uber? But I just met her
Fashion Week Observed
Uber’s controversial surge-pricing tactics look like they’re here to stay. But now, at least, the on-demand taxi startup will start notifying users when surge rates are about to end.
The new feature comes amid allegations that Uber has kept drivers off the road to increase the likelihood of surge pricing. We asked Read More
New York is practically a snow-covered Aggro Crag right now but somehow, Fashion Week is still happening.
Editors, models, designers and their sundry hangers-on can’t be expected to scale three-foot-high ice chunks in their Loubs. And they certainly aren’t going to wear sensible shoes. But this is precisely why God invented Uber.
Workplace and private office suite provider The Yard has signed a new 15-year, 18,000-square-foot lease at 234 Fifth Avenue.
The lease accounts for the entire office portion of the boutique building, located on the northeast corner of 27th Street in the Madison Square Park neighborhood.
Where busy and important people go, Uber follows. And next week, they’ll 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 27, though, and is sure to be chock full of quirky and/or moving indie films.
tinder? but i just met her
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?
Somebody went to the trouble of making a crappy fake Uber promo and posting it on Tinder as if it were a personal profile for a 26‐year‐old entity named “Uberly.”
“UBER Promo Code: 8177y,” the ad said. “Tinder Freebees! January: Free $20 when you download Uber.”
Also, creepily, “Tinder on ;)”
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.
The only thing that could make New Year’s Eve more miserable (aside from getting thrown up on) is dealing with Uber’s surge pricing. So, the on-demand car service posted a helpful tip guide on its blog yesterday that basically suggest you avoid using it when you’re going to need it most: between midnight and 3 a.m.
As a non-driver spending the week in San Francisco, I am loving UberX.
That’s the ride-sharing service from Uber, the newly ubiquitous limousine-taxi company.
Along with Lyft and Sidecar, it is one of three venture-backed, ride-sharing start-ups created in this city. They’re each pretty great.
But for New Yorkers used to hailing a yellow cab, every time you step into a crowdsourced car is a fresh challenge in etiquette.
For starters, where do you sit?
Jolly Saint Nick is coming early this holiday season in the form of an Uber publicity stunt. Tomorrow, the on-demand private car company is delivering
nondenominational holiday bushes Christmas trees to New Yorkers for $135.
In partnership with the Home Depot, the company will ship out an eight foot Fraser Fir to your apartment “within minutes” of it being ordered. The option will appear as “UberTREE” in the app tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., so may the odds be in your favor.
The gift bag also includes a tree stand and an “Uber gift.” Perhaps a left over kitten?