Uber gives free ride to voters

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Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free ride hasn’t seen Uber’s latest promotion. The car-service booking app, which came under fire last week for boosting prices in New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, says today that it’s going to give free rides to voters tomorrow. It’s pairing up with Rock the Vote to offer the promotion, accessed with code VOTEUBER. There are a few catches to this offer, though. First of all, it’s only open to people who’ve never used Uber before. And the free ride is only valid for a trip to or from a polling station and only during a city’s specified voting hours tomorrow. Read the full story at CNET.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).