sharing economy

Seattle Just Became the First City to Cap the Number of UberX and Lyft Drivers on the Road

Each service will be limited to 150 drivers at any given time.

How a System for Shared Taxi Rides Could Transform New York City

A totally optimized taxi network would produce 40 percent fewer trips.

Las Vegas (Of All Places) May Be About to Reinvent Car Ownership

The all-you-can-move sharing system Project 100 launches this summer, but many questions remain.

Why It's So Hard to Figure Out the Sharing Economy's Winners and Losers

A new study suggests Airbnb cuts into hotels' business. But is that necessarily a bad thing?

Taxi Drivers Miffed Over Uber and Lyft Just Sued the City of Chicago

They say they're trying to protect riders.

The Wrongful Death Suit That Could Finally Define Uber

Questions over just who can be held liable in the "sharing economy" are coming to a head.

Congress Just Started Caring About the Sharing Economy

A friendly first hearing on Capitol Hill.

The Rise of Civic Tech

Technology is poised to seriously disrupt some of the last remaining domains: government, city hall, and your neighborhood.

The Rise of Invisible Work

Companies like Airbnb and Etsy are redefining what it means to have a "job." Is that good for the economy?

Start Your Own Bike-Share With This Keyless Bike Lock

Unlock the bike with a smartphone and grant access to friends. 

A Milestone in Airbnb's Awkward Relationship With New York

The company says it wants to work with the city to pay occupancy taxes.

The Strange Tale of an Uber Car Crash and What It Means for the Future of Auto Insurance

When you're hitching a ride with Uber, Sidecar, or Lyft, it's not always clear who's liable in the event of an accident.

Why Home-Cooking From Total Strangers May Be the Future of Food

The sharing economy moves into a new niche: dinner. Will queasy eaters and regulators buy in?

Dinner Party of the Day: Avoid Tourist Traps, 'EatWith' Locals

A start-up has recruited hundreds of dinner party hosts across Europe and South America. It's coming to New York -- will it succeed?

The Future of Transportation: Own an EV, Get Access to an SUV

Own a small, cheap-to-operate electric vehicle for workaday commutes, and access to a sports car or SUV whenever you want.

How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation

A nation of freelancers can't afford their own summer homes. But a return to co-vacationing means they won't have to.

What Happens When a Nonprofit Car-Sharing Service Gets Bought By a Major Rental Company?

We're about to find out.

What's the Difference Between a Shady Hotelier and an Airbnb Host?

A question in dire need of a legal answer.

A Proposal to Make the Micro Apartment a Little More Livable

The dormitory meets the real world.