Monthly Archives: June 2007

iPhone Hype Obscures Apple Pricing Strength

If you’re lucky enough to be living under a rock, you may not know that Apple is introducing its iPhone today. Although I had hoped not to be part of the hype onslaught, I have been meaning to write a … Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Minimum Price Agreements

In a decision that will have profound pricing impact, the Supreme Court overturned a century-old ban on restrictive pricing clauses between manufacturers and distributors or retailers. In an ideologically divided 5-4 decision, the high court ruled that the practice of … Read More

Blockbuster Goes after Netflix with Pricing

Punished by the the popularity of cheap DVDs, video-on-demand, and the Netflix DVD-rental-by-mail service, Blockbuster announced further price cuts on its subscription plans. These plans allow consumers to rent and return videos at stores or by mail. The added ability … Read More

Adding Time to Activity-Based Costing

Here’s an interesting article from the Harvard Business School newsletter on some relatively simple ways to incorporate time into Activity-Based Consting (ABC) estimates. ABC is great in theory, but getting reasonably accurate data and then keeping them up to date … Read More