I spent a week renting from Airbnb, Uber and other sharing-economy startups. Here's what your neighbors are up to.
The summer wind presses Marquam Hill like the dank breath
of a stranger talking too close. I’m lying on the hardwood floor of a
barely furnished apartment along with two dentists, a Bronx high
Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing startup that enlists drivers to use their own cars as de facto taxis, today re-ignited its drive to get its service legalized in Portland. The company's PR blitz includes hiring a truck to deliver ice cream to City Hall—and comes seven months after the city's taxi board rejected Uber's demands to change Portland's rules for town cars. As WW reported this ...