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I see a bunch of portals near my area that are labelled "Zipcar location" and have no photo, but instead have the same logo in all of them. Any ideas what those might be?

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How hard would it be to do a simple google search on this? Googling "Zipcar" gives you the same answer as the first link. –  DISREGARD MODS ACQUIRE REP Jan 30 '13 at 22:18
    
@Retrosaur I wasn't aware of the partnerships. –  130490868091234 Jan 31 '13 at 11:21
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Zipcar is a car rental company, they probably signed a partnership with Google/Niantic to be part of the game, now every zipcar parking spot is a portal (that will lead many people around their locations).

Another partnership is made with Jamba Juice, their shops are also portals now.

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The partnerships announced also include Hint water & Chrome apparel & messenger bags, no news on portals for them so far. –  Alok Jan 30 '13 at 19:16
    
@Alok there are no portals for Hint water but there where ingress codes at the bottles. –  Vloxxity May 7 '13 at 7:10
    
... ouch. :( That's a bit, um, disheartening to hear. I'm not playing to be someone's marketing campaign. –  Ilari Kajaste Nov 29 '13 at 20:56
    
@IlariKajaste so you expect them to let you play out of the goodness of their hearts? "If you're not paying for a product, then by default you are the product" –  Doktor J Jan 3 at 16:37
    
@Doktor J I'd rather pay for it, thanks. But really, they're already getting tons of data from players. –  Ilari Kajaste Jan 3 at 17:03
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