8 posts and columns on ride-sharing
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 ByteZimride said today it has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by the Mayfield Fund. The “community economy” company has signed up 120 universities and companies to facilitate local carpools, and now it’s looking to expand publicly to popular driving routes. To help connect drivers with trusted passengers (and future offline friends, perhaps!), Zimride uses Facebook and helps facilitate payments.