A 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.
Americans’ 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.
It’s not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too — or at least your merchandise returns.
In 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 apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism.