Review: Moto G isn't the best, but decent for $179
You're not getting the best or the latest technology with Motorola's $179 Moto G smartphone. What you do get is a great price for something close.
Apple guilty in e-book conspiracy case, vows appeal (Update)
A US judge ruled Wednesday that Apple violated antitrust law in a price-fixing case, saying the company "conspired to restrain trade" with publishers to boost the price of e-books.
Microsoft shows off Windows 8 for smartphones
Microsoft on Wednesday ramped up its push to regain ground in the precious mobile computing market by giving developers a "sneak peek" at new Windows software for smartphones.
Kindle Fire software update on the way
Amazon said Monday that a software update to improve the performance of Kindle Fire tablets will be released within two weeks.
German regulators fine Microsoft for price-fixing
(AP) -- Antitrust regulators fined Microsoft Corp.'s German subsidiary 9 million euros ($11.8 million) and said the world's largest software maker illegally influenced retail prices for its Office 2007 programs.
You can look -- but don't touch
Consumers are often told that if they break an item, they buy it. But a new study suggests that if they just touch an item for more than a few seconds, they may also end up buying it.
Explaining the games gasoline retailers play
(Phys.org) —When it's time to top up the tank, how much thought do you give to where you will buy gas? Maybe you drive around town, looking for the best deal. Chances are, you usually visit the same station in your neighbourhood, ...
Memo to big box retailers: Goodwill has a shelf life
Big box retailers may have had the secret to combatting online retailers all along: instant gratification. A new study from Columbia Business School that is published in the Journal of Consumer Research warns that the po ...
Morgan Stanley fined $5 mn over Facebook IPO
Morgan Stanley agreed Monday to pay a $5 million fine to settle charges that it improperly handled crucial information on Facebook's earnings ahead of the company's disastrous IPO.
Apple, e-book publishers, EU find competition deal
(AP)—The European Union's competition watchdog has accepted proposals by four publishers and Apple to end agreements that set retail prices for e-books—a practice the EU feared violated competition rules.
Smartphones growing in importance as holiday shopping tools
Devon Williams doesn't bother reading Best Buy's fliers for discounts this holiday season now that he depends on his smartphone to find those deals for him.
Grey market thrives outside Hong Kong Apple store
A grey market for the iPhone 5 sprang up on the doorstep of Hong Kong's Apple store Friday as it hit shelves for the first time, with resellers offering to pay more than 50 percent above retail price.
Consumers pay less at independent fuel stations
(Phys.org)—A Queensland study has found that independent service stations' petrol prices were on average one cent per litre cheaper than brand retailers.
TVs get bigger, fancier, pricier
Buyer's remorse may be a thing of the past for purchasers of new television sets.