| Jun 24, 2011
| 5:00 AM
There's no denying the convenience and simplicity of shopping online. Successful retailers like Amazon.com and Overstock.com have become giants as a result. Small wonder that online sales have grown to an estimated $200 billion annually, or about 7...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Best Buy will close its Inner Harbor and Hunt Valley stores in May, part of a move to shutter 50 locations across the country.
Company officials said in a news release that the stores were temporarily closed to inform employees of the decision Saturday,...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Even if the rumors about the next-generation consoles not supporting used games are false, we appear to be entering a problematic stage in physical videogame media. The growing ease of digital distribution as well as mandatory online passes and DRM have...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Apple unveiled its new iPad, but it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD as widely speculated for weeks.
Rather it stuck with simply calling it the iPad, a move that speaks to the company's ambitions to have its blockbuster tablet supplant the ubiquitous...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 1:31 PM
A budget plan moving through the House of Delegates calls for an income tax increase of less than half the size of the hike passed by the Senate last week and would spare taxpayers who make less than $100,000.
A House committee approved amendments...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 5:18 PM
A Maryland House committee voted Monday to raise income taxes — but by a significantly smaller amount than either Gov.Martin O'Malleyor the Senate has proposed.
The House plan, backed by SpeakerMichael E. Busch, would spare taxpayers who make...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:17 AM
•••• "Angry Birds Space" did more than 10 million downloads in under three days. In my professional opinion, that’s a lot of flippin’ downloads. [@AngryBirds]
•••• Some simultaneous...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Harry Potter fans, who have waited years for a wizard to transform his tales into digital form, can finally buy ebooks. J.K. Rowling's new website, Pottermore, began selling the ebooks this morning, with prices ranging from $7.99 for the first three in...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:01 AM
•••• Wouldn’t it be fun to buy a monthly fee for your Xbox and Kinect like you do with your cell phone? It looks like that’s going to be an option for folks who want to pay $99 for hardware then shell out...
| May 6, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Where can you see Muses and Sirens cavorting with the Fates and Graces?
Where else, but Mount Olympus.
These characters from Greek Mythology take the stage at the "Ballet From Mount Olympus," which will be presented by the dancers in the Lutherville-...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Online shoppers prefer Walmart to Target.
That's one of the findings of an index released today that scores the top 100 online retailers on customer satisfaction.
ForeSee's Top 100 E-Retail Satisfaction Index based its analysis on nearly 21,000...
| May 31, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Three of the most popular books in America are being kept off the shelves of the Harford County Public Library system because administrators consider them to be pornographic.
British author E.L. James' erotic trilogy about a steamy affair between an...