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<nettime> Fun with algorithms: Uber introduces surge pricing during Sydn
David Mandl on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:28:19 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Fun with algorithms: Uber introduces surge pricing during Sydney hostage siege


An executive in the city's Central Business District (CBD) sent
Mashable screenshots of the Uber app that showed the company was
charging up to four-times the normal rate because "demand is off the

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: "For each market, the state of emergency
price will be set after excluding the 3 highest-priced, non-emergency
days of the preceding 2 months," he said, adding that the policy
"intends to strike the careful balance between the goal of
transportation availability with community expectations of
affordability during disasters."

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