Microsoft assault on Google shows industry shift (Update)
Microsoft is skewering Google again with ads and regulatory bashing that say as much about the dramatic shift in the technology industry's competitive landscape as they do about the animosity between the ...
Microsoft ads deride Google as bad place to shop (Update 2)
Microsoft is trying to skewer Google as a lousy holiday shopping guide in its latest attempt to divert more traffic to its Bing search engine.
Bing gains US search market share for eighth month in a row
Microsoft's new Internet search engine Bing slightly increased its share of the US search market in January, the eighth month in a row of modest gains, online tracking firm comScore said Wednesday.
Crucial, long-overdue BlackBerry makeover arrives
The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is promising a speedier device, a superb typing experience and the ability to keep work and personal identities separate on the same phone. It's the fruit of a crucial, ...
Companies Beware of Biased Consumers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Marketers frequently rely upon surveys to gain insight into consumers' opinions and preferences. These results have important implications, ranging from the decision to add new product features to multi-million ...
Research findings may help online marketing campaigns achieve more success
(PhysOrg.com) -- Why do some online ad campaigns go viral while other online marketing messages gather "cyber-dust" on the information superhighway? The key may lie in the motivation of Internet users to email ...
The impact of consumption goals on flat-rate choice
Can you imagine a world where a subway ride becomes the highlight of your day? Where going to the laundromat isn't such a dreary duty? A recent study published in the Journal of Service Research found that our perception of cer ...
House approves FDA regulation of tobacco products
(AP) -- The federal government would for the first time have regulatory powers over the tobacco industry under a bill the House approved Thursday after years of campaigning by anti-smoking forces.
NY: Networking site Tagged.com ignored abuse rules
(AP) -- Child pornography was allowed to remain on social-networking site Tagged.com for nearly two months after undercover investigators posed as users and reported the content to the site's administrators, the state attorney ...
Corn syrup producers want sweeter name: corn sugar
(AP) -- The makers of high fructose corn syrup want to sweeten its image with a new name: corn sugar.
Study: Customers who participate in eBay's 'community' become better buyers and sellers
A new study from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business finds that customers of eBay who participate in the company's online communities become more conservative buyers and more selective and efficient sellers.
Asia budget carriers eye social media to cut costs
Asian budget carriers are increasingly using social networks like Facebook to boost their business and even channel customer criticism, without resort to print advertising, industry chiefs said Thursday.
Researchers create dynamic view of city based on Foursquare check-in data
The millions of "check-ins" generated by foursquare, the location-based social networking site, can be used to create a dynamic view of a city's workings and character, Carnegie Mellon University researchers say. In contrast ...
Nation needs marketing campaign to reduce vehicle fuel use, says new paper
(Phys.org)—A new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy proposes a national marketing campaign to better inform consumers about measures that they can take to decrease fuel use, particularly during ...