Category: Internet

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

How much is a tweet worth?

Toyota thinks $500

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Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The Best Price

Could the Internet give us a store where we can get the best possible deal on any item?  (Tip: you might get it for less if you click through to compare prices.)

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The value of comparing prices

Companies better get used to the idea of shoppers armed with smart phones, instantly comparing the prices of their wares with those at on and offline competitors. There are already a handful of apps for consumers to scan barcodes and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The Price of Kanye West’s Ego

Rappers have big egos. So it doesn’t surprise that Kanye West would price his blockbuster new album My Beautiful, Dark Twisted Fantasy, at $4.99 merely to upstage his dainty country-pop nemesis Taylor Swift, whose Speak Now released a few weeks … Continue reading

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Sunday, November 28th, 2010

The Price of Shipping

Amazon may have just pulled off the most astonishing feat in retail: to get its customers to pay for the privilege of buying more. Amazon’s Prime service, which offers customers free two-day delivery for an annual fee of $79, has … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Popular Prices

I’d never given much thought to the conceptual differences that might arise between the singular and the plural. So I was surprised to find that the concept “price” tends to evoke very different things than that of “prices.” The two … Continue reading

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