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Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

The idea behind YourDrive is that you can rent out your car during downtime – be it while you’re at work or away for a few days. The startup has software that will suggest hourly and daily pricing based on make and model, but an owner can override it if they choose. Ellison says allowing […]

Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing | BGR

Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing | BGR

Surge pricing is a frustrating, but understandable, compromise that we have to deal with in order to have affordable rides at our beck and call everywhere we go. If the weather’s bad, a major concert or sporting event just let out, or it’s just an especially busy night, you might end up paying an extra […]

Want to save money at the movies? Here’s the full picture | The Guardian

Want to save money at the movies? Here’s the full picture | The Guardian

In 2018 the price of a UK cinema ticket fell for the first time in 17 years, to an average of £7.22. But, as Phil Clapp of trade body the UK Cinema Association points out, some Londoners would probably be shocked to learn there are people paying as little as that, while in other parts […]

NYC Needs a Direct Train to JFK, Not Uber Copter | CityLab

NYC Needs a Direct Train to JFK, Not Uber Copter | CityLab

The ride-hailing company’s plan to offer Manhattan-to-JFK helicopter shuttles overshadows the public-transit alternative that would help many more travelers. There are three ways to get from Manhattan to the city’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. All of them are pretty bad. First, there’s the subway: You can take the A or E out to eastern […]

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 […]

Uber launching helicopter service to JFK this summer | New York Post

Uber launching helicopter service to JFK this summer | New York Post

Uber is finally ready to take to the skies — and has chosen the Big Apple for its helicopter-sharing debut. The ride-hailing giant said Thursday its aerial division, Uber Elevate, will launch a luxe service called Uber Copter on July 9 that will fly passengers from Lower Manhattan to JFK airport in eight minutes. As […]

What Is Restaurant Psychology (And How Successful Restaurants Use It) | Institute of Culinary Education

What Is Restaurant Psychology (And How Successful Restaurants Use It) | Institute of Culinary Education

Visits from the innovators at Chipotle and Sixpoint Brewery and field trips to Daniel and Blue Smoke have been a few of the highlights. The end result is information and networking overload. While that might sound intimidating, it’s actually the intellectual equivalent of stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving: though you can barely fit another bite, you […]

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 […]

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may become the first food delivery service here to introduce dynamic pricing for orders off a menu, according to recent changes to its terms of service. The addition, in March, states that Deliveroo “may operate dynamic pricing some of the time, which means that prices of menu items and delivery may change while you […]

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 […]