How connectivity is revolutionizing everything

Blazing fast networks, cheap silicon, always-on devices and a torrent of data will fundamentally change everything — how we consume media, how we work, and even who we are. We examined 10 areas that show how connectivity is profoundly changing the present and future of technology.

HiGear raises $1.3M for luxury peer-to-peer car sharing

HiGear, a peer-to-peer car sharing startup that focuses on luxury and sports cars, has raised $1.3 million in a seed round from a group of investors, including Battery Ventures, BV Capital, and 500 Startups, HiGear President Murtaza Hussain told me in an interview.

VIDEO: How Web-Based Sharing Is Driving A Green Economy

While I’ve noticed a bit of a slump in cleantech these days, one of the bright spots has been using the web to share resources, from rooms, to cars to “stuff.” Airbnb’s co-founder Joe Gebbia and RelayRides CEO Shelby Clark, chat with Collaborative Consumption Lab’s Lauren Anderson.