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Avis Budget swallows up Zipcar for $500 million

The car rental company will officially own the car-sharing company in the spring of 2013, pending regulatory approval.

By January 2, 2013


Zipcar launches San Francisco van program

Zipcar announced a pilot program that includes full-size cargo vans through a new offering called Zipvan for San Francisco residents.

By November 29, 2011


Zipcar app for Android drops the beta tag

Android-toting Zipcar users can finally access the car-sharing service from their smartphones.

By June 21, 2011


Zipcar gets plug-in Prius before it goes up for sale

A testing program with Toyota gives Zipcar members a chance to test the Prius Plug-in Hybrid before it goes up for sale.

By January 27, 2011


Zipcar fuels up for an IPO

The car-sharing service aims to pay off debts in a $75 million initial public offering, but warns that it has "a history of losses" and that profitability is not guaranteed.

By June 1, 2010


Dude, where's my Zipcar?

What use is a Zipcar app if all the Zipcars have gone missing?

By October 8, 2009


Revving up with the Zipcar iPhone app

Using the new app to find and book the car-sharing service's vehicles on the go is really convenient, but at least at this point, its unlock-by-iPhone feature is more of a gimmick.

By October 2, 2009


WWDC 2009: Zipcar launches app for iPhone

At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, Luke Schneider of Zipcar shows off a new application for the iPhone. The new software enables Zipcar users to find and reserve the nearest available vehicle on a city map. It also sports a feature that will beep the horn of the reserved Zipcar and unlock it when the user is close by.

June 8, 2009


Zonbu: the Zipcar of personal computers

This two-pound, pay-by-the-month Linux PC could be the most eco-friendly computing option.

By July 16, 2007


Zipcar picks up GE cash

By May 24, 2006