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Peer-to-peer rental: The rise of the sharing economy

Peer-to-peer rental: The rise of the sharing economy
LAST night 40,000 people rented accommodation from a service that offers 250,000 rooms in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. They chose their rooms and paid for everything online. But their beds were provided by private individuals, rather than a hotel chain. Hosts and guests were matched up by Airbnb, a firm based in San Francisco. Since its launch in 2008 more than 4m people have used it—2.5m of them in 2012 alone. You might think this is no different from running a bed-and-breakfast, owning a timeshare or participating in a car pool. What’s mine is yours, for a fee Just as peer-to-peer businesses like eBay allow anyone to become a retailer, sharing sites let individuals act as an ad hoc taxi service, car-hire firm or boutique hotel as and when it suits them. Rachel Botsman, the author of a book on the subject, says the consumer peer-to-peer rental market alone is worth $26 billion. Such “collaborative consumption” is a good thing for several reasons. Peering into the future

L'émergence de la Consommation collaborative Peer to Peer File Sharing - P2P Networking Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking eliminates the need for central servers, allowing all computers to communicate and share resources as equals. Music file sharing, instant messaging and other popular network applications rely on P2P technology. What Is P2P?P2P is a standard approach to network design that eliminates the need for dedicated servers. P2P Software Progams and Networks TutorialPeer to peer networks comprise both peer workgroup LANs and P2P file sharing networks. Free Software - P2P File Sharing ProgramsThis index describes each of the top peer to peer file sharing client software programs. Free P2P Music and Movie Download TipsVarious technical difficulties can interfere with P2P download activity. P2P Network SecurityOpening up your computer network for P2P file sharing is easy and fun but can also be dangerous. What Is Darknet? DivX File Compression TechnologyDivX is a popular, free encoding standard for digital video files. What is PeerGuardian?

Risky Business: Cloud Computing in the Sharing Economy The sharing movement is in full swing. Innovative “collaborative consumption” companies are helping pool under-utilized assets such homes, boats, cars and then renting them out as services. With the rise of peer-to-peer sharing, it also makes sense that cloud computing—which is compute and storage “resource pooling” and renting—would also gain traction. But just as there are risks in sharing property and other assets, there are also risks in sharing cloud computing infrastructures. Jessica Scorpio of Fast Company has it right when she says; “A few years ago, no one would have thought peer-to-peer asset sharing would become such a big thing.” Indeed, since the launch of Airbnb, more than 4 million people have rented rooms—in their own houses—to complete strangers. Intrinsically, the rise of the sharing economy makes sense. But to make a sharing economy work, a key issue of “trust” is necessary. In a similar vein, the big target on the back of cloud computing is trust. Connect: Authored by:

AirBnB, la chanson entêtante de la consommation collaborative août132013 Le blog de l'été Durant ces semaines calmes du mois d'août, nous vous proposons le best-of des articles parus dans le premier semestre 2013. La rentrée de la rédaction est fixée au 26 août. Aujourd'hui, un article sur Airbnb paru le 14 mars 2013 La rédaction Pierre en parlait dans son article hier sur l'Internet du moi": AirBnB y défrayait aussi la chronique. Quelle est la raison du succès fulgurant d'AirBnB? Un vrai phénomène, qui s'est amplifié avec la crise de 2008, mais qui doit son essor aux nouvelles technologies et au développement d'Internet. Le web permet de mettre en relation instantanément et avec beaucoup de puissance des individus qui veulent partager une voiture ( un parking ( une machine à laver ( ou échanger un petit boulot ( ou leur garde-robe ( Premier ingrédient : un très beau site Internet. Des questions Articles similaires

The Top 8 Collaborative Consumption Stories Of 2012 Collaborative consumption, the peer-to-peer economy, the micro-entrepreneurship economy, the sharing economy: whatever you want to call it, this was the breakout year for digital platforms that let people share their personal assets, and in many cases carve out a decent side business from them. Home-sharing service Airbnb is perhaps the best-known platform, but it’s hardly the only one that has found success. Peer to peer carsharing marketplaces like Relayrides and Getaround also grew in popularity over the past year; Relayrides is now available nationwide; Getaround is only available in select cities, but it recently launched a service that lets people rent their idle vehicles for months at a time. Even for those with no home or car to rent, the sharing economy has ballooned to include almost anything you could want to loan: your driveway, cooking mastery, IKEA furniture-building expertise, waffle maker. 1. 3 Rules For Building A Collaborative Consumption Business 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

P2P Networking What’s Google Mine is Yours? - Borrowed Planet According to a widely reported post on an unofficial Google news blog the search giant is at an advanced internal test stage with a new service called Google Mine. While Google hasn’t acknowledged the project exists the details reported across several reasonably reputable tech blogs do seem analogous. Google Mine is described as a tool for creating a personal inventory of the ‘stuff’ we own and is to be closely integrated into Google+. This integration will enable various social interactions around the items we list such as sharing, gifting, reviewing and general nosying at our friends possessions. The most obvious thing to be said about Google Mine is that it isn’t about reducing consumption. Google sells information to advertisers and Mine is an apt name for a service that marketers will use to analyse detailed information about our consumption habits – what we have bought, what we want to buy and what we think of the things our peers have bought.

Global Education Sector and Changing Trends Publication date: January 2011 Keywords : Higher education, international student, global education, private education, pre-school, foreign university, secondary education, Vocational Training, Tuition fee, Preschool, education institution, Training, university funding Executive Summary Education industry is one of the fastest developing sector worldwide, generating large scale revenues and employment. There have been major changes occurred in recent past in the structure and education technology driven by foreign education demand, e-learning and test preparation market. Search ReportLinker The Largest Collection of Market Research Reports » 1.2 Million Industry Reports » 450,000 Company Profiles » 850,000 Market Briefings » 40,000 Country Guides From +200,000 authoritative sources Executive Summary Education industry is one of the fastest developing sector worldwide, generating large scale revenues and employment. Key Findings Scope of the Report Table of Contents 1. List of Figures

Agréger la réputation de la consommation collaborative, l’exemple de Fidbacks | La confiance entre inconnus est un élément clé pour comprendre le développement de la consommation collaborative. Cette confiance est rendue possible par différents mécanismes, au premier rang desquels les réseaux sociaux et les systèmes de réputation, mais également par des outils spécifiques. L’intérêt porté aux initiatives ayant un lien avec cette thématique ne fait que croître : Facebook a annoncé hier l’embauche des deux fondateurs de Legit, une startup qui travaillait sur un système de réputation universelle. Fidbacks est un de ses outils, lancé il y a quelques jours, le service permet d’agréger ses différents profils afin de capitaliser sur l’ensemble de ses expériences. Fidbacks, qu’est ce que c’est ? Fidbacks c’est le CV de la consommation collaborative. Une fois leur profil en poche ils n’ont plus qu’à le partager afin de démontrer facilement leur « honnêteté » sur l’ensemble des sites de consommation collaborative qu’ils utilisent. D’où vient l’idée ? Un dernier mot ?

Telstra Peer To Peer Sharing Crackdown | P2P Speeds To Slow Down Opinion Telstra ... set to start a controversial new trial that will slow down P2P speeds. Photo: Glenn Hunt Bypassing Telstra's P2P crackdown is child's play Telstra BigPond customers – especially those downloading a lot of pirated content – may soon notice their internet speeds dropping, courtesy of a trial the telco is conducting to, it says, improve its network. The trial will see the internet speeds of BigPond ADSL customers who choose to share content via peer-to-peer networks deliberately slowed down, known as throttling, during peak periods. While it is true that a lot of content downloaded over these networks is pirated material including music, movies and software; there is a lot of content that isn't. Advertisement Leaving the piracy issue aside, what gives internet service providers the right to selectively filter content and manipulate speeds based on that? But what if Telstra isn't necessarily prioritising its own services, what if it's just trying to play internet police?

The web sharing economy is booming in the crowded streets of Paris Walk down one of the narrow streets of Paris and there’s a good chance you’ll stumble upon one of the world’s most sophisticated car-sharing networks. The Autolib electric car system — marked by the tiny, boxy electric Bluecars and the neon-hued electric car chargers — is run by a public-private partnership and currently has some 65,000 users and a goal to have 3,000 cars available this year. But Autolib isn’t even the biggest car-sharing network in Paris. That would be the one created by upstart Drivy, which has around 10,000 cars and 115,000 users, according to Drivy’s CEO and founder Paulin Dementhon. The three-year-old Drivy, like its American peers Getaround and RelayRides, has created a platform that enables car owners to rent out their own cars to local drivers. Autolib, the Paris electric car-sharing network Drivy is one of an estimated nine car-sharing companies operating in Paris. Airbnb has a large user base in the city (I’m writing this from a Parisian flat rented on Airbnb).

Education and Training Industry Global Education & Training Industry The global education and training industry is going through a period of rapid development. Market expansion is being fuelled by demand for test preparation, e-learning and foreign education, reports MindPower Solutions. Due to globalization and a rising level of private participation, customers availing of education and training services are demanding high-value education services. Widespread adoption of internet means that e-education continues to record strong growth and still holds significant exploitable potential. The trend towards studying outside of one’s home country remains a solid driver of market growth, despite difficulties caused by the economic recession. Key Market Segments The world e-learning industry is expected to exceed $107 billion by 2015, according to Global Industry Analysts. Regional Market Share India’s third-level education system is one of the world’s largest. Market Outlook Leading Industry Associations More »

Beyond Zipcar: Collaborative Consumption It’s been more than a decade since the founding of Netflix and Zipcar, and by now both are well-established businesses. They’re leading examples of an economy and culture model we call collaborative consumption—systems of organized sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping. Collaborative consumption gives people the benefits of ownership with reduced personal burden and cost and also lower environmental impact—and it’s proving to be a compelling alternative to traditional forms of buying and ownership. Click here for a larger image of the graphic. We’ve organized the thousands of examples of collaborative consumption into three types of systems: Product service systems enable companies to offer goods as a service rather than sell them as products. In redistribution markets, used or preowned goods are moved from somewhere they are not needed to somewhere they are. Collaborative consumption is not a niche trend, and it’s not a reactionary blip to the recession.

7 Start-ups Changing Peer-to-Peer Commerce It's one thing to buy a vintage lamp on Craigslist, but in the wake of the Airbnb home-vandal scandal, would you rent a stranger your SUV or office desk? These seven start-ups are betting that, with added security from insurance and online transparency, you sure will. They're targeting hard-to-disrupt industries (travel, hotel, and auto-rental) by enabling people to buy and rent directly from one another. Here's how it works. Location: Brooklyn, New YorkFounder: Campbell McKellarHow it Works: Loosecubes matches people with an extra desk, studio, or office space with independent workers looking for a place to be productive.How it Makes Money: Hosts are charged a 10 percent fee for each transaction.By the Numbers: Loosecubes now offers spaces in 535 cities in 66 countries, making it the largest community marketplace for shared workspace in the world.