Tag: Price Discrimination

Study blames Uber/Lyft for San Francisco traffic, Uber/Lyft blames Amazon, propose surge pricing | Boing Boing

Study blames Uber/Lyft for San Francisco traffic, Uber/Lyft blames Amazon, propose surge pricing | Boing Boing

A new report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority attributes the majority (51%-73%) of the prodigious 2010-2016 increase in San Francisco traffic congestion on Uber and Lyft; the rideshare companies dispute the finding and say that it’s really down to increased Amazon Prime delivery vehicles and Lyft has offered to work with the city […]

Decoding The Drive To Dynamic Pricing | Forbes

Decoding The Drive To Dynamic Pricing | Forbes

We see a steak selling for $8 at the supermarket and we assume that’s what everybody else will pay. (Unless there’s a loyalty card special.) Airline passengers packed on board a flight… a different story. We assume everyone in our cabin is paying a different fare… in some instances, dramatically different fares. Our perceptions of price […]

Yapta Powers Airfare Price-Tracking Services for Direct Travel Clients

Yapta Powers Airfare Price-Tracking Services for Direct Travel Clients

DENVER & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 15, 2018–Direct Travel, Inc., one of the top travel management companies in the U.S., and Yapta, the leader in airfare and hotel price tracking services, have announced an agreement to make Yapta’s Intelligent Price Tracking technology available to all Direct Travel corporate customers. After a successful launch with select clients, Direct […]

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 […]

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 […]

Uber plans to spend $10 million lobbying for new congestion pricing taxes on drivers | Daily Mail Online

Uber plans to spend $10 million lobbying for new congestion pricing taxes on drivers | Daily Mail Online

Uber has vowed to spend $10 million lobbying city governments across the U.S. to institute so-called ‘congestion pricing’ taxes on drivers. The company, which has already aggressively pursued a congestion pricing law in New York City, announced the three-year lobbying plan last month, saying it would pursue such policies in other cities. In a statement, […]

Fare game: Is deregulating taxi fares fair? | The London Free Press

Fare game: Is deregulating taxi fares fair? | The London Free Press

Full council needs to sign off on the bylaw headed to the community and protective services committee today before it can take effect, but the move would effectively end city hall telling the industry how much it can charge for fares. Instead, as long as customers the rate up front, and city hall knows how […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shall We Study Amazon’s Pricing Together? | Linux Journal

Shall We Study Amazon’s Pricing Together? | Linux Journal

Since then, I’ve been checking Amazon prices often on different browsers, different devices, both logged in and not, and again using Tor on Brave. Prices for lots of stuff (not just books) have been all over the place. And information about products changes too. For example, today (as I write this, on deadline) is August […]