Did you know Uber has a VIP loyalty program?

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Turns out that Uber has a loyalty program for some of its regular customers, but only in select cities. Despite being around a few years, it has gone mostly unnoticed aside from errant tweets and personal blogs, because the company never officially announced it.

Individual Uber market managers decide whether or not to introduce it to their area. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago aren’t on that list, which perhaps explains why no tech blogs have written about the product. New York City, Washington D.C., and Denver are some of the cities that do offer a VIP feature. Since it’s a local initiative, Uber didn’t have a readily available list of all the VIP markets.

Below is an example of the email users receive when a market launches. Hat tip to my Twitter follower Tom Maxwell for noticing Uber just rolled it out in Denver.

Uber's intro email for its VIP program in Denver Uber’s intro email for its VIP program in Denver

Here’s how it works. If…

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What 2014 Might Look Like for Google

Future of Google in 2014

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Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo has a thoroughly thorough roundup of the things that Google is either known to be working on or believed to be working on this year. It’s thorough, if I haven’t mentioned that already.

The mainstays you’d expect are there — Android, Chrome, Google Glass, self-driving cars – and Amadeo posits that we might see a big push into gaming as well.

Add to that the ongoing initiative to get more of the world online through a combination of infrastructure buildouts, cheap smartphones, and those Internet-access weather balloons. We’ll also likely see a bigger push into health, with things like Google’s diabetic contact lenses and its death-defying Calico project.

The 2014 Google tracker—Everything we know Google is working on this year [Ars Technica]

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And just received new toy to play with LG Optimus 4X HD

#logitech new touch mouse

#Logitech touch mouse launch event

Thanks Ifham for this gift :-)