| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SEATTLE In this city famous for its independent bookstores and pungent coffee shops brick-and-mortar institutions that value touch, taste and long, rainy afternoons a high-profile conflict about the business of selling e-books has left many readers...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:16 PM
In a hurry on a sizzling July morning, Veronica Vallejos opted for the drive-through ATM at Visterra Credit Union in Moreno Valley. After pulling under a carport, she leaned out her window and found to her surprise, a screen lit up with Regina's smiling...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:11 PM
How much should an e-book cost? Publishers set the retail price for a current e-book, like James Patterson's "Invisible," at $14.99. That's a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it's still more than Amazon thinks a reader should be...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:33 AM
STAMFORD - Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney says he supports national efforts to tax internet sales, backing a fix that has been considered in Congress repeatedly but never garnered the support to pass.
McKinney, the state senate...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Parents who have found big credit card and debit card charges for unauthorized online purchases by their teens might be wondering what they can do to prevent it from happening again. That's one reason why Virtual Piggy Inc. exists.
The Hermosa Beach...
| Aug 1, 2014
Trunk Club, a 5-year-old Chicago-based e-commerce company, will be acquired by Nordstrom for an undisclosed amount in a deal linking two retailers with a shared stake in combining fashion with careful customer service.
Trunk Club provides personal...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Do-not-call violations and telemarketing abuses ranked as the fastest-growing consumer complaints last year, according to a report released Wednesday.
Three Maryland agencies participated in the annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America and...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Last year, Snapchat decided Facebook's $3-billion offer wasn't cool. You know what's cool? $10 billion.
The Venice Beach start-up, whose app enables users to send photos and videos that disappear seconds after they're viewed, is reportedly in talks with...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 2:34 PM
There was a polite and spirited exchange between two Florida real estate leaders on Thursday at a panel retail real estate.
Steven Weingarten, senior VP at Weingarten Realty, and Chuck Whittall, president of Unicorp, traded views on how diversified...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:44 PM
For most parents, seeing a random $358 charge on their credit card bill would elicit a lot of questions.
But for the parents of the 71% of children who play mobile games such as Angry Birds or Temple Run, those seemingly random charges are becoming more...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:48 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
It's time for my fabulous freebie free-for-all! This week's list features a free meal at Chick-fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day. Of course, there's a link to a free cow costume. Plus, 7-Eleven is celebrating it's 87th birthday with...