The government scheme that's after your data

A little known UK government initiative is underway to release vast amounts of personal data from companies to citizens with the laudable aim of handing power to the consumer. The midata initiative aims to provide you with ...

Huge gadget show gears up in Vegas

Think your high-definition TV is hot stuff—as sharp as it gets? At the biggest trade show in the Americas, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas, TV makers will be doing their best to convince you that HDTVs are old hat, ...

Consumer sentiment brightens holiday spending

Consumer confidence posted its fourth consecutive monthly gain in November, rising to its highest level since July 2007, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Electronics show a window into the 'Internet of Me'

New technology is getting more personal. So personal, it is moving to connect and analyze our movements, our health, our brains and our everyday devices. Welcome to the so-called Internet of Me.

Google eyes online consumer index to track inflation

US Internet titan Google is readying its own "Google Price Index" based on a vast database of online purchases, providing a daily measure of inflation, said a top company official quoted Tuesday in the Financial Times.

CFO Survey: U.S. Economy Improving Slowly, But Not Surely

(PhysOrg.com) -- U.S. chief financial officers say they have limited hiring plans over the next 12 months, and nearly 60 percent won?t return their staffing to pre-recession levels until 2012 or later.

Candy bar or healthy snack? Free choice not as free as we think

If you think choosing between a candy bar and healthy snack is totally a matter of free will, think again. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that the choices we make to indulge ourselves or exercise self-control ...

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