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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 …

Target Also Plans to Price-Match Online Retailers for the Holidays Target Also Plans to Price-Match Online Retailers for the Holidays
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Less than a week after electronics retailer Best Buy announced that they would be price-matching their internet competitors this holiday season, Target has also jumped on board. At a press event today Target CEO Greg Steinhafel unveiled the new initiative, …

Amazon Hiring 50,000 People for the Holiday Season Amazon Hiring 50,000 People for the Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, retailers need to reinforce their workforce to handle the increased business that comes with the period. This year, Amazon has just announced that they will add more than 50,000 temporary jobs (seasonal positions) at …

Best Buy Plans To Price-Match Internet Competitors This Holiday Season Best Buy Plans To Price-Match Internet Competitors This Holiday Season

In order to stop the growing trend of people exclusively using the internet for their holiday shopping needs (and hopefully draw some straying customers back in), Best Buy is planning on price-matching internet prices on the goods offered in their …

Walmart Offers Same-Day Delivery, but Only as a Test Walmart Offers Same-Day Delivery, but Only as a Test

Good news for impatient holiday shoppers: retail giant Walmart is in the middle of launching same-day delivery of thousands of products. Bad news: it’s only a test going off in select cities for now. According to the AP, somewhere around …

YouTube Turns An Eye To Mecca, Debuts New Ramadan Channel YouTube Turns An Eye To Mecca, Debuts New Ramadan Channel
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Today begins the holy month of Ramadan, Islam’s period of fasting, prayer, and charity. For the next 30 days, millions of Muslims around the word will participate in sawm, zakat & sadaqah, tarawih, and salah. And this year, YouTube wants …

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Watch The Incredibly Moving Highway Tribute In Israel Holocaust Remembrance Day: Watch The Incredibly Moving Highway Tribute In Israel
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In 1953, Israel signed into law the celebration of Yom HaShoah, or as it is known in English, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Now, almost 60 years later, the amount of deference shown by those who observe the day is still an …

St. Patrick’s Day Google Doodle And The Google St. Patty’s Day Vibe St. Patrick’s Day Google Doodle And The Google St. Patty’s Day Vibe

Today, Saturday, March 17, 2012, is St. Patrick’s Day, and Google has a doodle, of course (pictured above). As they often do, Google’s doodle appeared in other parts of the world (like Australia) before making its way here to the …

Pi Day Sweeps The Internet: Anybody Hungry For Math? Pi Day Sweeps The Internet: Anybody Hungry For Math?

On behalf of math geeks, science lovers, and purveyors of questionable “holidays” everywhere, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated once a year, on March 14th, as the date aligns with the first few …

Mardi Gras 2012 Takes Over The Twitterverse Mardi Gras 2012 Takes Over The Twitterverse

For all of Mardi Gras’ religious implications, it always winds up being one of the best parties of the year. And not just Fat Tuesday, of course – that’s just when we stuff ourselves so full of food that we …

Presidents Day Gets Cool Theme From Bing Presidents Day Gets Cool Theme From Bing

Today the United States is celebrating Presidents Day, the holiday that celebrates our first president, George Washington, or George Washington & Abraham Lincoln, or all the leaders of our country – depending on who you ask. Presidents Day (or Presidents’ …

Valentine’s Day Infographic Shows How Expensive Love Is Valentine’s Day Infographic Shows How Expensive Love Is

Whether you’re doing your Valentine’s Day shopping online or off, it’s going to cost you. If you’re in the right business, it’s a good time to profit from the love (or at least affection) of other people. LiveScience put together …

“Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day” From Twitter “Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day” From Twitter

Ah, Twitter. The tool of revolutions. Did you know it today was Squirrel Appreciation Day? If not, you must not be on Twitter. If you were, you’d surely have noticed some tweets around this trending topic. That is if you …

Online Sales Were Record-Breaking Throughout The Holidays Online Sales Were Record-Breaking Throughout The Holidays

comScore has a new report out indicating that retail e-commerce spending for November/December reached $37.2 billion. That’s a whopping 15% higher than the same period last year, and an all-time record. There were actually 10 separate days that surpassed $1 …

New Year’s Resolutions Heavy Among Search Trends, According to Yahoo New Year’s Resolutions Heavy Among Search Trends, According to Yahoo
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New Year’s has come and gone, and it’s got to be close to time to stop talking about it, but Yahoo has put out some info about search trends related to the ever-popular resolution of losing weight, so allow me …

New Year’s Eve in Times Square: An Infographic History New Year’s Eve in Times Square: An Infographic History

CityPass.com has put together an interesting infographic looking at the history of New Year’s Even in Times Square, with a timeline dating back to 1900. While it doesn’t include info from every year, it has a nice assortment of facts …

Free Skype WiFi For NYC New Year’s Eve Celebrations Free Skype WiFi For NYC New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Skype offered free Skype WiFi in airports around the U.S. from December 21 through December 27. Now, they’re expanding their holiday generosity to include New Year’s Eve – for those celebrating in NYC, that is. Skype is providing the service …

Amazon Sold Enough Steve Jobs Bios Over The Holidays To Stack Taller Than Mt. Everest Amazon Sold Enough Steve Jobs Bios Over The Holidays To Stack Taller Than Mt. Everest

As you’re probably aware, Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography is pretty popular. It’s been pretty popular on Amazon too, of course. As previously reported, it was the top-seling book of the holiday season on Amazon.com. To put that into persepctive, …