Big Brother is Watching Your Buying Habits, Big Time

From the C.B.C.’s Spark, host Nora Young talks to Andrew Gregson about Dynamic Pricing….

“Awhile back, an article in Slate pulled the curtain back on online dynamic pricing. Maybe you’ve heard about it, but it was news -and still is news- to a lot of people that some online retailers use people’s browser histories and the cookies stored on their computers to change the prices of the goods and services you are buying. In other words, your web surfing history can influence your buying future. They’re making cash off your cache. Nora speaks with Andrew Gregson, the author of Pricing Strategies for Small Businesses about the origins of dynamic pricing, and the dangers of its online incarnation.”

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About Dawn Montgomery

Dawn Montgomery doesn't believe in boxes. In 2009 she gained access to the hidden job market by connecting with commuters on the GO train, receiving coverage from The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Hamilton Spectator, plus interviews with Canada AM, CHML 900 and That Channel; however, this was not the first example of her "box?...what box?" thinking. On arrival as an immigrant to Canada the anticipated job and accommodation were no longer available, so she sourced another opportunity and, seven days later, with suitcase of heels and coordinating bags, drove 1804k to the logging and mining community of Ear Falls (pop. 1500) Ontario; it was January, the journey took five days, she stayed two years...the path less travelled is a familiar one!
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