The cyberturf wars -- which have seen hardware companies expanding into software and software companies now manufacturing hardware -- escalated to a new level yesterday as Google announced a gaggle of gadgets at its annual developer's conference, Google I/O. The salvos include a seven-inch tablet, eyeglasses with videocams and an entertainment "orb" that streams and amplifies music and videos that will be made in the U.S. of A. ...
The latest results from Brand Keys Fashion Index show that 29% of clothing shoppers say brand is an important factor in their purchase decision, ... Read the whole story
People may be using their smartphones as a shopping tool in the stores, but that doesn't mean they're buying less from the retailers. In ... Read the whole story
Some of the launches will start shipping next month, including 100-calorie Yoplait Greek yogurt cups (endorsed by Weight Watchers), and Yoplait Fruplait, which claims ... Read the whole story
Luxury is back, but with some caveats. For one thing, affluent consumers are less inclined to scarf up such big-ticket discretionary toys as sports ... Read the whole story
Prepaid credit card payment volume will rise 22.4% in 2012 to $247.5 billion, according to Packaged Facts. That's up from $202.2 billion in 2011, ... Read the whole story