Tag: Price Changes

More petrol pump pain as fuel prices surge in Perth | PerthNow

More petrol pump pain as fuel prices surge in Perth | PerthNow

MOTORISTS are battling the bowser, with the annual cost of filling the tank shooting up by an average of $140. Perth continued to edge towards record fuel prices this week, with petrol stations jacking up prices to a whopping 167.9¢ a litre on Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s a record for the year to date according […]

When Your Boss Is an Algorithm | The New York Times

When Your Boss Is an Algorithm | The New York Times

Surge pricing, which multiplies prices for passengers and earnings for drivers during periods of high demand, is another form of algorithmic management that encourages drivers to relocate to certain areas at certain times. The drivers get in-app notifications, heat maps and emails with real-time and predictive information about spikes in demand. A driver who wants […]

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices |  CNW

Discount car rental penalised for advertising unattainable prices | CNW

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ – The Competition Bureau has reached an agreement with a fourth car rental company, Discount Car & Truck Rentals Ltd., to address what the Bureau views as misleading representations. As part of the agreement, Discount will review its practices to ensure they comply with the law, and will pay a $700,000 […]

Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Can Uber’s Global Business Be Beaten One City At A Time? Here’s Daimler’s Bet | Forbes

Athens-founded Beat wants to dominate the ride-hail market in every major Latin American city within three years. That might be doable if it maintains its current growth and so-far successful strategy of launching suddenly, without advanced fanfare, in one major foreign city at a time. It’s a kind of spasmodic hostile takeover before others can […]

Pinnacle warns of ‘intensified competition’ in grocery as Conagra deal nears | Food Dive

Pinnacle warns of ‘intensified competition’ in grocery as Conagra deal nears | Food Dive

Still, Brittany Weissman, an analyst at Edward Jones, told Food Dive last week that the deal was good for Conagra. The company in recent years has jettisoned its private label business and frozen potato company Lamb Weston to focus on its core brands, using M&A to bulk up in areas such as snacking and frozen where it already […]

Private airlines targeted over ‘exorbitant rise’ in excess luggage charge | Devdiscourse News

Private airlines targeted over ‘exorbitant rise’ in excess luggage charge | Devdiscourse News

A parliamentary panel has questioned the top management of all major privates airlines in the country over an “exorbitant rise” in the excess luggage charge and asked them to submit a report comparing their fees with those of their foreign counterparts. During a meeting recently, the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism […]

Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign | The Seattle Times

Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign | The Seattle Times

Uber says it plans to spend money lobbying for congestion pricing in Seattle as part of a $10 million push for “sustainable mobility” policies in various cities. The ride-hail app company and its rival, Lyft, have previously expressed support for the idea of tolling downtown streets in Seattle, where Mayor Jenny Durkan’s administration is working to develop a […]

MoviePass Is Trying to Reinstate Lapsed Subscribers—Whether They Like It Or Not | Mental Floss

MoviePass Is Trying to Reinstate Lapsed Subscribers—Whether They Like It Or Not | Mental Floss

Just because you opted to cancel your MoviePass account when the company raised its prices recently doesn’t mean the company is done with you. The beleaguered movie ticket subscription service seems to be restarting the memberships of customers who have already canceled or let their subscriptions lapse, according to Lifehacker and Business Insider. Some former […]

How Much Could You Actually Save by Not Owning a Car? | Yahoo! Finance

How Much Could You Actually Save by Not Owning a Car? | Yahoo! Finance

Is it Cheaper to Take Grab Rides Instead of Driving? Our research and calculations indicate that the average Singaporean would save about S$580 per year by taking Grab rides instead of driving their own car. We reached this conclusion by using Grab’s rates and our own estimates about average travelling behavior in Singapore. First, we […]

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 […]