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Black Friday’s $9B Weekend Haul Shatters Records

Shoppers came out in droves over the Black Friday weekend, spending a record $9.36 billion from Nov. 24-27, a 16.4 percent increase from a year ago, according to data from Adobe Digital Insights. Black Friday sales hit a new record of $3.34 billion, a 21 percent jump from a year ago. This was the fi...

Google’s New Mobile App Lets Shoppers Peer Into Retailers’ Stockrooms

Google has introduced a mobile version of its Product Search tool that lets users check on a product's availability in local participating stores. Product Search for mobile with local inventory lets a user see if, say, a Nikon Coolpix camera is in stock at a nearby Best Buy or Sears -- two of the re...

Qwest Calls On Telecom Vet to Lead Turnaround

Regional telecommunications provider Qwest has named a veteran telecom executive with recent experience running a retailer as its new CEO, as the company hopes to gain a fresh start and put an insider trading scandal and years of red ink in its rear view mirror. Edward Mueller will succeed Richard N...

SPECIAL REPORT

eTail 2007: Online Retailers Get Personal

As massive snowstorms battered much of the Midwest and Northeast this week, it was 70 degrees and sunny in Palm Desert, Calif., during eTail 2007 Palm Desert, the 16th annual multichannel retail conference. Nevertheless, weather was merely an added bonus for the hundreds of attendees -- top executiv...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Where The E-Commerce Jobs Are

Just three years ago, those interested in an e-commerce career simply had to stand around and jobs would drop into their hands like fruit falling from an overburdened apple tree. But the economy's long decline has forced many companies out of business, and many of the remaining players have slashed ...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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