• The VergeSweden’s Museum of Failures pays homage to products that flopped

    Anyone remember the marketing catastrophe that was Bic for Her? Or what about the Ford Edsel, which lost so much money that the name “Edsel” became synonymous with failure? These are among the gems featured at Sweden’s newly-opened Museum of Failures, a shrine for mankind’s most spectacular product flops. Curated by 43-year-old clinical psychologist Samuel West, the museum sits in Read more...

  • USA TodayI live on the road—these are 11 tools you should always carry in your car

    Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.​Your car can lug Read more...

  • USA TodayI live on the road—these are 11 tools you should always carry in your car

    Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.​Your car can lug Read more...

  • MashableAll the suitors who might buy Slack and why

    One of the world’s richest unicorns may find a new home.  Slack, the workplace chat system best known for having really good GIF integration, is generating acquisition interest from several companies, including Amazon, Bloomberg reported. The service launched in 2013 and has been adopted all over the world. (Mashable is a Slack customer.) Slack also gained fame by being one Read more...

  • RecodeCan your CTO still code?

    Many chief technology officers study technology, consider different architectures and challenge their team to deliver products and services. The problem with this approach is that many CTOs today no longer maintain application development proficiencies. thisArticle = { “Can your CTO” : “still code”}; by = { “Bill Bodin” : “CTO”, “Kony” : “Inc.”}; The CTO is often at the mercy Read more...

  • Detroit Free PressNike to cut 1,400 jobs, reduces product lines

    Nike, a maker of sports shoes and apparel, said Thursday it will cut about 1,400 jobs, or 2% of its workforce worldwide, as part of a new strategy to sell products more directly to customers.The Beaverton, Ore.-based company, which has 70,700 employees worldwide, including retail and part-time employees, also plans to reduce the number of product lines by 25% and introduce Read more...

  • Tribune ReviewNeiman Marcus focuses on exclusives, personalized offers

    NEW YORK — Neiman Marcus is focusing on offering more exclusive merchandise and personalized offers to drive sales as it goes it alone to turn around its business. The luxury department store chain confirmed Tuesday that discussions for a partial sale or outright purchase of the company have ended. The Wall Street Journal had earlier reported that talks had stalled Read more...

  • TechCrunchAmazon launches ‘My Mix,’ a personalized shop filled with your favorite things

    Amazon has quietly launched a new feature offering shoppers personalized suggestions of products they might like to buy. Called “My Mix,” the addition is tied to Amazon’s “Interesting Finds” — the curated gift shop introduced last year that provides a Pinterest-like experience for discovering products across Amazon’s vast website. “Interesting Finds,” which evolved out of an earlier product called “Amazon Stream,” Read more...

  • MashableAmazon’s homegrown products are moving beyond batteries and baby wipes

    Amazon is many things: online retail juggernaut, Oscar-winning studio, proprietor of the cloud that powers half the web.  Now it’s added number-one battery maker and leading baby wipes brand to the list.   The Seattle company has spent more than two decades building itself into a giant ecommerce platform to connect buyers and sellers of all manner of things. In Read more...

  • The IndependentIkea to trial selling products through third party websites

    Ikea plans to test selling its products on websites other than its own, the head of brand and strategy owner of Inter Ikea Group said on Wednesday, as the world’s biggest home furnishing retailer targets more online customers. The move means Ikea’s customers may soon be able to buy its flat-pack furniture and other home furnishings through the likes of Read more...