I used to be more vigilant about keeping my Gmail inbox clean and organized, but the inbox tabs that Gmail rolled out earlier this year have made me lazy. The tabs help filter promotional e-mails, social media notifications, and other such messages that aren't of primary importance. While these e-mails are effectively hidden with Gmail's Web client, they are still marked as unread on my iPhone. That is, my Mail app icon constantly has a badge alert with a large number because of the voluminous number of unread messages I have hiding in my Social and Promotional tabs. … Read more
Consumers eager to grab LG's next Nexus smartphone can preorder the device from a seller on eBay.
Promising the 32GB Nexus 5 for $650, the seller, yoshio_221, seems confident that the phone will launch and that he'll be able to lay his hands on enough units to satisfy his buyers.
As yoshio_221 phrases the offer in his listing:This is a pre-order for the brand new Nexus 5! The reason why I am doing this is because the phone will most likely not be available in most regions across the globe, so I am offering my time and … Read more
The company said eBay Now is live in Chicago today, and Dallas will follow within the following weeks. Next year, cities such as London will receive the service, bringing the total to 25. eBay already has offered same-day delivery in San Francisco and New York for about a year.
eBay President Devin Wenig also said the company is buying a London-based … Read more
It's no big secret that Apple will take the wraps off a couple of new iPads tomorrow, most likely an updated full-size model and perhaps a Retina Display-enhanced iPad Mini.
If you're planning to buy one of them, you may find yourself pondering what to do with your current iPad. Sure, you can make back a few bucks by selling it on Craigslist or eBay, but maybe it would make more sense to hang onto it. After all, an iPad can do some pretty cool stuff when you dedicate it to a specific task or set of tasks.… Read more
Amazon is offering third-party sellers a new way to showcase their products this holiday season as the online retail giant faces an antitrust investigation in Germany.
Third-party sellers on Amazon will have the ability to promote their holiday deals on the e-retailers special holiday sales pages, the company announced on Monday. Amazon gave third-party sellers similar opportunities in high-traffic areas earlier this year.
According to Amazon, sellers invited to take part in the program will be able to offer deals across many of the site's most popular pages, including its Today's Deals, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday deal … Read more
I love to shop. (Don't tell my guy friends; they already think I'm low on man-cred.) But you won't find me in a mall; most of my shopping takes place in the virtual aisles of online stores.
That's because most of the best deals reside online. You probably knew that. But what you probably didn't know is that you can get a cash rebate on nearly everything you buy, making online shopping an even better deal.
The secret is using a cashback service, which works much like a Discover card: Buy a product, then get … Read more
The National Security Agency eavesdropped on the Mexico government by systematically infiltrating an e-mail server and hacking the e-mail account of a former Mexico president, according to a classified documents reviewed by Der Spiegel.
The e-mail domain, which was also used by other members of Mexico's cabinet, contained "diplomatic, economic and leadership communications which continue to provide insight into Mexico's political system and internal stability," according to a 2010 report provided to the German newspaper by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The hack of former president Felipe Calderon's e-mail was conducted by an agency department called … Read more
Thirty-five percent of Americans own a tablet and 24 percent own an e-reader, according to the latest study from Pew Internet Research.
Pew documented a big jump in tablet ownership. In November 2012, 25 percent of Americans owned a tablet. The findings illustrate the democratization of tablet computing and the impact on lower-cost models beyond the larger version of the iPad.
This chart sums up the tablet and e-reader ownership breakdown for Americans 16 years old and up. It's also worth noting that previous Pew studies on tablet ownership in the US started at age 18 and up.
As … Read more
Commerce giant eBay on Thursday announced that it's hired away an Apple executive to become its chief product officer.
RJ Pittman, who spent the last three years running Apple's worldwide e-commerce operation, is eBay's new CPO, the company said in a statement.
The role is new for eBay and includes running the company's product and development strategies.
Before his stint at Apple, Pittman spent three years at the top of Google's product management group where he also served as a speaker and evangelist at various public events.
The move comes as Apple rejiggers its retail … Read more