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Airlines and False Pricing

They call it “fees.” The reality is that it is false pricing. The airline industry, through consolidation and relentless cost cutting, has turned itself, with few exceptions, into an indistinguishable commodity. For the average, non-million mile, traveller, there is little difference between United Airlines and

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Angie’s List Sells to Home Advisor

Angie’s List spent years as the sort-of premier review site. The thing that made them different was that in order to review a company, you had to be a paying member. The idea was that having people pay meant that they actually cared more, and

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Propane Taxi Review

Once upon a time, everything I ordered online was so that I could get it cheaper. Then, I added in when I couldn’t get things locally. Lately, I’ve started ordering online just because it is easier, or because I keep forgetting. Is Propane Taxi Worth

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The Gig Economy Is Fine for Gigs

Recently, there has been a lot of hand wringing about the so-called Gig Economy. For those of you who don’t know the term, the concept of the gig economy is businesses and labor that operate on a per gig, that is per single transaction, basis.

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How Can Twitter Not Be Profitable

Something keeps bothering me about Twitter losing money. The company claims 330 million active monthly users. If they were overly optimistic, or using a very generous definition of “active,” lets cut that in half to 150 million active users each month. Now, if they could

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Amazon Makes Prime Cheaper

There are a lot of articles out there this week about Amazon raising the minimum purchase for free shipping. This is not a price increase, so much as a price cut for Amazon Prime. Consider that Amazon Prime makes up a lot of Amazon’s revenue