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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work