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Ride-hailing app Taxify is joining the e-scooter fray in Paris

The clogged streets of Paris got their third e-scooter option in as any months, after ride-hailing service Taxify launched a fleet of several hundred e-scooters.

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  • Date:09/10/2018

Meet The Social Entrepreneur Behind Africa's "Uber For The Farm"

Uber’s ride-sharing technology has become ubiquitous over the last 10 years, and its model has been adapted to everything from snow-plowing to dog-walking services. Now, social entrepreneur Jehiel Oliver and his organization, Hello Tractor, have demonstrated another use: fighting poverty and scarcity in Africa’s remote rural communities.

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  • Date:08/14/2018

Avis will start providing rental cars to Lyft drivers

Avis Budget Group has announced a partnership with the ride-sharing service to let Lyft drivers reserve a car from Avis directly through the Lyft app. The joint venture marks the latest push by Avis to show investors and consumers that it can co-exist with services like Lyft, Uber and other ride-sharing companies.

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  • Date:08/08/2018

Uber and Lyft are gaining even more market share over taxis and rentals

How consumers use company-reimbursed private transportation companies is changing. The numbers show rideshare companies are gaining market share over taxis and rentals.

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  • Date:08/02/2018

5 ways to scale up the global sharing economy

Next month, the travel marketplace AirBnb will turn 10 years old – marking a major milestone for the Sharing Economy. These platforms have now grown into a massive, global industry facilitating hundreds of millions of transactions every day.

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  • Date:07/30/2018

Uber has now completed over 10 billion trips

The company hit the milestone on Sunday, June 10, at 6:12 p.m. ET when 173 trips and deliveries started simultaneously, putting Uber over the 10 billion trip marker. The trips occurred in 21 countries on five continents in cities including Montreal, Mexico City, and Miami. The 10 billionth trip comes just eight years after Uber began operating in 2010. The next question is, how long will it take Uber to hit 20 billion trips? We’re betting it won’t be nearly half as long.

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  • Date:07/26/2018

Here’s why your next car might be a subscription

You may not be buying or leasing a new car the next time you start thinking about getting a new ride. Instead, you may be getting a subscription that allows you to get whatever car you want, whenever you need it. In a bid to keep potential customers from defecting to ride-hailing services and foregoing personal car ownerships, brands like Volvo, Cadillac, and Porsche are upending the traditional retail model by developing app-based monthly subscriptions that provide vehicles on demand.

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  • Fast Company
  • Date:03/05/2018
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Bringing our money back down to earth

Excerpts from SOIL 2017: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital by Woody Tasch. Reprinted with permission form the publisher, Slow Money Institute. Note to The Reader I’m sad as hell and I’m not going to fake it anymore. Our democracy is ebbing and carbon is flowing—into the atmosphere, that is, instead of back into the soil, where it belongs. I’m sad as hell and I’m not going to forsake it anymore—poetry, that is. To be sure, quirky, playful poetry is an idiosyncratic response to hundred-billion-dollar arms deals, nuclear uncertainty, a quadrillion dollars’ worth of derivatives, hunger, obesity,…

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  • Date:02/10/2018

These are the world's top 20 trending destinations, according to Airbnb

Earlier this month, travel rental company Airbnb analyzed its 2017 and upcoming 2018 booking data to reveal its forecasts for next year's hot spot destinations. Airbnb compiled a list of places where bookings have doubled, tripled, or more, from the

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  • Date:12/22/2017

A crowdfunding campaign has raised money to buy an abandoned castle in France

Here’s another reason to love crowdfunding: Thousands of internet users have banded together to collectively buy an abandoned castle in France. Each internet user paid at least 50 euros to raise the 500,000 euros needed to buy it with the hopes of getting it restored. The castle dates back to the 13th century, and was abandoned in 1932 after a fire destroyed the roof. Now trees and plants grow where the roof would be.

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  • NPR
  • Date:12/08/2017

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