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How Much Are People Making from the Sharing Economy? by http://bit.ly/2sO3BFe

This post is adapted from the blog of Earnest, a Priceonomics Data Studio customer.

Coined shortly after the financial crisis in 2009, the so-called “gig economy” or “sharing economy” refers to the growing cadre of companies like Airbnb, Lyft, and TaskRabbit—platforms that employ temporary workers who provide a wide variety of services: delivery, ridesharing, rentals, and odd jobs. A recent Pew study estimated that nearly a quarter of all Americans earn some money through these platforms.

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The link between video games and unemployment by https://is.gd/7lgFnj

IN 2016 the video-gaming industry racked up sales of about $100bn, making it one of the world’s largest entertainment industries. The games on offer run the gamut from time-wasting smartphone apps to immersive fantasy worlds in which players can get lost for days or weeks.

But are video games causing the young to turn on and drop out?

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‘In reality, we are a content company’: Football clubs embrace the role of digital publisher by https://is.gd/wa7ILp

Sports franchises are quickly becoming media brands of their own. For the world’s top football teams — yes, we’re talking soccer here, Americans — digital media is a chance to realize that ambition. It’s particularly handy in erasing geographical boundaries.

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Computex gave us a glimpse at how computing will evolve by https://is.gd/RXHHZB

One thing was very clear at Computex: It’s going to be a transformational year for computing. We’re seeing several trends from the past few years — like the move towards thinner and lighter laptops, and the rise of mobile computing — evolve in new and intriguing ways.

Computex has always been the place to see the groundwork being laid for technology industry’s next steps. It just so happens that this year was particularly ripe with innovation.

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Can Elon Musk Get SolarCity’s Gigafactory Back On Track? by https://is.gd/K4tm9l

Last week, after President Donald Trump announced the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his departure from the White House’s business council. It was a symbolic gesture, one that positioned Musk as a counterweight to Trump in the fight for the future of America’s energy policy.

As we detail in our new feature on Tesla’s controversial $2.6-billion acquisition of SolarCity, the solar company founded by Musk’s cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive, the Gigafactory 2 was a selling point for the merger and is key to the future of a new product: the Solar Roof. But for the past several years, the Gigafactory 2’s development has run into a series of project delays, automation challenges, and budget overruns, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Intel’s Compute Card could transform the world of smart devices by https://is.gd/dQWPif

It doesn’t take too long before your typical “smart” gadget becomes dumb. After a few years, the hardware inside of your TV or connected refrigerator will be hopelessly out of date. And if you want to upgrade, your only choice right now is to buy a whole new device.

Intel is hoping to change that with the Compute Card, a credit card-size device that packs in all of the hardware — a processor, memory, storage and networking capabilities — needed to make any device smart.

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Online Sales Growth Tops Expectations: Commbank by https://is.gd/RwNVvm


Online sales will account for more than a third of multi-channel retailers’ sales by 2018, according to new research by the Commonwealth Bank. The authors say growth is running ahead of expectations.

The study of retail channels to market also shows only one in five merchants use third party sites to attract customers; likely to increase as they ready for the local arrival of Amazon.

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