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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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