SideCar Acquires Austin-Based Ride-Sharing Startup Heyride, Announces Plans To Launch In 7 New Markets

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http://techcrunch.com – Ride-sharing startup SideCar is getting serious about expanding into new cities throughout the U.S. The company just acquired Austin, Texas-based Heyride to help it improve its product and introduce service in that market, and is announcing plans to roll out ride-sharing in Los Angeles and Philadelphia this weekend as well. SideCar offers a set of mobile apps that allow users to electronically hail rides, basically connecting drivers and passengers with one another. It also manages identity and ratings of drivers and passengers, ensuring users aren’t getting into cars with drivers who ar (IT news)