Kitchen Counter Revolution

The increasingly deep-pocketed masterminds behind the “sharing” economy have tried to adapt their business model to everything but the kitchen sink. And now, they’re trying that too. In a test in San Francisco, Airbnb is enabling hosts to hold quasi-dinner parties for strangers who will be charged a fee. (I’m putting all my investment dollars into door locks.)

+ Uber just raised a new round of financing. The valuation: $17 billion.

+ When you ride Uber, you rate your driver. And your driver rates you. NY Mag’s Kevin Roose found out that he’s not quite an Uber mensch

+ Who does sharing hurt? Bloomberg looks at the collateral damage of NYC’s bike share program.

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