How do consumers create markets? The case of the minimoto
Consumers have the power to do more than just respond to products that companies put on the market; they can actually change and develop new markets, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Conservative when crowded? Crowds affect consumer behavior, researcher says
(Phys.org) —Heading to the mall this weekend for some new shoes? Dropping by Home Depot tonight? Or grabbing a burger at the McDonald's drive-through window?
Wearing high heels can change the way you shop
New study finds physical experience of balance influences consumer choices.
Path forward for Microsoft unclear as Ballmer exits
The path forward for Microsoft following news of chief executive Steve Ballmer's departure remains murky as the tech giant seeks to get back on the edge of innovation. ...
Intel mobile chip strategy could prove costly
Just when Intel Corp. finally is making real progress in the desperate push to get its chips into smartphones and tablets, the tech titan finds itself in a Catch-22.
US video game retail sales fall 25 percent in May
U.S. retail sales of video games, hardware and accessories declined 25 percent in May as demand for aging game consoles continued to fade and fewer new games launched compared with last year, according to market researcher ...
BlackBerry offers BBM to rival devices
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion says it will offer its once-popular BlackBerry Messenger service on competing devices.
RIM unveils cheaper BlackBerry (Update 2)
Research In Motion unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry aimed at consumers in emerging markets on Tuesday, and said it will offer its once-popular BlackBerry Messenger service on iPhones and devices running Google's ...
Solar lantern for people living without electricity
Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed a solar lantern that doubles as a charger for people living without electricity. With a built-in rechargeable battery to store solar energy during ...
Rising levels of 'underemployed', according to new research paper
More and more people want to work longer hours – but can't because there isn't a demand for their services. Meet the "underemployed".
Smartphones dethrone feature phones in market
Industry tracker IDC on Friday reported that shipments of smartphones topped those of basic mobile phones for the first time ever in the first three months of this year.
China's Baidu reports slower profit growth (Update)
Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, reported slower profit growth in its latest quarter Friday as costs rose sharply and competition for its new mobile service intensified.
How have young people's experiences of unemployment changed since the 1980s?
(Phys.org) —Research teams from the University of Glasgow and the University of Leicester aim to explore unemployment, insecurity and vulnerability among young people during two key periods of economic instability.
Financial deprivation prompts consumers to seek scarce goods
In a recently published study in the Journal of Consumer Research, assistant professor of marketing Adam Alter and Ph.D. student Eesha Sharma at the Stern School of Business reveal why people who feel financially constrained might ...