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29 Dec 2009 10:39


Tech: Broadband customers in the U.K. may have to pay big for piracy

  • Broadband consumers shouldn’t have to bail out the music industry. If they really think it’s worth spending vast sums of money on these measures then they should be footing the bill; not the consumer.
  • Carphone Warehouse CEO Charles Dunstone (which runs the TalkTalk consumer broadband service in the U.K.) • Regarding the reported £500 million British broadband consumers will be forced to pay as part of an online piracy bill. Yes, you read that right – to fight online piracy for movie and music companies, the U.K. is working on a bill that benefits those companies, specifically, at the cost to consumers, with no real benefit to consumers. May we call bull(#$&( on this already? source

29 Dec 2009 10:23


Biz: Consumers more confident, convinced they can do anything now

  • 50.6 the consumer confidence level in November; uhh, are we sure we can do this?
  • 52.9 the consumer confidence level this month; see, it went up! You can do anything, guys! source

15 Nov 2009 10:46


Biz: Mommy bloggers or mommy hawkers? Consumerism critics take note

Frito Lay and Nestle have swooned blogger Andrea Deckard over the last year. She says the trips inform readers. Critics say it’s clever marketing. source

07 Sep 2009 09:57


Biz: I love lamp: Consumers less materialistic based on silly lamp choices

  • 78% of those polled chose Wal-Mart over Tiffany source

07 Jul 2009 12:21


Biz: Another sign the economy sucks: People can’t pay off credit

  • 6.6% of all card debt is delinquent; that’s a record source

19 May 2009 21:37


Biz, U.S.: The Senate puts their foot down when it comes to credit cards

  • 90-5 the Senate vote for credit card regulation. Whoa. source

09 May 2009 14:49


Biz, U.S.: Obama wants a credit card regulatory bill on his desk ASAP

  • There is no time for delay. We need a durable and successful flow of credit in our economy, but we can’t tolerate profits that depend upon misleading working families. Those days are over.
  • President Barack Obama • In his weekly radio address. Obama wants a bill that limits some of the more predatory aspects of the credit industry. The Credit Card Holders’ Bill of Rights, currently waiting on a vote in the Senate after it passed the House, is such a bill, but the banking industry is fighting it. Obama wants a bill on his desk by Memorial Day. • source