ZipCar. Let's Make a List by Innovation Hub published on 2013-01-24T19:38:58Z Rental car giant Avis is acquiring Cambridge-based ZipCar for $491 million. What will this mean for ZipCar and its devotees? Search engines are good at finding a specific piece of information, but what if you wanted a list of related things instead? Our guests invented an algorithm that will builds lists of nearly anything from events in Boston to smartphone apps to quitessential Jewish foods.