uberize

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From Uber (company), which disrupted the taxicab industry by creating a business model allowing private drivers to be paid for providing a similar service, +‎ -ize.

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uberize (third-person singular simple present uberizes, present participle uberizing, simple past and past participle uberized)

  1. (economics) To modify a market or economic model by the introduction of a cheap and efficient alternative.
    • 2017, Loick Menvielle, The Digitization of Healthcare: New Challenges and Opportunities:
      Participate in any of today's industry conferences or university business courses, and you will likely hear at least one individual who affirms that they have invented, or conceptually designed, a platform that will “uberize” industry X, Y, or Z.

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