Collaborative Consumption

This page is a direct feed from www.collaborativeconsumption.com. Collaborative Consumption describes a movement focused on traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping currently gaining in popularity as we reclaim our innate nature to connect with each other.

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    • WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS 24TH OCTOBER October 24, 2014
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: Lawsuits may cause business owners to rethink ‘sharing economy’ Rob Wile, Fusion.net The past few years have seen an explosion of firms built on a 1099 workforce. The contracts allow employers to avoid...  Read moreThe post WEEKLY
      Mia de Villa
    • Trust in the Sharing Economy: In Conversation with the UK Gov’t October 22, 2014
      This excerpt is reposted from the eRated blog. Written by Matthew Godwin How do we keep users safe? What role should the government play as regulator? Can marketplaces really police themselves? These were just some of the questions in a free-flowing discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the sharing economy in the months and...  Read moreThe p
      Dan Benjamin
    • Collaborative Pioneer Interview with SweepSouth Founders, Aisha Pandor and Alen Ribic October 19, 2014
      Aisha Pandor and Alen Ribic are the co-founders of SweepSouth – an online platform for connecting homeowners with excellent, reliable, experienced domestic cleaning professionals – basically Uber for cleaning professionals. We bumped into them at the recent Start-Up South Africa event where they walked away as winners in the Get Up Start-up competition with
      Brigid Prinsloo
    • The Sharing Economy in 3 U.S. Cities, Part 2: Las Vegas October 19, 2014
      Lucy Gao, Canadian Global Curator, visited various companies in three U.S. cities as part of a Sharing Economy tour sponsored by The Washington Foreign Press Center, visiting New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. This is part 2 of a 3-part series showcasing companies she visited in each city, featuring familiar incumbents and new startups to look out for...
      Lucy Gao
    • WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS 17TH OCTOBER October 17, 2014
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: Korea’s sharing economy rocket-propelled as domestic ride-sharing service gets $18M Nathan Millard, VentureBeat Bain Capital has today announced that they have led a series A investment into Korean car sharing company, Socar. The..
      Mia de Villa
    • The Sharing Economy in 3 U.S. Cities, Part 1: New York City October 16, 2014
      Lucy Gao, Canadian Global Curator, visited various companies in three U.S. cities as part of a Sharing Economy tour sponsored by The Washington Foreign Press Center,visiting New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. This is part 1 of a 3-part series showcasing companies she visited in each city, featuring familiar incumbents and new startups to look...  Read mo
      Lucy Gao
    • Collaborative Pioneer Interview with Andy Taylor, Founder of Yatango October 13, 2014
      Andy is the co-founder of Yatango,  a collaborative consumption technology platform based in Australia.He is also the co-founder of p2p money lending platform, SocietyOne. In this interview, he talks about Yatango, a platform that allows users to build their on mobile plans and allows them to change it on a month to month basis to...  Read moreThe post Colla
      Mia de Villa
    • Report: The Emerging Collaborative Economy in Australia October 13, 2014
      A new report, The Emerging Collaborative Economy in Australia, produced by Vision Critical in partnership with Collaborative Lab and Nine! Rewards, reveals promising uptake of and enthusiasm for collaborative economy platforms that use technology to enable people to connect to share and exchange a variety of goods and services. There is already high penetrat
      Collaborative Consumption
    • WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLLCONS MUST-READS 10TH OCTOBER October 10, 2014
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: NSW govt test drives car sharing Adam Bender, Computer World Seeking to put the brakes on big spending on its car fleets, the NSW government is test driving a car-sharing scheme for state...  Read moreThe post WEEKLY ROUND-UP: COLL
      Mia de Villa
    • Collaborative Logistics: Ripe for Disruption October 8, 2014
      I am frequently asked what sectors I think will be next in terms of being disrupted by collaborative business models. Pet care? Mortgages? Parking? It’s a hard space to crack but I think 2015 will be the year we see some big things happen in collaborative logistics, especially shipping. A useful lens I have developed to...  Read moreThe post Collaborative Lo
      Rachel Botsman

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