Black Friday

Amazon boasts “best ever” Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Kindle family

Amazon boasts “best ever” Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Kindle family

Amazon had some pretty sweet deals going on all weekend long, starting on Black Friday and ending on Cyber Monday. One of the best that we found on Amazon's products was the $130 Kindle Fire deal -- down $30 from its original price. The company boasts that "Cyber Monday 2012 was the biggest day ever for Kindle sales worldwide."

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Apple averaged 11 iPads sold per hour on Black Friday

Apple averaged 11 iPads sold per hour on Black Friday

Apple's Black Friday sale certainly didn't disappoint. The company ended up selling a lot of iPads, and while the company didn't release any specifics on sales numbers, a survey conducted by research firm Piper Jaffray concluded that Apple sold around 11 iPads per hour at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN, while Microsoft didn't move a single Surface tablet off their shelves.

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Do we really need the Steam autumn sale?

Do we really need the Steam autumn sale?

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of partying with a bunch of my friends. All of them are pretty big nerds, just like me. If you're a nerd too, you know that not much changes when a bunch of nerds get a few drinks in them, they just talk about nerdy things louder than usual. Therefore, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that the Steam autumn sale was among the topics that came up that night.

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E-commerce shopping passed $1 billion on Black Friday for the first time

E-commerce shopping passed $1 billion on Black Friday for the first time

Black Friday was last Friday and if you did any online shopping that day, you helped push online shopping on Black Friday to its biggest amount in history. According to research firm comScore, Black Friday shopping online surged past $1 billion for the first time ever. A huge uptick in online shopping would seem to indicate that the economy in the US might finally be coming back.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 23, 2012

Some of us are still recovering from our food comas, but luckily the weekend is here so most of us can use that time for recouping (or chowing down on leftovers). Let's recap the news from the day, shall we? Of course, today is Black Friday, with Apple kicking off a Black Friday sale of its own and the NPD saying that sales today could be what pushes tablet shipments above notebook shipments. We also heard from various companies that people were reaching for their phones and tablets on Thanksgiving to net some great deals, apparently not willing to wait until the Black Friday "festivities" kicked off.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 20, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone! Today we found out that shipping times for the iPhone 5 have gone down to two weeks, which should be good news for those who have been waiting to get their hands on one. HP announced that Autonomy's "serious accounting improprieties" have left it with a whopping $8.8 billion bill, while afterward insiders were saying that HP never wanted to close on the Autonomy deal in the first place.

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Xbox Live Black Friday deals detailed

Xbox Live Black Friday deals detailed

Many people will be heading out to retail stores on Black Friday, but let's not forget that there are plenty of deals to be found online as well. One of these online destinations is Xbox Live, with Microsoft slashing the price on a ton of Arcade games for Black Friday. Many of the games included in Xbox Live's Black Friday sale have been discounted by 50%, so if you've been holding out on a particular game, now might be the time to buy.

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Apple Black Friday sales begin at midnight on November 23

Apple Black Friday sales begin at midnight on November 23

Today, Apple posted a teaser for their Black Friday sales on their website. The company will begin their "one-day Apple shopping event" at midnight PST on November 23 (or colloquially known as Thursday night). Apple retail locations will open up earlier as well -- some as early as midnight, but most will open later around 7 am.

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Microsoft and Sony reveal Black Friday gaming deals

Microsoft and Sony reveal Black Friday gaming deals

Black Friday is one week away, and retailers are already pumping out their Black Friday adverts to those hungry for some crazy deals. Both Microsoft and Sony have announced the deals that they'll be offering on their gaming consoles and bundles. They prove that if you're looking to get a new Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PlayStation Vita, next Friday is the time to buy.

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Microsoft offers Kinect deal and more for Black Friday

Microsoft offers Kinect deal and more for Black Friday

Today is B-Day for shoppers, Black Friday for the uninitiated. This is the day when you can get some of the best tech deals of the season just in time for holiday giving. Microsoft has some special deals going that will appeal to the geeks out there. We won’t tell Santa on you if you buy them for yourself rather than someone else.

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Verizon Black Friday Deals: Free Droid Incredible 2 and $200 Xoom

Verizon Black Friday Deals: Free Droid Incredible 2 and $200 Xoom

Today is a massive shopping day with people having been camped out to get deals in some cases for a while now. If you are in the market for a new smartphone or a tablet and want a deal you might want to head over to your local Verizon store. Verizon has some limited time deals that will save you some big money on a Droid Incredible 2 or the Motorola Xoom tablet.

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Apple Black Friday sales open

Apple Black Friday sales open

Apple's Black Friday sales in the US have kicked off, hot on the heels of the company's international discounts. The "special one-day Apple shopping event" offers an iPad 2 from $458, a $41 saving on the regular price, as well as a MacBook Air from $898 and an iMac from $1,098. You can even save money on iTunes purchases, with a $50 iTunes gift card just $45 for one day only.

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