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Shoppers in UK And US Would Like To Rent Products From Retailers, New Industry Report Reveals

Shoppers in the UK and US would like to rent products and equipment from retailers and attend lifestyle lessons and creative sessions in their stores. Those are two of five top consumer trends identified in a new report published today...Show More Summary

The E-Commerce Strategies Report: The top trends disrupting retail at each stage of the purchase funnel

No time offers a clearer window into how consumer and retailer shopping trends are shifting than the holiday season. The fourth quarter is always the busiest time of year for brands and retailers — it's when many of them move from red to black. This holiday season indicated that there's never been a better time to be a consumer. Show More Summary

The Gig Economy, and More from CRS

A new report from the Congressional Research Service examines the “gig” economy and its implications for workers. “The gig economy is the collection of markets that match providers to consumers on a gig (or job) basis in support of on-demand commerce. Show More Summary

Best mosquito repellents for preventing Zika virus?

Consumer Reports offers answer, rating what it calls the best products to offset mosquito-born disease linked to birth defect

Faith Driven Consumer Gives NFL Low 'Christian Compatibility' Rating Ahead of Super Bowl 50

The NFL has received a low score of compatibility with American Christians despite the abundance of Christian athletes in its organization, Faith Driven Consumer reported this week.

Consumer Reports Shares Mosquito Repellent Ratings For Zika Virus Prevention

Even if you’ve only been half paying attention to the news, you’ve heard something about the Zika virus, even if it’s only that a bunch of people have changed their travel plans, governments are advising couples to delay trying to conceive children, and someone had to rename a car. It’s spread mainly by mosquitoes,, and that’s something that our …

The Consensus Has Ruled: Data Is Energy

Information is power, it turns out. Consumers can potentially trim their electricity consumption by 6% to 18% when they, or service providers on their behalf, have access to utility meter data, according to a report from More Than Smart and Mission: Data that surveyed the results from twelve studies conducted since [...]

EU report: Spotify has little impact on music industry sales

We’ve received a European Commission report on the critical question of whether Spotify promotes or depresses commercial sales of music. Does it act as an incentive to consumers to buy music? Or does it suppress the desire to make a real purchase? The answer seems pretty unequivocal. Here’s the report summary: Abstract Streaming music services have […]

Bill O'Reilly Attacks The Daily Beast For Reporting On How Glenn Beck's Network Is Failing

From the February 4 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Finally tonight, The Factor tip of the day is a real danger if you're consuming news on the net. For example, I recently changed my news service from Yahoo to Google because Yahoo uses the hate website Salon in its news pages. Show More Summary

Auto Maker Giant Has Record Year in 2015

Auto maker giant, General Motors, recently announced its fourth quarter earnings. After a record year, GM reported net income of $6.3 billion in the last quarter of 2015. This was caused by consumers buying less gas efficient models, as gas in United States has continued to stay very low at around $2 a gallon. Show More Summary

WPRI Promotes Reporter to Consumer Investigative Team

Campbell has a been reporter at the Providence, R.I. CBS affiliate since December 2011.

Are Marketers Ready for The Cross-Device Super Bowl?

A new report released today by Adobe notes that roughly 1 in 3 consumers watch live sports on something other than a traditional TV.

10 things in tech you need to know today (APPL, MSFT, AMZN, GOOG, CSCO)

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Thursday. 1. GoPro posted an unexpected earnings loss as its growth slowed and new products failed to catch on with consumers. The digital camera maker reported an adjusted...Show More Summary

The CEO of Michael Kors lays out why brick-and-mortar retailers are doomed in 2 sentences (XRT, KORS)

Retailers are facing a puzzle. Theoretically consumers should have more money in their pockets from low gas prices, low unemployment, and increasing (slowly) wages. Despite all of these tailwinds, retail sales have been reporting generally...Show More Summary

Consumer Reports will continue controversial motorcycle ratings

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Early last year, with little fanfare, the buyers' advocate magazine Consumer Reports began rating motorcycles for reliability and customer satisfaction. The results of their first study have confounded some bike owners and manufacturers. The study, conducted among the 3 million subscribers to the...

Apple Slammed Over Power Adapter Recall, 'Incidents' May Be Under-Reported

Apple has been slammed for its handling of a massive international recall of dangerous power adapters. Reports suggest that adapters breaking and exposing consumers to risk of electric shock may be under-reported, with the company potentially aware of the dangers since at least 2006. More »      

How CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson Uses Social Media to Prepare for the Big Game

Specs Age 40 Claim to fame Lead reporter for the NFL on CBS and NCAA basketball, as well as Super Bowl 50 sideline reporter Base New York Twitter @tracywolfson Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Tracy Wolfson: I wait until I get my three boys off to school before I consume any information. Show More Summary

Black Consumers Have ‘Unprecedented Impact' in 2015

Nielsen reports black consumers in 2015 have reached a "tipping point" in their impact, especially online.

Volkswagen Budd-e electric concept bound for production – report

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The all-electric Volkswagen Budd-e microvan concept, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month, is reportedly poised to enter production in the near future. In 2011, the world had its first glimpse of Volkswagen’s new microvan concept with the Bulli, which introduced a funky design and retro paintwork that threw back to the T1 Type 2 Kombi’s of […]

Smartwatches will definitely overtake fitness bands, report says

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

In the technology tussle for consumer wrists, it seems as though the smart money is on the smartwatch. A new report from Gartner predicts that the wearables market will grow 18.4 percent in 2016, with sales of 274.6 million units and $28.7 billion by the end of the year. Most of that cash, analysts said, will be […]

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