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[Splacer in Forbes] A Virtual Marketplace For Physical Space: How Splacer Is Changing How Events Happen

Virtual world or the physical one? Which is better? One argument is that there’s nothing quite so powerful as the global community’s ability to connect virtually. The other point of view is that no online connection can compare to the meaningful, tactile experience of gathering with others in a shared physical space. In the world of Splacer, a new online marketplace for event spaces, they’re both right. Read more on Forbes...

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[Splacer on Forbes] How to throw a party in an artist’s loft

Throwing parties in New York can be complicated. You live in central Brooklyn and your friends in Washington Heights are refusing to make the trek. You need to transport food platters and multiple bottles of wine via subway. The F train stops running the evening of your event. Perhaps most importantly, how are you going to fit everyone into your shoebox apartment and make it look presentable? Read more on...

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Sharing is Caring: From Ownership to Collaborative Consumption in a Sharing Economy

Airbnb and Uber may have become household terms, but they are far from being the only successful players in the sharing economy, also known as the gig economy, the peer economy and collaborative consumption – terms that refer to technology companies that enable individuals to rent out their under-used assets or skills. Companies like Chegg (homework help), WeWork (office sharing), Lyft (ride sharing), TaskRabbit (household errands), SoBi (bike sharing), Prosper (peer-to-peer lending), Boatbound (boat sharing), Zipcar (car sharing) and Etsy (a handmade marketplace) – as well as “Golden Oldie” eBay – are just some of the noteworthy names in the sharing space. The sharing economy has developed to cover a wide variety of core verticals, the primary ones being transportation, real estate, goods, and money, but that also has seen interesting developments in areas like utilities, health, food, and the corporate arena. But what makes the sharing economy significant, and why is it growing so fast? Part of the answer is that it brings together strangers by mobilizing technology, markets, and crowdsourcing capabilities, which creates a novel way of doing...

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