Marcus Felson and Joe L. Speech publishes a paper entitled "Community Structure and Collaborative Consumption".
Edgar Cahn creates TimeBanking.
IBM creates Simon, as the world's first smartphone.
Launching of eBay.
Launching of Craigslist.
Yochai Benkler introduces a new concept: "commons-based peer production".
Launching of Etsy.
Launching of one of the world's earliest peer-to-peer lending sites, raising $1 million.
Apple unveils the iPhone.
World Great Recession begins.
Launching of Airbnb, then called "AirBed & Breakfast".
The G1, the world's first Android device, goes on scale.
Academically speaking, the term Sharing Economy was first used by Professor Lawrence Lessig at Harvard Law School in 2008.
Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey convert a floor of a Brooklyn (New York) warehouse into a coworking office called "Green Desk".
Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick start planning to create a limo timeshare service, which ultimately led to the creation of Uber.
Airbnb gets $600,000 in venture capital
Uber gets $1.25 million in venture capital
"Grubwithus", a shared dining application, raises a round of funding.
Uber gets $7.2 million in venture capital
Mumbai-based "OlaCabs" is founded.
Uber gets $11 million cash in venture capital.
DST Global LP buys a percentage stake of Airbnb for $100 million.
Airbnb gets $112 million in venture capital.
Uber gets $37 million in venture capital.
Logan Green and John Zimmer launch Lyft.
"Myteksi" launches in Malaysia.
Easy Taxi, a ride-service pioneer in Latin America, launches.
Lyft gets $60 million in venture capital.
Boatbound, described by Techcrunch as the Airbnb for boats, launches.
Airbnb gets $200 million in venture capital.
Uber gets $1.2 billion in venture capital.
Lyft gets $250 million in venture capital.
Airbnb and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reach a settlement over a subpoena tied to a state tax probe.
Airbnb gets $500 million in venture capital.
Airbnb gets $475 million in venture capital.
Two California district attorneys allege in a lawsuit that Uber falsely assured customers that it used "industry-leading standards" to vat its drivers.
As many as 72% of Airbnb reservations in New York City violated the law, according to a state attorney.
The National Federation of the Blind of California alleges Uber drivers have refused to transport blind people who use guide dogs.
More than 30,000 taxi and limo drivers strike against Uber across Europe.
European Commission's statement that Uber should be regulated under exiting taxi regulations.
USA's FCT (Federal Trade Commission) hosted a workshop to examine competition, consumer protection, and economic issues arising in the sharing economy to promote more informed analysis of its competitive dynamics as well as benefits and risks to consumers.
Lyft raises $530 million from investors.
Uber files a EU complaint against German laws that it says protect a monopoly.
Uber raises $1.6 bilion in convertible debt.
Lyft raises an additional $150 million, led by an investment of $100 million from billionaire Carl Icahn.
Uber launches its 300th city - Amman.
Uber drivers may have to be treated as employees instead of independent contractors, a federal judge in San Francisco, USA, says.
Uber gets $2.8 billion in venture capital.
The terms "Sharing Economy" and "Ride-Share" are added to the Oxford Dicionary.
Lyft loses a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by its drivers seeking to be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, with a federal judge ruling that a jury must decide how they should be classified.
Uber signs an agreement with an auto dealer in China to help partners upgrade their fleets.
California congressmen Eric Swawell and Darrell Issa launch the Congressional Sharing Economy Caucus in the U.S. House. This inaugural event hosted a panel and Q & A with sharing economy experts and industry players moderated by New York University professor and digital economy scholar Arun Sundararajan.