Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users
Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."
Research shows how companies can keep Black Friday deals from breaking their bottom line
(Phys.org) —Websites like Slickdeals and FatWallet host deal forums where millions of promotions are posted online and carefully scrutinized by price sensitive consumers to find the very lowest prices. While this can be ...
Travel campaign fuels $1B rise in hospitality industry
The Obama administration's controversial travel-promotion program has generated a roughly $1 billion increase in the value of the hospitality industry and stands to benefit the U.S. economy in the long run.
Comprehensive new map details dynamics of gene activity during embryonic development
Embryonic development involves the tightly coordinated activity of thousands of genes, each switched on at a specific time and place in the growing organism under the control of regulatory DNA sequences called ...
Less toxic metabolites, more chemical product
The first dynamic regulatory system that prevents the build-up of toxic metabolites in engineered microbes has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy ...
LivingSocial works to move beyond daily deals
LivingSocial, like its larger rival Groupon, is working to move beyond daily deals.
Secrets of pineapple nutrition revealed
(Phys.org) —A researcher from The University of Queensland, has conducted the world's first pineapple microarray to gain a better understanding of tropical fruit development at the molecular level.
DNA sequences at the beginning of genes—at least in fruit flies—contain more information than previously thought
When egg and sperm combine, the new embryo bustles with activity. Its cells multiply so rapidly they largely ignore their DNA, other than to copy it and to read just a few essential genes. The embryonic cells ...
SEC warns of rise in risky email stock schemes
US market regulators warned Wednesday of a rise in spam email and social media-based stock promotions that are actually "pump and dump" schemes aimed at cheating small investors.
T-Mobile increases price of iPhone 5 by $50
T-Mobile has quietly increased its price of the iPhone 5 by $50, raising the down payment to $149.99.
Formula E: China Racing join all-electric Formula E line-up
Promoters of the fledgling electric car Formula E motor racing competition on Wednesday unveiled China Racing as the second team to sign up for next year's inaugural world championship.
Paired genes in stem cells shed new light on gene organization and regulation
Whitehead Institute researchers have determined that DNA transcription, the process that produces messenger RNA (mRNA) templates used in protein production, also runs in the opposite direction along the DNA to create corresponding ...
Groupon halts gun-related deals
(AP)—Groupon has halted gun-related promotions such as deals for shooting ranges and concealed weapons courses in the wake of last month's massacre in Newtown, Conn.
User revolt causes Instagram to keep old rules
Instagram on Thursday tried to calm a user rebellion by nixing a change that would have given the Facebook-owned mobile photo sharing service unfettered rights to people's pictures.