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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 …

Using Facebook To Promote Holiday Shopping Using Facebook To Promote Holiday Shopping
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It’s game time and the holiday shopping season is upon us – whether you plan to hit the store, or shop online, it’s no secret that brands are vying for the attention of the consumer right now. Brands and retailers …

Online Spending Had 3 Record Days Last Week Online Spending Had 3 Record Days Last Week

It’s been a record year for online holiday shopping in the U.S., and it’s still early December. We’ve looked at a lot of the stuff that was going on Cyber Monday and Black Friday already, but comScore has now put …

NORAD’s Santa Tracker Site Goes Live NORAD’s Santa Tracker Site Goes Live

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he’s about to be under high-tech surveillance. It’s only a few weeks until Santa Claus comes to town, and for years the North American Aerospace Defense Command has been helping anxious kids …

Bing’s New Holiday Marketing Campaign, Now With More Rudolph Bing’s New Holiday Marketing Campaign, Now With More Rudolph

Recently Bing announced a new holiday marketing campaign for its Bing search engine. The new campaign finds Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and his friends, taking center stage in four separate advertisements for Bing. Each advertisement was done in the same …

Cyber Monday: Is Your Business Ready For The Rush? Cyber Monday: Is Your Business Ready For The Rush?
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Cyber Monday is quickly approaching, and that means businesses offering deals online are gearing up for massive amounts of traffic, and hopefully massive amounts of money. Are you running Cyber Monday deals this year? Let us know in the comments. …

Black Friday and the Digital Age Black Friday and the Digital Age
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Black Friday is almost upon us. That special time of the year when people rush out to the stores to spend their money, trample on each other, and get in fights over marked down merchandise, in true holiday spirit. What …