Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 18, 2009 Netbook sales have more than doubled over the last year, accounting for one of every five laptops sold. And that's caught the computer industry by surprise. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Aug 14, 2009 Dropping home prices and a dismal job market mean more people are staying put and moving companies have fewer customers. Lenora Chu reports online competition is also giving traditional movers a headache.
Sep 22, 2011 Is it worth it to make your own butter? Jennifer Reese explores the most cost-effective approach to do-it-yourself food in her frugal-minded blog, The Tipsy Baker. Tess Vigeland paid her a visit and helped her make bagels.
Sep 22, 2011 Rupert Murdoch is steering his media empire News Corp. towards charging for online content. But will it work? Kai Ryssdal talks with PaidContent.org co-editor Staci Kramer about how she thinks Murdoch will implement his plan.
Jul 24, 2009 The Associated Press is attempting to catch Web sites that post its stories without permission. It plans to embed tracking code in every article and charge fees to illicit users. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Jul 24, 2009 The Associated Press wants to make sure it's getting paid for its stories online, so the media outlet is creating a registry to see who's clicking. Alisa Roth explains how the proposed system will work.
Mar 7, 2013 Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, and author of "Free: the Future of a Radical Price," talks to Kai Ryssdal about pros and cons of giving away media online for free. His critics say it's killing print media, but Anderson shares his rebuttal.
Jul 24, 2009 One advantage of shopping on Amazon.com is the lack of sales tax on purchases. But some states are trying to tack on a tax using local affiliates. Deborah Wang explores where this idea has backfired.
Jul 14, 2009 The increased competition among online stores has forced many e-retailers to slash their prices. That's hurt month-to-month sales growth, which has been negative since February. Dan Grech looks into which Web stores are holding up.