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Adobe cuts prices in Australia following price-gouging probe

The company has slashed the cost of its Creative Cloud subscription in Australia to match the price charged in the United States.

By 13 February 2013


Apple, Adobe, Microsoft subpoenaed to explain price gouging

Apple, Adobe and Microsoft have finally been held accountable for their reticence in the IT pricing inquiry, with the three companies summonsed to explain their pricing before a public hearing.

By 11 February 2013


Price gouging inquiry drags its heels

A plan to subpoena recalcitrant global IT companies in the parliamentary IT pricing inquiry seems to have slowed right down.

By 12 December 2012


Australian price gouging: is it what we think it is?

The Australia tax. We imagine it as some vast, groaning behemoth, barely able to move under the weight of its own corpulent avarice.

12 Images By 3 July 2012


Beware Chevy Volt price gouging

Reports surface of dealers planning to charge large premiums in addition to GM's $41,000 price tag.

By 6 August 2010


Detest Uber's surge pricing? Some drivers don't like it either

The practice of tripling, quadrupling and quintupling ride fares in times of high demand may face limits from New York City officials. Many drivers might be OK with that.

By 24 August 2015


Anti-UberX campaigner hit with legal action over driver arrests

After making a number of citizen's arrests of UberX drivers in an ongoing campaign against the ride-sharing service, a former British cop now faces a NSW Supreme Court order to back off.

By 2 July 2015


That $119 'Frozen' playset sells for $250 on Amazon. Let it go?

The art of retail arbitrage -- buying products from brick-and mortar stores and selling them online for a higher price -- is alive and well.

By 15 December 2014


How the 'most hated person in SF' learned tech's limits (Q&A)

Brian Mayer, creator of controversial service ReservationHop, learned what it's like to have a tech creation reviled by the masses. Now, he intends to make things right.

By 15 July 2014


GoCatch adds "taxi demand" to app, still touts incentive tipping

The GoCatch app now rates the demand for taxis, but the company still recommends the "discriminatory" practice of offering tips for pick up.

By 31 March 2014