10 Smart Tips for Buying an HDTV

For all the incredible things our phones and tablets do, everybody wants to spend at least a little time kicking back on the couch in front of a big screen. Some of us want to spend a lot of time doing that. In either case, Read More …

Small Businesses Need Mobile-Ready Sites for the Holidays

With increasing numbers of consumers using mobile devices to make their holiday purchases,  smartphones and tablet computers may be elbowing aside elves as Santa’s helpers this year, experts predict. But small businesses remain woefully unprepared to attract and engage these holiday shoppers, several new studies Read More …

Science Reveals Simple Way You’ll Miss Best Holiday Deals

Want to find a better holiday deal this season? Look left…or even right, for that matter. Just don’t look straight ahead. New research finds that shoppers most often choose items at the center of store displays regardless of whether it’s the best product or price. Read More …

Twitter Generated Zero Percent of Black Friday Sales

Looks like social media stayed at home this Black Friday. An IBM study found that shoppers referred from social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube generated only 0.34% of online sales on Black Friday — a decrease of more than 35% from the year before. Read More …

Microsoft to Open New Retail Stores for the Holidays

Microsoft has announced plans to open 30 “pop-up” holiday stores across the U.S. and two in Canada, an effort intended to drum up interest in Windows 8 and its Surface tablet ahead of the holiday shopping season. The Redmond, Wash. company operates 23 permanent stores Read More …