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The second internet bubble

During the past years, consumers become used to many things to get for free: news, stock quotes, music, e-mail to high-speed Internet sites. Today, the dotcom doesn’t make the news anymore with free offers, it’s focuses now on mass layoffs and the announcement that they will ask money for their services. ” The above sentence … Continue reading

Pricing can be difficult

Finding right balance can make or break business. Consider type of product; calculate your costs ”How much should I charge?” It’s one of the first questions most small business owners ask. It’s not an easy one to answer. Setting a pricing strategy depends on many factors — among them, the type of product or service … Continue reading

Scrunch the pack, pump up the price

Calcutta, March 22: Soap, detergent, chocolate and biscuit makers are quietly jacking up prices — in a way that the consumer won’t catch on easily. They are crumpling pack sizes while retaining the maximum retail prices. The change in the packet size is so subtle that customers at supermarkets and neighbourhood groceries won’t realise that … Continue reading

As recession hits IT, HP tries variable pricing on services

In an effort to make its outsourcing and IT services more affordable in a , Hewlett-Packard Co. is changing its services pricing to a model that’s akin to ordering a customized laptop. In an effort to make its outsourcing and IT services more affordable in a , Hewlett-Packard Co. is changing its services pricing to … Continue reading

NY newspaper ‘Newsday’ to begin charging for online news

New York newspaper Newsday plans to begin charging online readers for access to its content, rejecting a trend toward free online newspaper content. The move, which comes as the newspaper industry is mired in financial turmoil, was announced Thursday during a conference call in which Cablevision, the newspaper’s owner, also announced it would write down … Continue reading

Pricing in Road Transport: a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Pricing in Road Transport: a multi-disciplinary perspective. Edited by Erik Verhoef, VU University Amsterdam, Michiel Bliemer, Delft University of Technology, Linda Steg, University of Groningen and Bert van Wee, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Transport pricing is high on the political agenda throughout the world, but as the authors illustrate, governments seeking to implement … Continue reading

Belgacom combines fixed and mobile for 35 euro / month

Belgacom will offer evening and weekends calls both fixed and mobile calls for free. That informs the historical telecom operator in a press release. This will be a European premiere. Happy Time One, is a combined subscription of fixed and mobile phone, which offers the customer during evenings and weekends, free calls to all fixed … Continue reading