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Features by Sally Herships

A few big data users slow us all down

A new study says just 1 percent of mobile users hog half the available wireless capacity.
Posted In: smartphone, apple, siri, data plans

Barnes & Noble could spin off the Nook

The company's e-reader has been a big success, while the rest of Barnes & Noble's business is suffering.
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, Books, Nook

Martha Stewart TV show to end this summer

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the Hallmark Channel said the lifestyle show will end. It's the latest challenge for Martha Stewart.
Posted In: Martha Stewart

Rupert Murdoch’s wife hit by Twitter hoax

Wendi Deng Murdoch is the latest high-profile hoax victim, even though Twitter said it had verified the account’s authenticity.
Posted In: Twitter

NBC Sports Network a new opponent for ESPN

Comcast gets into the lucrative business of round-the-clock sports programming.
Posted In: Sports, espn, NBC

Reframing Flattery

To some, brown-nosing is a dirty business. To others, it's an art.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, flattery, promtions

Sears, Kmart to close stores after dismal holiday

Sears and Kmart plan to eliminate as many as 120 stores. Analysts wonder if their hedge fund owner really understands the retail biz.
Posted In: Retail, Sears, Kmart

A true holiday tradition: The NBA on Christmas

The NFL has its Thanksgiving tradition, and the NBA has Christmas. Ever wonder why?
Posted In: Sports, NBA, Christmas

Nonprofits using deals websites to find new donors

Nonprofits need money, deals websites e-mail people who want to spend money -- it's a natural combination.
Posted In: philanthropy, donations, nonprofits

Payroll tax cut, what payroll tax cut?

Some New Yorkers told Marketplace they don't know what the payroll tax cut is, how much money it put in their pockets, or whether they spent it.
Posted In: payroll tax

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