Sure, 3D printing is being used to create things like prosthetic fingers and hips, but why not use it for something that really matters: an iPhone case you designed?
A long-running marketing ploy now under federal investigation has raised questions about why it was allowed to go on for nearly a decade.
VistaPrint, an online printing company, says it is no longer connected to Affinion, one of three marketing companies accused of duping consumers into paying monthly fees.
This is no "It's a Wonderful Life," but the thousands stung by Web marketing practices now under government scrutiny may find it a feel-good story anyway.
Online-advertising budgets are likely to be flat or decreasing, and companies such as Google and InterActiveCorp that on it can expect to feel the pain, financial analysts say.
In a victory for consumers and a Senate committee, one of the marketers accused of duping Web shoppers into joining paid programs drops much-criticized practices.
Webloyalty, Vertrue, and Affinion--under government scrutiny for their controversial marketing practices--are looking for help on Capitol Hill.
Travel site has ended relationship with Affinion, one of the marketing firms accused of misleading consumers into signing up for monthly fees.
Consumers hold "Web loyalty" companies responsible for mysterious charges on their credit card statements, but prominent e-tailers are still doing business with them.
roundup The sheer number of online retailers accused of betraying customer trust has churned up an unprecedented scandal for the e-commerce sector.