Tag: Subscription Pricing

Uber defends fare model | Boston Herald

Uber defends fare model | Boston Herald

Uber’s surge pricing has been a much-criticized part of the company’s business, but the company says it plays a critical role in making sure there are enough drivers for every rider. The additional rate kicks in when demand for rides outweighs the number of drivers who are available. If drivers see demand is spiking in […]

Grab challenger ditches booking, surge fees | ABS-CBN News

Grab challenger ditches booking, surge fees | ABS-CBN News

MANILA – A new ride-hailing company for taxis, MiCab, will not have booking fees, price surges, or trip cancellations, its co-founder said Monday. … “Basically, what we’re trying to do is offer a solution with sustainability in mind that’s why we’re focused on advertising, not putting anything as booking fee or surge pricing. In whatever […]

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald’s may hold the answer. | The Washington Post

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald’s may hold the answer. | The Washington Post

Hard-wired into the DNA of companies of all kinds is a fear of losing customers with even the slightest uptick in prices. Netflix watchers and McDonald’s eaters appeared undeterred by the rise in subscription and menu costs over the past seven months, with both companies reporting strong sales growth in the first quarter. That might be good news for Amazon.com, […]

Your annual Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase | TechCrunch

Your annual Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase | TechCrunch

On today’s wildly successful earnings call, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky dropped a bit of a bombshell for Amazon Prime subscribers. The retailer’s everything-and-the-kitchen-sink annual subscription plan is about to get pricier. On May 11, Prime annual memberships will jump $20, from $99 a year to $119. The news follows a similar announcement back in January, […]

Netflix has no near-term plans to lower its pricing in India | Medianama

Netflix has no near-term plans to lower its pricing in India | Medianama

Surviving price increases Most of the international growth came as Netflix started producing larger originals outside the US like the German series Dark. So much so, that price increases across the world didn’t really impact Netflix. In the EU and Australia, Netflix raised prices by roughly a euro, around ₹100 last year. In the US, its mid-tier plan underwent […]

Venzee Introduces New Enterprise Pricing Model and Channel Partner Opportunities | Investing News Network

Venzee Introduces New Enterprise Pricing Model and Channel Partner Opportunities | Investing News Network

Enterprise License Pricing Changes New pricing features have been updated to reflect the growing industry adoption of Venzee. The “freemium” model has been removed, and pay-for-use basic, premium and enterprise licenses are in place. A small portion of the previous “freemium” users have converted to paying basic users. A basic license starts at US$79 per […]

Spotify Subscriptions Helped The Streaming Company Win Listeners | WIRED

Spotify Subscriptions Helped The Streaming Company Win Listeners | WIRED

The focus on subscriptions, combined with its hard-won relationships with the record labels, has saved Spotify from the fate of its many failed streaming music peers. That includes MOG, Turntable.fm, Muxtape, Imeem, Playground.fm, Myxer, Mixwit, Seeqpod, Grooveshark, and Skeemr. Pandora, which bought Rdio in 2015 in a distressed sale, endured takeover speculation for the last […]

Regulators to ensure Grab-Uber deal will not erode competition | The Straits Times

Regulators to ensure Grab-Uber deal will not erode competition | The Straits Times

The LTA added that it was reviewing a regulatory framework to license private-hire car operators “to keep the private-hire car and taxi industries open and contestable”. The CCS said Singapore’s competition laws prohibit mergers that may result in a “substantial lessening of competition”, and indicated that it could “require the merger to be unwound or […]

Merger of Grab and Uber drive monopoly, pricing concerns | Bangkok Post

Merger of Grab and Uber drive monopoly, pricing concerns | Bangkok Post

The merger between Grab and Uber is driving market concentration to monopoly levels, underlying the urgency of regulations that legalise and keep in check ride-sharing service in Thailand, say industry… Please credit and share this article with others using this link:https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transport/1435682/merger-of-grab-and-uber-drive-monopoly-pricing-concerns. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved. […]

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities | WPXI

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities | WPXI

BOSTON (AP) – One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead. And in what could be a new wrinkle, a service by Uber called […]