Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

Starship Technologies has launched a robot food delivery service in Tempe, Ariz., as part of the autonomous delivery startup’s expansion plans following a $40 million funding round announced last August. With the COVID-19 pandemic...

Airbnb has confirmed to TechCrunch that it is laying off 1,900 employees, to cut costs during the COVID-19 crisis. The cuts are said to be mapped to a more focused business and are likely to affect Transportation, Airbnb Studios, Hotels...

Cooperatives are working with trade unions to provide alternative ownership models for online labour platforms. Faced with continuing automation and digitisation, the world of work is experiencing drastic changes. Approximately 45%-60%...

Airbnb has raised $1 billion in debt and equity from private equity firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners, due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has triggered a wave of cancellations in the travel and hospitality industries. Terms of...

YouTube content creators and users formed a so-called YouTubers Union (YTU), in order to collectively challenge the platform’s governance decisions. This development represents a first major instance of collective action in the platform...

Workers in the gig economy are being exposed to coronavirus infection because the government is failing to enforce EU safety at work regulations. The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has written to the Department for...

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping everyone at home, many companies and institutions such as MoMA, NASA, and Leica have now released online databases or virtual courses to make social distancing period as entertaining and productive as...

Airbnb is facing a big challenge due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a deep decline in the travel industry. The crisis has also posed great challenge to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who's largely a self-taught manager and has...

According to a new announcement from Amazon, its grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh will now put new customers on a waitlist amid a massive surge in demand due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders. The company also announced...

This study identifies platform workers based on characteristics of their work arrangements and how these are reported in tax data. It introduces a definition of platform work specific to the way work arrangements are reported in the...

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