retail

Retail Shopping
2:44 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

The Stores Are Watching You

Flickr Photo/Fujin

Jeannie Yandel talks with freelance journalist Max Strasser about the many ways in which retailers are collecting data on your habits.

Holiday Shopping
4:10 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Black Friday A Dark Time For Compulsive Shoppers

Flickr Photo/Jonathan McPherskesen

The holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. Perhaps you got out this weekend and took advantage of some sales, maybe you are partaking in Cyber Monday sales at this very moment. 

All this retail hype got us thinking about how hard this time of year might be for someone who is addicted to shopping so we called up psychologist and author April Benson and asked her for her advice on handling compulsive shopping during the holiday season. 

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Holiday Shopping
2:56 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday: From Sham To Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Cyber Monday often means online shopping deals with an emphasis on electronic offerings.
Flickr Photo/Matt Gibson

Cyber Monday – an extension of the traditional holiday shopping season kick-off – was supposedly in response to data that suggested a large increase in online shopping on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

However, according to Slate writer Will Oremus, that assumption is based off of a sham cooked up in 2005 by the National Retail Federation who said that the Monday after Thanksgiving was a big day for online sales.

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Tech Shopping
2:55 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Is Microsoft Beating Google At Retail?

Brick and mortar retail like this Microsoft store are still big compeition for online shopping.
Flickr Photo/Joe Wilcox

David Hyde talks with Washington Post reporter Lydia DePillis about why internet giants are venturing into traditional brick and mortar.