Black Friday Online Sales Jumped 26 Percent

Black Friday online sales jumped over 26 percent this year, according to a report from comScore. Led by Amazon.com, online sales reached $816 million, making it the biggest spending day online so far in 2011. Just to put it in…

Black Friday Deals At Apple Stores: Macs, iPads, iPods, and Accessories

Yesterday, announcements for a Black Friday sale began popping up on Apple’s sites in the U.S., UK, Australia and many more locations. It was pretty non-specific, simply saying that a one-day event was to take place on November 25th, and…

Black Friday Deals Come To Apple Online Store

UPDATE: Leaked flyers show what the actual discounts will look like. Apple has officially jumped into the pool of companies that will offers deals this Friday, November 25th – or as shoppers and retailers lovingly call it, Black Friday. The…

Apple’s New Retail App To Enable In-Store Pickups, Self Checkouts

An all new Apple retail store app is coming on Thursday, and with it will come two major changes in the way Apple customers interact with the Apple Store. According to BGR, the new app will bring easy in-store pickup…

eBay Pays $200 Million to Acquire Brands4friends [Update]

Update: eBay just announced that it has completed the acquisition. 

Gawker Attack Sends Ripples Throughout the Web

I can’t remember the last time we’ve seen so many hacking (and related) stories in the news, particularly in which so many big name brands were affected in such a short amount of time. Last week, of course the big stories were about "Anonymous" taking down MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, etc. 

Jackson Hewitt Offering Online Discount Shopping

 Tax preparer Jackson Hewitt has launched an online Discount Shopping Network that offers cash back rewards from more than 800 retailers, including Target, Sears, Kmart, Best Buy and Staples.

The Discount Shopping Network is part of the first phase of the company’s roll-out of “MyTaxManager,” a new online tax management tool.

Bing Shopping Gets Improved Product Category Navigation

Bing has made added some enhancements to Bing Shopping with the goal of making it easier for people to browse merchandise by category and sub-category, or as Bing describes it, by "browsing visual aisles like you would in the real-world". 

Facebook Proving to Be an Excellent E-Commerce Tool For the Holidays

If you had any question about whether or not Facebook can be effective for e-commerce, you might be interested in new data the company has shared with us regarding the time period from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. 

Cyber Monday Attracting More Than 100 Million Americans

More than 106.9 million Americans plan to shop online today during Cyber Monday, up significantly from the 96.5 million who shopped on the same day last year, according to a new survey by Bigresearch conducted for Shop.org.

A survey released last week found that nearly nine in ten (88.2%) retailers will have a special promotion for Cyber Monday, growing each year since 2007, when 72.2 percent planned promotions.