Ian Harris

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Here's How The Taxi Industry Can Save Itself From Uber

There's a fierce fight between ride-sharing-app startups and the taxi companies raging around the country, and I think I know a way to make peace, let both sides walk away with a win, and, most important, give the riding public the best of all worlds.<p>This taxi tiff reminds me of the fights over …

Tap Your Phone, Get Stuff (Including Funding)

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor at Haystack. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Earlier this week, Steve Schlafman, an investor with RRE in New York City, created this image about all the various startups …

Uber raises prices in New York after lowering them in other cities

Uber today announced plans to raise the price of its mid-level uberBLACK car service in New York.<p>The price change, which goes into effect this Monday, follows Uber’s move to significantly cut prices for its low-end offering, UberX, in 16 different markets. The company’s UberX service never received …

The Art of Raising Prices: Lessons from Amazon Prime

With the economy on the upswing, most companies are contemplating increasing prices. Managers are rightfully anxious about making this move – it’s a sensitive issue for customers. While no one enjoys paying more, the right series of messaging tactics can tame potential backlash.<p>Amazon recently …

Uber Might Be More Valuable Than Facebook Someday. Here’s Why

One of the odd things about traveling between the Bay Area and New York a lot is the asynchronicity of mass culture between coasts: That is, the …