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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.

Marissa Mayer and Menlo Ventures invest $13.9M in Getaround

Getaround, the car-sharing marketplace that makes it dead easy to take a spin in a stranger’s car, has pulled in $13.9 million in first round funding from an all-star cast of investors: Menlo Ventures’ Shervin Pishevar, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, actor Ashton Kutcher, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.