Intel's mysterious TV device sparks industry chatter
Buzz is building over Intel's secretive TV set-top box due out later this year, which the chipmaker claims will provide live and other content via the Internet, is easy to use, and boasts face-recognition ...
Amazon says music catalog open to Apple users
Amazon said Thursday its 22-million song music catalog was now "optimized" for users of Apple devices, making it easier for iPhone owners to circumvent the iTunes store.
Amazon testing new smartphone: report
The online retail giant Amazon is testing a new smartphone and may launch production later this year or early next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Japan's Softbank ties up with eBay in online billing
Internet auction giant eBay and mobile phone operator Softbank said Wednesday they were teaming up to bring the US firm's PayPal online billing system to Japan for the first time.
I more than 'like' you: Company diversifies Facebook buttons
Sure, you can "like" a store on Facebook, but you can't easily tell all your friends you "want" that new pair of jeans, "love" that handbag or "own" that sleek electric guitar.
Majority of smartphone owners shop on the go, study finds
When many Americans enter a store these days, they have three things: a wallet, a shopping list and a smartphone.
Analysis says $79 Kindle costs $84 to make
A recent analysis from IHS iSuppli determined that Amazon's $79 Kindle e-reader, which is the online retailer's cheapest Kindle thus far, costs $84.25 to make.
Advertisers scan faces to tailor pitches
Picture this: You stop in front of a digital advertising display at a mall and suddenly an ad pops up touting makeup, followed by one for shoes and then one for butter pecan ice cream.
Helpful or creepy? Overpersonalized Web sites may spook shoppers
Michael Redding describes the get-to-know-you game between man and machine as a version of "Name That Tune."
Amazon might grow market for used games
Investors in GameStop Corp. may have panicked earlier this month on the news that Amazon.com was entering into the used video game space, but a new study suggests that the slumping economy may help make room for plenty of ...
Community-involved retailers profit from it, study says
Getting immersed in the community and fostering a community atmosphere among customers aids a retailer's bottom line, whether the business is small and locally owned or a large global chain, according to research co-authored ...
One-size-fits-all approach doesn't work for different markets
When evaluating the performance of a brand in a certain territory, it might be more appropriate to evaluate it against its local competitors as opposed to its performance in other territories, according to research from a ...
China to become biggest online market, study says
China's online sales are forecast to exceed $420 billion annually by 2020, which will likely make the country the world's largest online retail market, a study showed Thursday.
Study: Store layout an important variable for retailers
A retailer's optimal store layout is the result of balancing the interests of two different types of markets – consumers and suppliers, says new research co-written by a University of Illinois business ...