Vince Bond, Jr.:

When mobility app RideScout launched in November 2013 in Washington, D.C, automotive giant Daimler AG pounced.

The automaker quickly showed interest in RideScout the next summer, and in September, Daimler announced that it had acquired the company for an undisclosed amount.

RideScout, like Daimler’s moovel smartphone app in Germany, puts taxis, bikes, car sharing, buses and trains at the fingertips of people looking to get from point A to point B in 69 cities in the U.S. and Canada.

RideScout’s mission meshed perfectly with that of Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz.

Via Edward Niedermeyer.