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  • Insurance Zebra Raises $1.5 Million From Mark Cuban, Floodgate, Silverton & Birchmere To Be The Kayak For Auto Insurance

    Insurance Zebra Raises $1.5 Million From Mark Cuban, Floodgate, Silverton & Birchmere To Be The Kayak For Auto Insurance

    Pittsburgh-born, but now Austin-based Insurance Zebra, a startup that aggregates car insurance quotes the way that Kayak aggregates flight and hotel deals, is today announcing $1.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Austin’s Silverton Partners, and includes participation from Mark Cuban, Floodgate, and Birchmere Labs. Read More

  • Carvoyant Is Ready To Put Your Car In The Cloud

    Carvoyant Is Ready To Put Your Car In The Cloud

    Carvoyant, a startup that’s been busy developing a platform that will tell you exactly what’s going on with your vehicle’s general health (and what that blasted “check engine” light means), is today ready to start shipping its devices to early adopters and developer testers. It has also signed a couple of agreements with auto dealer partners, who will be the first… Read More

  • Following Thefts, Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Acquired By Rent2Buy

    Following Thefts, Luxury Car-Sharing Service HiGear Acquired By Rent2Buy

    San Francisco-based HiGear, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service for luxury vehicles, has been acquired. The news follows the company’s decision to shut down operations last month, after a criminal ring targeted HiGear, resulting in multiple incidents of theft involving its members’ cars. The criminals stole four cars totaling $400,000 by using stolen identities to bypass… Read More

  • MOG Partners With JVC & Aha, Is Coming To Subaru Vehicles

    MOG Partners With JVC & Aha, Is Coming To Subaru Vehicles

    Music streaming service MOG is today announcing partnerships with mobile, audio and video equipment manufacturer JVC as well as with Aha by HARMAN, an interactive platform that brings web content to the automobile. The companies will begin using MOG’s APIs to integrate the music service into their platforms and products. The first result of the new partnerships is MOG’s launch… Read More

  • Ford to Sell Solar Panel System Alongside Electric Cars

    Ford to Sell Solar Panel System Alongside Electric Cars

    Ford Motor Company is teaming up with San Jose-based solar panel maker SunPower to offer a rooftop solar system option which will be sold alongside the upcoming Ford Focus EV. The “Drive Green for Life” program, as it’s being called, involves mounting solar panels on a customer’s home. These panels wouldn’t be used just to charge the Focus itself, however. Read More

  • All-electric Fiat 500EV to hit U.S. in 2012

    Chrysler first showed this baby off at the Detroit Auto Show this year. Today, we received word that an all-electric version of the Fiat 500 platform should be available in only a couple years. How exciting! Read More

  • Volkswagen And Sirius Strike Deal

    Looks like Sirius and Volkswagen have successfully completed a deal that will make Sirius Satellite Radio standard in select VWs from 2008 to 2012. The Touareg 2, New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible, GTI, and GLI models will all have Sirius included standard, though you’ll still have to shell out the monthly bucks for a subscription to the service. Thankfully, VW includes a 3-month… Read More