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Samsung and Sony attempt to enforce their prices at retailers

A Wall Street Journal article (May 23, 2012) describes a move by Samsung and Sony to force retailers to sell at manufacturer recommended prices or risk consequences. These might include loss of financing to market new products or restricted supply. … Continue reading

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Dynamic Pricing of taxicab fares and fairness

An article in the New York Times (Jan 9,2012)  describes taxi pricing at Uber, a company that charged $27 per mile at the start of New Year’s Eve and $135 per mile late night.  Prices were revealed at the wnd … Continue reading

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Amazon Fire tablet pricing and capabilities and associated competitiveness

An article in the Wall Street Journal (Sept 28, 2011) described the $ 199 pricing for the Amazon Fire – a color tablet that works using wi-fi, has a smaller screen (7 in) than the iPad, has free access to … Continue reading

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Drug Shortages in the US – other issues

An article in the Economist (Sept 3, 2011, pg 29) describes the increase in drug shortages from 58 drugs in 2004 to 211 in 2010 and 198 by Sept 2011.  Most of these drugs are generics whose prices are set … Continue reading

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