Sharing Economy News

Our latest news coverage of the sharing economy, from on-demand transportation and accommodation, through to personal services and peer-to-peer finance.

Tesla

Survey: consumers are divided on electric and self-driving cars

Reuters – Automakers, ride-hailing and tech companies plowing money into the development of electric, self-driving and shared car services will find more enthusiastic consume...

Driver

Chicago approves traffic congestion tax on ride-hailing services

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A proposal to combat traffic congestion in Chicago by increasing taxes on certain ride-hailing trips won city council approval on Tuesday as the city and ...

Driver

‘Unfit’ Uber loses London licence over safety failures

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber was stripped of its licence to carry paying passengers in London on Monday for the second time in just over two years, pending an appeal, over a ̶...

London

Uber still in the dark on London taxi licence renewal, three days before expiry

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber is waiting to find out whether its taxi licence in London, one of its most important markets, will be renewed, just three days before it is due to exp...

Moscow Skyline

Russia’s Sberbank, Mail.Ru to invest $1 billion in online food, taxi venture

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian internet company Mail.Ru and state lender Sberbank have finalised the terms of a joint food and taxi platform and plan to invest 64.6 billion roubl...

Social media

Two plead guilty in conspiracy involving Uber, LinkedIn, others – U.S. Justice Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two hackers pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for a conspiracy to extract bounties from Uber Technologies Inc, LinkedIn and other corporatio...