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Ecommerce Sites Make Mobile Users Pay Premium

Ecommerce sites are charging different prices for products and services depending on consumers’ computing platform of choice, mobile operating system, phone model, and other factors. For example, “Users of mobile devices who surfed to Home Depot saw products that were roughly $100 more expensive than those offered to desktop-computer users,” The Wall Street Journal reports, citing new researcher from Northeastern University’s College of Information science. Meanwhile, “Travelocity charged users of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system $15 less for hotels than other users.”

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