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Article ID: 695118

GDPR: More Consumer Control and Creative Digital Marketing

Texas A&M University

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require more consumer control and creative digital marketing. To clear up some of the confusion, Venky Shankar, Professor & Coleman Chair in Marketing and Director of Research at the Center for Retailing Studies, answers some questions about it.

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24-May-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 689442

In Light of Winter Olympics, Sports Serve as an Equalizer

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Dr. George Cunningham, professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, offers insight as to why sports act as such an effective mechanism in equalizing people of different backgrounds.

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13-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688730

Valentine's Day 2018 Shopping Tips

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Valentine’s spending looks to enjoy a similar boost as seen with the 2017 holiday season, the most since the Great Recession of 2009. Strong indicators include a roaring stock market, low unemployment and high consumer confidence.

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31-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688692

Sports Drinks Are Not Solutions for Illness-Related Dehydration

Texas A&M University

Hospitals across the nation have been hit by a double whammy: an alarming flu season combined with a shortage of intravenous fluids. Hurricane Maria’s devastating effects on Puerto Rico, a critical manufacturing hub for American medical supplies, have caused the supply chain disruption.

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30-Jan-2018 4:30 PM EST
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Will the FCC's Reversal of Net Neutrality Affect Your Internet Speed? Not So Fast

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The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Dec. 14 to overturn the net neutrality rule that was put in place in 2015 by the then-FCC. What does it mean for different stakeholders, including consumers, companies and communities?

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15-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 686364

Grading Schools in Light of Hurricane Harvey Is "Unjust" According to Professor

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At a House Public Education Committee hearing last month, superintendents asked the state to waive the accountability ratings that are tied to students’ scores on state standardized tests this spring.

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6-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684371

Texas A&M Retail Expert Predicts Strong Holiday Spending, Despite Black Friday’s Decline

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With more retailers offering robust online deals days before Thanksgiving and others seamlessly selling the same Black Friday door-busters online as what’s promoted in the store, consumers have less incentive to battle 4 a.m. mall crowds.

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1-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 678839

Historian Reflects on 27 Years of the Web

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The World Wide Web as we know it today has undergone many changes and raised many moral and ethical questions that creator Tim Berners-Lee never considered when he unleashed it on the world 27 years ago today. As a history of technology professor at Texas A&M University, Jonathan Coopersmith spends a great deal of time studying the way society interacts with technology. Much of that interaction with technology today takes place through the web.

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1-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 678227

Get Ready for Shark Week

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With Shark Week returning to Discovery Channel this Sunday, Texas A&M University shark expert Dr. David Wells can help viewers get familiar with the famous underwater predator from tip to tail.

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20-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 676721

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

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Onions are low in calories and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. However, as everyone from expert chefs to culinary novices has learned, onions can bring a tear to your eye, and an expert from the Texas A&M College of Medicine explains why that happens.

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20-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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