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2013-02-22 23:03:13

RideShip.com is among the newest “shared economy” startups building a ridesharing and shipping community on the web, smartphone and tablet. Norwalk, Connecticut (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 While not the first to leverage the web to crowdsource shipping and carpooling, RideShip.com promises to make the process of finding a travel companion or a fellow citizen to transport an item, as easy and convenient as possible. The site allows users to act as Courier or Shipper, enter their...

2012-07-16 23:03:13

Collaborative consumption startup first rideshare site in the nation to implement ID verifications to further protect drivers and passengers San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 Ridejoy, the social ridesharing marketplace which connects drivers and passengers on long-distance roadtrips, today introduced a groundbreaking new safety feature in partnership with Jumio, Inc. The feature, ID verifications, is designed to reinforce trust and create a safer, more vibrant community by ensuring...

2012-02-06 14:00:00

Ridejoy Delivers Social Ridesharing Community for Drivers and Passengers to Safely, Easily and Cost-Effectively Share Rides on Long Distance Roadtrips San Fracisco, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Ridejoy, the social ridesharing community that brings people together on long distance roadtrips, today announced that it has received $1.3 million in seed funding from a list of notable venture capitalists and angel investors led by Freestyle Capital and followed by Lerer Ventures, Start Fund, SV...

2011-05-06 13:00:00

DETROIT, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What options do Southeast Michigan motorists have to combat the seemingly ever rising gas costs? SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, suggests sharing a ride to work to keep commuting costs low. This week, Michigan gas prices jumped between 3 and 6 cents a gallon, reaching a record statewide average of $4.26, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. MiRideshare, SEMCOG's free carpooling program has been saving commuters...

2010-12-14 09:57:00

KINSALE, Ireland, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Avego(TM), a global provider of software and hardware for improving the efficiency of passenger transportation, today announced $5.6 million in venture capital funding in a round led by SOSventures. The company is best known for Avego Shared Transport, the only ridesharing application that matches drivers and riders in real time as they travel, allowing commuters to rideshare whenever they want, from wherever they are; as well as...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'