Borders' new 23,000-square-foot store in National City, Calif., includes kiosks offering downloads, CD compilations and other digital services. The company hopes to profit from the growth of electronic media and give a nudge to lagging print sales.
The credit squeeze continues to haunt the economy, despite efforts to minimize its impact by the Federal Reserve. No major economic news is expected this week after a flood of headlines last week. The Fed has made some strides in both containing inflation and in efforts to keep the economy growing.
The pace of digital information has overcome humans' ability to pay attention to it, let alone take advantage of it. Advertising Age writer Steve Rubel offers some tips on managing the information overflow through time management, programming functions and some new technology.