Category Archives: Gadgets

Kohl’s Launches Amazon Mini-Stores, Return Counters

Amazon wants a bigger retail presence in physical stores and for its customers to have an easier time returning things, and Kohl’s wants to shrink its physical stores and rent out some extra space.

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Toys R Us made 2 fatal mistakes that led to a death spiral

Toys R Us made several key mistakes that are killing its business Neil Saunders, managing director of research firm GlobalData Retail, wrote in a recent note to clients. “Toys R Us has lost out in the digital space,” Saunders wrote in the note.

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Microsoft and Amazon partner to integrate Alexa and Cortana digital assistants

Amazon and Microsoft are partnering to better integrate their Alexa and Cortana digital assistants. Alexa users will be able to access Cortana, and vice versa on a range of devices, although the integration will be a little awkward initially.

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Doctors are burning out because electronic medical records are broken

Are electronic medical records largely to blame for the growing crisis of physician burnout? One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is meeting new medical students every year.

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The retail slump is hitting New York City’s SoHo neighborhood

The share of empty storefronts in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood jumped from 4.7% in 2011 to 23.1% in 2017.

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Applebee’s rebrand has failed to attract younger, richer customers

American food chain Applebee’s is closing about 130 restaurants out of about 2,000 in the US by next year.

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Brutal photo shows how much turnover there has been in Trump’s top ranks

Steve Bannon is out of the White House after seven chaotic months clashing with both members of President Donald Trump’s family and other senior-level staffers.  Bannon is just the latest in the succession of high-profile exits from Trump’s White House.

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