March 2012

March 26, 2012 3

The simple way to offset 1,000,000 lbs of CO2 before the Earth hates you

*+-Just face it—between driving to work, powering all those gadgets and eating that steak you love—your lifestyle is pretty rough on Mother Earth. Why not take 10 seconds to do something good for the planet? Of course, you could start with car sharing. It’s been shown that every car shared takes more than 13 more cars off the road. Fewer […]

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March 21, 2012 1

Sharing explodes at SXSW (VIDEO)

*+-Sharing, you say? Hardly a new concept for the SXSW crowd. Since its inception, Interactive attendees have been sharing ideas, tasty food and libations and—on occasion—the hard-to-find hotel bed. This year, sharing went from mere survival skill to one of the hottest trends to watch. Leaders of the Sharing Economy were prominent across many panel […]

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March 15, 2012 0

Who else wants better parking?

*+-Finding a parking spot in the city can take just as long as the actual drive or cost just as much as a monthly car payment, but now—thanks to collaborative consumption—there are more promising options. Peer-to-peer parking services pair drivers with people looking to rent out a private parking spot on an hourly, daily or […]

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March 6, 2012 2

Austinites embrace Getaround peer-to-peer car sharing

*+-There’s something about Austin that brings out the spirit of adventure and innovation in all of us, especially around SXSW. It’s with great excitement that today we’re officially launching our peer-to-peer car sharing service in Austin, Texas!

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March 2, 2012 0

5 vacation pitfalls and how to ditch them forever

*+-Feels great to take a vacation, doesn’t it? Or does it these days? In this age of collaborative consumption, the notion of taking your “two weeks” to blow your hard-earned cash on an overpriced yet underwhelming tourist trap experience seems less appealing than ever. Nowadays, travel is all about freedom, authenticity and being nimble. It’s […]

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