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Black Friday goes global as retailers import the US spending holiday

Thanksgiving may be American, but sales in the UK, France, Germany and China show the consumer frenzy is becoming a broader phenomenon.

By November 28, 2014

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The phones of war

A Brooklyn photographer has engraved mobile phones with slogans that US soldiers scratched onto Zippo lighters during the Vietnam War. The overall message: nothing has changed.

By June 16, 2014

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Amazon adds Flow's augmented reality to main shopping app

Shoppers used Flow, a standalone app from Amazon's A9 unit, to search for, and purchase, items by simply taking a photo. Now, they can do it straight from the Amazon app.

By February 6, 2014

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How Amazon thinks it can get you to hit 'buy' in 2 seconds or less (Q&A)

The company's new mobile app aims to make you buy your most-used products faster than ever before. Here's how your household items -- and a bit of augmented reality -- could help the retail giant's bottom line.

By February 7, 2014

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Have a nose round John Lewis' flagship store on Street View

The entire seven-storey department store has been exhaustively documented in 360-degree panoramic photos and uploaded to Google Street View.

By December 11, 2013

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Rdio forges its own path in Aussie music-streaming

In an interview with Rdio Australia's Colin Blake, we discuss the crowded local music-streaming market and how curation is a double-edged sword.

By December 12, 2013

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Your traditional Black Friday Walmart gadget brawl footage

Somehow, the early beginning to Black Friday shopping didn't deter people from storming after their favorite gadget bargains.

By November 29, 2013

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Black Friday: It's not just America

Black Friday offers now abound across the world. Everyone seems to be catching on to the joyous consumerist festivities around Thanksgiving.

By November 29, 2013

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Black Friday deal week: The big day

My single largest collection of deals ever. Lots of lots of really amazing buys, including several Cheapskate exclusives!

By November 29, 2013

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Gadget trade-in sites offer cash bonuses this holiday season

Want to know how to get more money for your old tech toys? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon lists some Web sites with great deals this holiday season.

By November 23, 2013