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In the front seat at the ride-sharing revolution
In the front seat at the ride-sharing revolution

I was introduced to the sharing economy a few years ago, when my youngest daughter was studying in Denmark and trying to travel Europe on the cheap. "Couch surfing" she called her lodging technique. You book a spot online on the couch of a stranger in a foreign country; stay the night, then move on. I thought it was lunacy and dangerously na¿¿ve. She thought it was a great way to meet people and learn about the world. She and her friends survived the year unscathed and with great stories. And I began to trust what's being called the "peer-to-peer economy." That's how I wound up in a stranger's car at midnight in Palo Alto, trying to...

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