Tag: Price War

Surge Pricing Is Just The New Dynamic Pricing | PYMNTS.com

Surge Pricing Is Just The New Dynamic Pricing | PYMNTS.com

Surge pricing goes back ages, before it was even known by that name. Restaurants offer “early bird” discounts for diners willing to eat their meals before 6 P.M., for example. Tuesday night dinner discounts and lunch buffets are also a part of restaurant pricing history. One of surge pricing’s innovators is M. Douglas Ivester, the […]

T-Mobile reveals NB-IoT pricing strategy challenging Verizon | TelecomLead

T-Mobile reveals NB-IoT pricing strategy challenging Verizon | TelecomLead

Mobile US announced its pricing strategy for narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) services challenging main rival Verizon. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile said its price for the narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) will be $6 per year – offering at one tenth the cost of Verizon’s Cat-M plans. T-Mobile is able to offer cost effective NB-IoT plan to enterprises and […]

BRAUN: Surge pricing made Monday’s power failure even worse | Toronto Sun

BRAUN: Surge pricing made Monday’s power failure even worse | Toronto Sun

This came from Lyft Communication Manager Campbell Matthews: “Due to the winter weather and the power outage, there were more people requesting Lyft rides this morning than there were drivers to provide them. We monitored the conditions, communicated with drivers, and encouraged them to get on the road. Still, this heightened demand caused some areas […]

Oil rally ends as U.S. production expected to keep prices in check | The Globe and Mail

Oil rally ends as U.S. production expected to keep prices in check | The Globe and Mail

Global crude markets carried their end-of-year momentum into 2018, but will have trouble taking prices higher in the coming weeks barring a major geopolitical event, analysts say. Leading international and North American benchmark prices hit their highest levels in nearly two years near the end of last week, before a profit-taking selloff on Friday. Analysts […]

​Pipeline, transportation bottlenecks causing lower prices for Canadian oil and gas: Deloitte | JWN Energy

​Pipeline, transportation bottlenecks causing lower prices for Canadian oil and gas: Deloitte | JWN Energy

Canadian oil and gas producers and the governments they pay royalties too are not benefiting as much as they could be from improving commodity prices. A new report from Deloitte says that concerns over transportation bottlenecks to the U.S. market have increased the historic price differential between Canadian WCS and U.S. WTI oil, while infrastructure […]

Spark Should Spark a Pricing Trend | Bloomberg Gadfly

Spark Should Spark a Pricing Trend | Bloomberg Gadfly

Spark Therapeutics Inc. announced lower-than-expected pricing and a performance-based discount program Wednesday for its recently approved gene therapy Luxturna, a one-time treatment that helps restore sight for patients with a rare genetic condition. It’s a risky move for the company; there are very few such patients, and the price of every treatment matters a great deal.But […]

Pharma, under attack for drug prices, started an industry war | The Washington Post

Pharma, under attack for drug prices, started an industry war | The Washington Post

It’s not easy to get Americans mad at a behind-the-scenes industry they’ve barely even heard of, but pharmaceutical companies have spent most of this year trying. “Who decides what you pay for your medicines? Not who you might think,” a concerned woman’s voice says in a radio spot airing in the District last month. “More […]

Is it bad to use Uber? | Quartz

Is it bad to use Uber? | Quartz

Then there’s the matter of how Uber treats its drivers. You know it’s not great, but it’s not as though competing services are much better. Before Uber, taxi companies were notoriously terrible employers. Lyft, like Uber, hires its drivers as independent contractors—they don’t get benefits or minimum-wage protection—and has cut their pay to make fares […]

Uber warns of New Year’s surge pricing, while taxis ask for patience | The Sydney Morning Herald

Uber warns of New Year’s surge pricing, while taxis ask for patience | The Sydney Morning Herald

Uber has warned there will be surge pricing during the peak of New Year’s celebrations, while the taxi association has urged customers to be patient on what will be one of the busiest nights of the year. More than a million people are expected to pack Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve for the city’s fireworks […]

Uber fare increase not benefitting us: drivers | ENCA

Uber fare increase not benefitting us: drivers | ENCA

“Driving on the Uber platform is a no-win for its partner drivers,” a driver calling him or herself Dow Benderf commented on the eNCA website. “Uber, its shareholders and the riders are the ones who truly benefit from the rider app. I am a driver-partner and drivers earn on average R30 per hour and that […]