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eBay wants you to battle for holiday deals, but Watson knows your wish list

Attention online shoppers: Google beefs up shopping search on mobile, eBay puts a new twist on Black Friday fights and IBM's Watson tracks which gifts are trending.

Why fight the store crowds on Thanksgiving when you can instead fight for votes on eBay?

As online holiday shopping picks up, eBay gets creative with sales by making people vote on which item they rather see discounted. While you digest that turkey, shopping through a Google search on your phone should be a smoother experience this year. But if you don't know what your loved ones are wishing for, just ask IBM's Watson for advice:

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Also in this CNET Update report, we look to what's new in mobile payments. LG is creating it's own mobile payment system called LG Pay, but the details are scarce. And Apple Pay expands to Canada and Australia -- with a catch.

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eBay wants you to battle for holiday deals, but Watson knows your wish list