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  • 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