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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. […]

Spotify warns of HUGE price rise that could add £35 onto your bill – and he’s blaming Apple for the rogue hike | The Sun

Spotify warns of HUGE price rise that could add £35 onto your bill – and he’s blaming Apple for the rogue hike | The Sun

SPOTIFY has warned of a potential price hike for customers around the world – as a result of an ongoing spat with Apple. The music streaming app’s boss claims that Apple takes too large a cut of its subscription fees, and may need to hit Brits with bigger monthly payments to stay profitable. Any app […]

Spotify gets 1 million users in India with dirt cheap subscriptions | Business Insider

Spotify gets 1 million users in India with dirt cheap subscriptions | Business Insider

Within just a week of being launched in India, Spotify has apparently garnered a million users — in spite of legal troubles with Warner Music Group. Even though Spotify hit a few speed bumps prior to being launched in India, its strong start could be as a result of its competitive pricing strategy. In the […]

Competition Could Hit Netflix’s Subscriber Growth — but Not Its Pricing Power | Barron’s

Competition Could Hit Netflix’s Subscriber Growth — but Not Its Pricing Power | Barron’s

Increased competition could cut into Netflix ’s (NFLX) potential subscriber growth, according to new research, but its pricing power is less at risk. Buckingham Research analyst Michael Harrigan on Friday lowered his rating on the streaming-video giant’s shares from Buy to Neutral, reiterating a $382 price target below Wall Street’s average around $400. (Still, the […]

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 […]

The Consequences of Amazon’s Pricing Power – Goods & Services | Medium

The Consequences of Amazon’s Pricing Power – Goods & Services | Medium

How Price Anchoring Works Whenever we are presented with a buying opportunity, whether at the grocery store, a restaurant, or shopping for jeans online- our brains have to estimate whether the price of the product (or service) is good or bad. If you’re going out for coffee, for example, and you see that a latte […]

‘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,” […]