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Gaza’s Offline Ride-Sharing App Does What Uber Can’t

One of Gaza’s first female CEOs is the founder of its hit ride-sharing app.

Your city may be on its way to banning Uber but here’s one place that never bothered (before it was cool): Gaza. Despite its plans for world domination, Uber hasn’t even tried to touch Gaza, a region without a 3G network and therefore no feasible way to implement the Uber app model. But that doesn’t mean Gaza has no use for mobile ride-share solutions. That’s why 25-year old Gazan entrepenuer Mariam Abultewi came up with Wasselni, a ride-share that works offline.

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Beyond Zipcar: Can Carpooling 2.0 Remake American Commutes?

By adapting to American car psychology, a European ride-share company hopes to cross the Atlantic to fill empty seats, save energy, and make money.

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