The largest Bitcoin exchange in the world has shuttered its windows after apparently losing hundreds of millions of dollars in Bitcoins after a long-term hacker attack. The fallout has resulted in an increased scrutiny of Bitcoin safety — leading more people to consider pulling their Bitcoins offline — and raises questions about how far this nascent unregulated financial market will go.
Spring is at our doorstep, and even if you're planning to stay glued to the couch for all of March Madness, you'll also likely be doing a bit of spring shopping. To help you save big, we've gathered information on the most savvy purchases this month. From chocolates to gaming consoles, here are the best and worst things to buy in March.
According to a recent report, clown membership has been dropping for years, and there are currently only 2,500 "official" clowns in this world. Are we headed for a clown crisis (and a world that's slightly less horrifying)?
Valentine's Day is just so expensive. Flowers, chocolates, fancy dinners, jewelry, and a greeting card?! It's too much! Fret not, as we've come up with ways to save money on Valentine's Day effluvia and what-nots. And only some of them are morally dubious!
While you might associate February with deals on Valentine's Day fare like chocolates and flowers, most of this month's sales will occur around Presidents' Day. These sales boast a ton of promotions on everything from clothing to computers, but are any of them actually worth your time?
As many shoppers are now aware, Target experienced a massive security breach between November 27 and December 15, 2013, with the personal data of up to 110 million customers having been compromised. In January, Neiman Marcus experienced a similar hack and in the weeks since, various expert reports have suggested that even more stores are currently also at risk. This has left many consumers wondering: How have so many retailers been hoodwinked by hackers? And is there any truly safe way to pay for goods outside of cash? To help better understand the changing credit card landscape consumers are facing, we've laid out all the details on what information might have been at risk and explore the various ways consumers can shop online and remain secure.
These days, we're trusting more and more online retailers to protect our data. Many websites require you to make an account, even if you only plan to shop there once. Faced with the difficult task of making up a unique password for tens, maybe hundreds of sites, many of us fall back on the bad habit of using bad passwords. Unfortunately, a new study showed that 64% of online retailers don't seem to care whether their shoppers are making strong passwords or not.
Just days after Amazon broke the news that it may raise the cost of its popular Prime shipping service by $20 or as much as $40, consumers have taken to the Internet to voice their opinion. While many found it hard to justify a higher price, others claimed a lack of new content on Amazon Instant Video, coupled with the price hike, as reason enough to quit.
Amazon's incredibly popular streaming and shipping program, Amazon Prime, may soon see a price hike of $20 to $40. While nothing has been finalized, a price increase would obviously have serious implications for the rumored 20 million Prime members.
Though it's not an official holiday, Valentine's Day is still a big day for many retailers. And while we'll see discounts on everything from roses to jewelry, not every promotion is worth your time or money. To separate Cupid's hits from his misses, we researched past Valentine's Day sales to help you find your significant other the right Valentine's Day gift at the right price.
Can you imagine shopping from the comfort of your home and not having to wait two days to receive your purchases? Or how about shopping in-store ('cause sometimes that's fun, too!) and having someone else whisk your purchases home for you? For many consumers, same-day delivery is like a dream come true, but in fact, it's a reality in select cities across the country. Check out these eight retailers that are proud to offer same-day delivery and see how they stack up against one another.
The only two things certain in life are death and taxes. We can't predict the former, but we do know that you shouldn't let April 15 sneak up on you! Get a head start on the paperwork and file your 2013 taxes with any of these five e-filing services.
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software. We've sorted through our archives of sales, coupons, and daily deals to find out what the best and worst things are to buy in February.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Facebook, Microsoft, Star Wars, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
By Alison Barretta, DealNews Senior Content Editor
With 2013 still fresh in our minds, we've decided to take a look back at the year in retail with the hope of gleaning some useful lessons for the coming year. From epic price mistakes and mind-boggling deals, to cringe-worthy CEO fails, we present to you the 2013 DealNews Retail Awards!
Until recently, Bitcoin wasn't a mainstream topic of conversation. But the peer-to-peer payment system is making headlines again. Discount shopping site Overstock has plans to accept Bitcoin by June, making it one of the first major retailers to do so.
Although you might have been disappointed to see that things like wine and milk are destined to be more expensive this year, there's still good financial news on the horizon! Analysts predict certain products will see significant price cuts in the coming months. From 4K TVs to used cars, we've rounded up a list of 13 things you can expect to spend less on this year.
A recent study shows that many people put off buying their holiday gifts in the hopes of getting 70% off. While we see stores offer such discounts on a regular basis, that tactic can sometimes lead to retail heartache if you're shopping for something specific.
If you've ever walked into a Walmart and thought, "Wow, I could totally live here. Zombie apocalypse destination confirmed," then you are both strange and correct. Most of the megaretailer's stores will let folks stay in the parking lot overnight.
While we're sure 2014 will be filled with new and exciting price drops, logic implies that some of our favorite things are just going to cost more. Here at DealNews, we've been watching the trends and can report that consumers should see price hikes on some unexpected goods and services in the coming year. From beloved foods and restaurants, to cars and smartphones these 11 things will be more expensive in 2014.
The new year is upon us, and after all that shopping you likely did during the holidays, you may be looking forward to giving your credit card a rest. But January is an excellent month to buy certain things like winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts.
Did you know that if you're an Amazon Prime subscriber and your package isn't delivered by the "guaranteed delivery date," you can get a 1-month extension to your membership? Sounds too good to be true, but we learned firsthand that it's totally true.
Do you know just what your favorite online stores know about you? In the wake of the Target compromise we wanted to get a better idea of how retailers gather and use consumer data, so we turned to an expert to find out.
It's two days before Christmas Eve, and you're short a few gifts. While you may think a frantic trip to a local big box store is your only savior, think again. These 15 online stores will still deliver packages in time for the holidays. Even better, many of these retailers are offering discounted express shipping with complimentary upgrades or rates that start as low as $3.