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iPhone X Sales Might Make Future High-End Smartphones More Expensive Than Ever | Inverse

iPhone X Sales Might Make Future High-End Smartphones More Expensive Than Ever | Inverse

How High Can Smartphone Prices Go? During Apple’s second-quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook stated that the iPhone X was the “top-selling iPhone since the launch,” putting to rest “notions that” the pricing strategy was too aggressive. The company’s current flagship iPhone was released alongside the 8 and the 8 Plus, which were around $200 […]

SeaWorld stock soars 18% as visitors return to its parks | MarketWatch

SeaWorld stock soars 18% as visitors return to its parks | MarketWatch

“The cloud of bad PR still looms, but it’s starting to break as the park continues to invest in assets outside the whales,” said John Poelking, leisure and media analyst at Mintel. “New rides and educational experiences have repositioned SeaWorld as a fun place to go to again, and people appear to be responding to […]

Zocdoc’s price change has doctors concerned | CNBC

Zocdoc’s price change has doctors concerned | CNBC

When Peter Chien opened Lumos Dermatology in New York in 2014, he turned over patient booking to Zocdoc, the website used by seemingly every doctor in the area to attract new patients. Chien spends $3,600 a year per doctor for the service so his skin care practice can be discovered by consumers who count on […]

Amish Uber: Man Starts Horse and Buggy Rideshare Service in Michigan | Thrillist

Amish Uber: Man Starts Horse and Buggy Rideshare Service in Michigan | Thrillist

In America, it’s hard to build a business without millions in investment, but piggybacking off a wildly successful — if not imminently scandal-prone — company might help you carve out a niche. An Amish man in the small Michigan town of Colon has set his sights on the fertile rideshare business by offering transportation with a […]

A New Bill Banning Banks From Charging Overdraft Fees May Have Unintended Consequences | InsideSources

A New Bill Banning Banks From Charging Overdraft Fees May Have Unintended Consequences | InsideSources

But Borné believes the bill will force the market to adapt and be more fair to consumers. It may prompt banks to nix free checking account options, but banks would at least be more transparent about the fees they charge. “What you see is a lot of banks that offer free checking with no upfront monthly […]

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, […]

Just announced: T-Mobile is launching a cheaper unlimited wireless plan | WSOC-TV

Just announced: T-Mobile is launching a cheaper unlimited wireless plan | WSOC-TV

On its website, T-Mobile describes Essentials as a plan for people who mostly use their phone in the United States. The carrier says those who travel internationally may be better off with T-Mobile One. T-Mobile One is $70/month for a single line and $160/month for four lines, with taxes and fees included. A lot of […]

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 […]

Why MoviePass Keeps Changing Its Business Model | VICE

Why MoviePass Keeps Changing Its Business Model | VICE

When MoviePass was introduced to the world, the subscription service seemed almost too good to be true: unlimited movies, in theaters, for around $10 a month. Turns out, it was too good to be true. This summer, the company announced that it has been struggling to make ends meet, and customers have suffered the consequences. […]