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Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio getting on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan’s central business district, the plan to fund the ailing Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enacting a toll for drivers entering Manhattan below 61st Street still faces some pushback from within the state Legislature – particularly from […]

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber is out $20 million. The ride-hailing company has agreed to settle a six-year-old lawsuit with drivers who argued they should be classified as employees—not contractors—and therefore deserve benefits and wage protections. Although Uber will hand a decent payout to the 13,600 drivers named in the suit, the company will not change their employment status. […]

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

I read the news item regarding the new cancellation policy of Grab where there is a S$4 penalty for passengers cancelling the ride five minutes after booking. This penalty fee goes to the driver. I just have one question for Grab: What happens if the driver cancels the ride? It has happened to me a […]

‘I feel cheated’: Big telcos hike prices for $60 plans with 10 GB, sparking complaints | CBC News

‘I feel cheated’: Big telcos hike prices for $60 plans with 10 GB, sparking complaints | CBC News

When Telus, Rogers and Bell each briefly offered a monthly $60 phone plan with 10 GB of data, it sparked pandemonium as customers waited in long lines, determined to snag the deal. Now, some of those customers feel burned because, a little more than a year later, the plans are going up in price. “It’s […]

How do Lyft Shared Saver and Uber Express Pool work? | Autoblog

How do Lyft Shared Saver and Uber Express Pool work? | Autoblog

It’s no coincidence that Lyft is now offering the Shared Saver and Uber the Express Pool options — both are rooted in consumers’ willingness to risk a little convenience — and shoe leather — for a more affordable ride. And the offerings take a page from the successful startup Via Transportation, which is trying to […]

Rodeo fans wait for hours while ride shares cash in on surge prices | khou

Rodeo fans wait for hours while ride shares cash in on surge prices | khou

Problem is, these drivers were not appearing on either of the ride share apps. Once access for the green lot closed, Holly Williams says the drivers inside became far more selective. “They’re just sitting here waiting for people to get a ride and they’re not going to pick up the riders until there’s a surge,” […]

Uber vs. Taxi: What’s the Difference? | TheStreet

Uber vs. Taxi: What’s the Difference? | TheStreet

Uber vs. Taxi: Cost Uber and taxi alike have some similar metrics for determining price – including distance and time. But how do the services charge you differently, and is one more cost effective than the other? Uber One major difference between the way Uber and taxis charge customers is that Uber don’t charge based […]

Lyft’s ‘Shared Saver’ Feature Has Riders Pay Less But Walk More | Fortune

Lyft’s ‘Shared Saver’ Feature Has Riders Pay Less But Walk More | Fortune

Lyft launched a new Shared Saver feature Thursday that banks on the assumption that riders are willing to walk a couple blocks to save a couple bucks. Promising to provide the app’s lowest prices, unaffected by surge pricing, Lyft wrote on its blog that Shared Saver gives riders a “pickup spot that’s a quick walk […]

Smartphone makers are pricing themselves out of the market | Computerworld

Smartphone makers are pricing themselves out of the market | Computerworld

While demand for entry-level and mid-price smartphones has remained strong, global sales of high-end smartphones like the iPhone XS and XS Max have steadily declined over the past year, according to a new report from Gartner. Less innovation in top-of-the-line smartphones coupled with steep price increases are pushing consumers to wait longer to replace older […]

Airtel, Telkom merger points to price war | Business Daily

Airtel, Telkom merger points to price war | Business Daily

The planned Airtel-Telkom merger is likely to trigger a tariff war in the telecommunications sector as the new entity is likely to opt for a low-cost pricing strategy to attract a larger customer base. This is according to research firm Sterling Capital which in its latest market report points to a looming price war between […]