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Connecting the Collaborative Economy

Connecting the Collaborative Economy

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Don’t believe the hype: Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘sharing economy’ Editor’s note: Milo Yiannopoulos is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Kernel and yesterday he gave a talk at LeWeb London entitled “Why the Sharing Economy is Bollocks.” It certainly proved a divisive argument and today he’s summed it up in this politically-charged post. Think he’s gone too far or missed the point? Maybe you agree with him? Leave a comment and let us know.

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The Sharing Economy Just Got Real The legal problems of the sharing economy just got real. The latest lawsuits against "ride-sharing" companies Lyft and Über could be game changers. The plaintiffs are drivers who give rides to strangers for money, paying a portion of their earnings to the companies. Living self-healing concrete can repair itself in three weeks Concrete is the most used material in the building industry, because it is such a versatile material. But no matter how you tweak it, one thing is certain: at some point it will crack. Stress and weather conditions are the main factors that slowly break the concrete. Of course, it is possible to repair cracks, but this takes time and money, especially when the construction has to be closed down while the reparations take place.

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