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AirAsia X fires its CEO, but will it restore consumer trust?

The then CEO of AirAsia X, Azran Osman-Rani, was removed from his office last Friday immediately before the announcement of a major restructuring of the management of the longer haul wide body franchise of the AirAsia low cost airline brand.  However the statement says nothing about compensating Australian customers of the Indonesian part of that [...]

Google Now learns even more about your likes, habits, and activities

7 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Google has taken another step towards knowing everything about its users. The company announced today that Google Now, the virtual assistant software that promises to provide information before a consumer even knows she needs it, will now be able to collect and present relevant data from some 40 third-party applications. Show More Summary

Breaking News – Phoenix, We Have A Problem

We’ve just learned that an Arizona appellate court has held, in effect, that the learned intermediary rule can’t apply in direct to consumer cases because it – get this – it supposedly violates the Uniform Contribution Among Joint Tortfeasors Act (UCATA). Show More Summary

Lisa Kudrow's "The Comeback" Shows How the Television Industry Hasn't Changed

Television has changed a lot since 2005. For one, social media and online streaming have changed the way TV is made and consumed, allowing underrated shows to sometimes find a cult following online. That’s the case of The Comeback, the satirical HBO comedy starring Lisa Kudrow that was revived from the dead last Fall nine years after it was axed. Show More Summary

This Winter's Fad for Dummies: The $1200 Canada Goose Jacket

Canada Goose Jackets are for pricks. The big bulky puffers are distinguishable from other parkas only by a patch. Don't buy one, because they're expensive, and winter sucks enough without being a consumer sucker on top of it all. Read more...

The Importance of Mobile Crowdsourcing in 2015

By Owen Andrew Big brands have been executing creative campaigns through crowdsourcing for years. For example, General Mills has used what it calls its "Worldwide Innovation Network" (G-WIN) in order to incorporate consumer feedbackShow More Summary

Cyanogen Wants To Take Android From Google, And Microsoft May Help

It’s BitStream Saturday. Here’s some news to consume before punching today in the face. More »      


It was a busy day. Two big themes emerged: the consumer is strong, but businesses are cutting back. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,169.5, -247.3, (-1.4%) S&P 500: 1,995.3, -25.9, (-1.2%) Nasdaq: 4,635.2, -48.1, (-1.0%) And now the, top stories: 1. Show More Summary

Like Other Major Events, Grammys Cracking Down on Ticket Scalping

It's a feud that's gone on for decades - the constant battle between primary sellers and scalpers looking to provide the best possible ticket deals for consumers. Mending walls will probably never be built, and the increasing stronghold...Show More Summary

Social Media and the Super Bowl: How Has Technology Changed Super Bowl Advertising?

More so than ever before, technology has changed the way that advertisers are able to reach consumers. Whether it is Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube or Twitter, the number of online and social engagement strategies of brands has increased at a startling rate. Show More Summary

TVs tip over on toddlers with surprising frequency, causing injuries and deaths

11 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

It's not your imagination -- Americans buy nearly three times as many televisions before the Super Bowl as they do before any other sporting event (the World Series is second, the NBA Finals third), according to the Consumer Electronics Association.Read full article >>

Super Flower & 8Pack Release the World's First 2kW Consumer PSU

11 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

A new record was broken today, as Super Flower announced the release of the most powerful consumer PSU ever made, the Leadex Platinum 2000W. The PSU has been allegedly developed with the collaboration of Ian "8Pack" Parry, one of the...Show More Summary

Q4 2014 GDP Misses With Consumer Surging

After a blow-out revised reading on Q3 GDP (5.0% quarter-over-quarter real growth at a seasonally adjusted annual rate), the market and economists were much more circumspect in their expectations for Q4. Going in to the report, WallShow More Summary

Eurozone, Including Germany, in Deflation; Strange Times for Denmark, Deutschland and EU

Eurostat released HICP Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices statistics today.In spite of promising that deflation would not hit again, here we are, and for the second month too. Euro area annual inflation is expected to be -0.6% in January...Show More Summary

Boom In American Spending

The economy grew slower than expected in the fourth quarter, but there was a boom in consumer spending. Now read this:Cooking The Numbers (Jan 21, 2015) Pope: Caring For The Poor A ‘Touchstone’ Of Christianity, Not Communism (Jan 11, 2015) Unemployment Down To 5.6%; Best Year Since 1999 (Jan 9, 2015) Mitch McConnell And GOP [...]

Americans Are Feeling Better About the Economy—a Lot Better

The latest evidence came Friday with the release of the fourth-quarter gross domestic product report and the January consumer sentiment index.

Powdered Milk Gets Honored with High-Speed Evocative Dance

Ordinary consumer good gets an artful update in a ballet-inspired campaign

DC rejects POM's FTC challenge

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Via the Consumer Law & Policy Blog. I must digest both lunch and this ruling, but I will definitely have more to say soon.

Comcast Remains The Worst, Calls Paying Customer An A-Hole

Comcast remains the absolute worst. This time, instead of just providing piss-poor customer service to paying consumers, they also flat-out insulted them. Comcast customer Lisa Brown made a call to Comcast telling them she wanted toShow More Summary

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