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Grocers: Get ready to join the blockchain party

In the wake of this year’s large E. coli outbreak, Walmart notified its leafy green suppliers that they must be using blockchain technology to...

How winning $1.6 billion in Mega Millions could still lead to bankruptcy

The U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot swelled to a record US$1.6 billion after the 25 drawings held since the end of July – including...

Consumers choose smartphones mostly because of their appearance

Technical characteristics are only the second factor taken into account when buying a smartphone What motivates a customer to choose a particular model of mobile...
Fake or real New study finds consumers wary of manipulated photos

Fake or real? New study finds consumers wary of manipulated photos

New York Times images no more credible than Twitter images from individual accounts In the age of fake news and doctored photos, wary consumers are...

Amazon has lifted its wages, but the implications aren’t as good as you might...

Amazon has just voluntarily raised its employees’ minimum wage to US$15 an hour. Retail giant Costco has moved to US$14. This might not sound like...
High-res data offer most detailed look yet at trawl fishing footprint around the world

High-res data offer most detailed look yet at trawl fishing footprint around the world

About a quarter of the world’s seafood caught in the ocean comes from bottom trawling, a method that involves dragging a net along the...
Copyright law is getting a makeover. What does that mean for the music industry

Copyright law is getting a makeover. What does that mean for the music industry?

The music industry is one big dysfunctional family, according to David Herlihy, a copyright lawyer and music industry teaching professor at Northeastern. The artists hate...

Corporate social responsibility efforts can backfire for new brands

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts may not always have the brand-building effects that companies want. Recent research finds a new brand can be viewed as...

50 years of the Boeing 747: How the ‘queen of the skies’ reigned over...

On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of its custom-built assembly plant in Everett, Washington. From the beginning, everything about the plane...
Consumers voice strong financial prospects, says new consumer survey

Consumers voice strong financial prospects, says new consumer survey

Consumer sentiment remained at very favorable levels in September, with the index topping 100 for only the third time since January 2004, according to...