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Should a criminal record ban you from the sharing economy?

It’s remarkable how one moment of drunken madness can have lifelong repercussions. Almost a decade ago, a 19-year old Michaela Booth found herself in the midst of a drunken fracas in a nightclub. It was a mistake that resulted in a judge sentencing Booth to four years in prison. Show More Summary

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup: Mazur Reviews Barry's Taxation, Innovation, And The Sharing Economy

This week, Orly Mazur (SMU) reviews a new work by Jordan Barry (San Diego), Taxation and Innovation: The Sharing Economy as a Case Study. Innovation drives economic growth. Thus, encouraging innovation is a worthwhile and necessary endeavor. However, the tools we currently use to promote innovation are not always effective...

Barry: Taxation And Innovation — The Sharing Economy As A Case Study

Jordan M. Barry (San Diego), Taxation and Innovation: The Sharing Economy as a Case Study, in Cambridge Handbook on Law and Regulation of the Sharing Economy (Nestor Davidson, Michèle Finck & John Infranca, eds., Cambridge University Press 2018): This chapter considers the relationship between the U.S. federal income tax system...

Bitcoins & Benjamins: The Future of Work & Money

As you may know, NextView now has a thematic investing focus on the redesign of the Everyday Economy. We’ve shared our thoughts on how the internet and associated digital technologies are creating massive shifts in home, apparel, and other categories. Show More Summary

Lyft Gives Year-End Love to Its Drivers Who’ve Truly Changed People’s Lives

There's a lot to be said about whether the so-called "sharing economy" actually makes people's lives better or worse. Maybe it's both. But it's compelling, even magical, that everyday people can just pick up a gig that puts them in contact with so many others. What meaningful things happen in those exchanges? For the holidays,...

BUBBLE ECONOMY: Long Island Iced Tea shares went gangbusters after changing its name to Long Blockch…

BUBBLE ECONOMY: Long Island Iced Tea shares went gangbusters after changing its name to Long Blockchain. Up until this morning, Long Blockchain was a little-known company making non-alcoholic lemonades and ice teas. As of Wednesday, the company had a market value of just $23.8 million, but at one point in pre-market trading had 9.76 million […]

As GOP tax plan becomes law, major companies are announcing share buybacks, not investing in workers

President Donald Trump signed into law a tax bill that cuts taxes on wealthy individuals and big corporations Wednesday. Republicans have promised that the legislation will stimulate the economy because corporations, now relieved in part of their tax burden, will turn around and invest in jobs and increase worker wages. But in the run-up to […]

American’s Boeing 777-300ER Reconfiguration Plan Revealed

American hasn't publicly shared details of what the configuration of the 777-300ERs ("77W") would look like once premium economy is added -- what those seats will trade off with. The first plane to be reconfigured left for Paine Field December 3rd. And American has now dropped a seat map. Continue reading American’s Boeing 777-300ER Reconfiguration Plan Revealed...

Delta Is Offering Discounted Business Class Award Tickets To Europe

Delta offers a monthly SkyMiles flash sale, and they just shared the details of their latest one. Often these sales are just for domestic economy travel, so this one is pretty exciting, since it's for longhaul international business class travel. Show More Summary

Santa Meets the Sharing Economy in Coke’s New Christmas Ad

Summary: Despite its length (over three minutes!), the film’s a surprisingly snackable piece of self-deprecating modernity meeting The Polar Express.

Why Does China Love The 'Sharing Economy'? Not Because Of Communism...

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Something strange has been happening in China. People have been going nuts about bicycles. Specifically, investors have gone crazy over startups that allow people to rent bikes for a fraction of a dollar per hour, and then leave them anywhere, rather than only at special bike stations -- what is known as "dockless" bike-sharing. Show More Summary

Santa Meets the Sharing Economy in Coke’s New Christmas Ad From Hidden Figures’ Theodore Melfi

It's the holidays. You're probably overworked and lonely. There you are, telling some cutie you've got a Christmas tree that's, like, 30 feet tall. Is she biting the bait? She's biting the bait. She will want a pic of that later. Oh, no! Wherever will you find a Christmas tree that's 30 feet tall? Even...

The future of propTech – GuestReady professionalizes short-term rental sharing economy in China

The short-term rental market is experiencing a rise due to the increasing number of location-independent workers and to the shifting perceptions of home ownership. Continue reading The future of propTech – GuestReady professionalizes short-term rental sharing economy in China at Property Portal Watch.

Global shares down as US economy takes center stage

Global stock markets mostly fell Wednesday following the latest retreat on Wall Street and as investors awaited a run of U.S. economic data culminating at the end of the week … Click to Continue »

U.S. Senator Leahy says Apple has ‘moral responsibility’ to fight oppression in China

Over the weekend, Tim Cook made a surprise appearance at the World Internet Conference in China. During a keynote address at the event, Tim Cook reportedly said that Apple and China share a vision for an open digital economy. Now, U.S. Show More Summary

Makerspace: Towards a New Civic Infrastructure

In Places journal (2015):Makerspaces are at once an emerging architectural and institutional typology and a manifestation of the so-called sharing economy. But will they last?More here

China Hits A Brick Wall: For First Time Ever, Record Chinese Credit Creation Fails To Stimulate Economy

``... while the lion's share of our client base continues to tell us, with respect to our bearish views on China... "President Xi Jinping will simply stimulate more if/when things get bad", we would highlight, again as detailed... below, China stimulated at a record pace in 2017, yet it did not resonate in improved economic activity ''

Asian shares tumble ahead of data-heavy week

Asian stock markets tumbled Monday as investors looked ahead to a possible U.S. Senate vote on proposed tax changes and data announcements from major economies. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite … Click to Continue »

Missbeez bets on AI to bring beauty therapists to your home

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

EXCLUSIVE: Artificial intelligence has been transformative in 2017. On VentureBeat podcast VB Engage, we’ve been talking every week about AI’s role in changing the face of marketing. Missbeez, the sharing economy app for beauty therapists, today announced that it is now using AI and machine learning across its entire platform — powering a chatbot, smart routing, consumer […]

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