Cyber Monday topped Prime Day to become Amazon’s biggest shopping day ever

 On the heels of record holiday sales over the Black Friday through Cyber Monday timeframe, Amazon announced this morning that Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day worldwide in company history. The company earlier this week noted it had sold record numbers of Amazon devices on Cyber Monday, but made no claims about the size of the event in terms of sales.
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Amazon sold ‘millions’ of Alexa devices over the holiday shopping weekend

 On the heels of news that Amazon may have accounted for half of Black Friday online sales, the retailer today announced that the Black Friday holiday shopping weekend – which it defines as Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday – was its best-ever, in terms of Amazon devices sold. The company historically doesn’t release hard numbers related to its device sales. Instead, it… Read More

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Cyber Monday rings up $840M so far in US sales online

 Cyber Monday is off to a flying start for online shopping in the US. As of 7am Pacific, $840 million has been spent, up 16.9 percent on Cyber Monday 2016. The day is projected to break $6.6 billion in sales before it’s over, the highest-ever total for a single day of shopping in U.S. e-commerce history. The figures come from Adobe, which has been tracking shopping online in the last few… Read More

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Cyber Monday’s best tech bets

 So you’ve had a nice, calming two-day respite from all of the bargain hunting. But don’t worry, it’s almost over. It’s Cyber Monday, a holiday made up in 2005 because Black Friday wasn’t quite doing the trick. Sure it’s a crass cash-in and yet more grist for the end of year Capitalist mill — but the deals! Over the past few years, Cyber… Read More

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