sharing economy

4:06pm

Fri April 4, 2014

5:45pm

Mon March 24, 2014
Airbnb

The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market

Can this property be legally rented to tourists?
Ben Trefny

The sharing economy in San Francisco is humming. Companies like Airbnb have figured out how to make a lot of money by using existing housing stock to meet consumer demand, which in Airbnb’s case is coming from tourists. Fast Company magazine declared AirBnB will soon become “the world’s largest hotel chain – without owning a single hotel.”

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5:18pm

Wed September 25, 2013

1:36pm

Thu August 15, 2013
Transportation

Youth Radio: Teens use Twitter to thumb rides

Listen to this story here.

Back in the 1970s, my mom turned 18 and got her dream car.

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5:51pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

[freespace]: a temporary space for lasting change

A wall upstairs at [freespace]
Jen Chien

In a small room, inside a former sewing machine factory in the mid-Market district of San Francisco, Mitsuru Muraki is jamming on some unconventional percussion instruments: two round glass vases and a couple of pencils. He and another musician named Gabe Stern are writing a song together. As Muraki moves on to drumming on a metal bucket, a tall, dreadlocked young man pokes his head in the door.

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