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Funding Comparison: Social Networks and Collaborative Economy

JeremiahOwyang
Having analyzed the social networking space for about a decade, I was curious on comparing it to the Collaborative Economy space where I’m currently focused fulltime.
Funding Comparison: Social Networks and Collaborative Economy

How TechShop is Bringing the Sharing Economy to Manufacturing

Adi Gaskell
The sharing economy has thrust the concept of paying purely for what you use firmly into the mainstream. Whereas historically we would regard buying a car, and then not using it for 95% of its life, as very much the norm. Now though, we regard it as perfectly normal, and infinitely more sensible, to pay for a car as and when we need it.
How TechShop is Bringing the Sharing Economy to Manufacturing

New Services Aim to Prove Trust in the Sharing Economy

Adi Gaskell
Whilst it’s probably a stretch too far to suggest we’re living in the free agent nation, it’s no doubt true that more people are trading online in a variety of ways.
New Services Aim to Prove Trust in the Sharing Economy

AirBNB Flooded With Commercial Interests

Daniel Green
This is a growing problem in other areas of the online marketplace, as tech start-ups designed for the share economy are being encroached by commercial interests looking to increase their own profit margins
AirBNB Flooded With Commercial Interests

Bringing the Sharing Economy to Your Mailbox

Adi Gaskell
The sharing economy has been fantastic in both encouraging and facilitating the utilization of previously under-utilized stuff. Whether it’s lending out spare equipment or selling un-used facilities, the sharing economy has been a boon for maximizing what we have. As the industry has grown, so too have the number of innovative ideas looking to tap into the burgeoning marketplace.
Bringing the Sharing Economy to Your Mailbox

Old, New, Newer, and New Newer: The Past, Present, and Future of the Collaborative Economy

AugieRay1
Tools like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and Flickr have taught people the power of sharing more widely and have begun to alter attitudes about privacy. Today, you live more transparently.
Old, New, Newer, and New Newer: The Past, Present, and Future of the Collaborative Economy

Altimeter Urges Preparation for the Sharing Economy [SLIDESHARE]

AugieRay1
The report surveys some 200 sharing economy companies with an average funding of $29 million. Almost two-thirds of these companies focus on peer-to-peer sharing (where an individual who owns an asset or has a skill makes this available for rent to other individuals) as opposed to business-driven sharing (where a business makes goods or services available to consumers).
Altimeter Urges Preparation for the Sharing Economy [SLIDESHARE]