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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik