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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald