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Clinton WH Feared Internet's Ability to Democraticize News 3 Years Before Drudge Bombshell

Three years before Matt Drudge changed the world and how news would be consumed, President Bill Clinton's White House feared that the Internet was allowing average citizens, especially conservatives, to bypass legacy gatekeepers and access information that had previously been denied to them by the mainstream press. Show More Summary

The Pathological Potential of the Prep Pad

New York Times health columnist Catherine Saint Louis recently covered the many upsides of a spanking new food analyzing device called the Prep Pad. In addition to weighing just how much food you’re about to consume, this unassuming 9-inch-by-6.25 gadget syncs easily with an iPad (generation 3 or higher) to tabulate the grams of carbohydrates, […]

US Inflation Edges up in March but Inflation Expectations Remain Moderate

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows an uptick in consumer price inflation for the month of March. Separately, estimates by the Cleveland Fed show that inflation expectations remain flat and well below the Fed’sShow More Summary

What Is a Credit Union -- And Is It Right for You?

Though financial cooperatives have a long history, most consumers are unable to answer the simple question of exactly what is a credit union (and what do they offer?). Here's a definitive guide.

Competitive Eater Consumes One Hundred Marshmallow Peeps In Just Over Two Minutes, Decimating Previous Record

3 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Competitive eater Matt Stonie consumes 100 marshmallow peeps in just over two minutes, decimating the previous record of 60 peeps set by Furious Pete in 2012. via digg

The One Thing Most Desired By Chinese Consumers Is...

Hint: it's not designer clothes, shoes, bags or watches. And some additional explanation from the World Gold Council: The Chinese traditionally regard gold as a form of money. Indeed, the character for gold in Mandarin (jin) is also a synonym for money. Show More Summary

Is Vodafone Going to Kill Visa's Chances in Emerging Markets?

In the United States Visa and MasterCard have a stranglehold on how consumers spend... telecom provider Vodafone is increasingly locking that same area up in developing markets.

Beats Music offers a new way to pay with in-app purchases

Beats Music has announced integration with the Apple digital Store, offering consumers a more convenient way to purchase a premium subscription, which was only possible outside of the app. This is a strong move for the company as Apple takes a cut for all the purchases made through the store, including new subscriptions to the Beats Music service within the iOS app.

It just goes to show that even when you are at the top of the food chain, you’re never really at the top of the food chain…

12 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The horrifying part is that the shark was almost certainly alive as the eels made their way into its flesh and began to consume its life blood from the inside. It would have been a long, slow and nasty way to go out. LINK (via:Deep Sea News)

Daily Roundup: Xperia Z2 review, Oculus VR lets a terminal patient travel and more!

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all...

How The Touch Screen Became So Out Of Touch

The touch screen - interface of the future or gimmicky marketing headache? When the first touch screen interfaces came out (at least in a big consumer kind of way) it was in smartphones. Sure there have been other instances of touchShow More Summary

Can the Dow Climb Higher on Consumer Strength? Earnings Say Yes

Solid results from two consumer-facing stocks this week suggest a source for further market gains.

Coca-Cola's Results Are Hard to Swallow

Coca-Cola's first-quarter results showed a striking disparity between the emerging markets and more developed economies, where changing consumer habits are having a distinct impact on growth.

Are driverless cars that far away? Safety comes first.

Based on cameras and other sensors, much of the latest auto technology is geared towards driver safety. Jake Fisher of Consumer Reports explains how these advances are leading to full driverless capability of our cars.

Energy drink banned for inducing raging erections

22 hours agoOdd : Death and Taxes

Some consumers may be stoked over the prospect of getting more boner bang for their buck, some of the more severe side effects of the drug include abnormally long, raging erections and sudden hearing loss.

Well: The Trouble With Rice

22 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.

Trending topics? Google will now deliver them right to your inbox

It’s important for marketers to keep up on trends because trends can help you catch the consumer’s eye. Hey, there’s a reason why every brand from Oreo to NASA Tweets on Super Bowl Sunday. We’re a nation of collective thinking. Did you see the Game of Thrones premiere? Can you believe the latest social media […]

Study of Pot Smokers' Brains Shows That MRIs Cause Bad Science Reporting

23 hours agoNews : Reason

This week a study of cannabis consumers published by The Journal of Neuroscience provided powerful evidence that MRI scans cause shoddy science reporting. Researchers at Northwestern University and Massachusetts General Hospital used...Show More Summary

Which Retailer Will Win the Battle for Frugal Consumers?

While the recent financial results of dollar-store operators have been outstanding, don’t be fooled. Wal-Mart will remain the king of retail, as dollar stores don’t boast economic moats that competitors can't breach.

Nest Expects To Make More From Selling Data Than Thermostats

A thermostat is a one-time purchase for consumers, but Nest can continue to sell the data you generate to utility companies for years. Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion earlier this year, but it turns out the company's most valuable asset isn't its hardware, but rather the data it sells to utility companies. Read Full Story

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