Consumer Watchdog issued a report today which said that Google's "search monopoly" allows the company to charge higher prices on its shopping search engine.
In today's Consumer Countdown, the Motley Fool's consumer goods team takes a look at all the big news in their sector from the past week.
Realtor.com says its experimental agent-ranking platform, AgentMatch, is a work in progress, but a 16-member advisory board that it formed to guide future development of the consumer tool is off to a shaky start, some who participated in its first...
Those who signed up for the new Google Wallet debit card at the end of November are now receiving their cards in the mail, following the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. This MasterCard-powered debit card allows you to link your online Google Wallet balance to a real, plastic card you can use at point-of-sale, at ATMs, or anywhere else a MasterCard is accepted, stateside.
Traveling for the holidays? You might want to think twice before buying that travel insurance policy, says the National Consumers League. The group finds that insurers have little trouble saying no to claims, thanks to the plentiful exceptions in their policies, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The unfortunate reality is...
It’s easy to make fun of overly enthusiastic Google Glass early adopters, particularly when they use the computerized headset to take shower selfies. But there are some potential applications for Google Glass that go way beyond the realm of consumer electronics and are genuinely worth getting excited about. Show More Summary
Companies in the Sharing Economy offer a cheaper, more unique, consumer-controlled experience. It's no wonder they'll pull in a collective $350 billion this year. The sharing economy is tough not to love if you're a consumer. It is all about, well, sharing goods and services at a reasonable price. Show More Summary
EE has been named the RootScore Award Winner in Sheffield by RootMetrics, an independent consumer advocate. More than 30,000 mobile performance tests were completed, comparing the performance of EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three. EE came first...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks headed lower Tuesday as investors continued to worry about the Federal Reserve Stocks Sink On Fed, US Consumer Spending Worries - -
You probably know that everything our co-workers at Consumer Reports test is bought at retail, but did you know that many of these purchases are made by an army of undercover, secret shoppers all around the country? Now CR is recruiting new shoppers in a dozen different metro areas in four states. Specifically, Consumer Reports is looking for undercover agents … [More]
After three days of spending on consumable goods and services, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday, the philanthropic community has established at the start of the annual holiday season on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to be "Giving Tuesday. Show More Summary
Is it the companies that are looking to maximize their profits and get an edge on the competition, or the bargain-hunting consumers with an insatiable desire for more hours of holiday shopping?
After advising consumers to steer clear of Healthcare.gov in October, Consumer Reports health care expert Nancy Metcalf told MSNBC's Chuck Todd Tuesday morning that the federal health care exchange website was improved enough following the Obama administration's frantic month of repairs that users could confidently use it.
Mobile shoppers spent a lot of money on Black Friday as the consumer frenzy spreads to mobile.
Retailers tend to want one main type of customer: the kind with money and the willingness to spend. But some consumers are more desirable for retailers than others. Here are four kinds of shoppers that retailers especially want to attract this holiday season: Gen X The millennial generation gets a lot of attention from retailers. Show More Summary
Companies that depend heavily on consumer spending had some of the biggest losses
Dec. 4 - 5, 2013 Redwood City, CA Tickets on Sale Now We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Eye-tracking is going to be a big deal for consumers very soon. But before the tech gets to you, …
If the hair on the back of your neck is tingling unexplainably this morning, rest easy, I’ve found the source. Two of the most location-aware companies are teaming up to help advertisers better track and target you through your mobile device. From a business perspective, it makes ton of sense for the global mobile Real-Time Bidding (RTB) ad exchange and...
Can a software startup that has dispensed half a billion dollars worth of consumer loans on behalf of small and medium-sized merchants in Canada make it in Main Street USA? We’ll soon find out, now that Toronto’s FinanceIt got a bigShow More Summary
If you want to sound smart in end of year meetings, you're going to need to know about the latest behavior of the America consumer. That means you're going to have to know Black Friday stats. Fortunately, a company called Wishpond put all the stats you need to know in one simple deck and then uploaded it to Slideshare. Show More Summary