October 15, 2012
The New York Times reported this morning that the Federal Trade Commission is preparing a recommendation that the government sue Google for allegedly manipulating search results to favor its own products and big brand shopping websites. The investigation, which began more than a year ago, is the most far-reaching antitrust investigation of a corporation since the landmark federal case against Microsoft in the late 1990s.
Google has been [...]
By Violet Blue | February 27, 2012, 3:08am PST
PayPal’s new aggressive campaign wants to stop independent e-book publishers that use its service from including certain kinds of erotic content in their catalogs.
On Saturday February 18, PayPal began threatening indie book publishers and distributors with immediate deactivation of the businesses’ accounts if they did not remove books containing certain sexual themes – namely, specific sexual fantasies that PayPal does not approve [...]
So read on for our 13 observations on holiday spending (in no particular order), running the gamut from presents to trips to food.
#13: Online shoppers are less concerned with “cheap presents” this year than in any other year since 2004. Of the 13 observations, this one’s the most optimistic economically-speaking, though the focus on inexpensive gifts in 2007 is curious. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), [...]
That low price got the attention of web shoppers and the deal went viral on Twitter and other social media websites.
(CNN) — You know the old saying — if a deal is too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true.
That’s what happened to a major retailer’s online shoppers Friday afternoon.
Sears.com inadvertently advertised Apple’s 16GB iPad 2 for $69, much less than the regular advertised [...]
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Police are calling it a new phenomenon in crime. Stolen cars are showing up on Craigslist. They’re sold and then stolen again. CBS13 has more on this new scheme.
Police put out warnings about a number of Craigslist crimes, but this one takes a new twist.
“It’s a new phenomenon for us,” said Officer Laura Peck of the Sacramento Police Dept.
Two cars were stolen, sold online, and [...]