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TechCrunch: Toyota partners with Getaround on car-sharing

Carmakers continue to look at the future of transportation and invest in alternatives to individual ownership: Toyota is the latest to make a bet on a mobility model espoused by a startup, with a strategic investment in SF-based car sharing provider Getaround. Toyota’s investment also comes with integration with Getaround’s platform on the technology and finance side, incentivizing Toyota car owners to participate.

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TechCrunch: Lyft partners with JetBlue on rewards, app integration and JFK pickup zone

Lyft is partnering with JetBlue in a new arrangement that will see Lyft riders earn JetBlue loyalty rewards for using the service, as well as direct integration in the JetBlue mobile app, and a new pick-up and drop-off zone at Terminal 5 of NYC’s JFK airport. The tie-up is designed to give travelers a more comprehensive way to manage their trip from door to door, and to reward them for the convenience.

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Sanchez Gallardo: Elizabeth Warren Takes Marching Order From Unions

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has carefully crafted an image of a fearless warrior fighting on behalf of the working class, protecting them from the greedy big businesses that put profits above consumers. Her crusades against Wall Street and big money donors are well documented and frequent. However, she has recently set her sights on Airbnb, casting serious doubt on her sincerity and commitment to defending the little guy, and raising concerns that she is siding with labor unions over consumers

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