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Netflix Outage Sparks Commitment To Improvement By Company Netflix Outage Sparks Commitment To Improvement By Company
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On Christmas Eve, Netflix experienced a widespread outage of its streaming services due to issues with Amazon Web Services. If you tried using Netflix that day, you may have noticed, though not everyone was affected (trust me, I did plenty …

Die Hard, the Best Xmas Movie Ever, Finally Gets a Song Expressing That Undeniable Fact

The best Christmas movie is Die Hard. This is not debatable. Oh, Die Hard‘s not a real Christmas movie? Shut up and look closer, smart guy. It has everything a great Christmas movie needs, in that it’s set during Christmas. …

Google Isn’t Letting Bing Have Santa All To Itself Google Isn’t Letting Bing Have Santa All To Itself

NORAD may have went the Bing/Windows route this year with its Santa Tracker, but Google isn’t going to let Microsoft have all of the fun. “While we’ve been tracking Santa since 2004 with Google Earth, this year a team of …

Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features

Google is encouraging people to use Google+ Hangouts during the holidays, and has partnered with the creators of Wallace and Gromit to offer special invitations builders and a holiday effects app. If you go here, you can schedule a holiday …

Google Has Decorations For Real Holidays Google Has Decorations For Real Holidays

Last week, Google’s Festivus search results easter egg was revealed. If you type in “festivus,” Google will display the famous Festivus Pole, as described in a classic episode of Seinfeld. Now, Google has decorations for actual holidays like Christmas, Kwanzaa, …

How to Send a Christmas Gift via Facebook How to Send a Christmas Gift via Facebook

After months in beta Facebook’s new ecommerce platform, Facebook Gifts, finally launched to all U.S. users this week. Facebook Gifts has a familiar ring to it – as a now-defunct program of the same name allowed users to send and …

Check Out Google’s Pole. It’s A Festivus Miracle. Check Out Google’s Pole. It’s A Festivus Miracle.

If you weren’t a fan of the show Seinfeld, chances are this will mean nothing to you. Otherwise, you may enjoy that Google is showing the sitcom some love on its search results page for “Festivus”. The left-hand side of …

Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S. Online Holiday Spending Surpasses $21 Billion So Far In The U.S.
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We knew that it’s been a ridiculously good holiday season for online retail sales, but comScore has provided a new update today about the first 32 days of the November-December season, and the amount of money being spent online in …

Gangnam Style Gets a Christmas Light Show
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It’s that time of the year again. The holiday season is in full swing, and you know what that means: themed Christmas light shows. For a few years now, people have decked out their homes and created magnificent light shows …

Amazon Offers $3 Credit to Patient Prime Members Amazon Offers $3 Credit to Patient Prime Members
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If you’re an Amazon Prime member and plan on doing a lot of holiday shopping on the site this year, you may want to get started early. That way, you can benefit from the expanded “No-Rush Delivery” option that Amazon …

Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time Black Friday Breaks Record: E-commerce Spending Surpasses $1 Billion For First Time

Today may be Cyber Monday, but U.S. consumers were not waiting to start their online holiday shopping. Black Friday, which is known as the biggest shopping day of the year for brick and mortars, saw e-commerce spending surpass $1 billion …

The Science Behind a Fifth of Bourbon’s Effect on Your Ability to Not Act Like a Jackass

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how your excessive drinking allows you to think more clearly about absolutely nothing, AsapSCIENCE has an animation for you. As a bonus, it’s here just in time for the holidays. If you want to see …

Kids Are Dreaming of an iChristmas Kids Are Dreaming of an iChristmas

If you’re wondering what to get your kid this holiday season and want to go the electronics route, you probably can’t go wrong with an Apple product. That’s the takeaway from a recent Nielsen study into the wishlists of children. …

Apple Debuts Two New iPhone 5 Ads Before Black Friday Apple Debuts Two New iPhone 5 Ads Before Black Friday
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Apple has just dropped two new iPhone 5 ads in time for the holiday shopping season. The first, “Turkey,” touts the iPhone’s Photo Stream feature – the ability to share sets of photos with a select group of friends and …

Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday Is the Real Holiday Shopping Blitz

As online shopping becomes a bigger part of consumers’ holiday buying strategy, retailers are forced to offer new types of deals that go beyond the traditional Black Friday earlybird specials. Take a look at last year, for instance. U.S. shoppers …

Fab Offers Free Shipping for the Holidays and Beyond Fab Offers Free Shipping for the Holidays and Beyond
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Like all ecommerce sites, Fab.com wants you to do a good majority of your holiday shopping on their site. The busy season is fast approaching for online retailers, and Fab has just announced a pretty hefty incentive for those trying …

Apple Launches Holiday Gift Guide Website Apple Launches Holiday Gift Guide Website
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Apple doesn’t send out holiday mailers to mailboxes all over the country. It doesn’t need to, and paper spam would seem old-fashioned for the world’s most valuable tech company. In fact, it probably doesn’t need to put together a holiday …

Groupon Goods Gets Free Shipping And Returns, Launches Toy And Holiday Catalogs Groupon Goods Gets Free Shipping And Returns, Launches Toy And Holiday Catalogs

Groupon announced free shipping and free returns on Groupon Goods, as well as a new toy catalog and holiday catalog. “Groupon Goods has just come off a successful first year with over 4.3 million customers as of Sept. 2012 and …

PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping

PayPal announced today that it will be offering holiday promotions for the first time, through the end of the year. These include price matching, “bill me later,” and return shipping courtesy of PayPal. “Pay with PayPal and get the lowest …

Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of
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Consumers intend to spend more on holiday shopping this year than they did last year, according to new research from Google. Do you expect to see better holiday sales than last year? Let us know in the comments. “We expect …

HEY GUYS, IT’S INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY (ONE OF THEM) HEY GUYS, IT’S INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY (ONE OF THEM)
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Today, we celebrate the trolls, the internet yellers, and the old people that don’t know any better. It’s October 22nd, which means that today, we celebrate CAPS LOCK. You might be thinking to yourself – “hey, I remember when we …