Fewer than 1% of cars on the road in the U.S. are electric cars, and one thing keeping that number down is the vehicles' limited range — typically about 100 miles — and the need to charge them. But a new Consumer Reports survey found that plug-in hybrid or fully electric cars would be practical for 42% of respondents with cars. Show More Summary
ByAbba's Aces: Amazon.com (AMZN) serves consumers through its retail websites and focus on selection, price and convenience. On October 24, 2013, the company reported third quarter earnings of -$0.09 per share, which was in-line with the consensus of analysts' estimates. Show More Summary
Consumers who intend to purchase a tablet within the next three months overwhelmingly say they will choose one of Apple's iPad models, a new survey shows.
According to a new report from IHS, the global market for high-speed wireless-enabled devices is set for “explosive growth” through 2018. Driving this projected growth over the next five years is the emergence of consumer electronics products that are taking greater advantage of rapid wireless transfer capabilities. Show More Summary
In 2011, the Supreme Court held that it was A-OK to not only hide a complicated forced-arbitration clause in a novel-length contract for a consumer product or service, but that it was also just peachy that such a clause stripped the consumer of his/her right to bind together with other affected customers in a class action. Since then, sellers … [More]
Following up a report from this morning, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler today announced that the agency has reached an accord with wireless network operators that will make it easier for consumers to unlock their phones. Full details are yet to be announced and are expected to be shared later today.
The Commerce Department says retail sales rose 0.7 percent, the biggest gain in five months. Consumers spent more on cars, appliances and furniture and made more purchases online. Alexis Christoforous reports.
Mobile ad network Tapjoy has just published a new report highlighting the mobile habits of holiday travelers. And the findings show that travelers are now more mobile than ever. “Mobile devices are an integral part of the consumer travel experience,” says Shikha Kaiwar, Northwest Media Planner for Tapjoy. “Whether looking for a deal or booking […]
Late last year, Jawbone faced a herculean task: regaining consumers' trust after widespread reports of brickage on the original Up fitness tracker. The outfit was able to right many of the wrongs that plagued the first edition, but there was still...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released a report looking at the use of arbitration agreements in consumer financial products, finding that roughly nine out of 10 clauses allow banks to prevent consumers from participating in class actions, and that...
According to information once again leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency secretly targets suspects using the same tool that allows advertisers to target consumers — small files known as “cookies.” In fact,...Show More Summary
When natural disasters occur, news reports can tug on our hearts and influence how we react to relief efforts. According to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are more likely to make a financial donation when there is a sense of immediate urgency and when the act of donating makes them feel good. read more
The Xbox One sold 2 million units in 13 countries over an 18-day period, according to a blog post from Microsoft on Wednesday. The Xbox Wire post provides more details, reporting that consumers purchased an average of 111,111 consoles per day. Show More Summary
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Biometric smartphones are expected to become mainstream next year as leading handset makers follow the lead of Apple Inc. into fingerprint recognition technology, an Ericsson report on consumer trends showed on Wednesday.
The Dow gave up the 16,000 mark once more as stalwart stocks Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Home Depot were among the average's biggest decliners today. Are consumer stocks losing their ability to lead the market? Find out here.
Publishing analytics startup Parse.ly has released a report highlighting the top screen sizes on which its customers' readers are consuming news content. Desktops and laptops still dominate overall, but Apple is king of the mobile devices.
When natural disasters occur, news reports can tug on our hearts and influence how we react to relief efforts. According to a new study published, consumers are more likely to make a financial donation when there is a sense of immediate urgency and when the act of donating makes them feel good.
Consumers today are incredibly visual. Most would rather look at an image or chart than read an entire article or report. Luckily, there are now ways to fit just as much information into an image as there would normally be in a text article. Show More Summary
At the end of last week Croplife Foundation released a new report, “The Role of Seed Treatment in Modern U.S. Crop Production.” The report contains extensive information on the benefits of seed treatment for growers, consumers and the environment. Some … Continue reading ?
Many Toyota vehicles haven't been performing well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) small overlap frontal crash test, and the Camry is one of them. The 2012 and 2013 Camry both received "Poor" ratings, IIHS' lowest rating, in the test, which spurred Consumer Reports to take the car off its "Recommended" list. Show More Summary