Collaborative Consumption

This page is a direct feed from 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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    • COUNTRY GUIDE: COLOMBIA July 27, 2014
      Gustavo Palacios, our Global Curator based in Bogota, Colombia, shares with us a collaborative lifestyle guide for his country. Colombia, known as a great cultural centre in South America by travellers, now also has a growing entrepreneurship ecosystem. The country has signed trade agreements with more than 40 countries and is now becoming very attractive...
      Gustavo Palacios
    • Airtasker acquires Occasional Butler July 25, 2014
      Airtasker has joined forces with another Australian task outsourcing platform, Occasional Butler. Occasional Butler co-founders Erz and Jodie Imam (who also founded Prahan, Melbourne co-working space depo8) will join Airtasker as Community Advisors. Read more about the acquisition on the Airtasker blog.The post Airtasker acquires Occasional Butler appeared f
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    • New in: Stripe in Australia! July 25, 2014
      Stripe, a platform that enables businesses to accept online payments, launches in Australia. The pricing is– 1.75% + 30c for Australian cards and 2.9% + 30c for international and American Express cards. They’re also bringing full international currency support, allowing Aussie users to charge in 100+ currencies. They will also take care of  conversions for u
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      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week: Airbnb ‘Squatter’ Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul? Yahoo Finance While Airbnb has spun countless homeowners across the globe into veritable “micro-entrepreneurs” with seeming ease since its inception in
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    • Uber and the collaborative transportation revolution in Colombia July 24, 2014
         We all have been witnessing how collaborative consumption had started to change consumption trends but, right now in Bogota, we are starting to see how it´s really impacting legal framework and business strategies and specifically in transportation. The controversy arose early in May when police started making checkpoints to immobilize private vehicles de
      Gustavo Palacios
      Carpooling is a known but not a very often practiced concept here in the Emirates. Most people prefer to take their own car to and from work and the result is a high number of cars on the road with just one person in them. Carpool Arabia is aiming to improve the situation by introducing...  Read moreThe post CARPOOL ARABIA: NEW CAR SHARING PLATFORM FOR UAE a
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      South African based TheRoomlink is a platform that matches renters with available rooms. Founder, Liezl Hesketh shares her view on why this is the solution for so many students, commuting professionals and people looking for short term rentals. Why did you decide to start TheRoomLink now?  We found that there were many students in South...  Read moreThe post
      Lauren Wallett
    • Weekly Round-Up: Collcons Must-Reads 18th July July 18, 2014
      We scour the internet to find the most interesting news on the collaborative consumption front. Here are our picks for the week:  Uber Is A Sign of Epic Technology Battles To Come Matt Asay, ReadWrite The best technologies and companies don’t commoditize existing markets. They create entirely new markets. ‘Sharing economy’ booming in Australia Jonathan Pearl
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    • Repost: Your social delivery service is now called Nimber July 17, 2014
      Reposted from the Nimber blog For over two years easyGroup and Norway Post have challenged our right to Easybring by claiming ownership of basic words such as “easy” and “bring”. Walking away from the name that has been synonymous with our service since day one has not been easy. But equally, spending precious capital and...  Read moreThe post Repost: Your s
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    • Repost: Airbnb Launches Massive Redesign, With Reimagined Listings And A Brand New Logo July 17, 2014
       Airbnb announced a massive redesign to its website and mobile apps that is designed to make it easier for users to find the information that they need while also making listings on its platform more appealing. The company also introduced a new, modern logo that will replace the lower-case cursive “a” that has defined it over...  Read moreThe post Repost: Ai
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