App developer ad choices can leave users at risk

App developers say they need ad networks to make money, but the choices they make about those networks could be putting users at risk.

U. Michigan | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture advertising apps consumers internet money privacy security

Who wins and who loses when airlines form alliances?

International airline alliances can save connecting passengers money on airfare. But those flying nonstop may not be so fortunate.

Heather Ashbach-UC Irvine | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture airplanes business consumers money

10 things that make trendy brands ‘cool’

How do brands build a "cool" image? What makes cool brands fall off? New research identifies the 10 factors that matter most.

Greta Guest-Michigan | July 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business clothing consumers emotions marketing trends

Credit counseling really can ease your debt

A year-and-a-half after receiving credit counseling, participants in a new study reduced revolving debt an average of $3,637.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | July 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture consumers debt money

Gun sales go up when gun control is in the news

Gun sales increase when print media cover gun control policies in the wake of mass shootings, report researchers.

Kathleen Hamilton-NYU | June 24, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture consumers guns journalism laws

Which warnings fight email phishing scams best?

Phishing scams can get people to give up private information, but the right warning can help us avoid the scammers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture consumers crimes hackers internet privacy security

Nationwide soda tax would mean $7B in net benefits

Economists considered health, enjoyment, tax revenue, and other factors in their consideration of a nationwide soda tax.

James Devitt-NYU | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine consumers economics soft-drinks sugar taxes

Companies send confusing alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers after data breaches need to be more clear, say researchers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology business consumers laws privacy security writing

A.I. translation increases global eBay trade

"...the introduction of machine translation is equivalent to reducing distances between countries by 26.1 percent."

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL | May 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture artificial-intelligence business consumers global-trade internet translation

How online stores trick you into impulse buying

New research digs into how online retailers try to make you buy on impulse--and how shoppers have learned to avoid impulse buying traps.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | April 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet money online-shopping retail

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