Sharing Goes Corporate With Beats and Google Car

Google's driverless car and Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics are moves in an ongoing corporate takeover of the so-called sharing economy.
Taxi killer. Photographer: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

Google's driverless car and Apple's deal to buy Beats Electronics, primarily for its streaming music service, represent the latest moves in a battle between two visions of the sharing economy: One in which the goods being shared belong to the people who share them, and one in which they belong to corporations.

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