Tag: Pricing Backlash

Taking a Look at Netflix’s Pricing Strategy | Market Realist

Taking a Look at Netflix’s Pricing Strategy | Market Realist

Netflix’s pricing plans Analysts have long speculated that it would be better over the long term for Netflix (NFLX) to raise prices. Currently, in the United States (SPY), Netflix offers three price tiers with its “basic” plan priced at $7.99 per month while its “standard” and “premium” plans are priced at $9.99 and $11.99 each […]

Why the Last Man Standing strategy of Indian ecommerce will not work | The News Minute

Why the Last Man Standing strategy of Indian ecommerce will not work | The News Minute

There’s the convenience of home delivery but the reality is that customers value the convenience of home delivery as long as it is free. In other words, the only real benefit e-commerce firms can use to attract shoppers is a price benefit. Right from the early days of e-commerce, companies like Amazon.com and Ebay.com have […]

Ejercito: LTFRB, Uber and Grab all have fault | Inquirer News

Ejercito: LTFRB, Uber and Grab all have fault | Inquirer News

The senator earlier chided the LTFRB for cracking down on Grab and Uber, which he said “offer far better and more convenient services than regular taxis.” Instead of banning TNVS, Ejercito said the LTFRB should take action first on the complaints against the taxi drivers. “Kung ganito kayo kaingay at kadesididong patawan ng service ban […]

Competition Commission: Competition Commission rejects complaint against Ola | Times of India

Competition Commission: Competition Commission rejects complaint against Ola | Times of India

While rejecting the complaint after finding that ANI Technologies (Opposite Party) is not a dominant player in the relevant market, the watchdog has also delved into the pricing ways of taxi services providers. “Without going into the legitimacy of OP’s pricing strategy, suffice to say that besides statutory compulsion of non-intervention in the present case, […]

Uber surge rates: Melbourne train shutdown prompts call for cap on Uber fares after passengers charged three times normal rate | Herald Sun

Uber surge rates: Melbourne train shutdown prompts call for cap on Uber fares after passengers charged three times normal rate | Herald Sun

According to Uber, its surge rates are an important way of ensuring that passengers can get a ride in a reasonable time frame in periods of high demand, with more drivers encouraged to get on the road. Passengers are provided with the surge rate and an estimated cost of the fare before agreeing to the […]

NY Regulators Call on Insurers to Reveal Data Sources | InsuranceNewsNet

NY Regulators Call on Insurers to Reveal Data Sources | InsuranceNewsNet

As accessibility to data grows and data volumes multiply, insurance companies want to harness that data to be able to issue policies faster and at prices that reflect the risk companies bear when issuing a life policy. Simplified underwriting, which avoids invasive blood and urine samples, allow insurers to issue life insurance policies in a […]

IBM dangles carrot of full encryption to lure buyers to new z14 mainframe | TechCrunch

IBM dangles carrot of full encryption to lure buyers to new z14 mainframe | TechCrunch

Peter Rutten, an analyst with IDC says all-encompassing encryption is clearly the key to this release. “It’s like a security blanket across the entire system — database, applications, data at rest, data in flight, APIs, etc. — that can just be turned on, rather than manually picking and choosing what to encrypt, which typically has […]

A dynamic upswing in airfare is a deal-breaker | The Washington Post

A dynamic upswing in airfare is a deal-breaker | The Washington Post

Christopher Elliott’s July 9 Navigator column, “Airlines’ ‘dynamic pricing’ is full of ups and downs” [Travel], rang true. That week, my wife bought four tickets. At checkout, the total included an unexpected $100 price increase because of dynamic pricing. As predicted by the behavior analysis described in the column, my wife, tired of the whole […]

Film industry executives deplore ‘race to the bottom’ on ticket pricing | IF Magazine

Film industry executives deplore ‘race to the bottom’ on ticket pricing | IF Magazine

While discounting has been happening for years, particularly in cinemas in rural and regional areas, one veteran industry executive told IF: “It’s the worst it has been for a very long time.” Distributors, who have no say in prices set by exhibitors, have privately voiced concern about the level of discounting, which eats into their […]

Uber surge pricing to be capped by Victorian Government after Metro chaos | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Uber surge pricing to be capped by Victorian Government after Metro chaos | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Uber users were left angry last Thursday when fares were much higher than usual, during Melbourne’s train network shut down during the evening rush hour. The ridesharing company uses “dynamic pricing”, which means that when demand is higher fares increase. Users are given a quoted price before they accept a fare. In one case $50 […]