Techdirt Podcast Episode 27: The Rise Of The On-Demand Economy

from the beyond-uber dept

There are a lot of startups out there trying to become the "Uber of..." something, from valet parking to food delivery to dog-walking. But as much as this might look like mere bandwagon-hopping, it actually represents a fascinating and potentially important trend: the emergence of a new, highly efficient and flexible economy based around individuals offering on-demand services.

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Filed Under: economics, on-demand, podcast, valet parking
Companies: luxe, uber, wag


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    Mike Masnick (profile), 2 Jun 2015 @ 4:55pm

    Re:

    I love your podcast and it gives me an opportunity to listen to other techies talk about tech issues and other such things. I just had a request. Can you guys add your podcast as a torrent?

    Hmm. I'll see... not sure.

    I was also wondering if you will dedicate another podcast to talking about the recently passed "USA Freedom Act" that supposedly reforms the patriot act but, anyone who is techologically inclined knows this couldn't be farther from the truth with the exception in the bill of declassifying *some* of the formerly secret fisa courts documents.

    We've written about it plenty. Not sure we'll do a podcast on it for a variety of reasons. Also, I disagree with the "supposedly." It does, very much, reform the PATRIOT Act, but (as we've noted), it does so only a little bit when much more is needed.

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