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Going to brick-and-mortar stores, but buying online

Dec 2, 2010
Deals are easy to find online, but you miss out on actually seeing the item and having your questions answered quickly by sales people. So customers are increasingly using both: Go to the store to check the item out and find the deal online.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Are deal websites just a passing fad?

Dec 2, 2010
The news that Google was looking into buying Internet deal site Groupon for a few billion dollars has brought this online social networking trend into the mainstream light. But will these coupon sites be merely a passing fad?
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Federal Trade Commission pushing for Do Not Track system

Dec 1, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission today released a report on online privacy -- and it wasn't good. The chairman said industry self-regulation is not working, and that a Do Not Track system is necessary in this age. Steve Henn talks the details with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Internet

Netflix streaming causing bandwidth price dispute

Nov 30, 2010
With the rise in high-volume online video content like Netflix streaming, Internet service provider Comcast claims it needs to build out its networks to keep up, so it's charging Internet pipe systems a bigger fee. Netflix says Comcast is blocking the content because the entertainment-rental company is a threat.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Google faces new European investigation

Nov 30, 2010
European investigators opened an inquiry into whether Google illegally pushes competitors out of its search results. It's the first major investigation into the online company's business practices.
Posted In: Internet

Carriers fight to meet bandwidth demands

Nov 29, 2010
The amount of data passing through mobile phone networks in the U.S. doubles every year. People watching Youtube, checking Facebook, and surfing the web on their smartphones adds up to about three quarters of the mobile system's bandwidth. But will other devices soon cause traffic as well? Steve Henn reports.
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Macrowikinomics: How collaboration is changing the world

Nov 27, 2010
When a lot of people get together behind one idea, they can make a change. And when a lot of people are getting behind a lot of different ideas, that can change the world. The new book "Macrowikinomics" explores how collaboration is changing society. Steve Chiotakis talks with the co-author, Don Tapscott.
Posted In: Books, Internet

Googling and Facebooking to a job

Nov 27, 2010
Social media more often seems to be a way to get kicked out of a job -- unseemly photos, an off-color post -- but some job-seekers are using it to land their dream jobs.
Posted In: Internet, Jobs

Marketers like that you "Like"

Nov 26, 2010
The ubiquitous, but innocuous "Like" button on your favorite retail and media websites is a boon for marketers. Just one click and they access to a full range of your personal details -- and your friends' too.
Posted In: Internet

The unpaid army behind Wikipedia

Nov 25, 2010
Wikipedia is one of the top 10 most popular websites in the world. Looking through some of the massive entries and their histories of meticulous editing, one wonders who the people are who create and maintain the site. In large part, they are volunteers, driven to create and improve the site.
Posted In: Internet

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