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Why iPhone and Android phone prices will get even higher | CNET

Why iPhone and Android phone prices will get even higher | CNET

When Apple broke the $1,000 barrier for its iPhone X last September, critics scoffed at its exorbitant price. They doubted people would reach so deeply into their wallets for a phone that outpriced two other perfectly good iPhones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The critics were wrong. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in […]

$1,000 iPhone X just the start of rising smartphone prices | Cult of Mac

$1,000 iPhone X just the start of rising smartphone prices | Cult of Mac

Apple’s bet on a $1,000 smartphone has paid off in a big way, and that’s bad news for iPhone fans. As the iPhone X continues to be Apple’s best-selling smartphone, analysts warn that it will encourage even higher price tags year after year. You can expect this year’s iPhone lineup to be even more expensive, […]

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

Avis to Provide Rental Cars to Lyft Drivers | FutureCar

As part of the partnership, Avis will add thousands of vehicles to Lyft’s Express Drive program in North America, making it easier for people to drive for Lyft without owning a car. Lyft drivers will be able to reserve an Avis rental car right from the Lyft app. The service is rolling out in the […]

MoviePass Abandons Price Hike and New Release Blackouts | Collider

MoviePass Abandons Price Hike and New Release Blackouts | Collider

The MoviePass saga continues. Last week, in the wake of serious financial troubles, the subscription service announced sweeping changes to the dismay of pretty much all of its customers. They would be increasing the price to $14.95 per month, new releases wouldn’t be available for the first two weeks of release, and surge pricing would […]

This Week in Pricing > 8/4/18

This Week in Pricing > 8/4/18

This Week in Pricing is a collection of pricing focused news, thought leadership , events, jobs and professional education resources for pricers. This Edition is brought to you by:     Professional Pricing Society Currently, PPS produces three major annual pricing conferences in Europe and North America. Each conference also houses a technology hall where sponsors […]

The European Commission Fines Four Consumer Electronics Manufacturers for Fixing Online Resale Prices and Sketches the Contours of a New Fining Policy | JDSupra

The European Commission Fines Four Consumer Electronics Manufacturers for Fixing Online Resale Prices and Sketches the Contours of a New Fining Policy | JDSupra

The Commission’s decisions of 24 July 2018, fining Philips, Asus, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer for fixing online retail prices, inaugurate a much-awaited wave of verdicts on vertical restrictions, with the noteworthy peculiarity that they involve the use of algorithms. Separate investigations against Philips, Asus, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer were simultaneously opened in February […]

MoviePass To Raise Prices, Block Out New Releases To Try To Save Itself | Forbes

MoviePass To Raise Prices, Block Out New Releases To Try To Save Itself | Forbes

As much as I rolled my eyes at the constant drumbeat of “Is this the end of MoviePass?” every time it made a policy change, this did seem like the beginning of the end. As of this morning, MoviePass has rolled out a new strategy. It includes (so sayeth the press release) an eventual increase in […]

Lyft’s personal subscription locks in the cost of your favorite trip | engadget

Lyft’s personal subscription locks in the cost of your favorite trip | engadget

Lyft has been trying out an All-Access subscription that lets you ride on a frequent basis for one flat fee, but it’s overkill for many people. What if you mainly tend to take one route every time? There’s now an option for you — Lyft has unveiled a Personal Plan that locks in your fare […]

How AI Is Changing Sales | Harvard Business Review

How AI Is Changing Sales | Harvard Business Review

Companies are using AI in all kinds of innovative ways to advance their businesses. If you’ve ever searched Netflix to watch a movie, AI (a recommendation algorithm) was no doubt used in your decision about what to watch.  If you’ve shopped on Amazon, your decision about what to buy was also influenced by AI (via […]

Best alternatives to MoviePass: AMC, Sinemia, Alamo Drafthouse | Business Insider

Best alternatives to MoviePass: AMC, Sinemia, Alamo Drafthouse | Business Insider

Between frustrated customers , shady connections , a lack of cash , and collapsing stock , it has not been a good week for MoviePass. MoviePass, a movie-theater subscription service that lets users pay a monthly fee to see a movie per day in theaters (with some exceptions), rapidly grew in popularity when it lowered […]