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Nokia to Offer Universal Music Group's Catalog

Nokia to Offer Universal Music Group's Catalog

Nokia and Universal Music Group recently announced that beginning in 2008, they would allow Nokia customers who owned certain phones to have unlimited downloads from the Universal catalog. This is seen as an important move from both the mobile phone and music industry.  While Nokia and other carriers have started to market cell phones as media devices (in the wake of the iPhone), the music industry continues to struggle with piracy.

December 5, 2007

Catalog Choice Wants to Help Clear Out Your Mailbox

Catalog Choice Wants to Help Clear Out Your Mailbox

If you're sick of having your mailbox littered with a dozen catalogs from companies you have no interest in hearing from, you might want to check out Catalog Choice. Catalog Choice is a sponsored project of the Ecology Center, a Berkeley-based group that was responsible for operating one of the first curbside recycling programs in the 1970s.

December 3, 2007

What to Buy at the Dollar Store

What to Buy at the Dollar Store

There is no question that dollar stores provide bargains and more consumers have started to look toward them for basic needs.  Yet, dollar stores bargains are accompanied by products that may be health hazards.  Consumer Reports tested some of the more popular products bought from dollar stores and found both bargains and dangers.

November 24, 2007

$10 Flights? Come on!

$10 Flights?  Come on!

How much are you willing to do to pay as little as $10 for a flight?  That is the question that Skybus Airlines has started to ask consumers.  The airline has no phone number, passengers are encouraged to check themselves in, and may even deposit and pick up their own luggage.  Yet, for $10, what do you expect? 

November 20, 2007

Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Part of our society’s growing green practices as ethical and socially conscious consumers is to recycle old computers, monitors, drives, televisions, cell phones and other electronic gadget waste. But our e-waste in many cases is not being recycled here, but is being shipped out of America as a global jet stream of electronic waste to countries with low-wage workers.

November 19, 2007

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