Lies, damn lies, and HQ2

There are few things certain in our world except for the uplifting tendencies of technology. I’ve spent the past few years trying to prove this to myself, at least, by interviewing hundreds of t

Tech stocks (and the stock market) are tanking thanks to rising interest rates

Tech stocks tanked today amid a broader stock market slide as nervous investors worried that the 10-year bull run in public stocks may be coming to an end. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3 percent while Na

Can data science save social media?

The unfettered internet is too often used for malicious purposes and is frequently woefully inaccurate. Social media -- especially Facebook -- has failed miserably at protecting user privacy and block

Author Ryan Holiday on “the nature of world-altering success”

Contributor Contributor More posts by this contributor The dinner that destroyed Gawker Author Ryan Holiday on “the nature of world-altering success” It could be said that the first few ye

Lord & Taylor will start selling on Walmart.com

Walmart and Hudson's Bay-owned department store Lord & Taylor just announced an interesting partnership -- Lord & Taylor will start selling its catalog of high-end fashion merchandise on Walma

The canaries in a coal mine

I’ve seen startups come and go over the years and I was particularly interested to see what happened to August Home today. The company originally tapped Yves Behar to make a better smart lock,

Instacart is a spleen and it needs to be a kidney

The spleen does things in the body, real things. It filters poisons and biologists think it once did much more. But, if your spleen goes sideways you can take it out and not change your lifestyle much

The impending online shopping split: buy boutique or buy Amazon

It’s been a rough couple of months for Amazon competitors. First Canada’s Shop.ca declares bankruptcy and essentially has a fire sale, then Jet.com, which accumulated big funding and big

Groupon Goes After Costco And Sam’s Club With Groupon Basics, A Portal For Home Goods

Last year, Groupon’s CEO Eric Lefkovsky said that his ambition was to make the e-commerce company’s Goods business more like Costco, not Amazon. Today, the company is launching a new busi

Let’s Sit Out Black Friday, Shall We?

It's Thanksgiving in the States and tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year. In fact stores will be open tonight so you can elbow your way into a scrum of bargain hunters and frotteurists. I'

Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

Same-day shipping became the big retailer craze this holiday season. Why? As the New York Times points out, retailers are living in fear of Amazon.com and trying to match what the online retailer offe

Walmart Invests In Yihaodian, A Massive Chinese E-Commerce Company

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/yihaodian.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/walmart">Wal-Mart</a> this morning <a href="http://www.prnewswire.

Kobo Wireless Now Available On Walmart.com

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/kobowalmartcom.jpg" />You can now find the <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/kobo/">Kobo Wireless</a> e-reader on walmart.com. You c

SolarCity's CEO On What's Holding Back Solar Power In America: It's 50 Markets, Not One

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/lyndonrive.jpg?w=300" class="shot2" /></img> Solar City, a company that designs, installs, and leases out solar power systems to home and bus

Zune HD 16GB for $160 at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart has the 16GB Zune HD available for $162.54 plus free shipping (and tax, if applicable). It usually retails for $199, so you’re saving quite a bit. Well, provided you were in the market

Hot And Bothered: Walmart Shutting Down Vudu's Adult Section

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-161344" title="avnno" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/avnno.png" alt="" width="300" height="224" />When it was announced that retailer Wa

Wal-Mart starts video game price war, cuts prices of games by $10

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/flairwalmart.jpg" />It's so, so easy to hate on Wal-Mart, what with destroying this country's mom and pop culture, importing cheap junk f

Video: Black Friday, greatest country in the world edition: Manic scenes from a Wal-Mart show people fighting over plastic junk

American exceptionalism! Don’t scenes like this make you proud of your country? Then again, maybe these people really wanted that copy of Guitar Hero World Tour? ::shoulder shrug::

American Booksellers Association concerned that rapidly falling book prices will be bad for consumers. Yes, you read that right. Low prices = bad.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ababooks.jpg" />Books, books, books! The American Booksellers Association, a trade group that represents small bookstores (not Barnes and

Wal-Mart rolling out tech support services

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/guy.jpg">Hey, lookin' good there Mr. Man. I like your protective booties. They look like slippers! Wal-Mart has contracted with service
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