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Uber For Business Launches to Make Life Even Better for People With Expense Accounts

Corporate cars. (Screenshot via Uber)

Getting a cab is pretty freaking easy these days, especially if money is no object to you. But now, Uber is making it even easier — provided you are rich and important enough to have a corporate expense account.

“Today, Uber is truly open for . . . business,” Uber’s blog announces, sounding disappointed in itself. “We’ve heard from loyal users that the ability to use a shareable business account would make their lives a lot more seamless — and a lot more Uber.” Read More

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Uber Will Now Provide Children’s Car Seats For $10 a Pop

"Should I go for a black car?" (Photo: blogcdn.com)

We often wonder how people with young children live in New York City. Subway stops are some of the least stroller-friendly public structures on the planet, and if you want a baby seat on your cab, you’re going to have to drag it around with you all day.

So for those who are finally sick of herding their toddlers’ accoutrements all over NYC, Uber is now providing car seats for children. Read More

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Congrats, Utah: Uber Will Deign to Enter Your State for Sundance

The good ol' days! (Photo: http://archive.sltrib.com/)

Where busy and important people go, Uber follows. And next week, it will be following them all the way to freaking Utah!

Yes, the venerable Sundance Film Festival is occurring once more on the snowy mountains? plains? vistas? streets? of Park City. Confession: Everything we know about this town we learned from early episodes of Entourage, so we’re not exactly experts. It goes from Jan. 16 to Jan. 27, though, and is sure to be chock full of quirky and/or moving indie films. Read More

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Cheapskates Lindsay Lohan, Neil Patrick Harris Get $10 Every Time You Use Their Uber Promo Codes

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We at Betabeat are avid followers of Lindsay Lohan’s Twitter feed. After all, you never know what you might find there.

So when we saw a LiLo tweet promoting taxicab disrupter Uber’s services and offering a promo code, we just had to know: was this the result of an official partnership between the startup and the star, or was Lindsay up to something shady? Read More

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Uber Slashes Fares In Cities That Aren’t New York

GET OUT

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