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  • Nielsen to measure Netflix, other online video streams -- to an extent

    Ratings giant Nielsen has devised a way to get a grip, albeit a restricted one, on measuring viewership for streaming shows online — providing a glimpse into the performance of shows on Netflix and Amazon. The Nielsen company said it will begin...
  • Lower gas prices won't raise holiday spending: Reuters Poll

    (Reuters) - Almost two thirds of adults won't spend more this holiday season despite lower gas and fuel costs, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, in a bad sign for retailers looking for an extra boost in gift buying from cheaper prices at the pump. The...
  • Bill to require sales-tax collection for Internet sales is dead in the House for now

    States facing budget shortfalls in 2015 probably can't count on Congress to provide a long-sought windfall from taxing Internet sales. States lost an estimated $23.3 billion in 2012 as a result of those uncollected taxes, according to the National...
  • To save the Internet, regulate it

    To save the Internet, regulate it
    "In short, net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet. It would put the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered, leading to fewer choices, fewer opportunities and...
  • Amazon delivers blow to UK Royal Mail growth prospects

    LONDON (Reuters) - Online retail giant Amazon's own delivery service will more than halve the growth potential for Royal Mail's parcels business, the former state-owned British company said on Wednesday, sending its shares lower. Parcels make up half...
  • Rekha Basu: Public assets shouldn't be sold to highest bidders

    If one thing defines the Internet, it's that everyone has equal access to post on it. But depending on what the Federal Communications Commission does next, we could see what a former FCC chairman calls "the corporate abrogation of free speech." The...
  • Erika Ettin: Get straight to the date

    I was sitting at lunch the other day talking to a friend about her online dating experience so far, and she mentioned a situation that sounded all too familiar: A gentleman contacted her, he sounded amazing, he looked extremely attractive, he happened...
  • 5 playful gifts under $50

    5 playful gifts under $50
    "Elsa, Elsa, Elsa." We can hear Santa sighing — but in his ho-ho-jovial way — as he scans yet another letter with the "Frozen" star at the top of the list. Savvy parents have already saved him the sourcing; many snapped up the My First...
  • Buckle up, Grandma; time to try out Jr.'s new toy

     Buckle up, Grandma;  time to try out Jr.'s new toy
    STEM has gained STEAM (some are adding art to the acronym's hot topics of science, technology, engineering and math) as parents prime their kids' minds for next-generation careers. So we made sure to include a few "maker kits," as Amazon calls them,...
  • The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate

    Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020. As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the world's...
  • TV Picks: 'Happiness,' Poehler, Banksy, 'Missing,' Khrushchev

    TV Picks: 'Happiness,' Poehler, Banksy, 'Missing,' Khrushchev
    "Happiness" (PBS, Monday). I am, as a rule, a fan of the films that make up the PBS documentary series "Independent Lens," which tend to spend intimate quality time with the kinds of people TV usually ignores for being too far off, too foreign, too poor...