Stories tagged: online
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019
Politics took a back seat during first lady Melania Trump’s trip to Microsoft on Monday to learn about the company’s work on accessibility and online safety for children.
Mon., March 4, 2019
The Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center will move to an online reservation system allowing backpackers to check the availability of sites in real time, plan their trip and receive …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
Kroger Co. and Microsoft are joining forces to bring the ease of online shopping to brick-and-mortar grocery stores.
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018
A rundown of Spokane’s top stories as measured by web traffic.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
With consumers already shopping more online, Cyber Monday is expected to bring in record e-commerce sales as retailers’ digital operations face their first major test of the season.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
It’s not just bank loan officers with racial biases who discriminate against black and Latino borrowers. Computer algorithms do, too.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018
Stiffening competition, surging online advertising costs and cheap mall space have prompted so-called digital natives like Warby Parker, Bonobos and Casper to embrace what they call “offline” in a big …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Washington state will require businesses to collect sales tax for items shipped to out-of-state customers beginning Monday.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018
Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established …
UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018
If you haven’t heard about Yanny vs. Laurel, you likely will.
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018
With advancements in technology, the options have expanded far beyond the local lender office you drive by on your morning commute to inlcude an almost completely online process that can …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018
The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant shoppers don’t always get charged sales tax when they hit “checkout” online.
Sun., April 15, 2018
Retailers are hoping for a resolution this year from the Supreme Court, which hears arguments Tuesday in a decades-old dispute: Whether companies must collect sales tax on items sold in …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018
Weedmaps is a go-to website for people looking to find a marijuana shop. With a few clicks on a cellphone, customers can find virtually any type of cannabis product, along …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018
An estimated 82,000 U.S. consumers who’ve used dating sites in the past three years have been scammed by individuals who shower them with compliments, romantic text messages and promised dates, …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
The British government is unveiling new technology designed to remove extremist material from social media, amid mounting pressure on companies like Facebook and Twitter to do more to remove such …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018
It’ll be much easier to watch the Super Bowl online for free this year. NBC won’t require proof of a cable or satellite TV subscription, meaning that anyone in the …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. It’s just not the World Wide Web. This is all done on a tightly sealed intranet of the sort a medium-sized company …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017
More than half the states with sales taxes are using a temporary amnesty program to corral scofflaw online businesses into their tax systems, just in time to reap sales taxes …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017
More than 50 Floridians told the Associated Press that they did not receive flashlights, battery-operated radios, boxed milk, water bottles and first-aid kits after placing orders on Amazon.com and Nestle’s …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
One in five Idaho high school students say they have been cyberbullied, according to the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey taken by the Idaho Department of Education. The 21.1 percent …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
More than 2 billion people log into Facebook every month. Every day, the social-media crowd uploads billions of photos, calls up hundreds of millions of hours of video, and fires …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017
Walmart’s recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off.
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017
Small businesses supporting their local communities throughout the state are currently getting beaten by out-of-state online sellers who unfairly compete by not collecting sales taxes.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017
CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around baby pictures and live video – or fake news and hate symbols. …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
A month ago, Google pledged to make sure that the ads sold though its AdSense program wouldn’t go on fake news sites. But so far, the company has largely failed …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
Giving Tuesday, a 5-year-old phenomenon aimed at encouraging online charitable giving, produced record-shattering donations this week, according to two organizations which tracked the flow of gifts.