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Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Conan Share a Lyft Car (Video)

Peer-to-peer ride-sharing service Lyft just got its first big celebrity endorsement, of sorts. Via Conan O’Brien, here’s “Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Conan Share a Lyft Car”:

The conceit is that Lyft drivers are just regular people, and they’ll go along with whatever wacky and not-super-legal ideas the trio come up with, and let it be filmed from every angle. It’s funny.

(Of course, the stickler in me notes that the Lyft app helps people settle up automatically, but they needed a way to end it.)

(Not safe for work, although it has been bleeped.)


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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