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'Sharing economy' reshaping markets

Uber is the best known platform in this phenomenon, having reached a valuation of US$40 billion

There is no official definition of the sharing economy. Some include online delivery services like Instacart and Postmates; neighbour-sharing platforms like Peerby; pet-sitting service DogVacay; and the restroom service Airpnp.


WANT to make a bit of extra cash driving strangers around in your car, taking care of someone's dog, renting your apartment or cooking a meal?

Welcome to the sharing economy.

With Internet-based apps and services like Uber, Airbnb and others, you make money, and