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Forrester Research Finds Few Purchase With Mobile Devices

What these optimistic forecasts about mobile-based commerce actually show is that mobile devices are mostly useful to marketers as a technology for gathering information about shoppers, rather than as means for shopping in themselves. […]

How To Opt Out Of Corporate Surveillance Programs

Smart Store Privacy is a start, but only a start. It’s a little token of respect for privacy, providing a small territory of safety within a wide open field under the continual scrutiny of data hunters. […]

Which Watch Wealth?

Two watches. One costs just over $125. The other watch costs more than 20 times that much. What’s the difference? […]

Luxury Handbag Challenge

Without searching elsewhere online, can you identify which of these handbags is the extreme luxury handbag from Hermes? Can you explain what makes it worth $8,630.00 more than the handbag from Target? […]

Enlightenment At The Mall

Is this image of enlightenment at a shopping mall a blasphemy or an important Hindu update? […]

Ethical Shorts and Socks

I don’t work for American Apparel. I just think that they’re doing a great service by selling stuff they make in the USA – helping me to make an ethical choice in dressing my kids and myself. […]

Toyland Goes Bankrupt During Shopping Season

Even if they haven’t lost their jobs yet, people are making the sensible decision of spending less in anticipation of economic disasters yet to come. […]

New York Times: Spend Money You Don't Have

New York Times columnists lately have been channeling the George W. Bush of 2001. Michael Kinsley urges us (with tongue only a bit in cheek) to “Show your consumer confidence. One last shopping spree. Buy that coffee maker whether you want one or not.” Thomas Friedman exhorts with greater force: “Now is when we need […]

A Picture Of Economic Desperation

Retail worries are on display with the early shopping mall tinsel this November. […]