Uber is exiting the race for dominance in China's ride-hailing market and selling its stake to rival Didi Chuxing.
Uber may open cities from taxi oligopolies, but ultimately it closes them off to the possibility of more meaningful alternatives.
Uber actively encloses what could be a more open city in which riders and drivers work to benefit city residents.
Rather than create regulatory frameworks that allow innovations to thrive, governments have created hurdles to transformative applications like Uber or Airbnb.
Governments too often hinder change, when instead they should aim to foster an organic innovation ecosystem. This is more about bottom-up innovation than top-down schemas.
Computers aren’t a magical silver bullet for learning.
Schools are focusing on the wrong objective when it comes to using technology in their classrooms. They should focus just as much on how they teach.
The ACT government is the first jurisdiction in Australia to fully approve operations of the ride-sharing service Uber.
A case of an uber driver from Perth suing the company because his contract was terminated may show how protected drivers are under law.
How a cabinet-maker and temperance preacher managed what the ride-sharing company is struggling to pull off.
The rise of subcontracting and franchises has allowed employers to enjoy the profits without the responsibility.
While there has been a rise in contracting out and 'disruptors' such as Uber, employment is an will remain the dominant method of business operation in a capitalist setting.
Uber chief Travis Kalanick has agreed the company will create and fund a driver’s association as part of a recent class action settlement.
Uber's move to establish a drivers association is akin to the 'yellow unions' of the 1930s.
Taxi drivers in Jakarta staged a strike over operations of app-based transportation service Uber.
The Indonesian government recently announced it would start to regulate app-based ride-sharing services such as Uber, Grab Taxi and Gojek.
Uber drives some people crazy.
The deal, in which drivers won't pursue their claim to be employees in exchange for the cash and other changes, raises more questions than it answers.
Angry rhetoric won’t get us anywhere.
Presidential candidates are using voter anger to fuel more divisions and discord rather than to start a conversation about the collapse of collective bargaining.
Algorithms have the potential to change every business.
The disruption happening thanks to algorithms is happening all around us.
The idea of a sharing platform that renders the financial warehouse obsolete is fanciful.
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Financial services are being digitally disrupted, but the idea of a financial "sharing" economy replacing traditional banking ignores reality.
A third generation of Online Marketplaces that combine workflow and networks are changing the underlying economics of many industries.
As online marketplaces mature, a raft of new service-based companies are popping up around them.
Detractors of Airbnb hold protest signs in a rally in New York.
Moves to legalise Uber and Airbnb are paving the way for better protection of all parties involved.
The road ahead could be gloomy for some in the sharing economy.
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There are few markets that have easier entry and exit than those in the sharing economy.
Uber drivers gather outside Uber San Diego to protest against a 30% driver fee cut.
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