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.

Many Uber Eats and Deliveroo bicycle couriers continued their activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some of them have likely contracted the virus since the start of containment and claim that home meal deliveries threaten...

Millions of UK workers are able to claim for 80% of their usual earnings from the government through two unprecedented income protection schemes designed to tide workers through the COVID-19 crisis. However, two Uber drivers and a union...

This article discusses possible ways to recruit employees on Facebook.

The COVID-19 crisis has posed great challenges for the sharing economy, including its platforms, the platform workers, and investors’ decision on this industry. This article explores the challenges faced by the big platform companies,...

The state of  California and three of its biggest cities sued Uber and Lyft for misclassifying hundreds of thousands of drivers as independent contractors, in violation of a new state law. The suit argues that drivers are company...

YouTube is now facing an inevitable side-effect of being too big and igniting backlash from the very publisher community it helped create. The YouTubers Union, a community-based YouTube content creator group, joined forces with Germany-...

The concept of platform cooperativism has been proposed by Scholz (2014), as a reaction to the dependence of digital tools and platforms in modern society. There are four types of platform cooperatives, including producer-owned platform...

YouTube has been the target of a lot of criticism lately. The most frequent complaints the platform has been getting are related to: unequal enforcement of their policies, flawed recommendation algorithm, unfair treatment of some of...

Grammy-winning composer and musician Maria Schneider and Pirate Monitor Ltd. filed a class action complaint against YouTube for copyright infringement in the Northern District of California, claiming that YouTube does not afford them...

The coronavirus has decimated the travel industry and Airbnb. Airbnb has been busily redesigning its products. These include rethinking its home screen and app landing pages to reflect a world where short-term stays are out and longer-...

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