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Microsoft’s Surface Computers Lose Consumer Reports Backing

Consumer Reports is withdrawing its recommendation for four new Microsoft Corp.laptops and tablets after a survey showed that a quarter of older Surface devices posed problems for their owners after only two years, a black mark against the company during the key back-to-school buying season. The report, which pulls recommendations for two versions each of the Surface Laptop and Surface Book, ... Read More »

Consumer Reports’ Surface Laptop flap is based on data from past Surface models

When Consumer Reports stopped recommending the Microsoft Surface Laptop and latest Microsoft Surface Book, it did so based not on those specific products’ reliability. Rather, the company used reliability surveys of earlier Surface devices (including Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, and the early Surface Book), according to a report the publication released Thursday. In addition to removing its “recommended” rating from four Microsoft Surface ... Read More »

 The Best Days Of Indian Consumer Internet Are Yet To Come

Consumer Internet startups, the hottest ticket in Indian startup ecosystem for the last decade, appeared to have hit a massive speed breaker in 2016. Funding slowed down drastically. In the ecommerce sector alone, funding fell to $1.94 billion in 2016 from $4.7 billion in 2015, as per data from Venture Intelligence. Many were forced to shut shop. Tracxn counted over ... Read More »

Biggest share of UK lenders since 2008 plan to tighten supply of consumer credit – Bank of England

More British lenders plan to rein in the supply of credit to consumers in the next three months than at any time since the 2008/09 financial crisis, according to a Bank of England survey that may add to concerns about the economic outlook ahead of Brexit. A net balance of 18.8 percent of British lenders expect to tighten the availability ... Read More »

Consumer forum to FIITJEE: Stop ‘unfair trade practices,’ return 50 per cent tuition fee to students

Despite of being a famous coaching centre for IIT and other engineering entrance examination since 1992, FIITJEE has been recently charged for collecting fees for two years in one go amounts to “unfair trade practice.” Details of the report: A district consumer disputes redressal forum, headed by its President Justice N K Goel has filed the case As per reports, ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 active didn’t pass Consumer Reports’ water test, twice

Call it a fluke, or call it Samsung’s mistake. Consumer Reports is an American magazine and media outlet supported by its own subscribers to perform rigorous testing of all kinds of consumer products from cameras to cars. The Galaxy S7 active (as well as the other S7 models) is rated for up to 5 feet deep of water for up ... Read More »

A hacker is selling 167 million LinkedIn consumer data

A hacker is attempting to promote a database dump containing account facts for 167 million LinkedInusers. The statement was posted on a dark market internet site referred to as TheRealDeal by using aconsumer who desires five bitcoins, or round $2,2 hundred, for the records set that supposedly carriesconsumer IDs, e mail addresses and SHA1 password hashes for 167,370,940 customers. in ... Read More »

Measured in snacks, consumer spending is just fine

The U.S. consumer is relatively financially healthy, despite turmoil in stock markets — at least if you measure in gas station snacks, according to one PepsiCo executive. “The U.S. consumer is doing just fine,” Hugh Johnston, Pepsi’s vice chairman and chief financial officer, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” Thursday. Thanks in part to lower gas prices and improved employment, ... Read More »