Blog Archive for April 2016

Uber has to settle. And the next lawsuit is on the way…

Uber settles a $10 million lawsuit over background checks. In California, Uber was sued for claiming its background checks were "industry-leading". But they failed to take drivers' fingerprints and a background check without fingerprints is "completely worthless" claimed San Francisco District Attorney. As a result, Uber no longer advertises for...
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Did Airbnb break the trust barrier?

Thoughts on the TED Talk of Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb. An ongoing challenge for Airbnb and other sharing economy companies is trust. And it seems that Gebbia found a solution: “It turns out, a well-designed reputation system is key for building trust”. Yet, these review systems don’t always tell the full story - as evident in the website...
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Airbnb Says Trust Baby Boomers

Vijilent asks, 'who do you trust?' Airbnb says it's ok to trust baby boomers. In a recent study conducted by Airbnb, Americans aged 60 and older are the fastest-growing and best-reviewed demographic in Airbnb. These baby boomers are traveling more, yet most do so on limited budgets.  They have turned to the sharing economy and Airbnb to make travel...
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