Next Restaurant: pricing and ticketing innovation redux

Lynne Kiesling Last May I wrote about Next, a new restaurant in Chicago from chef Grant Achatz and his business partner Nick Kokonas. In that post I focused on the two innovations in the proposal: selling tickets concert style rather than having a reservation system, and using dynamic pricing for reservations/tickets at different times on … More Next Restaurant: pricing and ticketing innovation redux

More on dynamic electric power prices for residential customers in Illinois

Michael Giberson In the comments on yesterday’s post, “Dynamic electric power prices for residential customers in Illinois,” Matthew Scallet, a Power Smart Pricing program administrator, offers a few more details on the savings by customers: As far as savings are concerned, the average savings for our entire customer base is 13% since the beginning of … More More on dynamic electric power prices for residential customers in Illinois

Dynamic electric power prices for residential customers in Illinois

Michael Giberson From the Danville, Illinois Commercial-News, a report of a two-year old dynamic power price program for residential customers of Ameren in Illinois: The program offers customers the ability to track in real time, via the Web, the day-ending regional commodity price of electricity. And as the rate fluctuates, participants can adjust their usage … More Dynamic electric power prices for residential customers in Illinois

Apple’s new iTunes pricing and DRM-free songs: the results of competition

Lynne Kiesling Yesterday Apple announced two changes to its iTunes policies: they are introducing price discrimination, and they are removing DRM copy protection from the songs sold through iTunes. Resulting from extensive negotiations between Apple and record companies, these are two long-anticipated and welcome changes, and they are the consequence of competition in two different … More Apple’s new iTunes pricing and DRM-free songs: the results of competition