing that Uber drivers should in fact be classed as employees, with all of the legal protection that provides for them, rather than the freelancers that they are currently classified as. Debating The Sharing Economy Part 1. The “sharing economy” has attracted a great deal of attention in recent months.
Platforms such as Airbnb and Uber are experiencing explosive growth, which, in turn, has led to regulatory and political battles. Boosters claim the new technologies will yield utopian outcomes—empowerment of ordinary people, efficiency, and even lower carbon footprints. Critics denounce them for being about economic self-interest rather than sharing, and for being predatory and exploitative. Not surprisingly, the reality is more complex. Does UBER Know It's the NAPSTER of the Decentralized Sharing Economy? In March of 2014, David Johnston, an influential early adopter and angel investor in the cryptocurrency space coined what he called “Johnston's Law”.
“Anything that can be decentralized, will be decentralized.” It’s a bold statement, but it comes at a point in history where everywhere we look we are surrounded by centralized control, and the limitations to the actions of individuals that go along with it. Even as recently as a hundred years ago, the vast majority of the systems you’d be familiar with operated using decentralized decisionmaking and practices simply from necessity. What The Sharing Economy Means for Authors And Content Creators.
Style="display:inline-block;width:336px;height:280px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-8081383567175932" data-ad-slot="7855323201"> The Sharing Economy The age of the revered expert and author as the almighty, pen-wielding warrior delivering information to their passive audience when and how they choose, is over. Long over. Although we still hold the greatest respect for experts and commentators, access to their ranks is now open to any of us. Labor 2.0: why we shouldn't fear the 'sharing economy' and the reinvention of work.
Uber suffered a legal blow this week when a California judge granted class action status to a lawsuit claiming the car-hailing service treats its drivers like employees, without providing the necessary benefits. Up to 160,000 Uber chauffeurs are now eligible to join the case of three drivers demanding the company pay for health insurance and expenses such as mileage.
A Sharing Economy Where Teachers Win. Photo What kind of tunes do you think Iago, the villain in William Shakespeare’s “Othello,” would listen to if he had an iPhone? That is the kind of question that Laura Randazzo, an exuberant English teacher, often dreams up to challenge her students at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif. So, when Ms. Randazzo heard about TeachersPayTeachers.com, a virtual marketplace where educators can buy and sell lesson plans, she was curious to find out whether the materials she had created for her own students would appeal to other educators. A couple of years ago, she started posting items, priced at around $1, on the site. “For a buck, a teacher has a really good tool that she can use with any work of literature,” Ms. A brief guide to America's sharing economy. Mobile tech: building the sharing economy. I’ve outsourced my memory. I haven’t had the need or inclination to remember a phone number, aside from my own, since the discovery of speed dial on my first Nokia 3000.
In the 90s I would never cycle around London without a trusty printed map and would frequently haul my 35mm SLR and Mini-VHS cameras on holidays to capture sunsets and memories. Now, my smartphone contains everything I need: contacts, messaging, photos – even apps to make 70s retro snaps and low-fi 80s VHS videos. Meanwhile copper telecoms thread, the raw material of our connected life, is being transformed into gallery exhibits by Alice Anderson. I don’t have a problem with outsourcing everything to my phone, or indeed storing my digital life in the cloud, but I am curious to see what our continual love affair with all things mobile is doing to our values.
The sharing economy: sharing for money. Szell_Trip_Sharing.pdf. Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy" and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers by Steven Hill. The sharing economy – sizing the revenue opportunity. Subscription is the new sharing: The rise of the 'membership economy' Labor 2.0: Why we shouldn’t fear the ‘sharing economy’ and the reinvention of work. Uber suffered a legal blow this week when a California judge granted class action status to a lawsuit claiming the car-hailing service treats its drivers like employees, without providing the necessary benefits. Theconversation. Women Around the World » “Uberization” and “New” Economy Pose Old Dilemmas. The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid on December 10, 2014. The threat Uber poses to competition and productive capitalism - Future Tense.
Uber and other large technology firms have received their share of both good and bad press for 'disrupting' traditional business models. Empowerment of society and economic transformation enabled by the digital revolution. It’s like Uber but for racism: how prejudice crept into the ‘sharing economy’ Startups, much like traditional businesses, can and do create systems of discrimination.
The collaborative economy’s poster children, Uber and Airbnb, are megastars right now. There are so many start-ups describing themselves as “an Uber, but for X” that it’s become a cliche. Theconversation. Sharing Economy Goes Hyperlocal With a Growing Market for Household Items. Photo When vandals broke into Stephanie Ciancio’s Land Cruiser in 2014 and stole her car stereo, she did not have the time and money to replace it.
The Uber/Airbnb “sharing economy” model is unsustainable. The Sharing Economy: The Best of Capitalism and Communism — Life Tips. Uberfication vs Micro-Entrepreneurship: Distinguishing Approaches to the Sharing Economy. Workers in a World of Continuous Partial Employment — What’s The Future of Work? Hard Evidence: how has the sharing economy changed job security? Wipe right: toilet app Looie forces movement of 'sharing economy' towards privatisation. Why Even Mainstream Businesses Want a Piece of the Sharing Economy. 11 sharing economy resources for making digital nomad life affordable — STARTUPS + WANDERLUST + LIFE HACKING — Medium. Who protects workers in the on-demand economy?
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Industry: The third revolution. The sharing economy is “forcing us to rethink the way we view work” Sharing Our Way to Disruption: Who Will Become the Tesla or AirBnB of the Home Category « Ideas for a Smarter, Faster World. How tech giant Airbnb is rewriting the rulebook on domestic architecture and fueling a housing crisis. Uber, Airbnb e le altre: i lati oscuri della sharing economy. Robert Reich: The sharing economy will be our undoing. Is your business about to be 'Ubered' or lost to the 'sharing economy'? It’s like Uber but for racism: how prejudice crept into the ‘sharing economy’ The sharing economy is “forcing us to rethink the way we view work” Why The Sharing Economy Does Not Work in Voice Overs - Networks and the Nature of the Firm — The WTF Economy. Why the sharing economy is a blessing for entrepreneurs? The Secret of Airbnb’s Pricing Algorithm. Auto, case e curriculum: sulla frontiera californiana adesso si condivide tutto.
Uber and the lawlessness of 'sharing economy' corporates. Wipe right: toilet app Looie forces movement of 'sharing economy' towards privatisation. Anne-Sophie Frenove : Airbnb, sharing economy & intra-entrepreneuriat. Konnektid Blog Ten sharing economy experts to follow - Konnektid. Is the sharing economy just about cool apps or is it 'the breakdown of societal order?' Wipe right: toilet app Looie forces movement of 'sharing economy' towards privatisation. Un dipendente di Snapchat 'vale' 48 milioni. Classifica delle società tech, dove tanti miliardi si fanno con pochi lavoratori. Hard Evidence: how has the sharing economy changed job security? How to Launch a Business in the Sharing Economy. The sharing economy is “forcing us to rethink the way we view work”
How Retirees Can Make Money in the Sharing Economy. Who is Boss in the Sharing Economy? - HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business School. What are the benefits of a profit-sharing economy? Uber driver checks gave green lights to murderer and sex offenders, regulators claim. The Rise Of The Gig Worker In The Sharing Economy. Will ‘Uber for Models’ Disrupt the Industry? The Uberfication of the University. The sharing economy can be big business. NYTimes: Raped, Literally, By the "Sharing Economy" The Sharing Economy And The Remaking Of Loyalty. How Does Sharing Economy Disrupt the Travel Industry? - Crowdsourcing Week. Silicon Valley's gig economy is not the future of work – it's driving down wages. Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy — Digital Labor. Hard Evidence: how has the sharing economy changed job security? Sharing The On-Demand Economy. Sharing economy = end of capitalism? Not in its current form. Stop Wasting Valuable Time: Use our Virtual Freelancers.
Sharing economy platform, People as a Service, makes finding and communicating with freelancers easier than ever. Networks and the Nature of the Firm — The WTF Economy. Politicized “Gig Economy” May Make Changing Status Quo More Difficult. The 'sharing' economy is just futuristic feudalism. Co-Mission: The Sharing Economy & The Mission World.