Google Providing Auto Insurance Quotes In California; May Foreshadow Move To Underwrite Own PoliciesGoogle is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.
Bay Area Counties Win $6.8 Million False Advertising Ruling Against Overstock.comAfter a two-week trial in September, Judge Wynne Carvill ruled Wednesday that Utah-based Overstock.com used formulas to create fictional comparison prices and chose the highest comparison for an item without informing consumers.
Tech Watch: Best Buy Ramps Up Competition With Online RetaliersAmid fierce competition between brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers, Best Buy will reportedly price match Amazon.com and other major online outlets. Notorious for excluding online retailers from its price match policy, Best Buy's latest move may deter consumers from using it's stores as a "showroom."
Tool Helps Determine If Buying Electric Vehicles Is Worth The CostThe Alternative Fuels Data Center, part of the U.S. Department of Energy, has created a tool that allows car shoppers to compare the price and fuel efficiency for most common gas and electric vehicles and charts a year-over-year cost comparison.