Amazon Prime, the subscription service that offers users free unlimited two-day shipping, instant streaming on Prime Instant Video and free book rentals through Kindle First and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, is going up in price. In seven days the service, which used to cost $79 a year, will cost $99 for renewals and new… Continue reading Hurry! You Have Just 7 Days to Sign Up for Amazon Prime Before the Price Rises
RadioShack announced that it will be closing 1,100 stores in response to a lackluster 2013 holiday season. The 93-year-old electronics retailer suffered $400 million dollars in losses in 2013 compared to $139 million in 2012, according to the New York Times. As if hemorrhaging profits weren’t bad enough, Radio Shack has lost something else that’s… Continue reading RadioShack Parodied Its Own Stores, but Maybe the Joke Really Is on Them
If you’re watching your weight or your sugar intake and think a little Starbucks won’t do you any harm, think again. These delicious mocha drinks and Frappuccinos are loaded with sugar and calories! A peppermint white chocolate mocha, for example, contains 520 calories, the equivalent of 3.7 cans of Coca-Cola. To demonstrate just how heavy… Continue reading How Many Calories are in a Drink from Starbucks?
The U.S. $10 bill currently features Alexander Hamilton, our first Secretary of Treasury, but was Hamilton more than that? According to an accident on Groupon’s part, the coupon website company mistakenly claimed that Hamilton was a former U.S. President. In light of the patriotic holiday, Groupon attempted to honor the country’s former leaders by offering… Continue reading Groupon Glitch: Mistakenly Says Alexander Hamilton Was a U.S. President
When it comes to Facebook marketing, the temptation is strong to just simply broadcast your brand and your services to as many people as possible. You get a person to like you on Facebook and “boom!”, one more person is seeing your page’s activity on their newsfeed. Now you may think that just as long… Continue reading Engagement Wins the Facebook Marketing Game for Brands, Not Broadcasting
Stock prices for Tesla Motors, Inc. are up more than 300% over last year’s prices, according to InvestorPlace. Not a big surprise, especially since last year the company sold about 20% more vehicles than expected. On top of all this, the company’s sporty sedan, the Model S, won Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year… Continue reading Tesla Proves that Word-of-Mouth Marketing Is the Jackpot
A new “anticapatory shipping” patent awarded to Amazon has revealed the company plans to ship you goods it predicts you’ll like before you even really like it or make the purchase online. The system created by Amazon allows it to send items that are more likely to be purchased in certain areas to those local… Continue reading Amazon Wants to Send You Stuff Before You Even Want to Buy it With New ‘Anticipatory Shipping’ Patent
Have you ever felt like a seller on eBay failed to meet the terms of your purchase agreement? Sure, you could report the seller, but would eBay staff really give you the satisfaction of knowing the seller who wronged you had been brought to justice? Probably not; in the future, however, there may be a… Continue reading Users Solve Buyer-Seller Disputes at Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba; Will Amazon, eBay Follow Suit?