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collaborative economy

December 16, 2015
Companies are thriving in the collaborative economy space, as demonstrated by the fact that they’ve receiving $15 billion in funding – so far. In this post, Bryan Kramer argues that rather than seeing the end of the collaborative economy model, we're only seeing the start of it.
Why the Collaborative Economy is Just Getting Started | Social Media Today
March 30, 2015
Ironically, it seems that along with taxi companies, ride-sharing start-ups will also have something to worry about, with the growing anticipation of self-driving cars hitting the road within five to ten years.
March 04, 2015
If you’ve used Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, oDesk, Kickstarter, or Lending Club, you’ve participated in the Collaborative Economy, ever wondered what’s powering it behind the shiny user interface on the app? The Collaborative Economy is an economic model in which people use commonly available technologies to get what they need from each other.
February 24, 2015
Google and Uber are building self-driving cars, it’s rumored that Apple is going to be building self-driving cars, Tesla has launched driver-assistance features, and many traditional auto manufacturing companies are advancing their features to include driver assistance and, eventually, automation.
February 06, 2015
Here comes Google, with a series of five market moves injecting them as a central player for the collaborative economy.
January 28, 2015
A booming market emerges: The Freelancer Economy is predicted to be 40% of the American workforce in just five years, and the startups that power them have been funded over $10B – and a whole new class of organizations have emerged to support, empower, and connect freelancers.
January 21, 2015
What if 2015 became the year when the collaborative model didn’t just make it easier to buy groceries but helped emerging economies on their path to inclusive growth? What if it could be a force for social good?
January 13, 2015
USAA, Uber and the state of Colorado have all taken actions that not only protect consumers but also facilitate the continued growth of sharing economy firms. Their actions demonstrate how Transportation Network Companies (TNCs, such as Uber and Lyft), states (including lawmakers and regulators) and insurance companies can innovate and collaborate to resolve the issues of risk and protection that hinder growth, acceptance and adoption of ridesharing.
December 19, 2014
Welcome to another Social Media Today webinar, part of the Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic: "Predictions for 2015: Start Off the New Year Knowing the Future of Social."
November 24, 2014
Given Uber's prominence in the early days of the collaborative economy, it may seem odd for me to suggest, but I believe a significant decline in Uber's business may be terrific for the long-term interests of the collective consumption movement. My reasoning is that the sharing economy is not simply about more collaborative products but more collaborative companies. Viewed through this lens, Uber simply has not earned its premiere status in this new business movement.