Nissan, LG to launch LG-branded Smartwatch 3D smartphone

Next Big Futures – Samsung is the first OEM to launch a 3D smartwatch in China, which LG has said will be launched in mid-2016.LG, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, has unveiled a smartphone in partnership with the Chinese company LG, which was set to launch its smartwatch 3.0 in early 2016.The LG-made LG Smartwatch …

‘Currency War’ could spark major economic disruption as global trade disruptions continue

Consumer Financial Services (CFS) is likely to lose up to $20 billion in revenue next year, and could suffer a major economic impact as trade disruptions spread through the financial system.The global financial crisis in 2008, combined with the recent spike in interest rates, caused the market to tighten significantly.This has caused many people to …

Nissan consumer affairs is in trouble, says attorney who is suing car manufacturer

Nissan consumer relations is in serious trouble after it lost an arbitration case in Washington state’s courts.The attorney representing Nissan, Mark Ochs, filed a lawsuit in Seattle today against the company, alleging it is not paying its workers overtime.Och, who has been a consumer protection attorney for the past 14 years, said his clients are …

How the USPTO is using consumer information to sue Verizon over throttling

The USPTFE is now using consumer data from its mobile app to sue AT&T, a company that has been accused of throttling users’ data by making it harder to transfer data to new devices.The USPTE says Verizon used information from its user database to track consumers’ location and speed, and to send them repeated “suspicions” …

When the jarden goes up in flames: What you need to know about the fire at Lexisnexi consumer center

After the Lexisnexus fire on December 23, 2017, some residents began to wonder what could possibly happen.A number of products that were part of Lexisexis’ consumer products line, including a dryer, were destroyed, as were several of its consumer software products, including its suite of home automation software.The fires also left a trail of damage …

Apple buys consumer segmenting service for $1.2 billion

Reuters – Apple Inc (AAPL) on Wednesday paid $1 billion to acquire consumer segmented advertising company L2 Group for a $1,022 per share price premium, people familiar with the transaction said, adding to a flurry of activity around the tech titan in recent weeks.The deal was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook in a statement, …

What’s in a name? Consumer power outage: How we’re fighting the blackout

What a name.Consumers power outage has become the latest buzzword to get the corporate attention.And the media coverage is nothing short of phenomenal.We’re not the only ones, either.The American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups are calling on the U.S. government to stop calling the blackout a “power outage.”We’re also taking on a new …

How to spot consumer fraud: ‘You don’t want to be that person who goes into the grocery store’

Consumers beware: A new law requiring shoppers to verify their shopping histories and credit card details will cost consumers nearly $40 billion in the next decade.The Fair Credit Reporting Act, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump earlier this month, aims to help consumers avoid scams and fraud by mandating companies and retailers …

How the energy surplus has fallen for the first time in a decade

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) reported Thursday that energy consumption has fallen nearly 6 percent for the year as a whole, with an increase of 3.4 percent in December.In January, it reported that the country was using about 1.6 million more megawatts of energy.However, it also said that the decrease in consumption over …

How ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ viewership is trending

The NFL is the most-watched sport on cable television, but it’s not just a matter of getting more viewers, it’s about getting more of them.That’s according to the latest Nielsen figures released Monday.ESPN’s “Monday Night Sports” (MSFT) viewership rose 6 percent in prime-time and 6 percent on ESPN and ESPN2 during the first three weeks …