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News Byteconducted a sting operation on SideCar peer-to-peer drivers, impounding three cars and citing the three drivers for offering illegal taxi services. SideCar, which had just launched in Philly, will continue to operate next weekend, said CEO Sunil Paul.
News ByteSideCar, 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.
News ByteZaarly, the hodgepodge marketplace for goods and services, will now vet, market and guarantee the work of some of the handymen, gardeners, chefs and yoga instructors who make up its sellers. Rather than waiting for potential buyers to dream up what they want and name a price, the new Zaarly Storefronts help service providers create nice-looking personal profiles and priced postings for all the services they provide. This starts today in the San Francisco Bay Area.
News ByteRelayRides, a car-sharing service which connects people with available cars nearby, has added an additional $3.6 million to its first round of capital. It has now raised $10 million. Shasta Ventures and Lisa Gansky, author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing, are joining Google Ventures and August Capital in the round, which will pay for its expansion in San Francisco and Boston.