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Ford rents out your ride in new peer-to-peer car rental scheme

Ford owners in London, Portland, Chicago, Washington and the Bay Area will be able to rent their cars to other drivers.

By June 24, 2015


Early payment glitches mar Apple Pay launch

Apple Pay users report issues purchasing items in apps, and some Bank of America customers are seeing double charges. But the problems aren't all Apple's fault.

By October 22, 2014


Can you get around Getaround's car-sharing security?

GetAround's CarKit technology makes it easy for members to borrow cars, but does it also make it easy for thieves to steal them?

By August 18, 2011


How companies can leverage the 'collaborative economy' (Q&A)

With Crowd Companies, Jeremiah Owyang is hoping to help companies develop business models and best practices around the shared economy, the maker movement, and more.

By December 11, 2013


Getaround adding Facebook controls

The car-sharing service seems to be taking a lesson from the recent AirBnB fraud, and will add controls to let members restrict rentals to their social circle.

By September 15, 2011


Getaround offers $25-per-hour Tesla rentals

If you're in the market for a cheap thrill, add Getaround.com to your list. The start-up car-sharing program lets members rent a fusion red Tesla Roadster Sport for only $25 an hour.

By January 24, 2011


Mercedes wants you to share cars like a Communist

During the company's press conference, it talked about one way to cut down on emissions: share rides. And it has an app for its connected-car tech that helps owners find riders.

By January 10, 2012


Viva la revolucion! Mercedes channels Che Guevara for car tech

At a rousing CES press conference, the German luxury car maker touted its vision of a connected car future, as well as a near-"communist" notion of car-sharing. The company also talked about autonomous cars as a way to promote safe transport.

By January 10, 2012


Repeated theft shuts down luxury car sharing startup

Peer-to-Peer luxury car sharing startup HiGear closed this week due to several thefts of members' cars.

By January 3, 2012


Best startup ideas of 2011

There are more ways to make money than by building a product that immediately hands 30 percent to Apple or Google. Here are the best startup ideas or models from 2011.

By December 21, 2011