I hope you like talking to your Uber driver, because things could be getting a lot chattier during rides soon. Geostellar, an online marketplace for solar panels, is testing an unusual sales tactic by enlisting Uber and Lyft drivers to sell panels to riders.
Digital media has been cannibalizing the sale of physical media for years—books are on the decline, magazines and newspapers are dying, as the world flocks to digital. You’d think comic books, where day-and-date releases are a given, digital-first issues run wild, and all-you-can-read subscriptions are growing, would…
We’re living in a golden age of superheroic media—Marvel dominates the Hollywood blockbuster scene, while The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl lead a ton of new comic book TV shows. And that leads to people writing off comics as just a source of raw material. But comics themselves are on a roll right now.
It looks like interest in the iPhone is finally waning. For the first time since its creation in 2007, Apple is reporting a year-over-year dip in demand for its pricey pocket computer. That said, Apple still sold a lot of iPhones!
Do you celebrate National Onion Rings Day? What about Be Kind to Animals Week? Do you know what you’re buying your significant other for Talk Like a Pirate Day? Time is running out! ThARRRRs just 9 shopping days left!
When Marvel announced that Mjolnir and the mantle of God of Thunder would pass to a woman last year, there were grumbles from certain
idiots circles that the character was doomed. But the new Thor run isn't just selling well: It's actually outselling the last male Thor run.
A study by researchers at Ohio State University shows that households spent 10 percent less at Amazon in states where online sales tax introduced. Because, of course it did.
In case you haven't noticed yet, Amazon's been hitting its Kindle Fire HD 7-inch with sale after sale, and right now, you can pick one up for the lowest price ever in its relatively short history—a cool $160 compared to the usual $200.
Science fiction and fantasy book sales, as measured by Nielsen Bookscan, have dropped dramatically in recent years. Just in 2012, science fiction book sales dropped 21 percent, and fantasy book sales dropped a startling 28 percent. In one year. Before you panic too much, bear in mind that Nielsen is only measuring…
Windows 8, Microsoft reported yesterday, has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in its first month of retail. That's an indisputably huge number, outpacing even Windows 7 sales at launch. But it's also a number that raises more questions than answers.
Microsoft has sold 40 million copies of Windows 8 so far—faster than Windows 7 did out of the gate. [Microsoft]
If you're thinking about picking up a tablet, especially for school, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 just got a little bit better. The tablet's Student Edition Bundle is on sale today until September 1st for $250.
The Apple-Samsung court battle rolls on, and continues to provide insights that the companies would rather keep confidential—like their sales figures, which have just been released in a new court filing.
HTC's fortunes aren't going so well. At the start of the year, the company announced a 22 percent decline in operating income, year-on-year. Today, it's had the misfortune to announce that its second quarter net profits for 2012 are down a hideous 57 percent compared to the year before.
Normally an unmitigated disaster on the scale of the Nexus One would normally give a company pause, but not Google. The search giant is jumping back into competition with Apple and Amazon with potential plans to hock Android tablets on its website.