SidecarJust a few days after providing free rides to SXSW attendees in Austin, ride-sharing startup SideCar is announcing plans to continue expansion into new markets. The company, which previously launched in a number of major cities throughout the U.S., is moving east — making ride shares available in Boston, Chicago, and Brooklyn, NY. SideCar operates a service that connects passengers looking for a ride with drivers who have a car and some spare time on their hands. The whole thing is orchestrated through mobile apps that try to find the nearest available driver and sends them to pick a passenger up. Those passengers then pay a “donation” for the ride. It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for SideCar, which launched in San Francisco last summer and expanded to Seattle in the fall.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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