Pricing

UK to probe fairness of personalized pricing practices in online retail

The UK government has announced an investigation into personalized pricing practices in online retail following growing concerns that vulnerable consumers are at risk of price discrimination through

Miles gives you reward miles for almost everything

Reward miles are nice if you fly a lot but what if you bike or take Lyfts or just like to wander around town? A new app called Miles aims to give you rewards for all of those things, bringing the conc

EU fines Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer $130M for online price fixing

The European Union’s antitrust authorities have issued a series of penalties, fining consumer electronics companies Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer more than €110 million (~$13

Interiors marketplace eporta raises $8M, led by Canvas Ventures

In this day and age of higher expectation in offices, sourcing your furniture from Ikea no longer cuts the proverbial mustard. But the furniture industry is notoriously old fashioned, forcing buyers t

The case for boosting enterprise software startups with services

One of the truisms of software business strategy is that services is bad business; heck, we’ve also said it. The reason, put bluntly, is that it’s a business with low margins and is not as scalab

Crunch Report | Snap Trips and Falls on Wall Street

Snap has a pretty rough day with its first earnings report, Didi Chuxing gets a big $5 billion investment from SoftBank and the author of "Cracking the Coding Interview" comes into the studio to chall

Spotify’s half-priced student pricing expands worldwide

Hot on the heels of Pandora’s public launch of its on-demand streaming service, Pandora Premium, rival Spotify is looking to make its service more appealing to younger users by rolling out disco

Backblaze drops download pricing for its B2 storage platform by 60%

It’s been just under a year since Backblaze‘s B2 cloud storage service came out of beta. The platform’s main selling point at the time was definitely its pricing, which undercut virt

Crunch Report | GoPro plans to cut 270 jobs

GoPro plans to cut 270 Jobs, Tesla looking to raise $1 billion for the Model 3, growth of the iMessage store is slowing down and the pricing of the Lucid Air electric car is revealed. All this on Crun

The Lucid Air electric car starts at just $60,000 – before tax credit

Lucid’s first electric vehicle doesn’t cost what you think it does – the company revealed basic pricing information for the Air on its blog, basically just to mute speculation that its

Travis Kalanick apologizes for blowing up at Uber driver who complained about drop in pay

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has penned an open letter of apology for a heated exchange he had with his Uber Black driver back in January about the impact of competitive pricing. Kalanick was shown in a

Four pricing mistakes you’re making with your developer product

Developer product companies are asked to do two things: achieve near-ubiquitous adoption through an accessible, hobbyist-friendly offering, and convince large companies to pay them money. Unfortunatel

CaribShopper partners with MallForAfrica.com as part of an expanding retail network

Taking a model that’s worked well in Africa, CaribShopper launched earlier this year with a service that lets shoppers across the island nations of the Caribbean shop online at U.S. stores and

Brexit hikes price of all Apple’s Macs in the UK by up to 25%

More reasons to be miserable about the UK's vote to leave the European Union: Apple has hiked the pound sterling price of Macs, old and new, by as much as 25 per cent to take account of currency fluct

Google Cloud Platform’s preemptible VMs are now up to 33% cheaper

For a while, Google, Amazon and Microsoft were constantly undercutting each other’s cloud computing prices, but lately, it’s been pretty quiet on that front. Today, however, Google is firi

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 Zenr

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 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 repo

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 logo

Uber Lowers Fares In Over 100 Cities

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