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iOS holiday shoppers out-spent Android concludes IBM

iOS holiday shoppers out-spent Android concludes IBM

iPhone and iPad shoppers were more than five times more active than their Android counterparts in online sales on Christmas Day, researchers claim, spending nearly twice as much per order as mobile shopping surged to record levels. Phone and tablet shopping comprised 48-percent of online traffic over the holiday season, IBM Digital Analytics calculated, an increase of 28.3-percent over 2012's split, while mobile sales surged even more, up 40-percent to comprise nearly 29-percent of all online sales for the period.

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UPS and FedEx under fire as retailers crow holiday sales success

UPS and FedEx under fire as retailers crow holiday sales success

UPS and FedEx are under fire for over-promising and quite literally under-delivering this holiday season, as retailers like Amazon are forced to apologize and offer compensation while simultaneously announcing record sales. An unexpected surge in last-minute online orders left shipping companies struggling - and in many cases failing - to keep up, with UPS conceding that it hadn't forecast what some analysts are saying was a 37-percent jump in shopping last weekend; that, combined with final order deadlines that business-hungry retailers had pushed back, meant that many orders initially promised for pre-Christmas delivery now won't make it until the end of the week.

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SlashDeals: Tuesday, Week 50 – HP gaming laptops, LG TVs and Karaoke

SlashDeals: Tuesday, Week 50 – HP gaming laptops, LG TVs and Karaoke

Cyber Monday may be behind us, but that doesn't mean there aren't any deals to be had if you're in the market for some new technology. On the SlashDeals roster today, we've got the perfect affordable laptop for under the tree, a great deal on a touchscreen Core i7 powerhouse that you can fit in your rucksack, and a 55-inch LCD monster TV for under $730. Read on for all the deals!

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PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

This week folks just beginning to seek out a PlayStation 4 gaming console are finding themselves in for a world of disappointment as stores across the United States have turned up empty in the wake of Black Friday. While initial sales of the device have proven Sony to be pushing what may be their most successful console to date, it would seem that production levels so far haven't been able to keep up with monstrous demand.

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Apple Black Friday listing up early: modesty first

Apple Black Friday listing up early: modesty first

Starting well across the ocean this week the folks at Apple have begun teasing their Black Friday listings with simplicity. An Australian teaser page has appeared for what Apple calls their "one-day Apple shopping event" that just so happens to fall the day after Thanksgiving. This day is traditionally called "Black Friday" due to the massive amount of store sales across the United States - and abroad, now, as it were.

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Coin features expand as funding goal met in 40 minutes

Coin features expand as funding goal met in 40 minutes

There's a few more pointed features appearing in the digital credit card known as Coin this week, these being shown in conjunction with a note that their initial crowd-funding goal had been met in just 40 minutes, right out the gate. Coin suggests that their funding campaign began at a cool $50,000 and was met in just under 40 minutes, making this campaign one well on its way to crowd-funding history - we'll see at the end of the funding timeframe, of course.

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SlashDeals: Tuesday, Week 47 – AT&T, Dell, Toshiba, HP, and a Seiko watch

SlashDeals: Tuesday, Week 47 – AT&T, Dell, Toshiba, HP, and a Seiko watch

If you're in the mood for a smartphone from AT&T for half the normal price or you need a new laptop, convertible notebook/tablet, or monitor this afternoon, SlashDeals has you covered. We've even got an eye on a fabulous Seiko Men's solar wristwatch for good measure - what more could you want? Today's deals include a Toshiba Satellite laptop (with a 1-day deal), HP ENVY 23 monitor, Dell XPS 12 convertible touchscreen tablet/notebook, and a Seiko SNE210 Men's Solar Watch with free shipping.

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SlashDeals: Thursday, Week 26 – Alienware, Note 3, and big LG TV

SlashDeals: Thursday, Week 26 – Alienware, Note 3, and big LG TV

Desktop getting you down, laptop lagging, or tablet tiresome? We've got you covered on all basis in today's SlashDeals, with everything from a potent Core i7 Alienware Aurora r4 desktop gaming rig for with $275 off, through to a beefy HP ENVY laptop good enough for mobile and desktop use down to under $900. Those looking to treat their PC or Mac to an upgrade get a choice of speedy SSD storage not to mention a skinny ASUS IPS LCD ideal for gaming or watching videos. That's not all, so read on for the deals.

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SlashDeals: Monday, Week 46 – Jumpstart your desk

SlashDeals: Monday, Week 46 – Jumpstart your desk

Laptop looking tired? Desktop feeling left out when it comes to Windows 8.1's finger-friendliness? Time for a refresh with the best deals around in tech. Whether you're updating your home office or looking for a new laptop for school, we've got you covered, complete with a bonus for those wanting to supercharge their downtime instead.

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