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Amid ridesharing panic, Lyft picks up MetLife insurance

“This arrangement is designed to help Lyft continue setting the highest standard for trust and safety in peer-to-peer transportation. In the coming months, we will work together with MetLife Auto & Home to develop insurance solutions that further protect Lyft’s drivers and passengers when utilizing this new sharing economy platform,” the company wrote.

Mobile medical billing and payments are poised to explode

Mobile billing and payments have seen extraordinary growth in almost every consumer industry except for healthcare. However, a number of factors are converging to make 2013 a year of rapid growth in mobile payment options for medical providers and patients.

Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software seeks $115M IPO, debuts tomorrow

Insurance software company Guidewire will begin trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) tomorrow. It has raised $115 million in the initial public offering by selling 8.85 million shares at $13 apiece. That’s well above the 7.5 million shares at $10 to $12 that the company had planned.