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Young adults are, arguably, too comfortable with technology, and they blur the lines between work and play. A recent survey by ISACA on online holiday shopping and workplace Internet safety found among other things that adults ages 18-34 are: More than two times more likely to shop online using a work-supplied computer, tablet or smart phone than older adults.
There's no doubt, The Beatles have some serious staying power: their music, made forty years before the advent of the iPod, is a huge hit on iTunes. In their first week on the site The Beatles sold more than 450,000 albums and two million individual songs. This squashed concerns that the Fab Four were coming to iTunes too late — that people already owned or had pirated the music.
This holiday season Groupon's business is set to explode. As shoppers hunt for deals, social coupon sites offer a unique appeal: fifty percent plus discounts, limited quantity and limited time offers to create an air of exclusivity and incentive to buy now.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, hot deals and hot gifts, those were the topics of my latest round of radio and television interviews.
Consumers may be loosening up their purse strings a tad this holiday, but bargain hunting is out of the picture. In fact, shoppers can expect plenty of promotions and discounts as retailers battle it out in the vital closing months of the year. Lower price-point gifts will play a role in luring customers in and guiding their purchase decisions.
Sean Parker, the entrepreneur behind Napster and Facebook now turned investor, has been thinking a lot about innovation — or the lack of it — in the United States. The New York Times reports.
We are daily discovering the unintended consequences and unforeseen challenges of the new TSA security measures. How does one discreetly notify a TSA agent that one has an external urine bag without broadcasting that little tidbit loud enough for others to hear? A man named Tom Sawyer (no lie) and one TSA agent apparently learned the hard way that it's difficult to keep anything private in the age of underwear bombs.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.
The workplace needs more than a little "tweaking." Customers are frustrated, brands are unraveling, executive turnover is accelerating and workers are disgruntled. Now more than ever according to award-winning author Stephen Denning, what we need now is a radically different kind of management.
Netflix is raising the prices of some of its subscription plans and is shifting its focus to streaming video as more members move to the Internet to watch movies and television shows. Its shares surged more than 7 percent in trading Monday.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.
Less than a year after shuttering Gourmet magazine, Conde Nast Publications is serving up seconds. Rather than returning to newsstands the magazine is available only on Apple’s iPad. The food world's best-known brand has moved from the page to the screen.
Six of the top-grossing movies this year have been 3-D films, Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told CNBC Friday.
This holiday season is setting up to be a real nail biter. Most holiday forecasts call for flat or just slightly higher sales than last year. But several factors may tip the scale. On the plus-side: there is a more upbeat mood among affluent consumers as well as a strong appetite for gadgets and electronics. On the downside: there is an uncertain economy, with unemployment stubbornly high, and a consumer who looks at spending quite differently than in the past. What will shift the balance?
Times are tough, and retailers are getting creative, wrapping their marketing campaigns in some unlikely packaging this year, from new “grab-and-go” gift shops at Macy’s to new flexible payment options at Sears.
Black Friday weekend, the Super Bowl of the holiday shopping season, is upon us. But in the frenzy of the weekend, it's easy to fall into some common traps. Here’s a primer on which pitfalls to avoid and tips on how to snag the best deals.
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Google is in talks acquire popular retail deal site Groupon, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal Friday.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.