Confidence in economy among consumers rattled by the earthquake in Japan, slumping housing market and rising gas prices took a big hit in March, falling more than 10 points, according to new data from the Consumer Electronics Association.
Amazon March 22 launched an application store for the Android smartphone platform, offering consumers a way to find and test applications before they buy them. The store — at amazon.com/appstore — reportedly prompted a trademark infringement suit from Apple over the name “Appstore.”
Merchandising: A common promotional technique employed by stores involves discs that have been released by the same studio. March 22 saw the disc release of two high-profile theatrical titles from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: 'The Tourist' and 'How Do You Know.'