Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Difference Between Uber and Airbnb | Re/code

Interesting case studies in cutthroat versus collaborative capitalism
"Uber and Airbnb have a lot in common: They are the tech startup darlings of the moment, they are valued in the tens of billions of dollars and make significant revenue, they connect the convenience of the Internet to the offline world, they are unpopular all over the world with incumbents and regulators and they exist by virtue of the non-employees who do the real work of renting their homes and driving their cars.
But where Uber is increasingly seen as an untrustworthy company due to its cutthroat handling of pricing, drivers, passengers and critical press — Airbnb is working to cultivate a very different image."
The Difference Between Uber and Airbnb | Re/code
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