Safety Advocates Getting Testy Over Automotive Apps, Consumer Data

Automakers began hunting for new revenue streams about two milliseconds after realizing they could put the internet into vehicles. While the earliest endeavors involved ride-sharing applications and new infotainment features, companies are now beginning to see new opportunities via automotive e-commerce, data acquisition, and in-car marketing. However, the delivery system used for these new sources […]

11 best-selling acne products that actually work, according to thousands of consumer reviews

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Skin care, and treating acne in particular, is an ongoing process that takes time, consistency, and plenty of experimentation. Though everyone’s skin is different, sometimes what works for […]

America’s Whittling Away of Consumer Protections

Mick Mulvaney has been clear, so very clear, about his vision for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As acting director of the bureau, Mulvaney has already articulated his intention to slow down regulation of the financial industry. On Wednesday, he made good on that promise, in dramatic fashion—effectively ousting all 25 members of one of […]

Tesla’s Model 3 has earned Consumer Reports’ recommendation after software update promised by Elon Musk improves braking performance (TSLA)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Tesla Model 3 has earned Consumer Reports‘ “Recommended Buy” rating after an over-the-air software update improved the car’s braking performance. Earlier this month, CR revealed that the Model 3 required an abysmal 152 feet to stop from 60 mph. The software update cut that distance by 19 feet.  A wireless update of […]

Consumer Reports says it will retest Tesla Model 3 after promised brake fix

Consumer Reports has said it will retest the Tesla Model 3 it purchased to confirm that a promised firmware update to the braking system corrects the poor and inconsistent emergency stopping distances the publication reported. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised the fix this morning after it was widely reported that Consumer Reports would not be […]

The FCC loses a fierce consumer advocate as Mignon Clyburn resigns

Enlarge / FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn addresses protesters outside the Federal Communication Commission building to rally against the end of net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Chip Somodevilla ) Democrat Mignon Clyburn is leaving the Federal Communications Commission after nine years of service. As part of the […]

Cloudflare launches consumer DNS service to speed up the internet

Cloudflare today announced its first consumer service product, which is aimed at making web browsing more private. The company launched a new public Domain Name System (DNS) resolver service that’s supposed to protect users from spying while speeding up their experience on the web. And no, it’s not an April Fools’ joke. DNS resolver services provide computers […]

House of Fraser is looking wobbly as the consumer spending crunch deepens

House of Fraser House of Fraser has held cash talks with a fund that specialises in distressed retailers. The department store’s worried lenders have called in EY to assess the business. Next warned last week that the High Street is facing the toughest trading conditions in 25 years. LONDON — British department store House of […]

When consumer packaged goods start acting like software

GUEST: Historically, consumer packaged goods (CPG) were designed to be sold in a brick-and-mortar retail environment — in packaging flashy enough to catch a consumer’s eyes while presenting the right information to compel a purchase. But packaging doesn’t need to sell the product anymore. The Internet is becoming the primary channel for…Read More