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Price optimization: Big data boon or unfair practice? You decide | PropertyCasualty360

Price optimization: Big data boon or unfair practice? You decide | PropertyCasualty360

Price optimization is a hot topic in the insurance world right now. Insurers, customers, state insurance commissioners, big data experts, consumer advocacy groups and industry thought leaders are all weighing in on how the practice will affect insurance. In fact, nearly one in five insurance practitioners predicted price optimization would be the most impactful industry […]

The internet turned on Uber after it deactivated surge pricing during protests of Trump’s Muslim ban | Fast Company

The internet turned on Uber after it deactivated surge pricing during protests of Trump’s Muslim ban | Fast Company

After the New York Taxi Workers Alliance called on taxi drivers to protest Trump’s Muslim ban by avoiding John F. Kennedy International Airport for one hour, Uber turned off surge pricing. That didn’t go down well, reports the Guardian. Read complete article here: The internet turned on Uber after it deactivated surge pricing during protests […]

Uber Apologizes After Surge Pricing During Trump Protests | The Daily Caller

Uber Apologizes After Surge Pricing During Trump Protests | The Daily Caller

Critics across the Twittersphere voiced their disapproval of Uber’s surge pricing during the demonstrations by using the hashtag “#deleteuber.” The protesters were publicly objecting President Donald Trump’s executive orders that temporarily bans immigration from several countries. Read complete article here: Uber Apologizes After Surge Pricing During Trump Protests | The Daily Caller.

Tesco cuts price of women’s razors so they cost the same as men’s | The Guardian

Tesco cuts price of women’s razors so they cost the same as men’s | The Guardian

Tesco has reduced the price of women’s standard razors to match that of men’s in the latest victory in the battle to eliminate gender discrimination in high street products. A newspaper investigation at the start of last year showed that women were paying an average of 37% more for gender-targeted items, ranging from toys to […]

5 unique money saving tips for 2017 | The Huffington Post

5 unique money saving tips for 2017 | The Huffington Post

2) Shop smarter on Amazon You may not know that Amazon has dynamic pricing that changes constantly. Prices just don’t change on a daily basis but as often as every fifteen minutes. While this doesn’t make much of a difference on low priced items, you should certainly be more cognizant on larger purchases. I recommend […]

Govt makes up its mind about Uber, Ola: Surge pricing is legal now | Business Standard News

Govt makes up its mind about Uber, Ola: Surge pricing is legal now | Business Standard News

India finally charted out a fresh set of rules for the transport industry, which means Ola and Uber now have a handbook to refer to when they are in doubt. That should be a great relief to the app-based taxi startups, who have gone on and off the roads in India due to a lack […]

Predatory pricing: Allowing surge-pricing by Ola, Uber good, but don’t stop low fares | The Financial Express

Predatory pricing: Allowing surge-pricing by Ola, Uber good, but don’t stop low fares | The Financial Express

The government, according to a news report in The Times of India, may finally be getting its act together when it comes to dealing with app-based taxi-hailing services like Ola and Uber. In the past, both the central and state governments seemed opposed to the idea of surge-pricing on grounds this was taking advantage of […]

Ride-hailing firms welcome liberal Indian taxi policy blueprint | Reuters

Ride-hailing firms welcome liberal Indian taxi policy blueprint | Reuters

Leading ride-hailing firms have praised an Indian policy blueprint on regulating the taxi industry, saying it would offer their app-based services a chance to flourish despite their concerns about price caps. A committee set up by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways recently published its findings, stating that India needed one regulatory framework for […]

Hate surge pricing on Uber & Ola? Too bad! A new policy has given surge pricing a go-ahead | catchnews

Hate surge pricing on Uber & Ola? Too bad! A new policy has given surge pricing a go-ahead | catchnews

The highlight of report is the new tariff pricing. Notwithstanding the Delhi High Court’s order on removing surge pricing as well as state governments like Karnataka that issued a ban on surge pricing, the report by the committee, which was subsequently approved by the ministry, allows for surge pricing. HERE ARE THE NEW LAWS ON […]

A Cheaper Christmas Tree May Be Just Around The Corner | FiveThirtyEight

A Cheaper Christmas Tree May Be Just Around The Corner | FiveThirtyEight

For the past several years, I’ve bought my Christmas tree from a stand around the corner from my apartment in Brooklyn. It was always the same, simple price: $10 per foot, which seemed reasonable when I was buying a 5-foot tree for my tiny little walkup. This year, I moved to an apartment with a […]