Liz Gannes

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SideCar Expands Peer-to-Peer Ride Service to Seattle This Weekend

Peer-to-peer ride-sharing services are the talk of the tech set in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now they’re moving north. SideCar, which recently raised $10 million from venture capitalists despite being part of a cease-and-desist spree by the California Public Utilities Commission, is opening for business in Seattle this weekend. Seattle residents can now use the SideCar mobile apps to book rides with prescreened drivers on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 pm to 2 am.


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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