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Kindle surge makes it Amazon’s best-seller Inc.  said its third-generation Kindle is the best-selling product in its history, taking the title from the book “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” though the online retail giant didn’t disclose the number of units sold.

The company said that on its peak day, Nov. 29, also known as Cyber Monday, customers ordered more than 13.7 million items, up 44 percent from its peak day a year earlier, when customers ordered more than 9.5 million items. Get the full story »

Cyber Monday sales top $1B for first time

Americans jumped on deals and promotions offered online on Cyber Monday, spending $1 billion and making it the busiest online shopping day ever, according to new data. Get the full story »

Cyber Monday online sales surge 20%

Online sales on Cyber Monday surged nearly 20 percent from last year, according to findings from an analytics group released Tuesday.

“Cyber Monday came in as the biggest shopping day of the year so far,” said John Squire, chief strategy officer of Coremetrics, a unit of IBM Corp.
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Cyber Monday shopping ramps up

Online shoppers turned out in force on Cyber Monday — the day after a strong holiday shopping weekend — with a retail group predicting a 10 percent increase over last year.

Merchant Web sites drew 1,333,336 global page visits per minute during the noon ET hour, according to e-commerce tracking company Akamai. While that was a solid number, it was actually a little below the noontime peak of 1,337,601 page visits per minute globally three days earlier, on Black Friday, which is supposed to be the big day for traditional stores.
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Retailers are counting on Cyber Monday

A worker at online retailer Zappos. (Isaac Brekken/Los Angeles Times)

U.S. retailers who saw strong online sales as the holiday selling season kicked off over the weekend aim to cash in further on that momentum with Cyber Monday, one of the biggest days for Web commerce.

The term Cyber Monday was coined five years ago for the day many people return to work after U.S. Thanksgiving Day and make online gift purchases on their computers.

More recently, retailers have been increasingly offering online deals on Thanksgiving itself and through the holiday weekend, as consumers regularly shop on the Internet. Get the full story »

Comcast Internet blackout in Boston, DC

An internet service outage for some Comcast customers on the East Coast eased early Monday, the company said. Get the full story »

Early indications show strong Cyber Monday

As online sellers kick off the coming week with one of their biggest sales days of the year — Cyber Monday — its brick-and-mortar counterpart — Black Friday — offers some encouraging signs: Consumer are shopping more enthusiastically in stores and online before the big days. Get the full story »