Netflix Raises Price of DVD and Online Movies Package by 60% -- What cost $10 a month -- online streams of movies plus one DVD by mail at a time -- will now cost $16 a month, the company said, tacitly acknowledging the high costs of mailing physical DVDs, but also admitting that many people still want the skinny little discs. Online streaming alone will remain $8 a month. Netflix advertised the change as a new choice for consumers.
Greenpeace report links western firms to Chinese river polluters -- A Chinese conglomerate supplying Nike, Adidas, Puma and other leading brands has discharged hormone-disrupting chemicals and other toxins into the country's major water systems, according to a new Greenpeace investigation that raises questions about corporate responsibility for the firms they do business with.
A continually trending trend.
Job Postings in 'Sustainability' Have Quadrupled in Two Years -- In the past two years, the number of online job postings containing the keyword "sustainability" has more than quadrupled to 8,245 in May, according to Indeed.com, which aggregates online job postings. The number containing "wind" and "solar" more than doubled in the same time period.
Groupon takes off into travel.
Groupon begins travel discounts with Expedia -- Groupon Inc. and Expedia Inc. launched their first travel deals Tuesday, offering discounts on hotel rooms from Toronto to Tahiti. Groupon Getaways is a joint venture between Chicago-based online deal provider Groupon and online travel broker Expedia of Bellevue, Wash. It addresses several important shifts for Groupon.
- Sheena Moore