FYI/TMI: E-Commerce Up, Jermaine Jackson Drops The "O"
E-Commerce Up 15 Percent In 3Q
Online spending during the third quarter reached $41.9 billion in the United States, a 15 percent increase compared to the same period in 2011, marking the 12th consecutive quarter for year-over-year growth, according to a comScore report. Among the top-selling categories were digital content and subscriptions, consumer electronics and event tickets.
Jermaine Jackson's Name Game
For Jermaine Jackson, older brother to the late Michael Jackson, "ABC" really is as simple as "123" — and he's attempting to prove it. According to an Associated Press report, on Nov. 6 the singer filed a court petition to change his famous last name from Jackson to Jacksun. Though his last name would still be pronounced the same, Jackson claimed the change is for "artistic reasons." Until the rest of his brothers follow suit, it seems the Jackson 5 will now have to go by the Jackson 4 featuring Jermaine Jacksun.