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Is the Sharing Economy Driving Uk Jobs and Growth? (Event)

Is the Sharing Economy Driving Uk Jobs and Growth? (Event)

September 22, 2014

Benita Matofska, our indomitable Chief Sharer, will be discussing this very question at the Labour Party Conference Fringe Event hosted by Inline on Tuesday September 23. The panel of leading thinkers on the sharing economy will discuss everything from the economic opportunity the Sharing Economy represents for the UK, to some of the emerging regulatory trends includes: 

Tags: Sharing Economy, Labour Party Conference, HouseTrip, Lyft

By Daniel de Filippis

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Did you Know? 5 Sharing Economy Fun Facts

Did you Know? 5 Sharing Economy Fun Facts

Did you know that there is an estimated £3.5 BILLION - yes you read that right - worth of unused assets in the world right now that are just sitting around doing pretty much nothing? That’s a whole lot of waste, but it can be an opportunity for all of us as we start sharing more and more. After all, one person’s trash is another’s treasure, right?

 

Tags: Sharing Economy, Fun Facts, Statue of Liberty, AirPnP

By Daniel de Filippis

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Share the Weekend: Roma

Share the Weekend: Roma

It’s September amd most of the Roman Summer Festivals are over by now, but you can definitely still experience all the sites, and if you’re stopping for a more than a couple of days you can head-out beachside with an excuse to visit the Roman ruins at Ostia Antica and grab a sun-drenched lunch by the sea. The web is full of tourist guides as to what to see, so we won’t linger on that and instead give you a couple of hints on how the Sharing Economy can help you make the most out of the Roma.

Tags: Share the Weekend, Sharing Economy, Roma, Rome, Holidays, Ostia Antica, Quartiere Coppedè, Car2go

By Daniel de Filippis

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We’re in the Blackbox!

We’re in the Blackbox!

… and we couldn’t be more excited! Compare and Share has been chosen as one of 16 Startups from 15 countries to participate in the Fall 2014 Program organized by Blackbox Connect and Google for Entrepreneurs.

Tags: Black Box Connect, Startups, Google for Entrepreneurs, Benita Matofska

By Daniel de Filippis

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Summer News Roundup

Summer News Roundup

August is about to say goodbye, and it’s back to work, back to school, and back to chillier days for most us very soon. We won’t hide that here at Compare and Share we’re excited to get back into the thick of things - follow our blog and twitter for upcoming news - but before we do that, we wanted to share some late-summer news with you. 

Tags: Sharing Economy, Startacus, Startups, Elevator Pitch, Breaking Bad, Sharing

By Daniel de Filippis

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A thing is bigger for being shared

A thing is bigger for being shared

 

Many of our British readers will be getting ready for the Bank Holiday Weekend, if they’re not already enjoying some time off! So we thought we’d put together something light and quirky for this weekend read!

A few months ago we ran the world’s very first - possibly, hard to fact check - BingoShare! at OxfordJam which went down a treat, so we’re taking a page out of our own book to create a mini-quiz on some of our favourite quotes on Sharing. 

Tags: Sharing Economy, Sharing Quotes, BingoShare, OxfordJam, George R.R. Martin

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Share the Weekend: London

Share the Weekend: London

Did you know that the Ancient Greeks had over 30 words to describe love and all its complexities? This summer, the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love have chosen seven of them to celebrate in their festival. Bringing together hundreds of artists, communities and partners, the Festival of Love is a two month extravaganza of events, performances, pop-ups and chats… and you can still catch the tail end of it before it closes at the end of August. From Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th of August head over to the Southbank to share a weekend of Eros & Ludus. 

Tags: Festival of Love, Southbank, London, Sharing Economy, Holiday Accommodation, Clothes Swapping, Food Sharing

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Is the sharing economy just a fad? Or does it have staying power?

Is the sharing economy just a fad? Or does it have staying power?

The sharing economy has been Identified by TIME Magazine as ‘one of the 10 Ideas that will change the world’; hailed by the Economist as a big trend with ‘immense potential’ and cited by Forbes as a new ‘disruptive economic force’. Week on week it’s making headlines all over the world, on screens and in publications on every continent...

By Harry Kelf

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Critics of the sharing economy are missing the point altogether

Critics of the sharing economy are missing the point altogether

Rather than law-breaking, businesses such as Airbnb and Uber are responding to a changing landscape

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Where will the Sharing Economy Take you This Summer? Stay somewhere gorgeous from just £15 a night!

Where will the Sharing Economy Take you This Summer? Stay somewhere gorgeous from just £15 a night!

Fancy travelling somewhere exotic this summer? well thanks to the Sharing Economy you can! With Compare and Share you are renting directly from the owner giving you a better deal and making friends along the way.

Tags: Sharing economy, travel

By Harry Kelf

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