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The eCommerce Wars and the Dangers for Consumers

I start every morning reading through the Google News tech and business sections, and every morning there's a new story about something Amazon/Walmart/Target/etc. Is doing to "win" the eCommerce War. Acquisitions, same day delivery, and new merchandising programs...

Wayfair to Bring WayMore Content to Product Pages

Wayfair, one of the world's largest online destinations for the home, is finally expanding a much-awaited program to bring richer content to the products on their site. The Wayfair WayMore Premium Product Content initiative was unveiled earlier this year with the...

Tinder is the Embarrassing Data Breach Waiting to Happen

Data breaches and digital security issues have made buzz-worthy news stories for years now. Once they're announced publicly, new information always seems to rise to the surface, prolonging their newsworthiness for years. Yahoo has released new information on their...

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Uber Discounts: Cashback on Every Ride

The Rising Cost of Uber With the increasing pressure Uber is facing to become profitable, their prices have silently been rising over the last 12 months. I remember when I could get a ride across the city on a Saturday afternoon for six or seven dollars. Everyone...

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Was Yik Yak Ever Alive?

Yik Yak was never going to succeed. Yik Yak hit its peak in the fall of 2014 when I was a junior in college. At just over 2 million MAU, they were being called the next SnapChat (~80 million MAU at the time). But anonymity does not encourage growth. It encourages the...

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Arist Coffee Brother Quits, Yet the Scams Continue

UPDATE: See my guide of tips and tools for avoiding getting scammed on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The best part? They're all free. Since my post earlier this month about Nbition, the crowdfunding scam artists, two new stories have come to light...

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There’s a Formula to the Perfect Kickstarter Scam

UPDATE 3: See my guide of tips and tools for avoiding getting scammed on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The best part? They're all free. UPDATE 2: The Nbition website has been taken down... UPDATE: See Part 2 for the latest news on the Chiu...

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Skyroc Brewery Opening in Attleboro

Since the fall, I have been following and waiting for Skyroc Brewery to open in Attleboro. I first discovered them on Facebook from a post to their Kickstarter. I began to wonder recently, when is Skyroc Brewery opening? Just in time, I found they were opening in only...

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A Vermont Beercation

This past weekend, I thought it was time to head up to Vermont to see what our neighbors up north are brewing. The Vermont craft beer trail is quite extensive. In fact, there are even Vermont craft beer maps that will outline the whole trail for you. Overall, Vermont...

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