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    Uber Drivers Earned $600 Million in First Year of Collecting Tips

    Since caving to riders’ generosity a year ago, the originally tip-averse ride-sharing service has funneled more than $600 million in gratuities to drivers. Among the most giving cities are New Orleans, Salt Lake City and San Antonio. Uber’s clocked 30 percent more tips after launching an in-app tipping feature last month — with riders coughing up the most cash on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Others were quicker to embrace the trend, though: Lyft, which has always welcomed tipping, has collected $500 million for drivers.

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