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Israeli's chemical scanner could change shopping

An Israeli inventor has created a scanner that he says could change the way we shop and take care of ourselves—by reading the chemical makeup of foods, drugs and other items we use.

Thu 3 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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US seeks light on shadowy online data collection

US regulators called Tuesday for more transparency from data brokers, citing potential for abuse in a rapidly growing industry that buys and sells information on people's Internet and offline ...

Tue 27 May 14 from Phys.org

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Why do the Abbotts wait, while the Zimmermans rush to buy?

The first letter of our childhood surname determines much about our consumer behavior as grownups, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Tue 18 Jan 11 from Phys.org

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Who buys what? Research finds clues to marketing innovation

Introducing innovative new products and ideas to the marketplace can be a tricky proposition. Sometimes they take off immediately (like the iPod) and sometimes they can take a while to garner ...

Tue 27 Jul 10 from Phys.org

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Finding Murray's magic

Research suggests that it is Andy Murray's ability to manage his goals, as well as his skill, determination and motivation that makes him such a successful athlete. Murray dropped out of the ...

Mon 24 Jun 13 from Medical Xpress

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Daily Data Dump - Tuesday

Glenn Beck Wrong on Darwin: How Evolution Affirms the Oneness of ...

Tue 24 Aug 10 from Discover Magazine

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The art of persuasion: Are consumers interested in abstract or concrete features?

What types of messages are most persuasive? For example, would you be more likely to buy a TiVo if an ad described it as offering you freedom or if it explained how you could replay sports events? ...

Mon 24 Aug 09 from Phys.org

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Constrained consumers: When do people consider what they have to give up in order to buy something?

Every time consumers spend money on a purchase, they are giving up other consumption down the road. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research looks at the factors that lead consumers to ...

Mon 9 May 11 from Phys.org

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Consumer product giants' eye-trackers size up shoppers

(Phys.org) -- Consumer product giants whose supply chains, profit margins, and boardroom reports depend on how fast the paper towels, shampoo, and diapers can fly off the shelves no longer dare ...

Mon 16 Jul 12 from Phys.org

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Dear (insert company name), personalized emails don't impress customers

Personalized email advertisements are far more likely to repel customers than to endear them, according to a study led by a Temple University Fox School of Business professor. But the research ...

Tue 12 Jun 12 from Phys.org

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