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Uber now wants to use its data to help build better cities

Uber has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that will see its data used to improve life on the roads in Boston. Uber says the initiative will help city planners “manage urban growth, relieve traffic congestion, expand public transportation, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

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How Uber’s wage guarantee compares to a living wage (in 1 graph)

In response to concerns of shirking driver paychecks, Uber says it will guarantee driver wages in every city where the company is also cutting costs for riders. Uber claims that cutting costs ultimately leads to better wages (12 percent better wages to be exact). But just in case some drivers get hosed by changes in prices, it wants to give drivers some peace of mind.