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Uber admits to surge pricing at Global Citizen fest, offers full refunds | Times Live

Uber admits to surge pricing at Global Citizen fest, offers full refunds | Times Live

Uber SA has admitted to implementing surge pricing at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, despite pledges by the festival and Uber that this would not happen. On Twitter, concert-goers said they were charged up to R1,200 for a trip after the festival. Uber has placed the blame on network […]

Uber shut down Uber Rent, its rental-car program for riders | Quartz

Uber shut down Uber Rent, its rental-car program for riders | Quartz

Uber has hit the brakes on a rental-car program for riders. Back in April, Uber announced Uber Rent, a program to let Uber riders rent a car from within the Uber app. The program was a partnership between Uber and Getaround, a startup that lets users find and instantly book vehicles from private car owners. […]

Lyft vs. Uber: Which Is Best for Riders and Drivers in 2018? | TheStreet

Lyft vs. Uber: Which Is Best for Riders and Drivers in 2018? | TheStreet

Price Differences Between Uber and Lyft While pricing for both Uber and Lyft is largely similar, it’s worth noting nominal differences. Pricing for both ride-sharing services is $1 at the start of the ride, with a per-mile charge of $1.50 and a per-minute fee of 25 cents. Passengers should know that both Uber and Lyft drivers […]

Cabbies fear more suicides next year amid financial struggles | New York Post

Cabbies fear more suicides next year amid financial struggles | New York Post

The “congestion pricing” surcharge on all Big Apple taxi rides that begins in January will lead to even more cabdriver suicides, drivers and activists warned at a City Council hearing Monday. “This year, there have been eight suicides, and next year, with the $2.50 on our backs, there will be more than 10,” taxi driver […]

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Government launches inquiry into online pricing The government is launching an inquiry into online pricing that will look into how personal data can be used to set individual prices for items such as holidays, cars and household goods. The research, conducted by the competition watchdog, will consider the use and prevalence of ‘dynamic pricing’ and […]

Meru CEO on how its new marketplace model beats surge pricing | CIO

Meru CEO on how its new marketplace model beats surge pricing | CIO

Meru’s win-win formula If you look at a typical marketplace, it allows the supplier to set the price.  For instance, a hotel aggregator doesn’t mandate all 5-star hotels to offer the same price. However, if you look at the shared mobility space, the price is decided by the cab aggregator – there are fixed slabs […]

Uber launches new subscription service across five US cities | City A.M.

Uber launches new subscription service across five US cities | City A.M.

Ride-hailing app Uber has rolled out a new subscription scheme across five US cities. Based on subscriptions, the new ride pass will allow members to avoid surge pricing, when fees peak at rush hour and at other times when demand is high. The lowest monthly subscription comes in at $14.99 (£11.55) in Austin, Denver, Miami […]

Call for ‘surge pricing’ for taxi fares to be allowed… | News Talk

Call for ‘surge pricing’ for taxi fares to be allowed… | News Talk

There are calls for taxis drivers to be allowed raise fares during peak periods like the run-up to Christmas or weekends. MyTaxi confirmed to the Irish Times that they are in talks with the National Transport Authority about increased flexibility around pricing. Under current regulations, taxi drivers are restricted in the amount they can charge […]

Uber launches ‘Ride Pass’ subscription service | Business Insider

Uber launches ‘Ride Pass’ subscription service | Business Insider

Uber said on Tuesday that it started offering a subscription service, called Ride Pass, that allows users to guarantee set prices for a monthly fee. The service is available in Los Angeles, Austin, Orlando, Denver, and Miami, an Uber representative told Business Insider, adding that it costs $24.99 a month in Los Angeles and $14.99 […]

MyTaxi advocates ‘surge pricing’ for Irish taxi market | Irish Times

MyTaxi advocates ‘surge pricing’ for Irish taxi market | Irish Times

Allowing taxi drivers to raise fares during peak periods, such as in the run-up to Christmas, on Saturday nights and in situations where public transport is unavailable, could help get people home quicker, boost public safety and encourage more people to work in the industry. This is according to MyTaxi’s Irish country manager, Alan Fox, […]