Price discrimination becoming more prevalent
Price discrimination on the internet is the practice of showing consumers different options and prices depending on profiling information compiled by the various vendors involved. Today’s WP has a nice exercise in trying to untangle some of what goes on in the business logic.
As you read that article (and we recommend that you do) keep in mind that profiling isn’t just to determine what hotel rooms to offer or widgets to push first at a shopping site, it can be used to determine what performance you might see from your service provider (possibly on a session to session basis). what search results you will see from your visit to Google or Bing, and someday even what connectivity you might have to one or another part of the deep internet.