Too many returns this holiday? How loyal customers can hurt sales
Many people have strong habits when it comes to shopping, preferring favorite stores and favorite brands. But a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research suggests that these same shoppers may have hidden habits that a ...
Israel unveils its largest find of medieval gold coins
Israel on Wednesday unveiled the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, accidentally discovered by amateur divers and dating back about a thousand years.
Long-delayed nuclear plant in Tennessee nears completion
Tom Wallace started working at the Watts Bar nuclear plant as a young man in 1979, hoping he could eventually become a reactor operator.
US senators seek information on FBI phone tracking
Leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they were seeking answers from the Obama administration about federal law enforcement's use of surveillance technology that sweeps up basic cellphone data.
New algorithm gives credit where credit is due
It makes sense that the credit for science papers with multiple authors should go to the authors who perform the bulk of the research, yet that's not always the case.
Apple sees iCloud attacks; China hack reported
Apple said Tuesday its iCloud server has been the target of "intermittent" attacks, hours after a security blog said Chinese authorities had been trying to hack into the system.
US theaters advised to ban 'smart' watches and glasses
A pair of influential US film industry organizations on Wednesday put out word that movie theaters should ban smart watches or eyewear that could be used to record movies.
New NFC solution for identity cards enables fast and convenient benefits for citizens
At this year's CeBIT show, NXP Semiconductors N.V. and AGETO will be presenting an important new NFC technology solution for national ID cards, allowing German citizens to benefit from the advantages of the country's new ...
Singapore nets biggest ivory seizure in decade
Singapore authorities seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade Tuesday, with the haul from Kenya worth an estimated Sg$8 million ($6 million).
Amazon publishes Hachette CEO's email address in pricing spat
Amazon revealed Saturday the email address of the American head of publishing group Hachette, urging readers to pressure him in writing to end the two groups' simmering dispute over book pricing.
China orders media giant Sina to 'improve censorship'
China's government has threatened to shut down Sina, one of the country's most popular news websites unless it "improves censorship", state media reported, in a rare public glimpse into controls over the ...
Man pleads guilty in New York cybercrime case
A California man has pleaded guilty in New York City for his role marketing malware that federal authorities say infected more than a half-million computers worldwide.
China fines Sina over 'indecent' content
Chinese authorities have slapped Internet giant Sina Corp. with a fine of more than $815,000 over "unhealthy and indecent content", the company announced.
Kmart becomes latest retailer hit by data theft
Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers' credit and debit cards.