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An Amazon.com employee walks down one of the miles of isles at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

Americans waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, but retailers weren’t prepared for the spike. Heavy spending in the final days of the mostly lackluster season sent sales up 3.5 percent between Nov. […]

12/26/2013

Best Buy employee Christopher Gervais, right, rings up a 32-inch LED TV. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)

Holiday sales down for 3rd week

NEW YORK (AP) — After a strong start to the holiday shopping season, sales at stores have fallen for the third consecutive week as Americans continue to hold back on spending during what is traditionally […]

12/23/2013

An Amazon.com employee walks down one of the miles of isles at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Americans turn to mobile devices for Cyber Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Power up and shop. Millions of Americans logged on to e-commerce sites Monday to take advantage of deals ranging from free shipping to hundreds of dollars off electronics and half-price clothing […]

12/02/2013

Americans click for deals on Cyber Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the day of the online deal. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dollars on the […]

12/02/2013

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Pinterest launches location-based pins

  NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest, the online pinboard for sharing everything from wedding china ideas to travel inspiration, is now letting users add location to their pins. San Francisco-based Pinterest says that its “Place […]

11/21/2013

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Yahoo again tops Google in US Web visitors in Sept

NEW YORK (AP) — For the third month in a row, more Americans visited Yahoo’s websites than Google’s, according to comScore Inc.’s Internet traffic data for September. The research firm said Monday that Yahoo Inc.’s […]

10/21/2013

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Yahoo passed Google in US Web visitors in July

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than two years, more Americans visited Yahoo’s websites than Google’s in July, according to data from research firm comScore Inc. ComScore said Wednesday that Yahoo […]

08/22/2013

In this Thursday, July 18, 2013, photo, Kyle Maxwell, center, left, talks with Michelle Klinger, right, during a monthly "Cryptoparty" in Dallas. Across the Internet, users are talking about changes small and large, from using more encryption and stronger passwords to much more extreme measures such as ditching cellphones and using cash over credit cards. The conversations play out daily on Reddit, Twitter and other networks, and have spread to offline life with so-called “Cryptoparty” gatherings in cities including Dallas, Atlanta and Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

NSA revelations reframe digital life for some

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe. […]

07/22/2013

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Yahoo redesign aims to make site more inviting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is renovating the main entry into its website in an effort to get people to visit more frequently and stay longer.

02/20/2013

Holiday shoppers head online in droves to pick up Cyber Monday deals

Holiday shoppers head online in droves to pick up Cyber Monday deals

NEW YORK (AP) – Cyber Monday appears on track to becoming the biggest online shopping day ever, and web traffic isn’t expected to peak for another several hours. IBM Benchmark says, as of noon Eastern […]

11/26/2012

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