Franken Urges Netflix To Join Fight Against Comcast, Time Warner Cable MergerOne of the most vocal lawmakers opposing the planned merger between media giants Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is now looking to Netflix for help bringing down the Comcast proposal.
Study: Practice Of 'Showrooming' Affecting Brick-And-Mortar SalesA recent study shows that the practice of "showrooming" - the act of looking at an item in person at a store before completing the purchase online - is affecting business for brick-and-mortar operations.
Consumer Confidence Plunges, Feds Given Worst Feedback In Survey HistoryAmericans' confidence in the economy fell this month to the lowest level since April, as many worried about the impact of a 16-day partial government shutdown. The decline could weigh on spending and economic growth.
Retailers Keeping 'Return Profiles' Of Consumers' HabitsIt's not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too — or at least your merchandise returns.
Study: 9 Percent of Americans Have Used Their Smartphone During SexIn a recent Mobile Consumer Habits study, 12 percent of respondents who were in a relationship said their smart phone use has an effect on that relationship. And no wonder. Nine percent of respondents admitted to using their smart phone during sex!
Apple Apologizes To China After State-Run Media Accusations Of Company Greed, Western ArroganceApple apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism.