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Online shoppers outnumber in-store shoppers over Thanksgiving weekend

Consumers cite avoiding crowds, saving time and finding better or similar deals as top reasons for shopping on the Internet.

By November 30, 2015


The best and worst apps for Apple's HomeKit

On a quest to find the one app to unlock your Siri-enabled smart home's potential? Here's what we've found.

By November 10, 2015


Black Friday is Nov. 27. Here's why it doesn't matter

Consumers have no reason to wait for the day after Thanksgiving to nab great deals.

By November 7, 2015


Katy Perry to Super Bowl fans: Buy my stuff, now

Those of you watching Sunday's half-time show will be able to buy Perry paraphernalia in the moment across social media and connected devices.

By February 1, 2015


Trading in a gift card: Naughty or nice?

Did you just get a gift card for something you'll never use? There's a site for that.

By December 25, 2014


Did Thanksgiving and Black Friday online sales soar or slip?

Data from IBM and ComScore show strong growth in online sales. However, a report from the National Retail Federation says that shoppers actually spent less money online and in stores.

By December 1, 2014


PayPal simplifies online checkouts -- no more redirects

The online payments company is bringing a redesigned, streamlined payment process to online merchants, which doesn't redirect users to PayPal's Web site.

By January 13, 2014


Senate embraces Internet taxes

Senators vote 75 to 24 to glue an endorsement of Internet sales taxes onto a Democratic budget bill, despite opponents predicting the idea is antibusiness and a "bureaucratic nightmare."

By March 22, 2013


Senate to debate whether online retailers must collect sales tax

A Senate hearing scheduled for today will focus on the issue of online vendors collecting sales tax.

By August 1, 2012


Retailers using Net to lure Black Friday shoppers

Many retailers are using the power of the Internet, e-mail, and social networks to promote their best deals, according to a survey.

By November 18, 2010