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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, …

Amazon Third-Party Sellers See Record Holiday Sales Growth Amazon Third-Party Sellers See Record Holiday Sales Growth
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Amazon says 2011’s has been a record-breaking holiday season for businesses that sell on Amazon. Third-party sellers experienced record holiday growth, the company says, with the number of sellers who exceeded $5,000 in sales during the holiday season increasing 44% …

Amazon’s Best-Selling Products Of The Holidays Amazon’s Best-Selling Products Of The Holidays

Amazon announced its best-selling products of the holiday season, providing the top three for each category. We already reported on how great the holidays have been to Amazon’s Kindle, and this is again reflected by the top-selling electronics – all …

Amazon: 2011 Best Kindle Holiday Ever Amazon: 2011 Best Kindle Holiday Ever

Amazon announced that it’s been the best holiday ever for the Kindle. Not much of a surprise really, but the numbers are pretty impressive. Keep in mind, they include the Kindle Fire. Some highlights Amazon points to: Throughout December, customers …

Online Holiday Spending Up 15% In The U.S. Online Holiday Spending Up 15% In The U.S.

Prior to Christmas, comScore put out a report indicating that online shopping reached a new record in the U.S. Now that Christmas is over, they’ve put out a new report putting online holiday spending up to $35.3 billion in the …

Android Activations: 3.7 million Over Christmas And Christmas Eve Android Activations: 3.7 million Over Christmas And Christmas Eve
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The holidays have been good to Android. Google SVP, Mobile (and Android co-founder) Andy Rubin tweeted (and posted to Google+) that there were 3.7 million Android activations on 12/24 and 12/25 (Christmas and Christmas Eve) alone. @ArubinAndy RubinUPDATE: There were …

New Year’s Eve Google+ Style New Year’s Eve Google+ Style

Singer songwriter Daria Musk is hosting a worldwide Google+ On Air Hangout to ring in the New Year. In a Google+ update, she pitched her idea as follows: 1. I host a Hangouts-On-Air broadcast ’round the clock on New Years …

Zagat On Holiday Tipping Zagat On Holiday Tipping

If you’re wondering how much tipping you should be doing this holiday season, Zagat has just the infographic for you (pictured below). The averages, Zagat (recently acquired by Google) says, are based on results from their 2011 holiday tipping survey, …

If You’re in Online Retail, You Better Be Thinking About Support [Infographic] If You’re in Online Retail, You Better Be Thinking About Support [Infographic]

This may come as a shock to you, but it’s a good idea not to piss your customers off. And nothing pisses customers off more than poor customer service. That goes for online businesses too, believe it or not. Zendesk …

This Battlefield 3 Light Show Is Holiday Perfection This Battlefield 3 Light Show Is Holiday Perfection
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If you’re like me, it’s pretty hard to separate Christmas from video games. Many of my best holiday memories revolve around video games – like the time my parents tricked me into thinking they didn’t get me an N64, or …

YouTube Snow Effect Puts Your Videos In The Holiday Spirit YouTube Snow Effect Puts Your Videos In The Holiday Spirit
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Keeping in line with Google’s Let it snow feature where your results page fogs up when you search the phrase, YouTube now has a little snow button on some of its videos that allows you to populate them with accumulating …

Groupon Counters Amazon’s Anti-Small Business Promotion Groupon Counters Amazon’s Anti-Small Business Promotion
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Earlier this month Amazon enraged retailers everywhere by running a one-day deal to promote their new Price Check app. Shoppers who used the app to check prices in a brick-and-mortar store were offered a 5% discount to purchase the same …

Skype Gives Away Free Skype WiFi In Airports For The Holidays Skype Gives Away Free Skype WiFi In Airports For The Holidays

Skype announced it is offering free Skype WiFi in airports around the U.S. from December 21 through December 27. “Travelers passing through or delayed in over 50 airports across the country,” Skype’s Shadi Mahassel says, “will be able to access …

Call Santa From Gmail Call Santa From Gmail
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As you may recall, Google set up a Google Voice number for Santa Claus last year. Google let people set up personalized calls from Santa at sendacallfromsanta.com. The site is once again in operation (for U.S. users). This year, Google …

The Last Day For Holiday Shipping For Pre-Christmas Arrival (By Service) The Last Day For Holiday Shipping For Pre-Christmas Arrival (By Service)

Visual.ly has put out a pretty useful infographic looking at how long you have to get items shipped by various services to make sure the package gets to its destination in time for Christmas. I don’t think much more explanation …

SOPA, Android & Drunk Office Parties SOPA, Android & Drunk Office Parties
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Today’s infographic round-up looks behind SOPA, takes a look at the latest Android numbers, and shows how much you should drink at your holiday office party if you’re at a cool company and if you’re at an uncool company. View …

Holiday Hazards, Geeks, and iPhone Evolution Holiday Hazards, Geeks, and iPhone Evolution

Today’s infographic round-up looks at holiday hazards, current states of wealth, the iPhone evolution and the evolution of the geek. Enjoy. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Holiday Hazards via The Current States of Wealth The Evolution of the Geek …