Sharing Economy

Peer to peer trading of spare or surplus capacity to provide items or perform services

Europe in the New Economy

This is a guest post by Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero, Principal Administrator at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.  Two strong trends are emerging in the western world that, at first glance, appear contradictory: on the one...

7 European Countries Embracing Crowd Economy

7 European Countries Embracing Crowd Economy

What makes these 7 European countries unique? What is this “crowd economy” that we are talking about? A New Paradigm: 14 parts of the Crowd Economy Landscape tells us that the sharing economy is actually a subsect of the crowd economy umbrella. The crowd economy, as...

10 Ridesharing Apps You Can Use

10 Ridesharing Apps You Can Use

As a digital-savvy millennial, I realized how technology has changed my habits. When booking a ticket, I’d crowdsourced flight prices via Skyscanner and instead of staying in a hotel for long vacays, I’d choose Airbnb to make myself at home anywhere. And when in...

How an Airbed Disrupted Hospitality: #Crowdchat with JJ Chai Airbnb

Anyone with extra space - an extra bedroom, a spare villa, or an apartment free over the weekend, can share their space to travellers around the world. All this started with an airbed. How did that happen?  As a sneak preview of what you’ll get from the most cutting...

Uber’s Massive Snowball Effect on the Automotive Sector

Remember the funny snowball effect in cartoons? That puny snowball, rolling on a snow-covered hillside about to smash the perky snowmen along the way? That which kids laugh and watch, rolling on the floor, perhaps trying to understand what’s happening on that episode....

4 Key Issues Facing Sharing Economy in Developing Nations

4 Key Issues Facing Sharing Economy in Developing Nations

In the recent years there are some economic and social trends that are aiming at providing alternative and sustainable means of consumption. While Governments and companies around the world, are trying to influence consumer decisions, these disruptive trends have the...

Uber Lesson 101: Focus on the Public Before the PR

How can a week be so messed up for anyone?If you've not been snowed in with Snovember in the US, you would probably know the company in question is Uber. News from Uber has dominated my feed for all the wrong reasons -- and when it rains its pours they say. It will...

The 5 P’s of the Crowd Economy

This article by Epi Ludvik is reposted from Virgin Entrepreneur Social connections boosted by the web and mobile networks have seeded collaboration and cooperation like never before. Ironically all this technology has, in more instances than not, helped increase human...

Helsinki’s Innovation in Mobility to Discourage Car Ownership

Own performance not product is the mindset that the city of Helsinki wants to encourage its residents to adopt  and choose the concept of mobility as a service instead of car ownership. The Finnish capital city is poised to grow 40% in the next 35 years and city...

AirBnB is More Than Its Provocative Logo

AirBnb wants to emphasize the feeling of belonging through its new logo and web redesign with a powerful message - Belong Anywhere. The tech company that has been one of the pioneers of the tech+sharing economy space wants to underscore its message and mission to...

May Have Helped Surge Demand for Uber’s Services

May Have Helped Surge Demand for Uber’s Services

Taxi drivers in the Capital region opposed Uber yesterday by staging an official protest and stalling traffic on major DC streets. They want the DC government to follow Virginia and make Uber cease and desist operations in the District. Uber's unique model uses a...

Collaborative Economy in Belgium Needs a Regulatory Boost

Collaborative Economy in Belgium Needs a Regulatory Boost

Crowdsourcing is growing quickly in Europe and the number of organisations tapping into the crowd to create scalable solutions continues to raise steadily. Crowdsourcing is impacting various sectors from transportation to finance, to education and manufacturing. The...

PandaBed Connects Asian Vacation Goers to Trusted Accommodation

James Chua, (co-founder of PandaBed along with Lester Kang) spoke to Crowdsourcing Week about PandaBed - a startup marketplace that offers a wide range of accommodation option for travelers to Asia. Even though collaboration and cooperation is rooted in Asian culture,...

How Much Does Asia Contribute to the Global Sharing Economy?

Social technology is making it easier for people to transact with each other, enabling people to share homes, skills, transportation—and even food —with each other. The sharing economy this year will generate $350 billion in transactions, according to Melissa O-Young,...

Why the Sharing Economy is More Than a Business Model

Why the Sharing Economy is More Than a Business Model

The Sharing Economy is disruptive. We all know that it has turned ordinary people into entrepreneurs, is helping save precious resources and helping consumers stretch their dollars. But the single most important aspect of the sharing mentality is more than all the...

Earning Through the Shared Economy?

Earning Through the Shared Economy?

You monetize the sharing economy. You rent out your car, spare room, tools and freelance as a writer, designer or coder. You are making a sweet income, tapping into the the collaborative offerings and all is well. Then April 15 comes around and brings along tax...

What is the Potential of The Crowd Economy?

What is the crowd economy? You may know it as the sharing or collaborative economy that presents an economic opportunity for ordinary citizens to monetize idle resources like an extra bedroom, tools or their car. But it also includes crowdfunding, crowdsourced...