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Cyber Monday Deals on Phones, TVs

Cyber Monday Deals on Phones, TVs

By Shana Norris December 2, 2013

Now that Black Friday 2013 has come and gone, retailers and shoppers alike are plunging into the next wave of the holiday shopping frenzy: Cyber Monday. Referring to the Monday after Thanksgiving and originally created to lure holiday shoppers to …

Online Retail Sites See Holiday Surge
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Online retail websites experienced significant growth in November as the holiday season officially kicked off, according to a new report from comScore.

Circuit City to Be Resurrected Online
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Early this year, Circuit City announced that it was closing all of its stores after being in business for 60 years. Gizmodo is pointing to a screenshot from Circuit City’s website now, however, suggesting that the company will be back in online form.

Is The Blockbuster-Circuit City Acquisition A Good Move?

The Wall Street Journal this morning is reporting that Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) is trying to buy beleaguered consumer electronics retailer Circuit City (NYSE: CC), which the market is not to thrilled about: Blockbuster stock dropped precipitously in early trading while Circuit City stock jumped up.

Female Shoppers Look For Electronics Online

If you can do so without freaking her out, look at the nearest female.  Is she dripping with electronics gear?  New rumors indicate that women are buying more of the stuff, and may actually be buying more than men.

Gen-Y Favor Electronics This Holiday Season

The majority of Generation-Y (70%) said they will shop both online and at retail stores this holiday season, according to a survey from market researcher Peanut Labs.

Live Search Team Improves Product Searches
Live Search Plunges Into Electronics Vertical

Holiday shopping patterns mean all kinds of businesses can profit from the fourth quarter shopping frenzy. That includes search engines, as Microsoft demonstrated more of its vertical search strategy.

YouTube Shapes Electronics Market?

I have some pictures of my dogs, a few of my car, and, mostly for insurance purposes, a handful of my home – this is all I really want or need.  The average person takes more photos than that, however, and may make videos, as well.  And a new report indicates that this average person’s choice of video cameras could be influenced by YouTube.

People Who Search Spend More

It seems like you get a new study each month that shows that people who search are people that buy. They may buy online or they may buy offline, but they buy. And the newest research shows that they spend more than people who don’t search—10% more in the case of home electronics buyers. So what does that mean to you?

Consumers To Spend $10 Billion On Home Audio

Online consumers are planning on emptying their pockets this year and spending $10 billion on home audio products, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The $10 billion covers speakers, receivers, media servers and other home audio products.

The projections are based on the Consumer Electronics Association’s "2007 Audio Purchasing Study" which was designed to evaluate online consumers habits in purchasing home audio products such as Home-Theater-In-A Box (HTIB) systems, component A/V receivers and speakers.

Official Windows Mobile Daylight Savings Patch

Microsoft has capitulated to a lot of annoyed and loud customers, releasing a patch for Windows Mobile that fixes the Daylight Saving Time issue. Microsoft is doing this despite the fact that it has always been the responsibility of device makers, they weren’t going to let those companies screw their customers and mess up Outlook Mobile.

DMP Owners Attract Electronics Advertisers

comScore has released a study detailing the habits of online consumers that own digital music players. The devices range from MP3 players to iPods and Microsoft’s new Zune music player.

Window Shoppers, Soda Jerks and Dodo Birds

Like the big blue public mailboxes, and the pay phones before that, window shoppers are diminishing; perhaps resident mall grandpas too, people-watching and purse-holding. Actual shopping – that is, comparing – is done online, even if the purchase is often offline.

‘Open Source’ iLiad Soon

As someone who reads mostly on a computer screen, I can’t wait to see gadgets appearing that make the screen-reading experience a lot better than it currently is with PC screens.

Transforming Corporate Identities
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The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas certainly was the place this week for many companies to announce a dazzling array of new tech products, alliances and ventures.

Skype 2.0 Out of Beta

Lots of interesting news about Skype and some of the things they’re announcing at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. (Heads up for visiting the CES website: loud Flash intro page.)