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CVS/Aetna Combo a Formidable Pharma Rival
January 9, 2018 at 8:00 am

Last month’s unusual consolidation of healthcare provider CVS Health with insurance company Aetna spawned a new behemoth that could pos

Top 100 Physical Consumer Destinations, Related Affinities
November 21, 2014

This "Top 100" list may tell marketers more than they ever wanted to know about American buying habits. About 500,000 app users opted in to allow a Seattle-based company, Placed, to run the app in the background on their smartphones and track every move they make. On Thursday, Placed announced the Top 100 locations its users visited in October and they're, well … maybe don't listen the next time someone mentions that resolution to visit the gym more often.

How to Build a Portal to Better Customer Relationships With Mobile Apps
August 1, 2014

You’ve seen the statistics: Mobile devices are quickly becoming the gateway to everything media. This new mobile reality has permeated our lives and our culture. I saw a study recently that encapsulates this particular change in culture. Common Sense Media surveyed parents of children 0-8 in the U.S. and found that 38 percent of 2-year-old children and younger have used a mobile device for playing games, watching videos or other media-related purposes. These are toddlers—babies, really—who haven’t learned how to put a sentence together, yet they have no trouble accessing games or cueing up videos.

How to Fix the Post Office: Keep the ‘Last Mile,’ Outsource the Rest
June 4, 2013

A proposal to create a “hybrid” United States Postal Service would keep postal workers on their routes while allowing private companies to compete for mail collection, transportation and processing. Now all it needs is a divided Congress and a reluctant postmaster general to sign off on it. A new study released today by a non-partisan Washington think tank recommends a radical departure for the struggling United States Postal Service: a public-private partnership that would open up much of the service’s back-end logistics to outside competition

Cash-Strapped USPS Tests Same-Day Delivery
November 27, 2012

Emboldened by rapid growth in e-commerce shipping, the cash-strapped USPS is moving aggressively this holiday season to start a premium service for the Internet shopper seeking the instant gratification of a store purchase: same-day package delivery. Teaming up with major retailers, the USPS will begin the expedited service in San Francisco on Dec. 12 at a price similar to its competitors. If things run smoothly, the program will quickly expand next year to other big cities such as Boston, Chicago and New York. It follows similar efforts by eBay, Amazon.com, and most recently Wal-Mart

Free on the Web and Great for a Career
March 13, 2007

Wikipedia is the free online encyclopedia with more than 75,000 active contributors that are working on 5.3 million articles in over 100 languages. The Web site is based on the concept of amassing the existing knowledge of humankind in digital form, accessible to everybody in the world that can get onto the Internet. Anyone can post, edit or change an entry, so long as it is not used as a “blog,” “soapbox,” “directory,” “crystal ball” or a forum for “original thought.” The name comes from the Hawaiian, “wiki wiki” meaning quickly. With more than five billion pages and 1.6 million articles in English on

Bauschwhacked! The Anatomy of a Recall
May 18, 2006

Why consumers are wary of 'we,' 'us' and 'our' May 18, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 39 IN THE NEWS Health Concerns Prompt Recall of Contact Cleaner ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch & Lomb Inc. has permanently withdrawn a new-formula contact lens cleaner viewed as the "potential root cause" of an outbreak of fungal eye infections. Its stock, hit hard recently, rose Monday nearly 13 percent. —Ben Dobbin, The Associated Press, May 16, 2006 Americans love to tinker with their God-given flesh cases. Facelifts, hair transplants, electrolysis, liposuction and tattoos are some of the procedures that are undergone by those who want to look