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Uber, (RED) join forces Tuesday to raise money & awareness for World AIDS Day

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Uber kicks off the holiday season Tuesday with an ambitious goal: an AIDS Free Generation. In celebration of the third annual World AIDS Day — December 1, also known as “Giving Tuesday” — the San Francisco-based on-demand service is partnering with AIDS charity (RED) in its mission to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV globally by 2020. Users in over 150 cities will see cars turn red in the Uber app, and will have an opportunity to add five dollars above…

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Jeb Bush raises twice as much as Marco Rubio, but Rubio has more cash on hand

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Jeb Bush’s campaign announced on Thursday that the GOP candidate raised $13.4 million in the past three months. That’s more than double the $6 million that fellow South Florida presidential candidate Marco Rubio raised in the third-quarter. However, the Rubio camp is touting the fact its man currently has $11 million cash-on-hand. Bush has $10.3 million. Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz wrote in a memo (as reported by The Wall Street Journal), “We knew from the start this was going to be a hard-fought and close race, but…

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Uber offers Tampa Bay riders special flat rates to Gulf beaches

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As Florida’s sizzling summer officially begins, Uber makes it easy for Tampa-area residents to cool off at the beach. Starting this weekend, the ridesharing technology company is offering flat rates for UberX and UberXL from Downtown Tampa to the St. Pete Gulf beaches — $29 for an UberX and $49 for an UberXL. Whether it’s for a long-planned vacation or a last minute trip to the Gulf, most of the region’s world-famous beaches are only about 30 minutes away, the perfect distance for the popular…

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Uber launches high-end UberSELECT in Tampa, St. Pete

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Whether it’s date night or an important business meeting, when getting around Tampa Bay Uber knows that there is nothing like hitting the city in style. That’s why the San Francisco-based ridesharing company is introducing UberSELECT — what they call ridesharing with an “added touch of luxury.” Unlike the standard UberX service currently operating in Tampa and St. Petersburg, UberSELECT provides pickups using late-model luxury vehicles such as BMWs, Mercedes, and Audis. Rates remain competitive with traditional taxi and towncar…

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