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Study reveals drivers of Western consumers' readiness to eat insects

The most likely early adopters of insets as a meat substitute in Western societies are young men with weak attitudes toward meat, who are open to trying novel foods and interested in the environmental impact of their food choice. With...Show More Summary

80% of Consumers Are Scared Of Wearable Devices Due To Privacy Concerns

Acquity Group which is a part of Accenture Interactive, has revealed in a study that 8 out 10 consumers are extremely worried about privacy invasion, when it comes to wearable devices. The research was conducted on 2000 consumers ofShow More Summary

Economic Statistics for 29 Aug 14

Personal Income rose 0.2% in July, while consumer spending fell -0.1%. The PCE price index rose 0.1% at both the headline and core levels. On a year-over-year basis, personal income is up 4.3%, while personal spending is up 3.6%. The PCE Price index is up 1.6% at the headline level, and 1.5% at the core. […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Takes Aim at the Macbook Air -- Again

Microsoft's latest ad urges consumers to consider its competing tablet hybrid.

The "Real" Retail Story: The Consumer Economy Remains At A Recessionary Level

Earlier this month, Retail Sales missed expectations for the 3rd month in a row, essentially flat on the month. As Doug Short rhetorically asks 'how much insight into the US economy does the nominal retail sales report offer?' With the...Show More Summary

Best Buy: Near-Term Outlook Is Downbeat

By Balanced Investing: Adapting to the shift in consumer behavior and shopping patterns is the major issue that Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) seems to be grappling with these days. With the introduction of E-commerce, there has been a drastic shift in the way individuals have started to buy many products. Show More Summary

Samsung pits the Galaxy Tab S against the iPad Air in latest ad

Samsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, is one impressive piece of hardware. It’s received rave reviews from the press, consumers seem to love it and it even outclasses the iPad in many respects. In order to prove that last point,...Show More Summary

Going Shopping? Here’s Where You’ll Find September Deals

Do you plan to spend your Labor Day weekend shopping? If so, there are certain things that you’ll find great deals on as the calendar flips from August to September. Our power-shopping colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports recommend looking for gas grills, digital cameras, bicycles, and small electronics. Show More Summary

Linkage: Microhousing Opponents Making a Stand, Where Should Seattle's Next Pedestrian Plaza Go?

· Many in Seattle are taking a stand against rise of micro-apartments · An early tour of the 12th Avenue Arts building · New Madrona Modern · Development Update August 28: Subdivisions galore · Consumer Confidence Expectations Dip Slightly...

Eater Maps: 15 Essential Seattle Noodle Destinations

15 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Just like people, noodles come in all shapes and sizes. And because Eater is an equal opportunity noodle consumer, we love every single skinny strand and plump ravioli one and the same. From slurpable ramen in Bellevue to twirlable....

Valve Sued by ACCC Over Digital Refund Policy

Another consumer protection agency is stepping up and stepping forward to challenge Valve about the way they handle digital refunds. The company has previously come under fire for the refund policy (or rather, their lack of a refund policy) but this time it appears as if the issue could see some legal action taking place.Click To Continue Reading

Predictive First: How A New Era Of Apps Will Change The Game

16 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Over the past several decades, enterprise technology has consistently followed a trail blazed by top consumer tech brands. This has certainly been true of delivery models – first there were software CDs, then the cloud, and now all kinds of mobile apps. Show More Summary

Alabamans File Class Action for Patient Data Hack

It's been a slow week in the Eleventh Circuit. Last week, though, was a doozey. A Florida judge ruled the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Alabama's Supreme Court said that injured consumers could go after brand-name pharmaceutical companies for problems caused by generics (provoking no small amount of controversy). With......

InvenSense: Time To Get Defensive

By Soid Ahmad: InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) is a technology company that belongs to the industry of semiconductor ICs. The company provides motion sensor and audio sensor solutions for consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. Show More Summary

Consumer Sentiment Bounces Back for August

The Final University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment for August came in at 82.5, a bounce back from the 79.2 preliminary reading and its highest level since the April final. Today's number topped the forecast of 80.1.

What Consumer-Driven Health Care Really Means

The much touted goal of "consumer driven" health care ends up being people struggling alone through an incredibly complex set of rules and fighting with a private insurance industry that has every incentive to make the rules as confusing as possible so you end up paying more than you should. Show More Summary

Apple tells developers not to sell consumer health data

Apple's HealthKit API has the ability to hold extremely important personal health data like heart rate, exercise habits, and blood pressure, but the company is now clarifying its guidelines on what third party developers are allowed to do with that...

The Only Thing College-Like In These College Themed Hotels Is A Painting Of A Red Solo Cup

Have you ever wanted to go back to college – you know, to relive the glory days when you received your first taste of freedom? We’ve all through about it at least once, right? Well, a new hotel brand aims to take consumers back, but their approach seems to be lacking – a lot in our humble opinions. Graduate Hotels, … [More]

Today’s Coffee Cup Scripting

18 hours agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

After a long afternoon of tailgating and watching my Utah Utes football team’s season opener yesterday, the only thing on my mind this morning other than my headache was consuming […]

"Economic Pilot in Reverse": US Consumer Spending Unexpectedly Dips; Zero for 79

Mainstream media headlines in the last two days offer an amusing look at GDP forecasts. GDP Stronger Than Expected Yesterday, the Financial Times reported US Rebound Stronger than First Thought. The US economy’s second quarter bounce...Show More Summary

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