Business

Improving virtual shopping

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to do more activities online than they had in the past, including shopping. However, there are concerns that e-commerce does not match the experience of browsing and shopping in the ...

Business

Amazon reports rare quarterly loss as online shopping slows

Amazon reported its first quarterly loss since 2015 on Thursday, its money-making juggernaut stalled by a slowdown in pandemic-induced online shopping and a huge write-down of its investment in an electric-vehicle startup.

Engineering

Crash tests show that proper repair is crucial for safety

Researchers at the University of Agder (UiA) conducted two full-scale crash tests at Farsund Airport Lista in December 2021. Preliminary findings show that vehicles that have been incorrectly repaired after a collision may ...

Consumer & Gadgets

How to enjoy a digital detox over Christmas

It is not surprising that many of us have been suffering from digital overload during the pandemic, and taking care of our "digital wellbeing" has become a common theme. Social media, online shopping, making reservations, ...

Business

Many US consumers got head start on 'Black Friday'

"Black Friday" has kicked off with a new batch of "doorbuster" sales and promotions, but online shopping data show that US consumers have already been spending big for weeks.

Business

Iconic corporate names breaking up in trend to boost value

Three multinational giants—General Electric, Johnson & Johnson and Toshiba—this week announced plans to split into multiple companies, joining a trend the firms hope will provide more growth opportunities.

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