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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 …

Thanksgiving, Sports & Weight Loss Thanksgiving, Sports & Weight Loss
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Today is Thanksgiving, so naturally, there is a slight Thanksgiving theme to today’s edition of the daily infographic round-up. We’re counting football and the need to lose weight in that category. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Chow looks at …

Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips: Your Online Guide Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips: Your Online Guide
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The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, a time when friends and families get together for food, fun, and football. A time to celebrate things like charity and camaraderie. It’s also a time for seemingly unending stress – …

Black Friday Deals: Some You May Not Want To Miss Black Friday Deals: Some You May Not Want To Miss

It’s that time of year when everybody’s looking for awesome deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I can’t even begin to imagine how many are out there, but I can pass along some of the things I’ve come across …

Thanksgiving Costs, Google & Jetpacks Thanksgiving Costs, Google & Jetpacks

Today’s video round-up features a couple of Google-related videos (as usual), as well as an awesome jetpack, a world record wave surfing, a new kind of phone system, and much more. View more daily video round-ups here. How to get …

Veterans Day Honored With New “Google For Veterans” Site Veterans Day Honored With New “Google For Veterans” Site

In honor of Veterans Day, Google created a touching Google Doodle to be displayed on their home page. That’s not the only way that they are honoring our military vets, however. Today, they announced a new site called Google for …

Veterans Day Honored With A Google Doodle Veterans Day Honored With A Google Doodle
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Today, as you probably already know, is Veterans Day in the United States. Formerly known as Armistice Day (and still known as that in other countries), Veterans day is a federal holiday that is celebrated every year on November 11th …

Porn, Halloween & StumbleUpon Porn, Halloween & StumbleUpon
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Today’s infographic round-up features porn, Halloween, and StumbleUpon. What more do you want? Don’t worry, it’s not actual porn. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Search Engine Journal looks at Porn vs. the Internet: Source: Infographic: Porn vs The Internet [NSFW] …

Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus Feel The Twitter Backlash Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus Feel The Twitter Backlash
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Today is the second Monday in October, which means that it is Columbus Day in the United States. The day became a federal holiday in 1937 and to many it honors explorer Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas in 1492. …

Labor Day Facts: The Infographic Labor Day Facts: The Infographic
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Tomorrow, we celebrate the American work force. Though times are tough and unemployment continues to play a part in our economic situation, there are plenty of Americans who work hard every day and contribute to the national interest. CreditDonkey has …

International Beer Day: The Internet Celebrates International Beer Day: The Internet Celebrates
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You’ve got to hand it to these beer enthusiasts – they really know how to work the social media angle. Today is the second straight day we celebrate a holiday popularized online – as well as the second straight day …

Google Adds Direct Answers for Special Occasions to Search Results Pages Google Adds Direct Answers for Special Occasions to Search Results Pages

Google has started including dates for particular holidays and celebrations right on the search results page for certain queries. That includes some more obscure occasions, such as National Popcorn Day. “This currently works for certain future and past national and …

Dunkin Donuts Launches Twitter Contest for National Donut Day Dunkin Donuts Launches Twitter Contest for National Donut Day
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Although you may have known that today is National Donut Day, you may not know that the national holiday honoring our sugared, doughy morning pals has a history. Instead of being what you may think – a “holiday” started by …

Mothers Day Gift?  Target Offers $150 Off on iPhone 4 Mothers Day Gift? Target Offers $150 Off on iPhone 4
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Target is sending out emails today encouraging customers to buy an iPhone 4 for their mothers for Mothers Day (this Sunday, in case you didn’t know). They’re calling it the gift “she’ll use every day.” If you’re on the frugal …

Easter Bunny Pictures Draw Nice Seasonal Traffic for Cheezburger Network Easter Bunny Pictures Draw Nice Seasonal Traffic for Cheezburger Network
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Traffic to Sketchy Bunnies is up 44% this week, a spokesperson for the Cheezburger Network tells WebProNews. That’s the site the company had just launched when we spoke with founder and CEO Ben Huh at SXSW last month. “It’s based …

Yahoo Tracks St. Patrick’s Day Search Trends
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Today, people all over the world have donned green clothing, cued up Celtic music, and resolved to drink Guinness in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  They’ve also conducted lots of searches related to the holiday, and Yahoo provided some interesting …

Send a Valentine’s Day E-Card Google Style with “Map Your Valentine”
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Google is no stranger to holiday celebrations. It almost seems like there are more days that Google posts "doodles" for its logo than days it doesn’t. Today, being Valentine’s Day, is of course no exception. Here’s what the Google Doodle looks like today, if you’re one of many who rarely goes to Google.com to do your searching (as opposed to searching from the browser). 

comScore Documents Record Online Retail Holiday Season

Heading into the holiday season, many economic experts seemed to fear that the average present would be a homemade scarf or coffee mug.  Instead, the latest (and probably last) comScore data concerning the holiday shopping season shows that U.S. online spending hit a record $30.8 billion.

That works out to an increase of 13 percent compared to the same period (November 2nd through December 27th) in 2009, which isn’t at all bad.  It certainly beats the rate of inflation and hints that people weren’t trying to be tightfisted.

Experian Hitwise Finds Holiday Retail Traffic Consistently Up
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As we wrap up 2010, there’s still more evidence online retailers came out of the holiday shopping season in good shape.  Experian Hitwise shared data indicating that retail traffic has been up on a year-over-year basis for the better part of two months.

The differences haven’t always been huge; on both Christmas and the day after Christmas, Experian Hitwise recorded just a three percent change in the market share of visits to its "Retail 500" category between 2009 and 2010.

Google Announces $20 Million Donation To Charities
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This week, tens of millions of people are resuming their normal work/school habits, perhaps packing up holiday decorations and definitely returning to less-than-merry states of mind.  But Google’s not quite through being cheery, as the company announced this morning that it’s donating $20 million to charity.

Apple Expects to Top A Million Apple TV Sales This Week
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Apple announced that it expects sales of Apple TV to top one million units later this week. 

Apple TV has a few things working to its advantage. The main one is the price. It’s only $99, compared to the first Google TV set-top box – the Logitech Revue, which is on sale (at Best Buy) for $249.99 with a regular price of $299.99.