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People search engine Spokeo coughs up $800,000 to settle FTC charges

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People search engine company Spokeo will pay $800,000 to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it marketed detailed information profiles on millions of consumers to companies in the HR, background screening and recruiting industries without taking steps to protect consumers required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)....
People search engine Spokeo coughs up $800,000 to settle FTC charges

JOB OF THE WEEK: Vice President, Digital Services

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Vice President, Digital Services Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY Why it’s cool: Consumer reports is a popular American magazine that publishes...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Vice President, Digital Services
After loving to hate Tesla, many scramble to show their love

Verizon tops Consumer Reports' carrier survey, but AT&T scores best for 4G service

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Consumer Reports just published its annual ratings report on wireless carriers, and the general consensus is that the big four carriers tend to promise a lot but their customer satisfaction scores prove they struggle to deliver. None of the major carriers —Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile— could ratchet up an overall...
Verizon tops Consumer Reports' carrier survey, but AT&T scores best for 4G service

New iPad Garners 98% Satisfaction Rating, Tops 'Consumer Reports' Rankings

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ChangeWave Research today released the results of a survey addressing users' experiences with the new iPad, finding that 98% of the professional and early-adopter consumer audience targeted by the firm rate themselves as either "very satisfied" (82%) or "somewhat satisfied" (16%) with the device. The number compares favorably to the...
New iPad Garners 98% Satisfaction Rating, Tops 'Consumer Reports' Rankings

The best places to buy your cell phone: Apple and Costco

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Apple’s University Village store in Seattle These two retail experiences couldn’t be anymore different. Apple stores are sleek, cool minimalist environments, typically tucked in high-traffic urban shopping centers. Costco, on the other hand, is a no-frills big box that packs thousands of products to the ceilings in its suburban locations....
The best places to buy your cell phone: Apple and Costco

Am I Going To Be Required To Get Government Health Care?

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Every time the topic of national health care comes up, the prophets of doom put on their black cloaks and start their chants of "Big Brother," "socialism" and "move to Finland," painting a picture of a bleak, Orwellian future where baritone-voiced Death Panels decide your fate on a punch...
Am I Going To Be Required To Get Government Health Care?
Survey finds Apple desktops are the least likely to fall apart

Apple’s iPad tops Consumer Reports ratings

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Despite taking a detour to comment on the new iPad’s tendency to heat up, Consumer Reports has given Apple’s latest tablet its top rating. The magazine announced Monday that it has classified the iPad as “recommended” and is, in fact, placing the device at the top of its recommendation list....
Apple’s iPad tops Consumer Reports ratings

Tesla Model S gets Consumer Reports' top score, suggests it's easy being green

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While we largely enjoyed our time behind the wheel of the Tesla Model S, we clearly didn't have as much fun as Consumer Reports. The often stringent outlet just gave the EV sedan a 99 out of 100 rating, which makes it not just the publication's highest-ranked electric car,...
Tesla Model S gets Consumer Reports' top score, suggests it's easy being green
Facebook looking to add access for children under 13, says the Wall Street Journal

Apple's iPhone tops Galaxy S4, S III in SquareTrade 'torture test'

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In addition to news from Consumer Reports that Apple's iPhone provided the best after-sale support, insurance firm SquareTrade has reported that the hardware is pretty solid as well. Tested against both the new flagship Samsung smartphone the Galaxy S4 and its predecessor the Galaxy S III, the S4 score very...
Apple's iPhone tops Galaxy S4, S III in SquareTrade 'torture test'
Consumer Reports: iOS6 Maps "Competent Enough", iPhone 5 Ranked Top Smartphone

Budget $1,170 If You'd Like Your iPad To Have Basic Accessories

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At $499, the iPad may sound like an almost, maybe, sorta okay deal. But add extra memory, 3G, a few choice accessories like a keyboard ($69), USB power cord ($29) and a case ($39), and you're up in MacBook territory. Jeff Fox of Consumer Reports tallies up his expenditures...
Budget $1,170 If You'd Like Your iPad To Have Basic Accessories

One Thing I Hate About My 16 GB iPad (AAPL)

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Ten days after walking into my local RadioShack and buying a brand new iPad, I'm still in love with it. I have almost no complaints. I use it every day, even more than my MacBook Air. Yes, my iPad gets kind of warm after using it for a few...
One Thing I Hate About My 16 GB iPad (AAPL)

If the new iPad is "hot," what do you call a MacBook Pro?

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The heat generated by Consumer Reports' thermal test is likely to dissipate quickly  Source: Consumer Reports Mike Daisey owes Consumer Reports' Donna Tapellini a thank-you note for diverting attention -- at least briefly -- from his malfeasances with her preliminary report on the new iPad. CR engineers discovered -- and on...
If the new iPad is "hot," what do you call a MacBook Pro?
Tesla Shares Are Going Bonkers Again (TSLA)

Digits Live: Consumer Reports Wireless Survey: Who Was First, Last?

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Consumer Reports released its annual survey of wireless consumer satisfaction. Where did your carrier rank? Consumer Reports senior electronics editor Michael Gikas joins digits to discuss....
Digits Live: Consumer Reports Wireless Survey: Who Was First, Last?

AMERICA'S 4TH AUTOMAKER HAS ARRIVED: Tesla Now Has The World's Biggest Automakers Watching With Anxiety (TSLA)

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Tesla has had a historic week. It began last Wednesday when it reported its first quarterly profit ever.  That was followed by Consumer Reports essentially calling it the best car ever when it gave it a score of 99/100. The stock's epic rally is continuing this afternoon.  Management just announced...
AMERICA'S 4TH AUTOMAKER HAS ARRIVED: Tesla Now Has The World's Biggest Automakers Watching With Anxiety (TSLA)

The Bill Gates of bud? Former Microsoftie plans high-end marijuana business

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This probably wasn’t the post-Microsoft career Jamen Shively envisioned. But now that marijuana will soon become legal in Washington state, the former Microsoft product manager has big dreams of entering the retail marjiuana business. The blog Toke of the Town even wonders if he’ll become “the Bill Gates of...
The Bill Gates of bud? Former Microsoftie plans high-end marijuana business

What Apple Needs to do to Stay Ahead with the iPad 4

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Apple once again delivered a high quality experience with the “new” iPad, aka iPad 3. Like phones, Apple has again managed to deliver enough to stay ahead as they did with the iPhone 4s. The new iPad didn’t deliver a knockout blow to Android, but certainly eliminated many gaps that...
What Apple Needs to do to Stay Ahead with the iPad 4

Posh Hotel Booking Site Gives You The Star Treatment For Free

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Consumers are sick of shelling out for hotel amenities like snacks and decent-size rooms. They dropped an estimated $1.8 billion on hotel fees in 2011, and rates were expected to spike more than $100 per night this year, according to Consumer Reports.  But if a traveler prefers the posh digs...
Posh Hotel Booking Site Gives You The Star Treatment For Free

More Consumer Reports sensationalism

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Let’s start with the headline of this Consumer Reports linkbait, which worked, because I’m linking to it: Our test finds new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games That sounds like a lot. And those colored thermal images appear to show a large difference, since the colors are so different....
More Consumer Reports sensationalism

Third-party camera app developers can take advantage of the iPhone 5′s superb low light boost mode

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Yesterday, John Gruber’s Daring Fireball called out Consumer Reports for what ge saw to be wildly inaccurate ratings of the iPhone 5′s low-light capabilities. They found the camera to be not much better than the iPhone 4S in their testing, but he had seen a massive improvement. I have also seen the...
Third-party camera app developers can take advantage of the iPhone 5′s superb low light boost mode

Even if New iPad Hot, Consumer Reports Decides It's Not Bothered

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After earlier getting worked up about whether the iPad might heat up too much, Consumer Reports says further testing shows the issue isn’t that big a deal after all. “Responding to consumer comments on the new device, and to coverage from other reviewers, we also carried out further tests that...
Even if New iPad Hot, Consumer Reports Decides It's Not Bothered

Consumer Reports: Apple outshines rivals once again in customer support

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Consumer Reports: Apple outshines rivals once again in customer support

How to Get the Best Rates on Your Savings — Safely

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Over the past year, one of the frequent questions I get is: “Where I can safely invest my money to get a decent return?” For example, Joseph wrote in November: Around February/March I should have $5,000 to invest. My debts are under control and my wife and I have lowered...
How to Get the Best Rates on Your Savings — Safely

Consumer Reports: New iPad Can Reach 116 Degrees While Gaming; Apple Responds

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Tests by Consumer Reports also show that the third-generation Apple iPad can reach 113 degrees when running unplugged....
Consumer Reports: New iPad Can Reach 116 Degrees While Gaming; Apple Responds

Facebook users ignoring privacy settings, says study

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Close to 13 million users of the popular social network aren't using the site's controls to set their privacy, according to a new study from Consumer Reports. [Read more]...
Facebook users ignoring privacy settings, says study

New iPad ranked top tablet by Consumer Reports

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Lauding the new iPad's Retina Display, 5-megapixel camera, and 4G support, the consumer publication gave the tablet top honors among the competition. [Read more]...
New iPad ranked top tablet by Consumer Reports
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