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The War Against MoviePass Is Heating Up, and That’s Good News for You

MoviePass competitor Sinemia appears to smell blood in the water.<p>Following MoviePass’s introduction of surge pricing and a Friday night outage, …

MoviePass

New Features Coming to MoviePass Because We’re Screwed

Thanks for being a loyal MoviePass subscriber!<p>As you know, we’re still looking for a business model. Ten dollars per month for a movie a day? What a steal! In fact, we’re running out of money faster than you can say, “Help! We’re losing twenty million dollars a month!”<p>While we’ve yet to calculate …

MoviePass

MoviePass is using you to ruin the movies

Disruption isn’t always the best solution<p>Last year, MoviePass announced that it was repricing its movie theater subscription plan to $9.95 a month. It seemed too good to be true — and, as it turned out, it was. In the months since, the service has bled cash, and the stock price of its parent …

MoviePass

MoviePass CEO: Movie Theaters Like AMC Are Trying to Put Us Out of Business

In the 11 months since Ted Farnsworth's Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY) acquired MoviePass and slashed its monthly fee to $9.95, its user …

MoviePass

Uber focuses on passenger safety as it starts rolling out continuous driver background checks

To improve the safety of both its customers and its drivers, Uber is now pushing out a more aggressive background check program to ensure drivers are fit for the job.<p><i>Axios</i> reports that Uber is working with Checkr and Appriss to provide continuous real-time background checks.<p>Through Appriss’s …

Customers

MoviePass stock is 19 cents but the boss says everything is fine

MoviePass' boss has a few words for his doubters: Don't worry. Everything is fine.<p>Helios and Matheson, the parent company behind the popular movie subscription service, has seen better days. Its stock has fallen 99% to as low as 17 cents per share from nearly $39 last October. That was just after …

Los Angeles

There's 1 Potential Danger in AMC's New Subscription Plan -- and It's Not MoviePass

AMC follows its peers into movie subscriptions, but there could be a snag.<p><b>AMC Entertainment</b> (NYSE:AMC), the largest movie theater operator across the …

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7 customer service lessons from the best Uber driver ever

This Toronto Uber driver has maintained a 4.99 rating after driving nearly 5,000 passengers. When I climbed into his car, I found out why.<p>I’ve probably taken an Uber two or three times a day for the past couple years. And every time I idly check the driver’s rating and number of rides. I’ve found …

Customer Service

MoviePass: Everything you need to know!

The movie-going subscription service MoviePass is getting lots of hype (good and bad). Here's everything you should know before deciding whether to …

MoviePass

MoviePass surge pricing is here: $2 to $6 extra at peak times

MoviePass' promise of a movie every day for $9.95 a month is about to change.<p>MoviePass just announced that it's rolling out its peak pricing starting today. The new policy will charge you extra if you plan on seeing a popular movie during a sought-after time slot. In the example given, MoviePass …

MoviePass

Here's How Much MoviePass Surge Pricing Will Cost You

It’s that time again—time to relearn how your MoviePass subscription works.<p>As the dirt-cheap theater-subscription service struggles to find a path to …

MoviePass

MoviePass: Everything you need to know

Unless you've been living under a rock lately, there's a good chance you've heard a thing or two about MoviePass. Although the company was founded …

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Lyft and Uber serve low-income communities better than taxis, says study

A major transportation equity study in LA reveals how far the taxi industry—once the only option for car access—has fallen<p>For years, taxis have served as an affordable, reliable mobility option for people who don’t own cars. Now ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber are providing better vehicle …

Transportation

MoviePass parent says it may sell up to $1.2B in equity and debt to finance operations and growth

The all-you-can watch movie theatre subscription service MoviePass, now with 3 million paying users, continues to burn through cash, and today its majority owner announced one more way it might continue to finance operations and its growth as some investors and observers raise questions about its …

MoviePass

We’re experiencing the biggest revolution in movie-ticket prices in decades

MoviePass may fail, but it’s changing moviegoing for the better.<p>Major theater chains like AMC Theatres and boutique cinemas like Alamo Drafthouse are experimenting with subscription platforms that make it more affordable to go the movies more regularly. Others, like Regal Cinemas, have talked about …

Box Office

MoviePass Sells Hats, Hoodies And More: That’ll Fix Everything

As it continues to experience financial convulsions, with investors and film business executives questioning its long-term survival, MoviePass has …

Chamber of Commerce

Con artists are fleecing Uber drivers

Recounting the story now, it's very clear to me that that was a red flag.<p>Uber driver<p>These drivers aren't suckers -- it's quite a robust scam that's happening.<p>Harry Campbell, author of The Rideshare Guide

Uber

How Much Money Can You Really Make Driving for Uber or Lyft?

Don't believe everything you've read -- actual driver incomes may be better than you thought. They might still be less than you want or need, …

Rhode Island

Lyft is now worth twice what it was last year

Lyft is now worth $15.1 billion -- twice what it was worth just last year.<p>On Wednesday, the ride-sharing company said it raised another $600 million, capping its remarkable run since April 2017, when it was valued at $7.5 billion. Fidelity Investments -- one of the startup's biggest backers -- led …

Transportation

Lyft raises $600 million in new funding

Lyft has raised $600 million in new funding led by existing investor Fidelity at a valuation of $15.1 billion post-money, up from $11.7 billion at …

Lyft

Uber is paying its drivers to go fully electric

Uber is launching a new pilot program to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles across its US fleet, according to a recent blog post by the …

Transportation

Here’s how MoviePass, the “Netflix for cinemas,” stacks up against its rivals

It’s a good time to be a moviegoer in the US.<p>After years of climbing ticket prices, movie-ticket subscriptions run by companies like MoviePass and Sinemia are making it more affordable to see films.<p>MoviePass, founded in 2011, kickstarted the movie-ticket subscription business last year when it …

MoviePass

MoviePass will start to surge prices for popular movies in July

Seeing a hot new film will incur an additional fee<p>MoviePass, the cheap movie ticket subscription service that has taken the film industry by storm, is about to introduce a controversial change to its service. Previously, you could pay a flat price to see any movie you want, but starting in July, …

MoviePass

MoviePass is going to introduce surge pricing on popular movies by July

By the end of the summer, you'll see some major changes to your MoviePass subscription — and you're not going to like them all.<p>The movie-theater subscription service told Business Insider that by August members of the service would be able to add a friend when buying tickets through the app and …

MoviePass

AMC Theaters Announces Monthly Subscription Plan to Rival MoviePass. Which Plan Is Best for You?

AMC Theaters has announced that it will add a subscription service to its already existing rewards program that will allow people to go to the movies …

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AMC's New $20 MoviePass Competitor Sounds Like a Damn Good Deal

Movie subscription service MoviePass and theater chain AMC haven’t been on the best of terms, with the latter attempting to block the former from …

MoviePass

Google Maps removes Uber integration

The days of searching, hailing, and paying for an Uber inside Google Maps are over.<p>Back in January 2017, Google and Uber teamed up to put a cool …

Google Maps

MoviePass invested in ‘Gotti,’ the new John Travolta mob movie everyone hates

An offer they should have refused.<p>Good news for MoviePass, the might-be-too-good-to-be-true company that lets you see unlimited movies for a monthly fee: It is still alive.<p>Bad news for MoviePass: Gotti.<p>That’s “Gotti,” the new John Travolta film about mob boss John Gotti. It debuted this week and …

MoviePass Is Looking to Launch Family Plan Within a Month

MoviePass is a runaway train that relentlessly burns through cash to keep itself going. But the head of its parent company is doing a lot of press to …

Will 3 Million Subscribers Save MoviePass?

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) announced on Wednesday that the company’s majority-owned MoviePass subsidiary had signed up more …