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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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A Startup Idea to Cure Your Weekend Hangover Before Work

Hungover Londoners receive a break from their morning slog to work thanks to a small noodle company's free "hangover cure" pack and taxi ride.

Your weekends may be full of partying. Well, a small business' free taxi pilot program has sprung up in London recently, promising hungover workers a safe morning ride with a side of steamy noodles and a bottle of orange juice to beat back the effects of one too many.

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San Francisco Taxis Put on Notice with Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing Service

SideCar promises a simple way to connect drivers with ride-seekers for intra-urban rides.

Plenty of websites and apps now help travelers connect on long distance road trips to save money and fuel. Thanks to companies like Zimride, people driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco no longer have to brave long stretches of the I-5 alone (with the lone comfort of In-N-Out to get them through the journey). But why should intra-urban travel be any different? Is there a way to make it just as comfortable to hitch a ride to the grocery store over your iPhone as it is to hitch one across Texas?

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