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Uber Nudging Users Toward Carpooling With Test Of “Upfront Pricing” Feature

In some cities, Uber customers can choose to get a ride with UberPool, which allows users to share a car with strangers who are traveling along (or close to) their route. It looks like the ride-hailing company is trying to nudge folks toward selecting that option, with a new test of an “upfront pricing” feature that displays prices for both UberPool and the more expensive option, UberX. [More]


Lawsuit Accuses Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Of Cheating Former Beats Electronics Partner

Beats Electronics and Music certainly got a tidy sum to become a part of Apple, in fact, the $3 billion deal is the iPhone maker’s largest acquisition to date. But a lawsuit from a former partner of Beats executives Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine claims that the duo swindled him out of his chunk of that very lucrative pie. [More]

Sony: ‘The Interview’ Grossed $15M In Online Sales & Rentals

Sony: ‘The Interview’ Grossed $15M In Online Sales & Rentals

It’s a tale as old as time: Entertainment company makes movie, hackers threaten company over movie’s release, movie debuts online anyway and grosses millions of dollars. Sony Entertainment says that after peddling The Interview online, it’s made $15 million in rentals and sales of the Seth Rogen/James Franco flick. [More]


California Passes Law Legalizing Alternative Currencies Like Bitcoin, Dogecoin

While the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service are still giving Bitcoin and other digital currencies like Dogecoin some extreme side eye, the state of California is throwing its arms wide open with a newly signed law that makes those and other alternative forms of payment legal in the state. [More]

(Kevin Dean)

The Cheapest Ticket To The Super Bowl Right Now (For The Worst Seats) Is $2,700

Unless you’re the kind of fan who’s got an emergency cache of cash ready to unload at the moment your team gets to Super Bowl XLVIII, you’re probably not willing to fork over the kind of dough that’s currently being demanded for tickets this year. Even the cheapest (and worst) seats, all the way up in the back at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, pack a punch of a price at $2,700. [More]


Man Does A Deep Dive Into Sofa Cushions, Pays $150K Court-Ordered Fee All In Quarters

When it’s time to pay The Man, any legit currency will do. Heck, why not rustle up all the change you’ve got in your couch cushions? One man in Southern Illinois used a truckful of quarters to pay off a court order, but considering the fact that it totaled $150,000, we’re gonna guess he had to do a lot of couch diving. [More]


Last Year 80 Million Working-Age Adults Skipped Medical Care Because They Couldn’t Afford It

Can’t afford to seek medical care, even if your’e insured? You’re not alone — a new report says around 80 million people, or 43% of  working-age adults skipped out on getting the treatment they needed last year because they simply couldn’t pay for it. Included in those ranks are the insured as well as the uninsured, a sign that health costs are rising for everyone. [More]