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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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Summertime and Things are Hotting Up in the Sharing Economy

Summertime and Things are Hotting Up  in the Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy has been in the headlines yet again, causing quite a stir. Compare and Share have been busy making sure that people know that there are over £3.5 trillion worth of spare goods in the world so that you can make and save money by trading shared goods.

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Shared accommodation for the World Cup in Brazil - our top 3

Shared accommodation for the World Cup in Brazil - our top 3

May 29, 2014

With the World Cup opening ceremony on the 12th June fast approaching, we’ve chosen our top three places to stay in three of Brazil’s most popular destinations.

Tags: accommodation, accommodation rentals, events

By Josh Alidina

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Six things all (true) Londoners share

Six things all (true) Londoners share

London may not be revered as a place of great sharing, but we think Londoners are the greatest sharers in the world. To prove it, we have identified six ways that London wears its sharing heart right on its sleeve.

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Number of people sharing homes and cars in Sheffield soars as the city embraces the Sharing Economy.

Number of people sharing homes and cars in Sheffield soars as the city embraces the Sharing Economy.

Sheffield has become the latest city to embrace the burgeoning Sharing Economy with an 80% increase in local users of Compare and Share in the past month. Since the surge in Sheffield users, Compare and Share have now signed up to become an official travel partner of the Sheffield DocFest to ensure the city is ready to welcome the 20,000 attendess from all over the world.  

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