Liz Gannes

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U.S. Mayors Back Sharing Economy

Good news for the Airbnbs and Lyfts of the world. The mayors of San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles are co-sponsoring a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors today to support the sharing economy. Citing the economic and community benefits of “enabling affordable access as an alternative to ownership,” the mayors say they want to review regulations and measure impacts. How much does this matter? We’ll see.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus