Bay Area's car-sharing service Getaround won the TechCrunch Disrupt award this week, beating out 32 other startups for the top prize. In addition to bragging rights, free press, and taking home the Disrupt Cup, Getaround pocketed a $50,000 check.
Now touted as the AirBnB of car sharing, Getaround lets anyone list their car for rent by the hour. Members use the Web site or newly released iPhone app to request use of a vehicle, and owners approve requests individually. Getaround generated a lot of publicity earlier this year when word spread that an owner posted her Tesla Roadster … Read more