Black Friday sees record online spending, mobile shopping is on the rise, and Nintendo sells over 1 million systems in the past week.
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With a surge in online shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, why call it Cyber Monday anymore? Online sales for Internet retailers
surpassed $1 billion
for the first time on Black Friday. With early online deals, next year you can avoid a
Walmart store battle over phones
Also in today's roundup, we're keeping an eye on top online retailers and sales this week. Amazon is always the top destination for online deals, but shoppers are also
heading to eBay and Shopify
. And there's more shopping being done on mobile devices. PayPal and IBM tracked
growth in mobile shopping
during Thanksgiving and Black Friday, with many
shopping on iPads
There's more interest this season in tablets than laptops, and
new data from NPD DisplaySearch
seems to further support this trend. Nintendo systems were also a big seller this week, with
more than 1 million systems sold
PlayStation Plus account holders can add Sony's Music Unlimited streaming membership for $1 a month, instead of the previous $10 monthly cost.
And if you're traveling for the holidays, we have
a few apps you might like
. Packing Pro is a helpful list-making assistant, and HipGeo is a free blogging tool to document your memories.
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