Pricing

  • Zenrez raises $2 million to take on ClassPass

    Zenrez raises $2 million to take on ClassPass

    ClassPass is not the only startup looking to disrupt the fitness class business. Zenrez also lets users book yoga sessions on demand, but without the packages or the monthly membership costs. The Zenrez app, which like ClassPass is powered by MindBody, shows nearby fitness classes on a map. The pay-as-you-go service is specifically designed for last-minute bookings — users can only… Read More

  • Uber switches out surge for price transparency

    Uber switches out surge for price transparency

    No more pop-ups asking you to agree to those murky “2.1x” (or some other “x” amount) surge fares on the Uber app. Soon Uber will just tell you the price of your ride up front. Uber told TechCrunch in May it was not doing away with surge pricing and denied an NPR report mentioning it would be killing surge. However, it seems Uber is doing away with the feature. Uber… Read More

  • Uber denies plans to kill surge pricing in the U.S.

    Uber denies plans to kill surge pricing in the U.S.

    Despite the headlines today, Uber says it does not have plans to nix surge pricing in the U.S. It did away with surge in Delhi, India, but has now reinstated the feature there as well. An earlier report from NPR claimed Uber would be doing away with surge, a feature on the Uber app that bumps prices up in a particular area when there’s high demand for rides. Surge pricing benefits drivers… Read More

  • Snapchat Now Lets Everyone Pay To Design Geofilters

    Snapchat Now Lets Everyone Pay To Design Geofilters

    Snapchat is introducing yet another revenue stream today in the form of on-demand geo-filters. As it stands now, Snapchat already has two types of geofilters. Community Geofilters can not include logos or marketing and can be submitted for free. For example, where I live in Brooklyn, there are options for Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Brooklyn. The other type of geofilter is a Sponsored… Read More

  • Uber Lowers Fares In Over 100 Cities

    Uber Lowers Fares In Over 100 Cities

    Uber is lowering prices in over 100 U.S. and Canadian cities, effective tomorrow. January is a slower month for the car service and the company says it is reducing fares in order to increase demand. “Seasonality affects every business, and Uber is no exception,” said the company blog post. Uber claims that the increased demand will offset the lower prices and that drivers will… Read More

  • The Weirdness Of The Huawei Watch

    The Weirdness Of The Huawei Watch

    As a watch obsessive you can’t help but look at the new Huawei Watch and chortle knowingly. Announced a few months ago at MWC, the product lay dormant until now and our poor brothers at Engadget, forced to go to IFA, have some shots. They are very weird. Read More

  • Paid Apps On The Decline: 90% Of iOS Apps Are Free, Up From 80-84% During 2010-2012, Says Flurry

    Paid Apps On The Decline: 90% Of iOS Apps Are Free, Up From 80-84% During 2010-2012, Says Flurry

    The trend toward more mobile applications going free continues, app analytics provider Flurry confirms this morning in a new report focused on app price changes over time. The company, whose analytics service now runs in nearly 350,000 mobile applications, found that around 80 to 84 percent of iOS apps were free between 2010 and 2012, but by 2013, 90 percent of iOS apps in its network were… Read More

  • Google Glass Targeting End Of 2013 Consumer Release, With Price Tag Under $1,500

    Google Glass Targeting End Of 2013 Consumer Release, With Price Tag Under $1,500

    Google seems to be looking to bring its ambitious Google Glass wearable computer to market much faster than many likely anticipated, according to the Verge. Google told the site that it hopes to have a “fully-polished” version of Glass available for sale to ordinary consumers by the end of 2013. The cost will be under the $1,500 Google was asking for developer-targeted editions of… Read More

  • The iPad Mini Is Not Overpriced, And Sales Numbers Will Prove It

    The iPad Mini Is Not Overpriced, And Sales Numbers Will Prove It

    Price was perhaps always the most anticipated feature of the iPad mini, and now it’s proving the most controversial. My Twitter stream has been filled with arguments back and forth on the iPad mini’s $329 price tag, with many saying it’s too expensive and that Apple missed the mark. It’s a funny discussion in a lot of ways, but mostly because we already had it two years… Read More

  • iPad Mini Pricing Framed In Light Of Apple’s Dedication To Margins

    iPad Mini Pricing Framed In Light Of Apple’s Dedication To Margins

    Rumors around the iPad mini are understandably reaching a fever pitch now that an announcement seems likely for Oct. 23, and a new one over the weekend claims to have a breakdown of iPad mini unit pricing. While it seems unlikely that Apple would release pricing info to retail partners ahead of a new product launch, it isn’t entirely unprecedented. But are the costs in line with… Read More

  • App.net Now Has 20,000 Users, Drops Its Price From $50 To $36 Per Year, Introduces A $5 Per Month Plan

    App.net Now Has 20,000 Users, Drops Its Price From $50 To $36 Per Year, Introduces A $5 Per Month Plan

    App.net just announced some price changes to its Twitter-like service focused on unlimited API usage. The major change is a much needed 40 percent price drop for its yearly subscription. It now costs $36 per year. In addition to adjusting existing plans, the company is announcing another plan to try out the service. You can subscribe for $5 a month while you are uncertain about using the… Read More

  • Google Maps API Gets Massive Price Cut In The Wake Of Developer Defections

    Google Maps API Gets Massive Price Cut In The Wake Of Developer Defections

    Ever since Google introduced limits to how often developers could ping its popular Maps API for free and started charging developers for usage above these limits, we’ve seen a slew of prominent developers like Foursquare switch over to other platforms, including the open-source project OpenStreetMap. Now, it looks like Google has noticed that it couldn’t keep charging up to $4… Read More

  • Amazon fighting with publishers over pricing

    Apparently all is not well in e-book land. In an unusual move, publisher Macmillan took out an ad in the Publishers Marketplace magazine protesting the tactics being used by Amazon regarding pricing. The issue is Macmillan is trying to raise prices to $15.00 and up, and Amazon is trying to lock the prices at $9.99 and up per title. Read More

  • It's Wii-Day! The Wii is $199


    Amazon, a company that sells things, is now selling the Wii for $199 and this price should appear across the board. Read More

  • Windows 7 pricing released, with limited time discounts

    Microsoft has announced the pricing for Windows 7, due to be released on October 22. The Home Premium upgrade version will cost $119.99 — ten bucks cheaper than the comparable version of Vista! Other news outlets are trying to spin this as “8% less”, but we know you, dear readers, aren’t fooled by such sleight of hand. Windows 7 Professional upgrade will run $199.99. Read More

  • TrueCar shifts into gear

    TrueCar, an information service launched at TechCrunch50 that aims to give potential new car buyers an idea of what the price tag of the vehicle they’re considering purchasing should really be reading, is officially launching its free consumer-focused website today by taking the beta label off. In essence, the service allows car buyers to check if the price for their next car is on par… Read More

  • iPhone not selling well in Japan, now available for free

    There are no official statistics available as how well the iPhone sells after Apple started offering it in the Japanese market in July last year. Now Softbank Mobile, one of Asia’s biggest tech companies and the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in Japan, thinks sales need a boost and decided to give away the hardware basically for free [JP]. Read More

  • AT&T iPhone 3G pricing released

    AT&T retail stores will be open at 8AM local time on July 11th, so be “iReady!” Existing customers who don’t qualify for an upgrade will have to shell out $399 and $499 for the corresponding iP3G model. Customers who don’t want to extend their current contract will pay $599 for the 8GB and $699 for the 16GB model. Current AT&T customers who want to upgrade to… Read More

  • Orange to screw French, tastefully, with FranciPhone

    Mac4Ever.com is reporting that the iPhone in France will cost 149 euro for the 8GB and 199 euro for the 16GB. While this is total and absolute bullshit – this $1-to-1 euro scam CE manufacturers have going on is as ludicrous as their $1-to-1 British pound crap that they try to pull in England – it means folks will be paying $200 and $250 respectively for hardware that costs… Read More