Sharing economy


Want to live rent-free? This startup can help

1:36PM | Tuesday, 5 January 2016 |  “People are more and more willing to share their homes and goods in the interest of the public than for money.”

Airbnb to raise $2 billion as it partners with state government in tourism campaign

12:16PM | Tuesday, 8 December 2015 |  Victoria’s tourism office has partnered with the accommodation rental service to encourage tourism in Melbourne’s middle and outer suburbs.

Look out for a Facebook in the crowdfunding

11:06AM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 |  The social media giant began tests on a new fundraising feature this morning.

Airtasker to put gift cards in major supermarkets and retailers

11:54PM | Tuesday, 17 November 2015 |  “We want to be breaking down the barriers to people operating in the peer-to-peer economy,” founder Tim Fung says.

In love with Uber and Airbnb? You might have ‘disruption fever’

10:25PM | Tuesday, 27 October 2015 |  The Labor Party’s guidelines on the “sharing economy”, released last week, are a positive development for those concerned with the unfettered growth of the collaborative economy.

Michael Rosenbaum explores the potential of space

10:32PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 |  Spacer, the latest venture from Deals Direct co-founder Michael Rosenbaum, has launched, with $1 million of funding from angel investors.

What does the future hold for the “sharing economy”?

8:30PM | Wednesday, 5 August 2015 |  The sharing economy could bring about the end of capitalism: that’s the provocative claim made by economic journalist Paul Mason, among others.

Should we love Uber and Airbnb or protest against them?

8:05PM | Monday, 3 August 2015 |  Protests have been staged against both Uber and Airbnb yet neither platform shows signs of faltering.

A caring, sharing economy?

3:57PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 |  The government didn’t create the sharing economy. But if it over-regulates then it could kill it!

Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh calls for regulation of Airbnb and Uber

1:42PM | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 |  Rapidly growing international tech businesses like Airbnb and Uber should be subjected to stricter regulation to ensure they don’t avoid their tax obligations, according to shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh.