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Internet Pricing: The Next Policy Frontier

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nicemonkey / Shutterstock.comIn the past few years, broadband providers have begun shifting toward tiered service plans (sometimes known as usage-based pricing) that offer customers a fixed amount of data each month for a fee. On average, less than 2 percent of users exceed the most commonly-used tier of 300 GB;...
Internet Pricing: The Next Policy Frontier

Steve Wozniak brands price discrimination by Apple, others in Australia as “horrible”

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As technology giants Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and many others come under fire from Australian consumers and also its government over price fixing in the country, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has branded the practice “horrible”, noting that companies “shouldn’t have boundaries between countries.” Interviewed on Australian radio station ABC Radio Sydney,...
Steve Wozniak brands price discrimination by Apple, others in Australia as “horrible”

CamCard, A Card-Scanning App That's Dominating Asian Markets, Reaches 50M Users

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While there’s a perennial debate on the West Coast about whether and when business cards might become irrelevant, they continue to be at the center of business customs in China and Japan. It’s just basic etiquette when meeting a new contact to offer your card with two hands and a...
CamCard, A Card-Scanning App That's Dominating Asian Markets, Reaches 50M Users

DailyDirt: Pricing Ain't Easy

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Sometimes the prices of products are mysterious -- or just don't make much sense. Why is gasoline sold per gallon to nine-tenths of a cent? How can rare artwork really be worth millions of dollars? Sometimes, pricing puzzles can stump economists, but more often than not, there's a well-known economic...
DailyDirt: Pricing Ain't Easy

Giving online customers the chance to pay what they want works

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The Humble Indie Bundle shows most do the right thing which helps offset the people who don't give a damnWhat if the experience of purchasing electronic media was redesigned around making you feel trusted and sincerely appreciated? What if you knew that the lion's share of the money you spent...
Giving online customers the chance to pay what they want works

Price Discrimination and Data Caps Are Not the Same Thing

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Image copyright LaralovaIn a recent op-ed on this site, Professor Daniel Lyons identified Internet pricing as “the next policy frontier.” He is largely correct on that front. As Internet service providers (ISPs) roll out their attempts to shift consumers towards data-based pricing, they will raise a number of policy questions....
Price Discrimination and Data Caps Are Not the Same Thing
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Enough about data caps: They're a terrible idea

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In a recently published piece, Prof. Daniel Lyons of the Boston College Law School argued that broadband data caps are a reasonable form of price discrimination. Lyons believes that data caps allow ISPs to more equitably distribute network costs among users based on how much they value internet access. He...
Enough about data caps: They're a terrible idea
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