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#OccupyChristmas Starts On #Thanksgiving

#OccupyChristmas Starts On #Thanksgiving

 Wal-Mart, Target and other stores are extending Black Friday by opening on Thanksgiving evening. That also strengthens the Buy Nothing Day movement, started by Adbusters in 1992. Now it’s an international protest observed by more than 65 countries. Recently renamed Occupy Christmas, it asks [Full Story…]

Online Petitions Demand Retailers Close #Thanksgiving Day

Online Petitions Demand Retailers Close #Thanksgiving Day

As stores get a jump start on holiday shopping by opening on Thanksgiving, online petitions are trying to preserve the holiday. According to Urbandale Patch, a petition was created by a Target employee who complained that because the store is open on the holiday, employees have to work instead of [Full Story…]

Retailers Start Cyber Monday Before #Thanksgiving

Retailers Start Cyber Monday Before #Thanksgiving

As online sales gain traction, Black Friday's allure may diminish. According to Christian Post, online retailers are using Cyber Monday to compete with Black Friday sales. In order to keep up, stores such as Wal-Mart and Sears are opening Thursday night instead of early Friday morning. Troy Rice, [Full Story…]

#BlackFriday – Retailers Covering All Tech Bases for Holiday Season

#BlackFriday - Retailers Covering All Tech Bases for Holiday Season

The day after Thanksgiving is always pivotal for retailers, who see sales soar as eager customers begin their holiday shopping, hoping to land good deals. With a quickly changing tech landscape, retailers have become cognizant of the need to appeal to a remarkable amount of consumers choosing to [Full Story…]

#BlackFriday – Shoppers Will Use Mobile Devices this Holiday Season

#BlackFriday - Shoppers Will Use Mobile Devices this Holiday Season

According to a study by mobile ad network InMobi, this holiday season 60 million shoppers will be turning to their mobile devices on Black Friday and 21 million intend to purchase goods directly from their mobile devices. As indicated by the Washington Post, that number is projected to skyrocket [Full Story…]

#BlackFriday Online Deals and Discounts

#BlackFriday Online Deals and Discounts

Whether or not you're prepared for it, Black Friday is upon us. Stores like Best Buy and Walmart have made is easy this year to get in on deals and purchase coveted electronics without having to leave home. According to USA Today, Best Buy has announced several Black Friday deals on its website [Full Story…]

Black Friday: Shoppers to Find Barcodes Downtown

Black Friday: Shoppers to Find Barcodes Downtown

Just in time for Black Friday, holiday shoppers who find themselves downtown may also run into a new kind of barcode, as the Alliance for Downtown New York will be the first business improvement district to use NY based  Scanbuy ’s barcode technology for retail marketing purposes.  The technology [Full Story…]

Black Friday: Online Doorbuster Deals Available Today

Black Friday: Online Doorbuster Deals Available Today

While today, Black Friday, is traditionally they day when shoppers hit the brick and mortar retail stores across the country, there are acutally many "doorbuster" deals to be found online as well.  According to CNNMoney, some of these doorbuster deals can be found at Best Buy.com, Macy's.com, [Full Story…]

Black Friday: Beware of Viruses and Phishing Scams

Black Friday: Beware of Viruses and Phishing Scams

According to a recent article in The Epoch Times, Black Friday web ads are rife with viruses, malware and phishing scams that require a high degree of caution. A recent statement released by the antivirus company Thirtyseven4 highlighted that they had already identified fraudulent websites that [Full Story…]

Black Friday: Best Tech Deals

Black Friday: Best Tech Deals

The Street recently put out an article with the 10 best Black Friday deals for this holiday season. The list and link for additional information are below. HTC Incredible with a 100% markdown RIM's Blackberry Torch with a 66% markdown Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 from HTC for $99 SanDisk's [Full Story…]

Gilt Groupe Keeps Up on the Competition

Gilt Groupe Keeps Up on the Competition

In a recent interview with BusinessWeek, Susan Lyne, the CEO of Gilt Groupe an e-tailer based in New York, mentioned that Black Friday and Cyber Monday do not really affect her company's business, which is offering mostly women's luxury fashion lines at discount prices.  She does [Full Story…]