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Thanksgiving E-Commerce Sales up More Than $1.5B

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It’s Black Friday and today usually marks the beginning of the holiday sales season. Retailers are prepared to face the mad rush of shoppers in their stores and orders on their website. (Read: From Turkey to Trimmings, Thanksgiving Food Sales Are Moving Online) Adobe and IBM, two firms that track traffic to numerous e-commerce sites, reported that online sales are …

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Lyft Permitted to Test Self-Driving Tech on California State Roads

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has included ride-hailing firm Lyft to the list of companies allowed to test the self-driving technology on the state’s public roads. The approval comes after Lyft announced that it would work on its autonomous driving technology. (Read: Companies Issued Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permits) Autonomous Driving Technology Development Facility Lyft established a 50,000-square-foot self-driving …

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Amazon Echo: Buy the Limited Red Edition and Help Fund Efforts vs. AIDS

Amazon Echo

Amazon has come out with the second generation of its Echo speakers, and customer reviews of the product have been positive, garnering an average of 4 stars out of 5. And on December 6, the online retail giant will add a limited edition Echo with red charcoal fabric cover. What makes the product special is that $10 of the purchase …

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SEO Tool Helps Websites Land on Top of Web Searches

SEO Tool

Has your website not been getting substantial page views or visits? And when you look for your website on a search engine, does it show up on the first page or in the succeeding pages? It’s easy to create a website – owners and administrators would tell you. It’s making a success out of it that’s difficult. For a website …

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Twitter Testing Tweetstorm Feature

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Twitter is on a roll as far as changes are concerned. After recently increasing the limit on the number of characters in a tweet and updating its guidelines on content and verification, the microblogging platform is testing a new tool. Twitter announced that it is testing a feature that allows users to tweetstorm. (Read: What Is a Tweetstorm?) How It’s …

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Security Researchers Find Flaw in Amazon Key

Amazon Key

A security company has revealed that Amazon Key is not foolproof, but the online retail giant assured that the delivery system is safe. Amazon Key allows couriers access inside a house or apartment to drop off a package if the recipient isn’t around. (Read: Amazon Key Is a New Service That Lets Couriers Unlock Your Front Door) After studying the …

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Google Docs Users Press Panic Button After Tool Went Down for an Hour

Google Docs

Google’s word document and file-sharing tool went down for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon, disrupting work among users worldwide. It was the second incident involving Google Docs in recent weeks after some users complained in October of being locked out of their files after their work had been erroneously labeled as “inappropriate.” (Read: Google Docs Error Locks out Users) …

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Mozilla Has Changed Its Default Browser to Google Again

Mozilla

If you live in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and have Mozilla Firefox Quantum on your PC, have you used it today? Well, check it out now because the default search engine has changed from Yahoo to Google – again. After dropping Google in 2014, Mozilla then forged a five-year agreement with Yahoo. Mozilla is a web browser …

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Google Reveals Results of Year-Long Investigation Into Password Theft

Google Password Theft

A password used to serve as a measure to ensure that your Web account is safe from hacking. Well, not anymore, according to Google anti-abuse researcher Kurt Thomas. (Read: After A Year Of Intensely Investigating Password Theft, Here’s What Google Found) No Longer A Paradigm “Passwords are no longer a paradigm that you can no longer trust in,” Thomas told …

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Amazon Influencer Program Now Includes Notable Twitter, Instagram Users

Amazon

  Amazon has announced that it has expanded its Influencer Program to include Twitter and Instagram account holders with large followings. The two social media sites now join YouTube in the online retail giant’s program. Qualifications What is Amazon’s Influencer Program? The program was launched in the first quarter of the year, and to join the Influencer Program, one must …

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