(Aug 21): For several weeks now, the focus of attention in the so-called sharing economy has been the internal turmoil at ride-hailing giant Uber, the largest startup in the world. From allegations of sexual harassment at the company and fracases with drivers to founder and CEO Travis Kalanick’s abrupt resignation and his subsequent attempts to reassert control, from original venture capital (VC) investor Benchmark Capital filing a lawsuit to a court battle with Google on using stolen self-driving car trade secrets, Uber clearly has had more than its fair share of distractions lately. 

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