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Return of the Cobbler: 3D Printing Revolution Begun for Shoes

What makes 3D printed shoes so enticing for consumers is that the shoes are tailored for each person’s unique feet. Few people have feet that are identical. In other words, your left foot might be slightly wider or smaller than your right foot. Show More Summary

The ugly economics of green vehicles

It's fair to say that most consumers would prefer a green vehicle, one that has a lower impact on the environment and goes easy on costly fuel (in all senses of the term). The problem is that most people can't - or won't - pay the price premium or put up with the compromises today's green cars demand. Show More Summary

How FICO's New Credit Score Will Impact Consumers

Fair Issac Corp., the creator of the widely used FICO score, is switching up how it computes credit scores. The new score, known as FICO 9, will be rolled out to the three major credit bureaus this fall. But what does this mean for consumers? The...Show More Summary

Intel Will Bring 3D Scanners to Tablets and Smartphones in 2015

2 hours agoTechnology : Walyou

The world’s largest semiconductor maker has developed a 3D scanner small enough to fit in the bezel of consumer tablets. …

Dunkin' Donuts & Krispy Kreme Commit To Stop Killing The Rainforest

Chains are slowly coming around to demands of consumers and activists, like when we tell them we don't want to eat yoga mats or drink fire retardant. The latest move by two major doughnut companies has less to do with stomach-turning ingredients and more to do with not murdering the planet. Show More Summary

Massachusetts Promotes Electric Vehicles in Three-City Tour

We know that some of the most important ways to get more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road are 1) provide consumers with incentives that will make EVs less expensive and more convenient; 2) get dealerships to actually make an effort...Show More Summary

An Animated Comedy Sketch Exploring What Your Drink Choice Says About You

3 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A recent video by CollegeHumor sums up what different alcoholic drinks say about the person consuming them.

iPhone 6 Plus: Apple’s New Smartphone Sells Out Around The World

It seems that Apple fever has gripped the world again, as consumers to struggle to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 Plus. The smartphone was rolled out on Friday and is already in short supply. According to PC World, it will takeShow More Summary

Amex, Birchbox, other brands debut 'Online's Day Off'

Several of New York’s popular tech retail brands want consumers to spend their money in actual stores this Saturday. Menswear brand Bonobos, beauty company Birchbox and Rent the Runway, a dress... To view the full story, click the title link.

PBR Sold To Russian Company

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Iconic Milwaukee-based blue collar and hipster favorite Pabst Blue Ribbon has been sold for $700M to a company based in Russia. The buyer is Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and beverages distributor. Backing Oasis is TSG Consumer Partners, an American private equity firm focused on consumer goods, which will take a minority stake. Show More Summary

Pabst Blue Ribbon Sold to Russian Brewer: Will Hipsters Say Nyet?

The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum. Oasis is buying Pabst with TSG, an investment firm known for its work with consumer products companies. TSG Consumer Partners...Show More Summary

Why ‘SourceMLS’ badges could soon be all the rage on MLS, broker, and third-party websites

With consumers searching for real estate listings on any number of websites — some more trustworthy than others — a nonprofit trade group comprised mostly of multiple listing services has launched an initiative it says will help consumers cut through...

Apple's Tim Cook Giddily Responds to 'Roll Tide' with 'War Eagle' in iPhone Line

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hitting stores Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand in Palo Alto, Calif., to greet some of the countless consumers waiting in line for the new technology. One Alabama football fan naturally shouted a "Roll Tide" to Cook, who graduated from Alabama's archrival, Auburn University, in 1982. Show More Summary

The iPhone 6 just isn’t cool enough for some consumers

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are poised to be the biggest launches in the history of the company. Thousands of fans lined up for days in anticipation of the release while others got up at 3 a.m. last week to preorder online before the first batch inevitably sold out. Show More Summary

Safeguard customers’ personal information; regulators are watching

Phone companies are generally prohibited from using personal data they collect from their customers, although such data can be used for marketing – if the consumer gives permission via an "opt-in" or "opt-out" process.

Merchants Who Sell Through Affiliates Are 4X More Likely to Make A Sale

In the next 12 months, global eCommerce sales are expected to hit $1.4 trillion as more and more consumers increasingly use mobile and tablet devices to shop. But the future is not just about online shopping. Shoppers are demanding,Show More Summary

Bring the Full Movie Experience Back to Your Home

6 hours agoOdd : It Thing!

In recent years, movie theaters have fought to keep audiences by stepping up their amenities. They’ve installed comfier chairs and powerful yet pitch-perfect sound systems … but their prices have risen steadily as well. Many consumers have sought cheaper ways to see their favorite movies, and more are choosing to shift the experience back home. [...]

Restaurant Gloriously Messes With Yelp Because Everyone Knows Yelp Is For Aholes

A restaurant in San Francisco who's had enough of Yelp's questionable advertising tactics and ridiculously unfair influence over consumers has decided to fight back in the most hilarious way. They are offering discounts to customers who will go on Yelp and give them a one-star review. Show More Summary

America’s Beloved PBR Will Be Sold to Russian Brewers

Russian brewers see the glow. It looks like Pabst Brewing Co.'s new owner will be Oasis Beverages, a Russian beer distributor and its largest independent brewery. Investor TSG Consumer Partners will take a minority stake. Folks "briefed...Show More Summary

Pier 1 Imports Is Cheap For A Reason

By Daniel James: Overall, the home furnishing industry has been doing well in recent years, in tandem with a resurgence of the US housing market which has led consumer demand for new furniture. Some companies, such as Restoration Hardware (NYSE:RH), have recorded truly massive growth, increasing the top and bottom line impressively. Show More Summary

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