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Uber Slashes Fares In Cities That Aren’t New York

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When stumbling upon this Uber blog post, you may have clicked and scrolled through, thinking to yourself, This is it, Uber has lowered its fares, I don’t have to spend 15 minutes walking from the G to my apartment laden with groceries, gym clothes and a laptop anymore. I can finally afford Uber!

Then you got to the bottom and realized, nope, sry, nah. Uber is cutting prices 15 to 34 percent — but basically everywhere except NYC. Read More

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UberX Drivers in Boston Reportedly Plan to Strike

Who's shrugging now???(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

More than once, Uber has responded to public transit strikes with cheeky promotions. One major investor even responded to the government shutdown with the cry, “Let’s just Taskrabbit and Uberize the Government.” But now the shoe’s on the other foot: Reports suggest that Boston UberX drivers are preparing to strike today, from 3 to 8 p.m.

Worth mentioning: The World Series is supposed to start tonight at 8 in Fenway Park.  Read More

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This Weekend You Can Ride UberX for Free–As Long As You Start or End in Brooklyn

The borough of skulls!(Photo: Uber)

This ought to help you cram in a couple more nights of sloshed summer bar-hopping. This weekend, Uber will be shamelessly attempting to buy our affections by making it free to ride UberX with a discount code–as long as your trip begins or ends in Brooklyn, that is.

It’s basically the UBERChopper promotion, but for Girls super-fans and New York Times trend-spotters. Read More