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Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Lyft went public. Then Uber. Measures meant to illustrate that the rideshare companies were ready to leave the security of Silicon Valley and enter reality. Yet, the two IPOs fell flat on their respective faces. Each company’s stock price has tumbled and investors have quickly realized that an ever-growing ridership doesn’t necessarily equate to a […]

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Drivers for Uber and Lyft admit to manipulating the ride sharing apps so that customers will have to pay for a price surge. A group of up to 150 drivers routinely use the trick while waiting in the parking lot for passengers at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The drivers artificially inflate the fare […]

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

McNeill wrote that the company is expanding the program, hoping to increase driver earnings by offering fuel-efficient cars. “Someone wanting to drive with Lyft can rent a car for as little as a week and return it, if things didn’t work out,” Lyft spokesman Eric Smith said in a statement. “We’re proud to be able […]

Doughnut Chain Closes Stores With No Warning | KNSI

Doughnut Chain Closes Stores With No Warning | KNSI

In December 2017, seven Tim Hortons in the Twin Cities were sued by their parent company for not paying franchise fee payments. And in February, Tim-Minn, the franchise group that operates some Minnesota Tim Hortons, sued Tim Hortons for price gouging. The suit claims Tim Hortons made false and misleading statements, prompting Minn-Tim to invest […]

Report: Tim Hortons Looks To Be Leaving The Twin Cities – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Report: Tim Hortons Looks To Be Leaving The Twin Cities – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and donut shop, is apparently retreating from the Twin Cities after making a move into the metro market just three years ago. The Pioneer Press reports that an employee at the Eagan store confirmed Thursday it was closed, along with other Twin Cities stores under the same […]

Caavo Cuts Pricing, Morphs Video Platform Into a Smart Home Hub | Light Reading

Caavo Cuts Pricing, Morphs Video Platform Into a Smart Home Hub | Light Reading

After hitting the market last fall with a TV-connected device that serves as a universal remote for set-top boxes and video streamers, Caavo is now attempting to broaden its consumer market appeal by slashing the cost of its hardware and endowing its platform with a wider mix of smart home capabilities. The initial version of […]

Council Post: What Today’s Startups Can Learn From Shopify And Salesforce? | Forbes

Council Post: What Today’s Startups Can Learn From Shopify And Salesforce? | Forbes

Pricing Models One thing startup entrepreneurs seem to have a tough time with is their business model. Shopify and Salesforce both nailed it very early on. They both realized that there are economies of scale that can lead to more affordable subscriptions as their customer base grows while also contributing to each of their respective […]

Lyft and Uber lure people with low fares, but how long will cheap ride-sharing last? | MarketWatch

Lyft and Uber lure people with low fares, but how long will cheap ride-sharing last? | MarketWatch

Ridesharing giant Lyft went public on March 28 and, earlier this month, its bigger rival Uber said it will soon follow with its own IPO. The IPO prospectus for Lyft and the initial filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission by Uber lift the veil for the first time on the sustainability of their business […]

Uber v.s. Taxi: Which Saves You More? | The Daily Reckoning

Uber v.s. Taxi: Which Saves You More? | The Daily Reckoning

Other Costs to Consider Tipping – another major difference between ride sharing apps and taxis is tipping etiquette. Most taxi riders tip their drivers around 20 percent. Uber riders rarely tip at all since tipping has only recently become a feature within the apps. Surge pricing – another difference between ride-hailing apps and taxi cabs […]

Uber vs. Lyft: A Comparison Shows Which Is Better | Inc.

Uber vs. Lyft: A Comparison Shows Which Is Better | Inc.

3. Pricing Uber and Lyft, being fierce competitors in most markets, charge pretty much the same during normal times. But both also charge higher prices in high-demand situations so as to bring in more drivers when they’re needed. Uber calls this “surge pricing” and Lyft calls it “prime time.” Both Chen and other observers have […]