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Google finds Norton, Symantec security software riddled with critical vulnerabilities

Google's latest Project Zero report found multiple devastating bugs in Symantec and Norton products. You'll want to update immediately if you use them in enterprise or consumer flavors.

Local brands lead race for China’s savvy consumers

From shampoo to snacks, upstart Chinese companies are challenging foreign rivals, a new report shows. They heed digital trends, adapt to local tastes and respond to customers' increasingly sophisticated demands. Western firms that don't follow their lead risk being left behind.

Nike Tumbles To August 2015 Levels After Missing On Revenue, Future Orders, Margin Decline

Moments ago one of the hedge fund community's favorite "can't miss" consumer discretionary stocks reported Q4 earnings when Nike announced it had earned $0.49 in the quarter, a penny above the $0.48 expected. Revenues missed modestly, printing at $8.24, vs Exp. Show More Summary

Accuracy in biometric wearbles is consumers’ top priority

While comfort and long battery life are pretty cool, a recent survey found that consumers most desire accuracy from their wearable devices. An article by Mobile ID World reported survey results from a joint poll of 706 Americans by biometric wearable-maker Valencell and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. Show More Summary

New York state creates hotline to report 'zombie' homes

New York state has created a new consumer hotline to help identify vacant properties. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the number—800-342-3736—on Tuesday. It's part of a larger... To view the full story, click the title link.

45% Say College Wasn't Worth The Cost

How are college grads feeling about the mountains of debt they're leaving school with? Not surprisingly, they’re not thrilled, according to a new Consumer Reports survey.

The first domino from the ANA ad agency rebate report falls: Chase hired auditors to look at Publicis (JPM, PUB)

Chase, the US consumer and commercial banking division of JPMorgan, has called in auditors to examine its relationship with Publicis Groupe media agency ZenithOptimedia, the company that buys advertising on its behalf. A source toldShow More Summary

Visual Studio 2015 and Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3 now available for download

Along with the release of.NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0, Microsoft is today releasing the final versions of Visual Studio 2015 and Team Foundation Server 2015. One of the top issues reported in Update 2 was around high memory consumption and they have addressed this issue in Update 3 RC. To know about what’s […]

Huawei Releases the Mobile Video Report White Paper

Today, Huawei released its white paper entitled “Mobile Video Report –a Key Driver of Mobile Market Value” to elaborate on consumer behaviour, data pricing, networks, devices, and content drivers. These are all fuelling each other to boost the adoption of mobile video, which drives its evolution as a basic mobile service for operators. Show More Summary

New CDC data exposes scope of Flint water crisis, lead exposure

Flint children consuming city water were nearly 50 percent more likely to test for a blood lead level considered high after Flint switched water sources in 2014, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading ? The post New CDC data exposes scope of Flint water crisis, lead exposure appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Is DIY smart home tech hobbled by poor app functionality?

In Argus Insights’ newest “Smart Home 360” report, it’s clear there’s a strong distinction between consumer perception of the apps associated with the most popular Smart Home Service Providers and MSOs (Multiple System Operators) and the apps coming with Do It Yourself (DIY) devices. Show More Summary

Charter And Time Warner Cable Kept Cash From Overcharges Senate Study Charges

Charter Communications and the company it recently acquired, Time Warner Cable, regularly held on to cash they inappropriately collected from consumer overcharges, according to a report out today from the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee...Show More Summary

Restaurants are using this method to keep you coming back (SBUX, DPZ, YUM)

Many of the best restaurant apps on both Android and iOS devices have failed to truly attract U.S. consumers, according to a new report from app engagement company Applause. The company analyzed nearly one million app store reviews in the U.S. Show More Summary

Bolthouse Farms recalls millions of drinks because of illnesses

Reports of illness from consumers have prompted Bolthouse Farms Inc. to recall 3.8 million bottles of protein shakes and cappuccino beverages across the country. The Bakersfield, CA, company widely known for its “Baby Carrots” posted a recall alert today on its company website and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning consumers to not... Continue Reading

Consumers Are Deeply Unsatisfied With Chipotle

Customer satisfaction in the burrito chain continues to plummet Add more negative consumer reviews to the list of problems plaguing Chipotle. A report released Tuesday by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index saw the fast-casual burrito...Show More Summary

BlackBerry to Post Wider Loss, Lower Revenue

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is set to report results Thursday. A key focus will be on Chief Executive John Chen’s efforts to shift BlackBerry’s focus away from its roots as a consumer smartphone player.

This Report Says Ad Blockers Cut Publishers' Mobile Load Times in Half

There's been plenty of hand-wringing in the media industry over the past year about mobile ad blocking and apps that wipe out all of the ads that pop up on websites. Consumers say they download such apps to avoid annoying ads that make it difficult to access content on publishers' sites. Show More Summary

This is the best research we've seen on the state of the US consumer, and it makes for a grim reading

The US consumer is having a tough time of it. That's the message from Matthew Mish and Stephen Caprio at UBS, who put out a research report on Tuesday about why US consumer defaults are rising. The note is full of interesting stats,Show More Summary

Report: Racial and gender discrimination rampant at Obama-Warren consumer agency

(Paul Mirengoff) The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was designed by the Obama administration, under the leadership of Elizabeth Warren, pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act. One of its purposes is to root out discrimination in financial markets. Show More Summary

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