Tag: Pricing Backlash

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus Was China’s Second Best-Selling Smartphone in 2017 | Mac Rumors

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus Was China’s Second Best-Selling Smartphone in 2017 | Mac Rumors

Apple was the only foreign brand in China’s 2017 market top 10, according to the research, thanks to the success of its iPhone 7 series. An uptick in sales in the second half of the year was reportedly due to the implementation of price cuts, which increased Apple’s competitiveness against lower-cost local brands. For example, […]

Website, app for I-66 tolls failed to display price, some drivers paid $39 for trip | The Washington Post

Website, app for I-66 tolls failed to display price, some drivers paid $39 for trip | The Washington Post

Michelle Holland, a spokeswoman for VDOT, said there was a “maintenance issue” that a vendor, Transcore, which operates the tolling system, had with the system. The tolls are in place along a roughly nine-mile stretch of I-66 inside the Beltway, operating on a dynamic pricing system that changes every six minutes based on demand. Since […]

Bruce Springsteen Saves Broadway Box Office From Winter Freeze | Forbes

Bruce Springsteen Saves Broadway Box Office From Winter Freeze | Forbes

After a planned break from his incredibly successful gig on Broadway, Bruce Springsteen returned to the stage this week – and brought a windfall with him. His show, Springsteen On Broadway (natch), racked up $2.4 million in sales, which is par for the course since it opened in October. Playing just five times a week, it […]

Taxi concerns persist amid record year for tourism | Cayman Compass

Taxi concerns persist amid record year for tourism | Cayman Compass

Tourism businesses remain concerned about inconsistent pricing and lack of a reliable nighttime service from taxis. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is also asking government to “revisit” the policy of allowing drivers to charge an additional 20 percent per passenger when there are more than three people in the cab. Concerns over pricing were raised […]

Can dynamic pricing be a headache for brands? | Econsultancy

Can dynamic pricing be a headache for brands? | Econsultancy

But the thing that really stood out about the activity was this: there were no price tags in-store. Visitors to the pop-ups had to scan a product on the Amazon app in order to find out the price. Easy to see how this benefits Amazon. Not so easy to see how it benefits shoppers, or […]

Xconomy: Spark CEO Marrazzo on Gene Therapy Pricing & Paving the Way for the Field | Xconomy

Xconomy: Spark CEO Marrazzo on Gene Therapy Pricing & Paving the Way for the Field | Xconomy

In early January, the company announced Luxturna’s price and a deal with New England insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care on a plan that includes rebates tied to the drug’s durability. In a departure from typical practices, Spark will sell the therapy directly to Harvard Pilgrim, not the medical center doing the procedure, which avoids potential […]

Why are concert tickets so expensive? | The NewDaily

Why are concert tickets so expensive? | The NewDaily

Live music is supposed to be fun, right? The image is wild and free. But concert ticket prices have risen to incredible highs. Hot acts coming to Australia in 2018 are pricing tickets so high it’ll make your eyes bleed. Bruno Mars wants $591 for the top-level tickets to his show. Katy Perry, meanwhile is […]

Cabs to cost more as govt sets new minimum fare | Bangalore Mirror

Cabs to cost more as govt sets new minimum fare | Bangalore Mirror

Commuters who opt for cabs will have to pay more from their pockets as the state government has fixed a minimum fare of Rs 44 on small cabs and Rs 80 for luxury cabs for the first four kilometres. The government has issued an order to Karnataka State Transport Authority and all regional transport authorities […]

Brace for costly Uber & Ola rides as K’taka ups base taxi fares | Moneycontrol.com

Brace for costly Uber & Ola rides as K’taka ups base taxi fares | Moneycontrol.com

The notification also prescribed a fixed charge for waiting – free for the first 20 minutes, and Rs 10 for every 15 minutes thereafter. Cars costing between Rs 5 and 10 lakh will attract a charge of Rs 52 for first four kilometres, with the same slab of dynamic pricing as in small car category. […]

ComfortDelGro to launch dynamic pricing fare option for its taxis from Jan 19 | The Straits Times

ComfortDelGro to launch dynamic pricing fare option for its taxis from Jan 19 | The Straits Times

An Uber spokesman said on Thursday that the company will share more details of UberFlash later on. He said: “We are excited about our partnership with ComfortDelGro to improve the overall transportation landscape, giving Singapore more choices to move around at the tap of a button.” Following ComfortDelGro’s tie-up with Uber, all 23,000 taxis in […]