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Lyft grows with Hitch acquisition

Lyft grows with Hitch acquisition

Lyft, the pink mustachioed ridesharing service living in Uber's shadow, has acquired competing transportation startup Hitch. As a result of the acquisition, Lyft will absorb Hitch's co-founders into the business, as well as its roster of existing drivers into its own platform.

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Indiegogo tests crowdfunding campaigns with no time limit

Indiegogo tests crowdfunding campaigns with no time limit

When the crowdfunding era began online, there was an implicit understanding that each campaign would have a limited time to raise money, at which point they’d have to turn around and deliver a product or a service. Now, dismissing said understanding, Indiegogo will be introducing a pilot program in which campaigners can extend their campaign well past their campaign deadline.

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Dropcam and more now work with Nest

Dropcam and more now work with Nest

At this year's CEDIA expo, Nest has announced support for a bunch of new products, Dropcam among them. This expands the number of products the company's Nest Learning Thermostats and Nest Protect smoke detectors can work with, further increasing the connectivity found inside one's home.

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