Startup Puts a New Twist on the Samples-in-a-Box Trend: Everything’s Free

The service sounds like a good deal for shoppers. But what about for PinchMe?
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Amazon Says It Has No Plans for a Phone This Year — And No Plans for a Free Phone, Period

A company that routinely says nothing about its plans finally says something.
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Meh Is the New Up: Yahoo Meets Lackluster Q2 Expectations and Lowers Guidance

Revenue growth continues to elude the Silicon Valley Internet giant.
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When I Say Jump … Marissa Mayer Gives Yahoo Employees Up Fitness Bands

Let’s get physical!
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Trusty Viewers Get Free Video With Ad “Work”

People will do almost anything to get free digital access to movies and TV shows. HitBliss is one company that believes people will even watch ads to earn money to pay for this content.
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Online Entertainment That’s for the Taking

Deals on books, movies, music and more are available on most days, you just need to know where to look.
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Study: Consumers Don’t Heart Same-Day Delivery as Much as Retailers Think

According to a new survey from the Boston Consulting Group, “consumers are much more interested in free delivery and lower prices than in the same-day delivery of goods ordered online.” Although many online retailers have jumped to offer this feature, the study of 1,500 consumers found that only 9 percent said same-day delivery was a key factor in online retail satisfaction. Free delivery and low prices scored significantly higher, although “affluent millennials” — shoppers from 18 to 34 years old and with a household income exceeding $150,000 — were more likely to respond to same-day delivery offerings.