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Marriott is taking aim at Airbnb with a US home-rental platform

Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, plans to launch a US home-rental website that would compete with Airbnb, according to the Wall Street Journal. Marriott could reportedly reveal details of the platform as early as next month. The company trialed the idea with a six-month pilot program in London that […]
Marriott is taking aim at Airbnb with a US home-rental platform
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Melbourne startup ShareRing wants to change the car industry using blockchain

Melbourne-based sharing economy startup ShareRing, fresh from a $3.8 million capital raise in March, has signed up for a global consortium that wants to explore how blockchain can transform transport. MOBI (Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative) is a not-for-profit foundation looking at applications for blockchain in what’s now known as a […]
Melbourne startup ShareRing wants to change the car industry using blockchain
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Lyft is looking to launch an electric scooter service in San Francisco

According to The Information, Lyft is seeking a permit to launch an e-scooter rental service in San Francisco. If Lyft succeeds, it would be one of five companies allowed to operate in San Francisco under new regulations. Lyft is looking to get into the electric scooter business. According to a […]
Lyft is looking to launch an electric scooter service in San Francisco
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Australian blockchain-driven startup ShareRing just raised $3.8 million

Sharing economy startup ShareRing has closed a $3.8 million capital raising which will be used to build the development team, app development and marketing strategy. The seed round for the platform aggregating share economy services was raised from friend and family investors in six weeks. ShareRing, founded last year by […]
Australian blockchain-driven startup ShareRing just raised $3.8 million