A subsidiary of Daimler has acquired RideScout, a company that just paid 60,000 euros for a domain name.
The company has been using the longer domain RideScoutApp.com for its web address.
The timing and price tag make a lot of sense with news out today: A subsidiary of German car giant Daimler has acquired RideScout.
Daimler has a subsidiary called moovel that operates the car2go car sharing service. car2go is similar to ZipCar.
The acquisition makes senses, as car sharing can fit nicely in RideScout’s service. It also sheds light on why a small startup like RideScout would suddenly plunk down a lot of cash for a better domain name.