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RelayRides acquires Wheelz as the car-sharing industry consolidates
A Startup Car-Sharing Service Is Eliminating The Competition

When Insurance Agencies Almost Killed Jessica Scorpio's Startup, She Got Her State Government To Change The Law

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GetAround was a hit when it launched last summer at TechCrunch Disrupt; it went on to raise a few million in financing. It's a peer-to-peer car rental service; when one person isn't using their vehicle, they can rent it to a neighbor and give them a virtual set of keys.But...
When Insurance Agencies Almost Killed Jessica Scorpio's Startup, She Got Her State Government To Change The Law

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, SSNLF, EBAY, NFLX)

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Howdy! You look like you could use some news. So here goes. iTunes is now a bigger business than all of Apple was back in 2004. A new season of "Arrested Development" will debut on Netflix in May. Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T will carry the new Blackberry phone. Polaroid made...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, SSNLF, EBAY, NFLX)

Getaround's new iPhone app lets you take a spin in a stranger's Tesla Model S

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April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation Getaround, the peer-to-peer car sharing service backed by investors like Marissa Mayer and Google’s Eric Schmidt, hopes its new iPhone app will prompt you to consider an alternative to car ownership. Launching today, the redesigned app makes it easier for...
Getaround's new iPhone app lets you take a spin in a stranger's Tesla Model S
“In the Studio,” Why Zimride’s John Zimmer Left Wall Street to Start a Company

Wheelz acquisition: Another sign car-sharing is heating up

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Why RelayRides is buying Wheelz. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- Peer-to-peer car-sharing service RelayRides announced on Tuesday the acquisition of competitor Wheelz, a San Francisco based startup also connecting users with nearby rental cars. The deal's financial terms were not disclosed, but Wheelz's financial backers have agreed to carry...
Wheelz acquisition: Another sign car-sharing is heating up
How Ashton Kutcher And Marissa Mayer Getaround

Getaround, Flush With $13.9M, Will Now Pay You $1,000 Per Month to Rent Your Car Full-time

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Getaround, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service, has raised $13.9 million in Series A funding led by Menlo Ventures and including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Investments and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. Peer-to-peer car-sharing — a type of collaborative consumption service where car owners allow strangers to borrow their cars for...
Getaround, Flush With $13.9M, Will Now Pay You $1,000 Per Month to Rent Your Car Full-time

12 Startups Solving The Little Problems In Life That Drive Us All Crazy

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There are a lot of little problems in life. You lose your car keys. You're craving peanut butter but can't reach the last glob. You have one more slot on your power strip, but your cord is too clunky to fit. None of these are big problems, but they're all...
12 Startups Solving The Little Problems In Life That Drive Us All Crazy

Following Thefts, Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Acquired By Rent2Buy

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San Francisco-based HiGear, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service for luxury vehicles, has been acquired. The news follows the company’s decision to shut down operations last month, after a criminal ring targeted HiGear, resulting in multiple incidents of theft involving its members’ cars. The criminals stole four cars totaling $400,000 by using stolen identities...
Following Thefts, Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Acquired By Rent2Buy

Ride and car-sharing companies tout personal safety in wooing regulators

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Sharing economy companies are no strangers to regulatory troubles. There’s a long laundry list of examples of City Hall trying to put the clamp on these companies, from Airbnb’s legality being questioned in New York to RelayRides being banned in New York State to FlightCar being sued by the city...
Ride and car-sharing companies tout personal safety in wooing regulators

With Competition Looming, Zipcar Misses Q2 2012 Revenue And Earnings Expectations

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Zipcar is seeing increased competition in the car-sharing market, which is one reason that it might not be growing as quickly as it, or analysts, like. Zipcar reported second-quarter loss of $422,000 today, or $0.01 a share, compared to a net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.17 a share, in...
With Competition Looming, Zipcar Misses Q2 2012 Revenue And Earnings Expectations

Not So Fast: Avis' Proposed $500M Zipcar Buy Being Investigated For Short-Changing Shareholders

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Earlier today the sharing economy startup world was abruptly awoken from its holiday slumber with the news that car rental giant Avis would buy car-sharing company Zipcar for $500 million. No sooner had the news gotten out, though, that some shareholders in Zipcar have cried foul. The securities litigation firm...
Not So Fast: Avis' Proposed $500M Zipcar Buy Being Investigated For Short-Changing Shareholders

Despite Ride-Sharing Regulatory Trouble, SideCar Gets VCs to Invest $10M

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SideCar, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service that helps regular people pick up and deliver passengers in their own cars, has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Google Ventures. SideCar CEO Sunil Paul admitted that it was “more challenging” to get venture capitalists on board...
Despite Ride-Sharing Regulatory Trouble, SideCar Gets VCs to Invest $10M

A Startup Car-Sharing Service Lets Auto Owners Make A Bunch Of Money

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In early January, Avis Budget acquired the car-sharing service Zipcar for $500 million, although Zipcar had made just $4.7 million in profits in the past year. That may prove to be a smart move for Avis, but after testing out a new kind of car share, we're not sure. The biggest...
A Startup Car-Sharing Service Lets Auto Owners Make A Bunch Of Money

Collaborative consumption: The new sharing economy

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This sponsored post is produced by VLAB. A new economic model is emerging as the millennials are thinking smart about ways to make money on everything they own. As the “sharing economy” proliferates, peer to peer and point-to-point luxury cars are being used by the minute and sophisticated car owners...
Collaborative consumption: The new sharing economy

Uber: When Innovation Outpaces The Law

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Uber, an app that helps connect car drivers with people looking for a ride, has expanded to more than 15 cities since it launched in San Francisco two years ago. But is it legal? Depends who you ask. Taxi and limousine authorities in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Boston, and New...
Uber: When Innovation Outpaces The Law

How One Boring Company Pulled Off the Perfect SxSw Troll

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Aside from plaid-clad hipsters and mountains of barbecue, every South by Southwest attendee is sure to see one thing: Completely idiotic startup marketing campaigns. Lyft, the car-sharing service, touted offering free piggyback rides to SxSw attendees weeks before the start of the show. Or take the hook-up site Bang With...
How One Boring Company Pulled Off the Perfect SxSw Troll

Despite growing pains, peer to peer car sharing is hot for investors

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What do Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, celebrity Ashton Kutcher and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt all have in common? Their funds have all put money into a round for a startup called Getaround, which enables users to share their personal cars with other users. The emerging sector is called a...
Despite growing pains, peer to peer car sharing is hot for investors

Smart car sharing expands to Portland and Washington

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Floating fleets of Smart ForTwo vehicles that you can rent by the minute will be available in the West and East coast cities by the end of March. [Read more]...
Smart car sharing expands to Portland and Washington

Zipcar Acquires U.K. Car Sharing Service Streetcar

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Zipcar Acquires U.K. Car Sharing Service Streetcar
Cabulous re-brands under new name FlyWheel, adds black cars to lineup
Avis buys Zipcar for $500 million in an effort to control car-sharing market
How RelayRides' GM-OnStar Partnership Unlocks Doors -- And A Potential 15M Cars For Its Fleet

French peer-to-peer car rental startup Voiturelib lands $2.6m from Index, Alven

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Mo’ money for peer-to-peer car rental service providers! Viva the sharing economy! Long live collaborative consumption! French startup Voiturelib is today announcing that it has secured 2 million euros (roughly $2.6 million) in Series A funding from Alven Capital, with ‘significant participation’ from Index Ventures. According to Frenchweb, the company...
French peer-to-peer car rental startup Voiturelib lands $2.6m from Index, Alven

Your Smartphone Is Going To Replace Your Car

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Google Ventures partner Joe Kraus just made a bold prediction. "In five to 10 years, your smartphone will replace your car," he says. This isn't so much about new tech like driverless cars--which Google is working on--but rather a change in behavior. Instead of relying on their own cars to...
Your Smartphone Is Going To Replace Your Car

Zipcar Acquires U.K. Car Sharing Service Streetcar

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One of the few startups I pay good money to every month is Zipcar. The car sharing service really is quite amazing. If you haven’t heard of car sharing, here’s a very simple overview. In a variety of cities around the world, people share cars. The cars are typically located...
Zipcar Acquires U.K. Car Sharing Service Streetcar

GM wants in: P2P car-sharing startup expands to 6M OnStar subscribers

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Earlier this week, we brought you the story of Bay Area startups Lyft and SideCar, who are bringing taxi-like services to the masses. In that piece, we mentioned other startups that let individual car owners turn their unused vehicles into a short-term rental service, like Getaround. But now, it seems...
GM wants in: P2P car-sharing startup expands to 6M OnStar subscribers

Startup profile: Tamyca - because owning a car is so passé

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The founders of Tamyca are an audacious bunch. While the majority of 22-year-olds were partying or struggling to get their bachelor’s degrees, Justus Lauten, Michael Menis, Andreas Krueger, and Markus Harmsen were busy setting up a company: Tamyca, Germany’s largest peer-to-peer carsharing website. I caught up with Justus (right) to find...
Startup profile: Tamyca - because owning a car is so passé
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