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Airbnb Co-Founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks onstage during 'Generation Next' at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Brian Chesky of Airbnb on "the worst idea ever"

Aug 27, 2015
Who knew people would be game to open up their homes to strangers?
Posted In: airbnb, ceo, sharing economy
The sharing economy, which includes companies like Uber, has drawn some unpleasant headlines lately.

When sharing is scaring

Aug 20, 2015
After horror stories, debate grows over how to keep users of new services safe.
Posted In: Uber, sharing economy, regulation, airbnb, safety
A Hertz car rental logo in Landover Hills, Maryland.

The car rental industry is strong, but Hertz struggles

Aug 7, 2015
Car sharing has yet to cut into its bread and butter: business travelers.
Posted In: Hertz, Earnings, sharing economy

Uber will tell you your passenger rating now

Jul 29, 2015
You score drivers and they score you. Can you beat Kai's score?
Posted In: Uber, sharing economy, ratings

Homejoy shuts its doors

Jul 22, 2015
And what it could mean for the future of the sharing economy.
Posted In: startups, lawsuit, sharing economy
An UBER application is shown as cars drive by in Washington, D.C. on March 25, 2015.

Who's an employee?

Jul 15, 2015
The Department of Labor has issued guidance on classifying workers.
Posted In: sharing economy, Uber, employees
Instacart, an online company that delivers groceries to shoppers, wants to categorize its employees as part-timers.

Reversing a trend, Instacart checks out part-timers

Jun 22, 2015
The company is reclassifying some of its independent contractors.
Posted In: sharing economy, Instacart, contractors

In a sharing economy, labor laws fall short

Apr 23, 2015
Legal experts say 80-year-old labor laws don't work in today's economy.
Posted In: Uber, Uber taxi, sharing economy
Uber

Juries to decide if Uber drivers are 'contractors'

Mar 12, 2015
Pending lawsuits could upend the way Uber and its smaller rival, Lyft, operate.
Posted In: Uber, Lyft, sharing economy, class action lawsuits
Guests attend an Airbnb holiday dinner in New York City.

Airbnb confronts an unusual marketing challenge

Dec 9, 2014
To help with branding, Airbnb will publish a magazine that will be stocked by hosts and bookstores.
Posted In: airbnb, sharing economy, hotels

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