Liz Gannes

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Zimride Raises $6M for Ride Sharing

Ride-sharing service Zimride said today it has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by the Mayfield Fund. The “community economy” company has signed up 120 universities and companies to facilitate local carpools, and now it’s looking to expand publicly to popular driving routes. To help connect drivers with trusted passengers (and future offline friends, perhaps!), Zimride uses Facebook and helps facilitate payments.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus