Charles Bohannan

April 2, 2012 1

10 TED talks that give you power to change the world

*+-We all know that TED is a force of good in the world, and its conferences worldwide have produced over 1,000 speakers sharing ideas designed to improve humanity. But which ones really stand out? After pouring through oodles of TED talks, we whittled down to these ten based on their potential to inspire and empower YOU […]

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March 26, 2012 3

The simple way to offset 1,000,000 lbs of CO2 before the Earth hates you

*+-Just face it—between driving to work, powering all those gadgets and eating that steak you love—your lifestyle is pretty rough on Mother Earth. Why not take 10 seconds to do something good for the planet? Of course, you could start with car sharing. It’s been shown that every car shared takes more than 13 more cars off the road. Fewer […]

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March 21, 2012 1

Sharing explodes at SXSW (VIDEO)

*+-Sharing, you say? Hardly a new concept for the SXSW crowd. Since its inception, Interactive attendees have been sharing ideas, tasty food and libations and—on occasion—the hard-to-find hotel bed. This year, sharing went from mere survival skill to one of the hottest trends to watch. Leaders of the Sharing Economy were prominent across many panel […]

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March 15, 2012 0

Who else wants better parking?

*+-Finding a parking spot in the city can take just as long as the actual drive or cost just as much as a monthly car payment, but now—thanks to collaborative consumption—there are more promising options. Peer-to-peer parking services pair drivers with people looking to rent out a private parking spot on an hourly, daily or […]

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March 6, 2012 2

Austinites embrace Getaround peer-to-peer car sharing

*+-There’s something about Austin that brings out the spirit of adventure and innovation in all of us, especially around SXSW. It’s with great excitement that today we’re officially launching our peer-to-peer car sharing service in Austin, Texas!

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March 2, 2012 0

5 vacation pitfalls and how to ditch them forever

*+-Feels great to take a vacation, doesn’t it? Or does it these days? In this age of collaborative consumption, the notion of taking your “two weeks” to blow your hard-earned cash on an overpriced yet underwhelming tourist trap experience seems less appealing than ever. Nowadays, travel is all about freedom, authenticity and being nimble. It’s […]

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February 22, 2012 1

What's the Magic Behind Transit-Friendly Portland?

*+-Today marks the official launch of Getaround in Portland, and it’s hard not to wonder: what makes The City of Roses—or the entire state of Oregon for that matter—an ideal place for peer-to-peer car sharing? To help us answer this burning question, we turned to Michael Andesen, founder and editor of Portland Afoot, an independent […]

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February 3, 2012 1

7 Ways You're Already Doing Collaborative Consumption (and How it's Changing)

*+-Think collaborative consumption is newfangled? Think again! We’ve been sharing stuff for a really, really long time. The difference now is how we’re leveraging stuff like technology and disruptive business models to quickly and massively scale collaborative consumption. Check out these examples—many of the “before” examples here are borderline nostalgia: Borrowing books Before: Libraries Libraries are […]

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