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The Advent of the Gig Economy

Why suffer through the morning commute every day, when you could just stroll over to your favorite neighborhood café and work from your laptop? Why conform to a strict 9 to 5 routine, when you could keep a flexible schedule and work at your own convenience? These are just two of the questions that have given rise in recent years to what experts are calling …

Interview: Switzerland’s 17 Year-Old Car Sharing Service Mobility Rides High on the Sharing Economy

 “If Mobility did not exist, 22% of our customer households and 50% of business customers would today have an additional vehicle. This amounts to 23,000 cars.” Long before the term “sharing economy” was ever coined, and long before the rise of car sharing companies Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and BlaBlaCar, Switzerland’s Mobility had the notion that car sharing would be the way of the future. The company …

Sharing Economy Business News Roundup

Airbnb’s $2Million Marketing Campaign, Business Travellers Tired of Hotels;  DHL Crowdsources Deliveries; Fiat and Eni Launch Car-Sharing in Milan; and Uber’s Surge Pricing “Scandal” This week, the sharing economy news showed once again how the sector is growing increasingly more sophisticated each day. As collaborative consumption start ups including Airbnb and Uber refine their marketing and pricing models, we see in Sweden how DHL is …

Sharing Economy Business News Roundup: From Copycats to the Purest Vision

Welcome to the first post of the “Sharing Economy Business News Roundup”, that will keep an eye out on interesting articles discussing the business of the sharing economy and collaborative consumption. We’ll be curating the best links we find with a special focus on articles that examine the business models emerging from this space. For this week, we see that the sharing economy has reached a …