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London’s rental market is being flooded by bargain Airbnb listings | WIRED UK
The capital is awash with rentals that bear all the hallmarks of hastily rejigged Airbnbs
Airbnb  Coronavirus  housing  decline  review  London  UK  Wired  2020 
3 days ago by inspiral
Revealed: the areas in the UK with one Airbnb for every four homes | Technology | The Guardian
Airbnb has become so prevalent in Great Britain that some parts of the country now have one listing for every four properties, prompting concern that the rapid expansion in short-term lets is “out of control” and depriving communities of much-needed homes.
Airbnb  housing  property  Edinburgh  Skye  London  Cornwall  LakeDistrict  penetration  statistics  UK  Guardian  2020 
5 weeks ago by inspiral
I stumbled across a huge Airbnb scam that’s taking over London | WIRED UK
The curious tale of a man called Christian, the Catholic church, David Schwimmer’s wife, a secret hotel and an Airbnb scam running riot on the streets of London
Airbnb  housing  accommodation  regulation  review  critique  London  Wired  2020 
6 weeks ago by inspiral
I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb - VICE
While searching for the person who grifted me in Chicago, I discovered just how easy it is for users of the short-term rental platform to get exploited.
Airbnb  fraud  accommodation  personalaccount  Vice  2019 
november 2019 by inspiral
How Tech Firms Like Uber Hide Behind the ‘Platform Defense’ | WIRED
And now we learn that Uber isn’t a hired car company, but a platform. Do the drivers live in poverty? Are they overworked? An employer is invested in the welfare of its workers and can be held to account by unions and government regulations. But a platform? That’s another word for the marketplace, and the marketplace doesn’t believe in tears.

There is a reason that some people call Silicon Valley a font of cruelty. The platform defense seems like an easy justification for turning your eyes away from social destruction. But even more insidious is the trashing of basic, time-tested standards for relationships, whether between news tellers or storytellers and their audience, between hosts and their guests, between employers and their employees.
sharingeconomy  review  critique  legal  Uber  Lyft  Airbnb  Wired  2019 
september 2019 by inspiral
Inside Airbnb's 'Guerrilla War' Against Local Governments | WIRED
Airbnb maintains that, in most cases, it’s not responsible for collecting occupancy taxes required of hotels and other lodgings or for ensuring the rooms and homes listed on its sites comply with zoning or health regulations. The company says it follows local and state laws but considers itself a “platform,” serving merely to connect hosts and visitors, rather than a lodging provider—more akin to Facebook than Marriott.

The onus is on hosts, Airbnb argues, to collect and pay any relevant taxes and to comply with other regulations. In practice, though, few actually do—at least not without considerable effort by local authorities—according to interviews with more than a dozen local government officials and advisers.
Airbnb  sharingeconomy  housing  taxation  regulation  review  critique  USA  Wired  2019 
march 2019 by inspiral
New York gig economy under threat as city cracks down on app-based services | US news | The Guardian
City has jumped to the forefront of a worldwide push to clamp down on companies such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb
Airbnb  Uber  Lyft  sharingeconomy  regulations  NewYork  USA  Guardian  2018 
august 2018 by inspiral
Airbnb Plays a Minuscule Role in Rising City Rents - Bloomberg
The increase attributable to the short-term rental service is so small you almost can't see it.
Airbnb  property  gentrification  economics  research  review  author:NoahSmith  Bloomberg  2018 
april 2018 by inspiral
Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and the on-demand economy is a bubble—and it’s about to burst — Quartz
But just because massive companies like Airbnb are finding success in the travel sector doesn’t mean that on-demand delivery of goods and services in other areas has been solved. Other than ride sharing, lodging, and food delivery, mass-market adoption for on-demand uses is shaky at best. (In fact, we’re not even sure if the on-demand economy is technically legal.) Instead, venture capital is fueling the space and essentially subsidizing services. But VC money does not make your company invincible, and you can only finance growth through venture money for so long—even Uber and Lyft are burning through a ton of cash.
startup  sharingeconomy  venturecapital  profitability  review  critique  loyalty  competitiveadvantage  Uber  Airbnb  Lyft  Ola  Instacart  Deliveroo  Quartz  2017 
may 2017 by inspiral
Uber and Airbnb are not the future of capitalism - Vox
But this vision of the future hasn’t aged well. Uber and Airbnb have obviously enjoyed tremendous growth. Beyond that, it depends on how you define the term. Some people count companies like Prosper, LendingClub, WeWork, Etsy, and Zipcar as part of the sharing economy. Others don’t. What’s clear is that outside of the car business, the sharing economy isn’t rendering ownership obsolete. Consumerism isn’t in decline, and capitalism isn’t being transformed.

Even the three best-known “sharing economy” companies have found there are limits to peer-to-peer sharing. Asking early adopters to share is a great way to bootstrap a new online business. But beyond a certain point, continued growth often requires professionalization.
sharingeconomy  Airbnb  Uber  review  critique  professionalisation  Vox  2017 
march 2017 by inspiral
The Tech Bubble Didn’t Burst This Year. Just Wait - Bloomberg
Startups’ struggles to grow and woo venture capitalists are only half the story, though, because the VCs themselves are more flush than ever. With global interest rates low, Silicon Valley remains a safe-looking diversification strategy for investors, especially wealthy Middle Easterners and Russians with little regard for rates of return. These investors have poured money into new funds raised by the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. (Bloomberg LP, which owns Bloomberg Businessweek, is an investor in Andreessen Horowitz.)
venturecapital  startup  investment  bubble  unicorn  Airbnb  Uber  Bloomberg  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
The 'Airbnb effect': is it real, and what is it doing to a city like Amsterdam? | Cities | The Guardian
In the Dutch capital, Airbnb has been accused of driving up property prices and disrupting communities – while others say the website’s gentrifying tendencies are much exaggerated. So who’s right?
Airbnb  housing  gentrification  review  critique  Amsterdam  Netherlands  Guardian  2016 
october 2016 by inspiral
Don’t blame Airbnb for ruining your secret getaway | Fusion
Overall, the increase in travel is a good thing, as is the way in which it is increasingly expanding from a limited menu of clunky old institutions like mega-resorts and flea-bag motels. But as the demand for unique and memorable experiences continues to rise, the kind of locations which tend to form the backdrop to such experiences are only going to see more out-of-towners passing through for a few days. Rents and home prices in those places are going to rise, and people who used to be able to afford to live there will increasingly be priced out.
Airbnb  tourism  impact  housing  cities  locals  critique  author:FelixSalmon  Fusion  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Welcome to AirSpace | The Verge
"I think the demographic started to change," Short says. In 2013, Airbnb felt like a true social experiment, "pioneering new territory, attracting people who were open-minded, easy-going, don’t worry if there’s a fleck on the mirror in the bathroom." By 2016, she explains, it "became the vanilla tourist who wanted the Super 8 motel experience. I don’t like these travelers as much as the earlier days."
Airbnb  Airspace  design  homogenisation  aesthetic  globalisation  gentrification  TheVerge  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
“Airbnb’s Sheryl Sandberg” is the Valley’s Quiet Superpower — Backchannel
Belinda Johnson is the brain behind the $25 billion startup’s attempts to befriend everyone.
BelindaJohnson  Airbnb  profile  management  regulations  legal  review  BackChannel  Medium  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
Airbnb and house-sharing firms reduced New York housing stock by 10% – study | US news | The Guardian
Short-term rental companies like Airbnb are flooding New York City’s housing market, reducing available housing stock citywide by 10%, a new study has revealed.

More than 55% of rooms or apartments listed on Airbnb in New York are illegal, according to the report, which is the result of research commissioned by two affordable housing advocacy groups: Housing Conservation Coordinators and MFY Legal Services.
housing  NewYork  Airbnb  sharingeconomy  decline  affordable  USA  Guardian  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Secrets of the Sharing Economy - Bloomberg View
It goes by many names: the “sharing economy,” the “gig economy,” the “on-demand economy." Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business who has been studying the phenomenon for several years, favors “crowd-based capitalism.” But he compromised for the book he’s just written, titling it “The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism.”

In the book, Sundararajan argues that online platforms that make it easy for individuals to sell products and services to others are ushering in a new kind of capitalism. I interviewed him over lunch early this month. What follows is an edited and much-abridged account of our conversation.  
sharingeconomy  review  profile  ArunSundararajan  interview  trends  Airbnb  Uber  Etsy  flexibility  Bloomberg  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
The truth about working for Deliveroo, Uber and the on-demand economy | Money | The Guardian
Drivers, couriers, cleaners and handymen are now at your beck and call thanks to a host of apps. But what’s it like to earn your living waiting for someone else to press a button?
Deliveroo  Uber  Airbnb  sharingeconomy  personalaccount  employment  review  critique  casualisation  UK  Guardian  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Insurance Startups — Market Ecosystem Map — Greylock Perspectives
If you are building a startup in the insurance space, a key question you should ask is:
Are you innovating on the sales channel of insurance or are you innovating on the product level (aka. trying to create a next-gen carrier)?
Both are viable but depending on your end goal, you will have very different considerations on how you enter and compete in the market.
insurance  insurtech  startup  review  fintech  revenues  opportunity  disintermediation  bigdata  selfdrivingvehicles  cybersecurity  aggregator  comparison  PolicyGenius  Coverfox  Coverhound  Insurfiy  Goji  Insureon  NextInsurance  Zebra  CreditKarma  NerdWallet  QuoteWizard  GetInsured  HoneyInsurance  leadgeneration  Datalot  MediaAlpha  lifeinsurance  Ladder  Abaris  Sure  Sureify  HavenLife  automotiveinsurance  Metromile  TrueMotion  Cuvva  Snapsheet  automotive  telematics  DrivewaySoftware  Greenroad  healthinsurance  Oscar  CloverHealth  CollectiveHealth  MelodyHealthInsurance  Sherpaa  LimelightHealth  SME  Zenefits  Gusto  Namely  JustWorks  MaxwellHealth  SimplyInsured  Embroker  Coverwallet  sharingeconomy  StrideHealth  SliceLabs  Airbnb  HomeInsurance  Quilt  Super  peertopeer  Lemonade  Gather  Friendsurance  Guevara  Inspool  Jointly  BoughtByMany  WorldCover  productinsurance  Trov  Jetty  Cover  SimpleSurance  Asurion  China  ZhongAn  author:ChrisMcCann  GreylockPartners  Medium  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
My grandfather survived Hiroshima. Here’s what he wants Obama’s historic visit to accomplish — Quartz
The new digital economy is increasingly looking like it belongs to the rich and well-educated.
US adults who earn at least $75,000 a year are twice as likely to have booked trips on ride-hailing services (such as Uber) or rented rooms through home-sharing companies (such as Airbnb) as lower-income Americans, according to a new study from Pew Research Center. College graduates are also much more likely to have been consumers in the new digital economy than people with less educational achievement.
sharingeconomy  Uber  Airbnb  wealth  income  statistics  PewResearch  PewInternet  USA  Quartz  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Uber and Airbnb really are for the wealthy and well-educated — Quartz
The new digital economy is increasingly looking like it belongs to the rich and well-educated.
US adults who earn at least $75,000 a year are twice as likely to have booked trips on ride-hailing services (such as Uber) or rented rooms through home-sharing companies (such as Airbnb) as lower-income Americans, according to a new study from Pew Research Center. College graduates are also much more likely to have been consumers in the new digital economy than people with less educational achievement.
sharingeconomy  ridesharing  Uber  Airbnb  income  wealthy  PewResearch  USA  Quartz  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
The New Digital Economy: Shared, Collaborative and On Demand | Pew Research Center
The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of (some) Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide
sharingeconomy  ridesharing  statistics  penetration  review  research  consumer  Airbnb  Uber  Etsy  USA  PewInternet  PewResearch  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
What’s Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy by Tom Slee review – the problem with Airbnb and Uber | Books | The Guardian
The most significant examples of what used to be called the ‘sharing economy’ are giant corporations pursuing monopoly power – what exactly is being shared?
sharingeconomy  review  critique  consumer  Airbnb  Uber  Guardian  2016 
april 2016 by inspiral
The Sharing Economy’s Dirty Laundry | Jacobin
Sharing economy companies like Uber and Airbnb aren’t helping local economies — they’re just helping themselves.
Airbnb  Uber  sharingeconomy  startup  lobbying  publicrelations  critique  Jacobin  2016 
march 2016 by inspiral
Airbnb’s worst problems are confirmed by its own data | The Verge
But a review of the data by The Verge found that Airbnb's numbers, covering November of 2014 through November 1st of 2015, largely confirmed the attorney general's accusations. A small number of hosts renting out multiple listings took home a disproportionate amount of the total revenue. And while roughly 71 percent of hosts rented out their home for three months or less, there were still thousands of "whole units," meaning an entire house or apartment, which were rented for six months or more during the last year.

For example the number of hosts with three or more listings on the platform accounted for less than 2 percent of the total hosts on Airbnb in New York City during the time period covered by the data. Yet that group took home 24 percent of the total whole home revenue. And that only covers people who are openly renting multiple listings. The New York Times interviewed one Airbnb host who rented five units, but only one under his own name. He estimated his annual income from the platform at $500,000, far more than the $5,110 Airbnb highlighted as the median host income.
Airbnb  property  realestate  transparency  critique  NewYork  TheVerge  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
Living and Dying on Airbnb — Matter — Medium
My dad died in an Airbnb rental, and he’s not the only one. What can the company do to improve safety?
Airbnb  death  sharingeconomy  regulations  safety  liability  author:ZakStone  Matter  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
Video: Airbnb's CMO on Building a Brand That's Culturally Relevant – Skift
In addition to answering the question “what was that?” in reference to Airbnb’s famous “man-kind” advertisement, Mildenhall talked about what it means to bring an outsider approach — in his case as a creative leader at Coca-Cola — to the travel industry. And he reveals in a fascinating 20-minute interview what Airbnb means when it says it means to build a brand with a different set of priorities.
Airbnb  JonathanMildenhall  interview  marketing  sharingeconomy  accommodation  tourism  Skift  2015 
november 2015 by inspiral
Evictions and Conversions: The Dark Side of Airbnb
How the popular matching company facilitates landlord conversion of entire rental buildings to de facto hotels. 
Airbnb  sharingeconomy  property  gentrification  eviction  critique  SanFrancisco  NewYork  Prospect  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
Is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky telling us the truth about his company? — Galleys — Medium
Brian Chesky and the rest of Airbnb’s executives and venture-capitalist backers seem to feel little responsibility for upending so many people’s lives. Their company is like a rumbling jetliner that flies low overhead, but doesn’t want to be blamed for its noise. They are either oblivious to their impact, or they have rationalized it away as the necessary collateral damage for their “sharing revolution.”
Perhaps the biggest tragedy in all this is that at the core of Airbnb is a really good idea–it has cleverly used Web- and app-based technology to bust open a global market that connects tourists with financially strapped homeowners. After interviewing some of Airbnb’s “regular-people” hosts, I’m convinced that this service legitimately does help some of them make ends meet. But by taking such a hands-off, laissez-faire attitude toward the professionalization of hosting by greedy commercial landlords and multiproperty agents, Airbnb has become its own worst enemy. As the number of victims piles up, it undermines its own “sharing and trust” ethos.
Airbnb  BrianChesky  profile  sharingeconomy  property  critique  author:StevenHill  Galleys  Medium  2015 
october 2015 by inspiral
A World of Belonging on Airbnb – Think with Google
Airbnb has more than 1M accommodation listings in more than 190 countries, making it larger than any hotel chain. But some travelers continue to feel uncomfortable about staying in another person's home. To earn the trust of first-time users and demonstrate the popularity of staying in an Airbnb property, the company created a real-time data visualization of its global activity for the Airbnb website. Users can explore the map and zoom in on interesting Airbnb stories through iconic landmarks and playful animations.
Airbnb  datavisualisation  microsite  accommodation  tourism  CreativeShowcase  ThinkwithGoogle  2015 
august 2015 by inspiral
The “Uberization” of the economy is really about building a better trap for ideas - Quartz
I don’t think of Uber as a force that dis-intermediates—as we olds used to say—transportation, but one that creates value for itself, its drivers, and its users, by developing a new layer that integrates them all with maximum utility. A very talented developer once told me that the secret to a world-beating service like Dropbox was to make something very, very complicated seem devastatingly simple. To me, uberizing meant trapping a series of innovative processes—phone-enabled geo-location, payments and driver management and distribution—into an app-accessible service.
sharingeconomy  innovation  disruption  intellectualproperty  competitiveadvantage  critique  Uber  Airbnb  Quartz  2015 
january 2015 by inspiral
How to make a fortune without ‘doing’ anything: The Uber, Airbnb story
Cast in the new age rhetoric of the so-called sharing economy, many firms make money by not being responsible for much of anything.
sharingeconomy  Uber  Airbnb  critique  responsibility  regulation  Fortune  2014 
november 2014 by inspiral
How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulators - Sarah Cannon, and Lawrence H. Summers - Harvard Business Review
The relationship between sharing economy firms and regulators will likely remain uneasy for the foreseeable future. But companies in this space can benefit from being more cooperative with regulators. As a manager in a sharing economy firm, you can increase the growth of your firm, reduce unnecessary delays, avoid conflict with regulators and expand access for consumers, by pursuing the following maxims:
sharingeconomy  regulation  Uber  Airbnb  lobbying  HBRBlog  2014 
october 2014 by inspiral
Airbnb's Brian Chesky: The Sharing Economy Isn't Really A Disruption At All | Aspen Ideas Blog
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky doesn’t view his big idea as a radical disruption — in fact, he doesn’t like the term “disruption” at all — but rather a return to how people interacted in a time before big businesses and corporations. In conversation with at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program Fellow Jennifer Bradley, Chesky discussed his thoughts on the sharing economy and a return to how humans used to do business. “Maybe hotels disrupted what we were doing in the first place,” Chesky said. “People used to stay in homes. We didn’t invent that idea.”
Airbnb  sharingeconomy  disruption  BrianChesky  interview  critique  AspenIdeasFestival  2014 
september 2014 by inspiral
How to rebrand Airbnb | Econsultancy
Airbnb rebranded earlier this summer and it was pretty hard to miss, at one point generating enough hundreds of thousands of tweets to top the global trends (partly due to its similarity to an existing company logo).
Airbnb  branding  redesign  profile  Econsultancy  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
The Evolution of Trust -
In retrospect, I underestimated the power of a few trends that make the peer-to-peer economy possible. First, I underestimated the effects of middle-class stagnation. With wages flat and families squeezed, many people have to return to the boardinghouse model of yesteryear. They have to rent out rooms to cover their mortgage or rent. Second, I underestimated the power that liberal arts majors would have on the economy. Millions of people have finished college with a hunger for travel and local contact, but without much money. They would rather stay in spare rooms in residential neighborhoods than in homogenized hotels in commercial areas, especially if they get to have breakfast with the hosts in the morning. And the big thing I underestimated was the transformation of social trust. In primitive economies, people traded mostly with members of their village and community. Trust was face to face. Then, in the mass economy we’ve been used to, people bought from large and stable corporate brands, whose behavior was made more reliable by government regulation.
sharingeconomy  Airbnb  trust  trends  opportunity  author:DavidBrooks  NYTimes  2014 
july 2014 by inspiral
How Airbnb Is Jacking Up Your Rent - The Daily Beast
When it comes to arguments about micro-task and -rental apps, a particularly universal point seems to be globalization through systemic overhaul. Sharing-economy supporters see services like Uber, MonkeyParking, and even Airbnb as ways to disrupt the currently ineffective system, though their attempts are firmly targeted at a demographic with a disposable income—and with little regard for the underserved communities that they’re affecting.
sharingeconomy  critique  inequality  Airbnb  MonkeyParking  TheDailyBeast  2014 
july 2014 by inspiral
The Secret Life of an Obsessive Airbnb Host | Narratively | Human stories, boldly told.
Determined to quit his tired government job, one D.C. office drone saves $25,000 by renting his apartment nightly and secretly sleeping on the office floor.
Airbnb  sharingeconomy  personalaccount  2014 
june 2014 by inspiral
Why Uber And Airbnb Might Be In Big Trouble
Companies like Airbnb, Uber and Lyft have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital in the belief that the money they spend now will buy them lasting competitive advantages for years to come. But what if that’s exactly backwards? What if all those nine-figure war chests are really millstones that will only weigh them down as newer, nimbler entrants swim circles around them?
Uber  Airbnb  venturecapital  valuation  critique  sharingeconomy  Forbes  2014 
june 2014 by inspiral
Pitfalls of Building the “Uber for XYZ” | DataFox
There’s been an explosion in collaborative consumption startups. The failure rate is high, these are some key pitfalls.
sharingeconomy  Uber  Airbnb  Lyft  Wimdu  Homejoy  Twice  venturecapital  startup  strategy  failure  review  Datafox  2014 
may 2014 by inspiral
The Ripple Effects of Disruptive Models | Monday Note
Between consumers who are voting with their smartphones, enjoying Uber or Airbnb, and the fact that Disruptors are undoubtedly beneficial to the community, regulators and lawmakers will have hard time defending the status quo.
sharingeconomy  regulations  lobbying  disruption  Uber  AirBnb  Europe  MondayNote  2014 
may 2014 by inspiral
Taming the Digital Wild West -
Enormous amounts of commerce that have long been subject to regulation and policing in the brick-and-mortar world are now moving online. This means big changes in the marketplace, even though many of the fundamental goods and services remain the same. Regulators are left struggling to keep up — and the companies involved want to keep it that way.
sharingeconomy  regulations  Airbnb  Uber  Yelp  NewYork  NYTimes  2014 
april 2014 by inspiral
In praise of unfairness — Benedict Evans
In case it isn't obvious by now, these charts are meant to be unfair - that's the point. Unfair but relevant comparisons are the most interesting and important kinds. An unfair comparison generally means an unfair advantage, and this isn't the Olympics - unfair is good. Customers don't care if a company's advantage is unfair. Investors don't care. Unfair advantages are often the best kind. They are something that flows structurally from the reason why your business is going to change everything - they flow from a technology change you are building on or a change in market dynamics or consumer behaviour that you're riding, and that your competitors cannot address. Disruption is unfair. Mobile's disruption of PCs and the PC internet is entirely unfair - it's the unfairness of differences like the replacement cycle and subsidy model (amongst many others) that makes it possible.
unfair  disruption  comparison  mobile  softwareasservice  WhatsApp  Skype  Amazon  Airbnb  BenedictEvans  2014 
april 2014 by inspiral
Square, Airbnb and why experience really is design — Tech News and Analysis
During the heyday of industrial and manufacturing economy, what mattered was the brand. Today, what matters is the complete experience, one that hides technology, infrastructure and complexity and in the process creates a bond between us and the product.
Square  payments  userexperience  design  Airbnb  VirginAmerica  creativeshowcase  author:OmMalik  GigaOm  2014 
april 2014 by inspiral
Uberification of the US Service Economy - Schlaf's Notes
“On-demand mobile services” (ODMS) is a broad category so I believe it’s important to start with a definition.  My friend Semil Shah defines ODMS as “apps which aggregate consumer demand on mobile devices, but fulfill that demand through offline services.”  I’ll take it one step further:  ODMS deliver a “closed loop” experience by collapsing the value chain including discovery, order, payment, fulfillment (offline but within owned network) and confirmation. In the pre-mobile era we had to search yellow pages (or google), find a provider, call  or email that provider, wait to connect with someone, schedule a convenient time, hope the provider arrives on time, and then pay with a credit card or cash.  Thankfully, a new array of mobile services removes all of that friction we were used to experiencing.
mobileapps  strategy  aggregator  disruption  Zipcar  Hailo  Uber  Lyft  Airbnb  Groupon  OpenTable  Grouper  Uberification  trends  2014 
april 2014 by inspiral
Peer-to-peer rental: The rise of the sharing economy | The Economist
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...
trends  2013  SharingEconomy  Economist  airbnb  peertopeer 
march 2013 by inspiral

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