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Justices Affirm PUC’s Record Price-Gouging Fine Against Energy Distributor | The Legal Intelligencer

Justices Affirm PUC’s Record Price-Gouging Fine Against Energy Distributor | The Legal Intelligencer

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s record-high fine against an energy distribution company that allegedly overcharged customers during the 2014 polar vortex was proper, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled. In HIKO Energy v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the justices ruled 5-2 to affirm a 2017 decision by a sharply divided en banc panel of the Commonwealth Court. Electric […]

Op-Ed: Blame city of Chicago for price gouging of O’Hare suburban taxi riders | Will County Gazette

Op-Ed: Blame city of Chicago for price gouging of O’Hare suburban taxi riders | Will County Gazette

Give WGN9 credit for a fine investigative report on “The airport hustle: Unauthorized drivers looking to take passengers for a ride.” WGN undercover reporters described how unlicensed drivers are gouging O’Hare International Airport arriving passengers. One driver wanted to charge a reporter $89-$100 to suburban Naperville when a pre-arranged ride with a legitimate ride costs $50.Even […]

$1.7 million settlement reached with Dollar General | Rutland Herald

$1.7 million settlement reached with Dollar General | Rutland Herald

BARRE — A $1.75 million settlement has been reached between the parent company of Dollar General stores and the attorney general’s office over price gouging of customers at stores in Vermont. News of the settlement came Thursday at a news conference at Barre’s Vermont Foodbank. The Vermont Foodbbank will receive $100,000 of the settlement to […]

Everything We Learned Today About Google Stadia [UPDATED] | Kotaku

Everything We Learned Today About Google Stadia [UPDATED] | Kotaku

The upcoming streaming platform Google Stadia won’t just follow the Netflix model, as many fans had hoped. It will instead have both a subscription and games for sale individually, as Kotaku previously reported. Here’s everything we learned today during Google’s “Stadia Connect” stream. Stadia, which was announced in March, is a streaming platform designed to […]

Subscription pricing models, and the only one you should be using | GrowRevenue.io

Subscription pricing models, and the only one you should be using | GrowRevenue.io

How do you set your subscription pricing? You might look at your competitors’ prices and set yours similarly. Perhaps you’re working out your costs and adding a little margin. Maybe you’re just going with your gut. All these approaches can work — but all of them leave money on the table. The most profitable pricing strategies […]

Understanding SaaS Pricing Strategies | CMS Wire

Understanding SaaS Pricing Strategies | CMS Wire

The SaaS industry is laden with products, from martech to accounting software to ecommerce platforms, and surviving in this hectic industry is no easy feat. Products with a healthy product-market fit have a good chance, but outside of their core features, there’s one key to success — and simultaneously, to failure — that every SaaS […]

Part One: How can I use AI to improve my company’s pricing? | Artificial.

Part One: How can I use AI to improve my company’s pricing? | Artificial.

Modernising product pricing Take pricing. Traditional insurance pricing models are largely simplistic – a pricing matrix system, for example, registers the price of a consumer product and alters the premium accordingly from a couple of variables, categorising the risk in a simple matrix. These models can sometimes lead to uncontrollably high exposure and loss ratios, […]

My Value Pricing Journey | Accounting Web

My Value Pricing Journey | Accounting Web

In my May 13, 2019 blog I declared my decision to convert my practice to Value Pricing. As part of my preparation, I interviewed someone who had already made the switch for her practice, Serah Blackstone-Fredericks of Books In Harmony. In this post, I share my thoughts on why Value Pricing is the right choice for […]

IBM Makes The Mainframe More Accessible With New ‘Tailored Fit Pricing’ Program | Forbes

IBM Makes The Mainframe More Accessible With New ‘Tailored Fit Pricing’ Program | Forbes

Last month, IBM announced its new Tailored Fit Pricing program for Z mainframes, a major pricing overhaul which I believe will make Z more accessible to enterprise customers and to better position it, in IBM’s words, as “the center of a secured hybrid cloud strategy.” We have written about many of the new consumption-based models […]

Cato WAN Study: Telcos Failing to Meet Customers’ Agility, Service, Pricing Needs | Channel Partners

Cato WAN Study: Telcos Failing to Meet Customers’ Agility, Service, Pricing Needs | Channel Partners

Customers aren’t happy with their telcos’ wide area networking (WAN) services, but the new wave of SD-WAN companies has room to grow as well, according to the latest study. SD-WAN provider Cato Networks‘ “Telcos and the Future of the WAN in 2019,” is chock full of results that don’t look good for the big telecommunications […]