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Uber Executive Says Sarah Lacy Is Personally Responsible For Sexual Assault Against Women in Cabs

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It seems like just yesterday we were all talking about Uber trying to absolve themselves of their asshole image in the public opinion. Because that was just yesterday. It was also fun while it lasted, but it didn’t even last the whole day.

Last night, Buzzfeed Editor in Chief Ben Smith published a series of remarks made by Uber Senior Vice President Emil Michael over dinner. Mr. Michael suggested that the proper response to hostile journalists would be to spend a million dollars on an opposition research team which would dig up details on the private lives of those journalists in order to harass and target their families. Read More

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

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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

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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

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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