Tag: pricing pressures

AT&T launches new WatchTV streaming service at aggressive $15-per-month price | The Verge

AT&T launches new WatchTV streaming service at aggressive $15-per-month price | The Verge

Days after completing its monumental acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T is announcing a second streaming TV service that’s priced lower than the company’s existing DirecTV Now offering. The new service is called WatchTV and it launches next week. WatchTV includes 31 channels, with 6 networks from Viacom coming “soon after.” AT&T had confirmed the service […]

Bitcoin Price Too Volatile for Merchants, Claims PayPal CFO | CCN

Bitcoin Price Too Volatile for Merchants, Claims PayPal CFO | CCN

The bitcoin price is too volatile to make it a useful payment tool for merchants, PayPal CFO John Rainey claimed in a recent interview. Bitcoin Price Too Volatile for Merchants Rainey made this claim during a recent episode of “Mad Money,” explaining that merchant margins are too thin to make bitcoin a viable payment medium. […]

Company Costs Are Rising, but Getting Shoppers to Pay More Is Hard | WSJ

Company Costs Are Rising, but Getting Shoppers to Pay More Is Hard | WSJ

Higher input costs are pressuring U.S. companies to raise prices—a potential precursor to more consumer inflation—but shoppers are resisting their efforts to do so. Businesses are facing higher costs for everything from fuel and freight hauling to steel to accounting services. Input price increases have outstripped consumer price increases since late 2016, with some pipeline […]

Bitcoin Mining Pressures Hardware Prices | NewsBTC

Bitcoin Mining Pressures Hardware Prices | NewsBTC

Prices of PC Components Skyrocket Due to Bitcoin Mining The cryptocurrency mining boom is taking the blame for the inflationary prices in the PC hardware industry. The exponential demand for processing power and memory needed to mine crypto hashes for cryptocurrency is not being followed by similar growth in industrial capacity to supply those items. […]

Memo to Federal Reserve: Brutal Inflation Is Starting to Pummel Corporate America | TheStreet

Memo to Federal Reserve: Brutal Inflation Is Starting to Pummel Corporate America | TheStreet

Procter & Gamble The last thing the slow growth, activist target P&G ( PG – Get Report)  needs is inflation. Yet, that’s what it’s dealing with at the moment. Said P&G Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller on P&G’s recent call: “Commodity prices have continued to move higher as the year has progressed approaching a $350 […]

More and more people cut the cord as cable TV companies struggle | Digital Trends

More and more people cut the cord as cable TV companies struggle | Digital Trends

Customers of the five top internet TV providers has more than doubled, from 2 million in 2016 to nearly 4.6 million at the end of 2017. The research doesn’t include people who never signed up for cable in the first place, younger viewers known as “cord-nevers” rather than “cord-cutters.” From a high of 88 percent […]

Pricer’s Points: The decoy effect: Why you make irrational choices every day (without even knowing it) | Kent Hendricks

Pricer’s Points: The decoy effect: Why you make irrational choices every day (without even knowing it) | Kent Hendricks

The decoy effect describes what happens when, while choosing between two items, a third item is introduced that causes you to switch your preference between the first two items. A few weeks ago, I was at a clothing store trying to decide between two shirts. I liked the way one shirt fit, but I liked […]

Prices of imported phones, LED panels, beauty care products may rise on custom duty hike | The Economic Times

Prices of imported phones, LED panels, beauty care products may rise on custom duty hike | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Experts may say it’s a budget aimed at the upcoming elections, but upwardly mobile urban consumers will have to pay more for almost everything they covet— from cranberry juice and iPhones to sunglasses and lipsticks —due to higher customs duty. Not just the long list of items on which finance minister Arun Jaitley […]

Bitcoin mania is hurting PC gamers by pushing up GPU prices | The Verge

Bitcoin mania is hurting PC gamers by pushing up GPU prices | The Verge

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin have soared in value over the past year, thanks to continued interest from a range of investors. As the price of these cryptocurrencies has increased, graphics cards have also seen big price increases thanks to retail stock shortages. A range of mid- or high-end graphics cards […]

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

The shift is already evident: 49 percent of all shoppers bought a packaged good online within the last three months. That includes 61 percent of millennials and 44 percent of baby boomers. It also includes 54 percent of affluent households and 40 percent of low-income households. Grocery stores, cognizant of the price transparency the web […]