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Surge Pricing

Uber Wants You To Think It's Killed Surge Pricing. It Hasn't.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, Uber riders. The great and powerful Oz -- the one who controls how much your ride home costs -- has sp...

Uber Knows When Your iPhone Battery Is Dying And You're Getting Desperate

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.23.2016 | Technology

It's 1:29 a.m. and you stare, wide-eyed and fearful, as your phone battery -- green and full of promise just hours ago -- slowly drains from dull yell...

6 Tech Trends to Watch -- or Ignore -- in 2016

Steven Hill | Posted 01.04.2017 | Technology
Steven Hill

A battle royal is looming for June 2016 in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. The combatants? Uber versus its drivers.

Uber's Surge Pricing Doesn't Do What It Claims To

ProPublica | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business

Uber has long stirred controversy and consternation over the higher “surge” prices it charges at peak times. The company has always said the highe...

How Stephen Colbert Blew It With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Steven Hill | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Steven Hill

Stephen, I realize it's only entertainment and that your job is to make people laugh. But when you bring on a very un-funny fellow like Travis Kalanick, it seems you and your production team should think a little more cleverly about how you put lipstick on that pig.

Ben Walsh

Here's Why Uber Is Tripling Prices During A State Of Emergency

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business

Uber announced Monday that it won't charge riders more than about three times its normal fare during "Winter Storm Juno," the blizzard hitting the Nor...

7 Ways Uber Can Step Up Its Game

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

If Uber can come up with market designs that allocate scarce perishable resources in real time more efficiently and make people happier, that's applicable in a lot of areas and worth far more than the taxi industry they're disrupting. It's a hundreds-of-billions of dollars type of problem.

How to Set Prices for Your Small Business

Miranda Marquit | Posted 02.21.2015 | Small Business
Miranda Marquit

Setting prices for your small business is rarely easy. However, with a little research, and with help from emerging technology, it's possible to set prices that customers are willing to pay while providing you with the profit you need to succeed long-term.

9 Travel Trends That Refuse to Go Away

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Space travel. Bitcoin payments. Suites on airplanes. Some trends just keeping popping up on our news feeds time and time again. Some of these are fantastic and others... not so much.

Uber Will Stop Charging Ridiculous Prices During Emergencies

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology

Uber has struck a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to restrict its use of surge pricing during emergency situations like natural ...

Who's Looking Out for Consumers in the Sharing Economy?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The only thing surprising about Airbnb's ugly confrontation with New York's attorney general is that it took six years to get to this point. Despite o...

Uber CEO: New Surge Pricing Feature "Brings Humanity" to Car Service App

Turnstyle | Posted 04.26.2014 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

by Nishat Kurwa (@nishatjaan) The online car service Uber will offer a new feature that gives users an option to reject controversial surge pricing u...

Who's Behind the Wheel May Help Drive Attitudes on Surge Pricing

Turnstyle | Posted 03.16.2014 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

By Nishat Kurwa (nishatjaan) Photo Credit/Flickr: Tribute/Homenaje The online car service marketplace is already valued in the billions of dollars....