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MoviePass reactivating some canceled accounts unless users opt out | USA Today

MoviePass reactivating some canceled accounts unless users opt out | USA Today

MoviePass has undergone several changes to stay afloat lately, from canceling its unlimited plans to testing out “surge pricing” and blocking in-demand showtimes, just to name a few. So what’s the latest survival tactic? Asking former customers to “opt out” of enrollment by Thursday or risk being charged without consent, according to a company email posted on the Verge and shared widely on social […]

eBook: Five Ways Pricing Software Gets Sales in the Game | Vistaar

eBook: Five Ways Pricing Software Gets Sales in the Game | Vistaar

Traditional pricing software served primarily as a BI tool for pricing practitioners. Without clear, actionable pricing actions for sales, it left them on the sideline. However, modern pricing technology has taken on innovative approaches not just to assist pricing practitioners, but to operationalize the sales community. Pricing software now gets sales in the game. This eBook, […]

Here’s the Secret Behind Apple’s iPhone Release Strategy | The Motley Fool

Here’s the Secret Behind Apple’s iPhone Release Strategy | The Motley Fool

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is just as much a marketing company as it is a tech company. Sure, the latest iPhones, iMacs, and Apple Watches all need to be technically sound, even advanced. Still, Apple has never needed to be a first mover on most technological innovations. Rather, the company has often taken the latest technology and […]

House passes bills prohibiting pharmacy gag clauses on drug prices | Healthcare Finance News

House passes bills prohibiting pharmacy gag clauses on drug prices | Healthcare Finance News

WHAT HAPPENED On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed two bills that would prevent pharmacy benefit managers from putting gag clauses into contracts with pharmacies. The gag clauses restrict the pharmacist from telling customers they could pay less for a prescription if they paid the full price of the drug out-of-pocket rather than […]

Apple Alienates the World’s Second-Largest Smartphone Market | The Motley Fool

Apple Alienates the World’s Second-Largest Smartphone Market | The Motley Fool

Incredibly costly The iPhone X was a really expensive product in India. It launched at a base price of around $1,400 in India last year, way higher than the U.S. retail price of $999. In fact, India was the second most expensive country in which to buy an iPhone X, thanks to import duties and a weak […]

Trump Attacks OPEC Again, Demanding Cash for Military Protection | Bloomberg

Trump Attacks OPEC Again, Demanding Cash for Military Protection | Bloomberg

President Donald Trump resumed his attacks on OPEC, saying the cartel is pushing oil prices too high and demanding that some members start paying the U.S. for military protection. “OPEC nations are, as usual, ripping off the rest of the world and I don’t like it,” Trump said in a speech to the United Nations […]

Walt Disney World Ticket Price Changes: How Much You Pay Now | Money

Walt Disney World Ticket Price Changes: How Much You Pay Now | Money

Walt Disney World introduced a new ticket pricing structure this week that the theme park giant says is “designed to simplify the booking experience” and “deliver the best experience possible for our guests.” The initial reaction to the changes among potential Disney guests, however, has largely been confusion — and annoyance. On Monday, Disney introduced […]

Lawmakers Deny Proposal to Require Drug Pricing in Television Ads | Pharmacy Times

Lawmakers Deny Proposal to Require Drug Pricing in Television Ads | Pharmacy Times

Industry officials did indeed take issue with the amendment; the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) spoke out against the proposal in its July comments to HHS on the administration’s drug pricing blueprint, saying “FDA should not pursue any required disclose of list prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising. Such a requirement could confuse patients since […]

The Morality Of Prescription Drug Pricing In America | Forbes

The Morality Of Prescription Drug Pricing In America | Forbes

While walking through the duty-free at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., I happened upon the price tag of an imported French purse. Looking around, I wondered how many travelers could afford a $2,000 handbag. At the gate, I found a seat and logged on to the internet, where I happened upon a story about […]

The Warehouse boss says sale-driven shopping is on the way out | Stuff

The Warehouse boss says sale-driven shopping is on the way out | Stuff

Chief executive Nick Grayston said the company had seen tangible improvements in the second half after implementing its “everyday low price” strategy. “Our customers told us because we changed our prices so often they were never sure that they were correct and if they bought something today, would it be cheaper tomorrow? “We wanted to take that uncertainty out […]