The peer-to-peer home rental website Airbnb started less than six years ago and is currently valued at $10 billion, a higher valuation than some large publicly traded hotel chains like Wyndham Worldwide and Hyatt Hotels. Airbnb now offers home rentals … read more
Tech Crunch is reporting that “Lyft Launches In 24 New Markets, Cuts Fares By Another 10%“: On-demand ride-sharing startup Lyft is expanding aggressively in the U.S., announcing the launch of service in 24 new markets today (see the Lyft trademark … read more
Here’s another example of an exciting new global, economic trend – “collaborative consumption” also sometimes called the “sharing economy.” Launched in 2012, EatWith is a web-based platform that allows people to make arrangements to dine in private homes around the … read more
CBS Sunday Morning had a great segment last Sunday “Welcome to the new economy built on sharing” featuring the recent trend in “collaborative consumption” (aka the new “peer-to-peer rental society” and the rise of the “sharing economy”). Watch the video … read more
I’ve posted before about the new phenomenon of “collaborative consumption” and how we’re increasingly becoming more of a “rental economy,” where people can now rent just about anything they need from somebody else: their bathroom, their couch for an overnight … read more
At Getaround, you can rent a car from someone nearby. Convenient hourly rentals from $4.50 per hour. Full insurance included.
Rental markets in everything, e.g. Toilets In its October issue, Reason Magazine reviews the book “What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption,” here’s the Collaborative Consumption website. The review is titled “Pimp Your Ride: Why own what you … read more