There is no reason Uber should be a for-profit corporation – Salon.com

This is about logistics and increasingly local customer experience.

This imaginary factory is essentially the model that many “sharing economy” companies are built on, including Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, and Postmates. Indeed, the term “sharing economy” came into vogue as a means of describing these companies’ internet-mediated “peer-to-peer rental schemes,” as the Economist calls them. Now, the sharing economy is big business indeed: many sharing economy companies are, in Silicon Valley parlance, “unicorns” — startups valued at $1 billion or more, a list that includes Lyft, Uber, Airbnb, and Chinese ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing.

Source: There is no reason Uber should be a for-profit corporation – Salon.com

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