| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Retail sales in holiday-related categories such as apparel, electronics and jewelry rose a “decent” 2.3%, according to a Thursday report from MasterCard SpendingPulse.
The so-so upswing from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 improved on the same period in...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:52 PM
The Perris Union High School District is paying $344 apiece for a Chromebook for every student. Nearby, Riverside Unified purchased a variety of devices, including the Kindle Fire and iPad Mini, for as low as $150 each. In San Diego Unified, some students...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The WWE Network is ready to launch next month. It's just not what you may have expected it to look like.
Instead of a new TV channel that would air WWE's pay-per-views and original shows, that programming will now be offered through a streaming service...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Amazon.com began shipping the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX on Thursday, rounding out its lineup of new tablets in time for the holidays.
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is Amazon's full-size tablet. It'll compete against the likes of the iPad Air and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:33 AM
More than two weeks before the big shopping day, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others have released their Black Friday advertisements.
Among the highlights:
Walmart will begin its doorbuster deals at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 --- otherwise...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Green Monday, an online retail term was coined in 2009, refers to the second Monday in December, one of retail's biggest sales days online.
Cyber Monday sales were up by nearly 20 percent this year, according to industry analysts, and retailers are...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's 7:18 a.m. at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, N.Y., and John Goodman is yawning.
The ursine actor is up early for a shoot at the studio's Stage K, an 18,000-square-foot facility where he's shooting "Alpha House," a new TV series in which he...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Because of a mixup over an OfficeMax award, one Discovery Middle School teacher won a $1,000 prize package for exceptional teachers earlier this month, but a different teacher was named in the press release. OfficeMax righted the problem by giving a prize...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:06 PM
While the state of the economy remains debatable, shoppers will continue to be conservative with their Christmas budgets, retail analysts say. And that means more bargain hunting.
Here are some tips from deal-finding experts and local savvy shoppers...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Amazon Studios will bow its first two original productions this month -- "Alpha House" on Nov. 15 and "Betas" on Nov. 22 -- offering the first three episodes of each show free as an enticement to sign up for its subscription VOD service.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Online behemoth Amazon.com launched a one-day sale Monday on Kindle readers, taking advantage of new federal rules easing restrictions on using portable electronic devices on planes.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that...