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Uber and Airbnb Lobby for Gig Worker Bailout

Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi has been making pleading phone calls to members of Congress. Khosrowshahi is asking for a bailout,...

EU: Startups merge to take on Airbnb

A group of four short-term stay startups in Europe have teamed up to create a new company and take on leader Airbnb. Earlier on Wednesday,...

India: Airbnb invests US$100-200 million in OYO

Home-renting company Airbnb will invest between US$100 and US$200 million in SoftBank Group-backed Indian hotel start-up OYO, reported The Financial Times. Airbnb announced on Monday,...

US: Airbnb is acquiring a hotel booking company

Airbnb has struck a deal that will help bolster its boutique hotel business. The company announced Thursday, March 7, it signed an agreement to...

Japan: Airbnb probe ends

According to a report from Reuters Japan’s antitrust watchdog will end its inspection of the Japanese operations of Airbnb as the US home-sharing platform...

Spain: Airbnb is not driving up rents says CNMC

In a report published this week, the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) described the positive effects of the boom of platforms such...

EU: Airbnb breaches consumer rules: EC

The European Commision told Airbnb on Monday, July 16, to bring its terms and conditions into line with the bloc’s consumer rules or face...

Japan: JTFC raids Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

Japanese antitrust regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home rental site said on Friday, November...

France: Airbnb automatically caps rental offers in central Paris

Airbnb is capping the number of days per year its users can rent out their properties in central Paris. The popular home rental app, which...

The Sharing Economy Meets the Sherman Act: Is Uber a Firm,...

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Sharing Economy Meets the Sherman Act: Is Uber a Firm, a Cartel, or Something in Between? By Mark Anderson...

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