Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: captchas, ticketmaster
Ticketmaster is ditching those hard-to-read letters and numbers, called captchas, that users must decipher to make a purchase. It's switching to images, which are easier, faster and more secure.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
GDP shrank 0.1 percent last quarter. Private investment rose, but government spending fell. That bodes ill if automatic budget cuts can’t be avoided.
Posted In: OpenTable, foodspotting, Food, Mergers and Acquisitions, photography, website
OpenTable, one of the biggest online restaurant reservation sites, will pay $10 million for Foodspotting and its hordes of amateur photographers.
Posted In: Vine, Twitter
Twitter disproved skeptics of the 140-character tweet. Will it be able to turn a profit from six-second videos? Its new service, Vine, will try.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, auto industry, flood, car
Many cars that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy are back on the market. Experts offer tips for how to sniff out a fishy used car.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Hurricane Sandy
Many cars that were flooded by Hurricane Sandy are back on the market. Here are a few tips to make sure that you don't buy a Sandy lemon.
Posted In: ebay, mobile phone, Earnings
eBay reports fourth-quarter earnings amid high expectations, as tablet and smartphone user bid up business on the online auction site.
Posted In: car, auto industry, Hurricane Sandy
Often sold for scrap, many storm-swamped cars are cleaned up and resold with clean records that make no mention of flood damage
Posted In: deprivation, scarcity, marketing
A new study from New York University says the groups of consumers who feel the most deprived are also those most swayed by their emotions.
Posted In: Santa, Christmas
Christmas is coming up and needless to say, Santa Claus must be busy. He is, after all, really the world’s ultimate personal shopper. And since Marketplace is a business program, we couldn’t help but wonder what sort of enterprise Santa runs.