How did that dent happen? Smart car panels answer back
Researcher investigates "creepiness factor" in online targeted ads
A recent study suggests online advertisements that target users based on their web browsing habits and other personal information have a negative impact on the person's intent to purchase the product. But ...
Researchers suggest adding uncertainty to catastrophe models may help predictability
Alibaba deploys drones to deliver tea in China
Echoing US online retailer Amazon, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday tested a drone delivery service, promising to whisk ginger tea to customers within an hour despite close controls on airspace.
Ethnic diversity reduces risk of market bubbles
If they consider it at all, investors likely regard ethnic diversity as a matter of social policy. But new research by an MIT Sloan professor suggests a much more practical reason to consider diversity: compared ...
Messaging app Line launches music streaming service in Japan
Mobile messaging giant Line on Thursday launched a digital music streaming service in Japan, stepping into a largely untapped market still dominated by sales of compact discs.
Study indicates housing market cycles have become longer
A statistical analysis of data from 20 industrial countries covering the period 1970 to 2012 suggests housing market pricing cycles—normal, boom and bust phases—have become longer over the last four decades.
New study examines relationship between electricity usage and stock market return
A new study by Zhi Da, Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame, shows that the growth rate in industrial electricity usage negatively predicts next one-year stock market ...
Samsung, Apple clash with rollout of new products (Update)
Apple gave consumers their first hands-on look at its smartwatch Friday pushing into wearable tech just as rival Samsung rolled out its new flagship smartphones.
Jawbone files second lawsuit against rival Fitbit
Fitness tracker maker Jawbone has filed its second lawsuit in two weeks against competitor Fitbit.
Study says Americans give up personal data for discounts, believing marketers will get it anyway
Marketers have said for years that Americans give up their data online, on apps and in stores because of the benefits they receive, such as discounts or special offers. But a new national survey from the University of Pennsylvania's ...
Decades of research yield natural dairy thickener with probiotic potential
Microbiologists at Oregon State University have discovered and helped patent and commercialize a new type of dairy or food thickener, which may add probiotic characteristics to the products in which it's ...
Stock market models help researchers predict animal behavior
In an unexpected mashup of financial and mechanical engineering, researchers have discovered that the same modeling used to forecast fluctuations in the stock market can be used to predict aspects of animal ...
Silicon Valley mulls invasion of 'unicorns'
When social media software firm Sprinklr unveiled its latest funding last month, it vaulted into the club of "unicorns," or tech startups worth at least $1 billion.