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Uber’s New Pricing Scheme Weaponizes Big Data | Inc.com

Uber’s New Pricing Scheme Weaponizes Big Data | Inc.com

While few people are likely to object to rich folk paying more than poor folk, Dave Sutton, of the public safety campaign Who’s Driving You? points out that “Uber’s new pricing scheme weaponizes its access to data against customers. It could be used to overcharge airport passengers late at night, the less-privileged in transportation deserts, […]

Ecommerce Company Introduces Surprise-Free Pricing | news.sys-con.com

Ecommerce Company Introduces Surprise-Free Pricing | news.sys-con.com

Imagine the logoed pens sitting on the receptionist desk at the doctor’s office or the custom Frisbees and keychains you see at a local festival. Those are all promotional products, and the industry is another key offender continuing to hide costs from customers. Quality Logo Products is standing against this unfair pricing strategy with No […]

OLA cheating Customers with their different pricing strategy | PC Tablet

OLA cheating Customers with their different pricing strategy | PC Tablet

Ola and Uber are the best leading cab aggregator services in India. These not just made it easy for the people in commute, but also made it hassle free without any bargain or having to wait for a long time to get a ride. Though the pricing is quite affordable, the Surge pricing is something that comes […]

Surge pricing goes universal: some effects | Nouslife

Surge pricing goes universal: some effects | Nouslife

Downsides not mentioned: this would blow a hole in rpi calculations and render difficult or impossible inflation calculations and thus problematise things like index-linked pensions or other payments relying on rpi systems (note the comment in the article “Increasingly, there is no such thing as a fixed price from which sale items deviate”). There’s an […]

Uber under fire for surge pricing following London Bridge terror attack before removing ‘automatic increase and refunding passengers’ | Mirror

Uber under fire for surge pricing following London Bridge terror attack before removing ‘automatic increase and refunding passengers’ | Mirror

Uber has been branded “absolutely disgusting” after automatic surge pricing remained in place following the London Bridge terror attack before removing it. Outraged customers accused the company of profiting from the horrifying attack that killed seven people and left 48 wounded. The firm, which allows riders to hail cabs with their smartphones, said the surge […]

Reliance Jio: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio spar on transparency in tariffs at TRAI event | The Economic Times

Reliance Jio: Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio spar on transparency in tariffs at TRAI event | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Incumbent telcos sparred with Reliance Jio over the matter of transparency of tariff plans, with Bharti AirtelBSE 0.55 % and Idea CellularBSE 1.52 % saying that some offers, especially counter offers to retain users, need to be kept confidential to protect the competitive advantage while the newcomer batted for all plans to be […]

Uber, Grab to maintain current pricing system | Free Malaysia Today

Uber, Grab to maintain current pricing system | Free Malaysia Today

PETALING JAYA: If you’re a frequent user of ride-sharing app Uber, you’ll be glad to hear that Uber Malaysia will not be adopting the route-based pricing currently being tested in the United States. A recent Bloomberg report highlighted Uber’s new route-based pricing system, under which charges are based on assumptions of amounts customers are willing […]

Uber To Make Pricing Changes In Australia From June 9th | Points From The Pacific

Uber To Make Pricing Changes In Australia From June 9th | Points From The Pacific

Uber hasn’t always had an easy time getting onto the road in Australia. For months, the Australian Taxi counsel and even the government tried to block them being in certain states. This angered large amounts of people and petitions had to be signed to show support. Finally, it was legalised and it’s grown very well. […]

Comfort hooks up with Ryde to offer taxi-booking service | TODAYonline

Comfort hooks up with Ryde to offer taxi-booking service | TODAYonline

The other five taxi operators — SMRT Taxis, Prime Taxi, Premier Taxis, Trans-Cab and HDT Singapore Taxi — partnered third-party booking app Grab to launch dynamic pricing in March. Prices for JustGrab, the dynamic-pricing feature in the Grab app, will depend on factors such as real-time demand and supply, travel time and distance. On the […]

AI-powered dynamic pricing turns its gaze to the fuel pumps | The Register

AI-powered dynamic pricing turns its gaze to the fuel pumps | The Register

Analysis “AI” could soon be making petrol more expensive at times of peak demand like the start of a bank holiday weekend or the school run. Danish data analytics company a2i touts fuel pricing as an ideal implementation of its learning algorithms. The company claims that PriceCast Fuel, its dynamic pricing product, can improve fuel […]