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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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