Features by Sally Herships
Posted In: consumer data, data
Your personal data gets mined every time you do a Google search or browse Amazon. But now, some start-ups are trying to let consumers take control of their data -- and get something in return.
Posted In: Entertainment, concerts, Music
Madonna begins her worldwide summer tour today in Israel. Shows have already sold out around the world. But what if you're not Madonna? How do you make money on tour?
Posted In: Retail, JC Penney
JCPenney unveiled a new pricing strategy in January that largely scrapped sales. One bad quarter later, discounts are creeping back in.
Posted In: JPMorgan
JPMorgan Chase has gotten a lot of attention for its estimated $3 billion trading loss. But who were the winners in those bets?
Posted In: Pinterest
The social media scrapbooking site is the latest startup to be valued at over a $1 billion. Big money for a company with no profits or business model.
Posted In: Facebook, advertising
As Facebook looks for new sources of revenue, it targets users who may want more attention and better placement for their posts.
Posted In: foursquare, Deals, groupon
Foursquare has attracted 20 million users to its social network. To make money, it plans to go the Groupon route, but with personalized deals.
Posted In: e-books, Books
Children’s books -- the real books -- are selling well and defying the trend toward e-books. Author Maurice Sendak would be pleased.
Posted In: Entertainment, film
"The Avengers" is expected to be a big hit this weekend. It’s already garnered more than $250 million overseas. Why didn’t it debut at home?
Posted In: Jobs, temp
The latest trends in the labor market suggest you’re better off looking for job that produces a service, not a physical product.