The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
A man was shot and killed in San Francisco this week after he tried to sell his PlayStation 4 on Craigslist, highlighting the potential dangers of selling goods to strangers online.
By Zach Miners | 05 December, 2013 01:46
The top product results in Google's Shopping service frequently feature products with higher prices than those listed on competing online shopping services, according to a complaint filed by longtime Google critic Consumer Watchdog.
By Grant Gross | 04 December, 2013 20:51
As more people do their holiday shopping online, either at home or from a mobile device, the traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days are losing their distinction.
By Sharon Gaudin | 03 December, 2013 20:49
The U.S. Supreme Court will leave it to Congress to settle the contentious question of online sales tax collection that brick-and-mortar retailers contend puts them at a disadvantage to giants such as Amazon.com.
By Jeremy Kirk | 03 December, 2013 01:55
Amazon's ambitious plan to use flying drones to deliver packages is far-fetched, but not just because of technology limitations or air traffic regulations. Amazon's fulfillment center network, as it stands now, is too limited to serve even a tiny fraction of the U.S. in the method described by CEO Jeff Bezos.
By Nick Barber | 04 December, 2013 13:44
There's no such thing as a free email service, at least not when it comes to Google, according to industry analysts.
By Sharon Gaudin | 15 August, 2013 20:52
When you use media products from Amazon, Apple, Google or Microsoft, you're not just choosing a device -- you're joining a ecosystem. What are these four companies doing to maintain user loyalty? How well are they succeeding?
By Michael deAgonia, Preston Gralla, JR Raphael | 02 August, 2013 13:27
Some things never happen the way that us pundits expect. Back on Independence Day in 1999 I wrote this about government taxing the purchase of goods over the Internet: "I fully believe in the ingenuity of the government when it comes to imposing taxes. We will be paying these taxes soon." Well, "soon" has not happened yet, but maybe it is getting closer.
By Scott Bradner | 29 April, 2013 21:06
Cunningham Lindsey, a leading claims management company that specializes in fraud, not only uncovered an organized fraud ring but also established an efficient process for helping their insurance customers identify legitimate claims from the fraudulent ones. In this case study, find out how possible fraudulent claims were flagged, leading to the discovery of a criminal fraud.