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Whether in Cookies or Cars: Buyer Beware

Whether in Cookies or Cars: Buyer BewareThe more companies tell consumers they love us; the more they show us that they don't. Some say that modern retail is really a "war to con consumers."

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Drudge Report author accused of lying about Obamacare penalty

Drudge Report author accused of lying about Obamacare penaltyMatt Drudge announced to the world that he'd made his first penalty payment after refusing to get health insurance. Not so fast, say his critics.

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Video: HTC finally brings back Robert Downey Jr. for a truly awful new promo

Video: HTC finally brings back Robert Downey Jr. for a truly awful new promoHey, remember when HTC went out and snagged Robert Downey, Jr. for what was supposed to be a major $1 billion marketing campaign? And remember how the only thing that came from it were utterly nonsensical ads that barely even made mention of any of HTC’s products? If not, we don’t blame you: It’s something we’d like to forget as well. It’s been months since HTC’s marketing team unleashed the Downey-led Hipster Troll Carwash ads onto the world and

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U.S. eyes bankruptcy link in GM ignition defect probe: report

U.S. eyes bankruptcy link in GM ignition defect probe: reportFederal authorities are investigating whether General Motors hid an ignition switch defect when it filed for bankruptcy in 2009, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The Justice Department's investigation of the automaker includes a probe of whether GM committed bankruptcy fraud by not disclosing the ignition problem, a person briefed on the inquiry told the Times on Friday, the paper said. Authorities are also investigating whether GM

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South Africa's Clover posts higher H1 earnings, to focus on local market

South African dairy and beverages maker Clover said on Monday it planned to re-enter certain local markets, putting on hold Africa expansion plans as it posted an almost doubling of interim earnings which were lifted by higher prices. Clover, whose brands include Tropika juices, said headline earnings per share for the six months to December totaled 77.3 cents, a rise of 90 percent. Headline earnings are the main profit gauge in South Africa and... Read more...

Picking Up STEAM in San Diego

Next Friday, corporate technology leader, Qualcomm, will play host to a unique one-day forum organized by non-profit STEAM Connect, spelled STE [+a] M Connect, in San Diego. It is a major step forward having Qualcomm, one of the largest and most influential companies in the region, embrace the STEAM event and make their views known as this was what the Conference Board in their report, "Ready in Innovate", was most concerned about, i.e.,... Read more...
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