All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘consumerism’

Lauryn Hill Releases New Track “Consumerism”

Lauryn Hill of the 90’s hip hop group, The Fugees, is saying goodbye to jail today. The 38-year-old, Grammy-winning singer was locked up for three months due to tax evasion. To celebrate her release, Hill’s releasing something else-a hot new track, titled, “Consumerism.” The fast-paced raps rip and tear through society’s downfalls. Hill wrote the song before her incarceration and …

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Amazon To Accept CDs As Trade-Ins For Gift Cards

Do any of you still have a crate or two of CDs somewhere in the bottom of your storage closet or maybe out in the garage? If so, those crates have probably been actively doing the same thing they’ve been doing for the past five or six years: nothing. Good news for you, then, because reports are popping up that …

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The Internet Or Your Privacy: Which Do You Value More?

There’s an old cartoon that came out back in an issue of The New Yorker in 1993, back when the Internet was still damp with amniotic fluid and long before it’d taken its first step, that featured a dog sitting in front of a computer and looking over to his four-legged pal and saying, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re …

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Amazon.com Loved The Most Among American Shoppers

Store-front displays are so 2011. At least, that would be the interpretation of a new survey released by Brodeur Partners as shoppers named Amazon.com the most relevant retailer above all other retailers, including the brick-and-mortar standbys such as Target, Wal-Mart, and Apple. The study asked shoppers to look at 21 of the nation’s top retailers and then select through an …

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ShopIgniter Brings Group Gifting To Facebook With New Social Commerce App

ShopIgniter announced today that is launching a social commerce platform on Facebook that give brands a direct way to do business with customers. With what they’re calling Enterprise Social Commerce Platform, the new tool will help brands offer a variety of purchasing opportunities such as flash sales, group gifting, and new product launches. Kevin Tate, ShopIgniter’s CMO, explained it like …

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Most People Can’t Shop Without Their Mobile Phones

With every new study conducted on how people have integrated mobile devices into their everyday life, imagining a life without smartphones increasingly sounds like a return to a hunter-gatherer society. Solidifying that presumption are some conclusions from a new study by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Projects conducted over the Christmas shopping season that looked at how Americans …

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Despite Complaints, Amazon May Sell 6 Million Kindle Fires in 2011

Despite a strong start, you may have heard that the Kindle Fire, Amazon’s latest entry into the tablet market, isn’t all that great after all. People weren’t that impressed with several aspects of the Kindle Fire and didn’t take kindly to being made to feel that they were suffering from “fat-finger problem.” In fact, Amazon even acknowledged the tablet’s flaws …

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