Targeted emails outpace Google ads or search for merchant results
A new study that monitored US holiday shopping from mobile devices between Thanksgiving through to Cyber Monday showed results exactly in line with similar surveys from last summer, noting that Apple iOS devices accounted for about 78 percent of orders, with Android accounting for only 21.6 percent of online sales from mobile devices. Analytics firm Custora noted the consistency between holiday and non-holiday buying patterns, with iOS and Android showing the same respective percentages last summer as well.
MacNN and Electronista deals for Cyber Monday 2014
Welcome to the third installment of Monday Deals, the place where we list various deals and offers for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Today is Cyber Monday, the day retailers are supposed to offer Black Friday-style deals online, though admittedly the majority have been doing just that for a week already. As usual, the deals are accurate at the time of writing, but check first before purchasing, and come back later for more deals as we will be adding more as the day goes on.
Carrier waives deposit on Personal CellSpot
For Cyber Monday, the US branch of T-Mobile has announced special discounts on iPhones. People buying a 16GB iPhone 6 will be automatically upgraded to a 64GB model; likewise, choosing a 32GB iPhone 5s will get an upgrade to 64GB, and buying an 8GB iPhone 5c will get a bump to 32GB. The carrier cautions that the deal is limited to online purchases only, and only as long as inventory lasts.
Amazon adds 1M new Prime members in third week of December
Amazon has wrapped up what it is calling its "best ever" holiday, and the online retailer has added an additional one million subscribers to its Amazon Prime service in a short span of time. A press release from the retailer pointed out that Amazon Prime gained another million subscribers – at $79 per year each – in just the third week of December. On the whole, the 2013 holiday shopping season produced solid results for Amazon, with more than 36.8 million items ordered worldwide on Cyber Monday, and enough items shipped with Prime this holiday to deliver at least one gift to every household in America.
Free iOS apps today, including Wikilinks, Walking Dead Assault
Cyber Monday has brought many deals, and this includes notable discounts on apps. Here is our Cyber Monday round-up of iOS apps currently free on iTunes.
Big Cyber Monday deals found from TigerDirect, Best Buy
Cyber Monday has finally arrived, and online shoppers can take advantage of big sales this holiday season. We've gathered up some great deals on a variety of electronics, including TVs, smartphones, e-readers, tablets and hard drives.
Amazon discounts Kindle Fire HD, HDX for Cyber Monday
Amazon has dropped the price of two new Kindle Fire tablets, as part of its Cyber Monday deals. The 16GB model of the Kindle Fire HD has been reduced from $169 to $119 in the United States, while the seven-inch Kindle Fire HDX 16GB, normally priced at $229, is now at $179 until the end of Monday. Other variants, such as those without Special Offers or other sizes of the Kindle Fire HDX, also receive the $50 discount.
Great laptop deals on Dell, HP, ASUS and more
Cyber Monday will be kicking off for a lot of online retailers at midnight. We've gathered some of the best deals on PC laptops that can be had right now.
Moto X sees big price cut for holiday season
Motorola is offering a steep discount on its Moto X flagship smartphone on Monday. The manufacturer announced a $150 discount on the device last week that will go into effect on Cyber Monday, the day many online retailers give discounts on purchases. The phone will be available starting at $350 with the discount.
Best online deals still available from MacMall, Best Buy, B&H
Though Black Friday has officially passed by, the rest of the weekend still has deals in store--especially since Cyber Monday is only a couple of days away for online shoppers. Online retailers still have MacBooks, iMacs, and iPads on sale, so we have collected the best deals still in stock.
MacNN and Electronista's Holiday Giveaway Blitz
Join the Giveaway Blitz this week as MacNN and Electronista shower our readers with prizes from Thanksgiving Eve through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We will be giving away cellphone cases, Blutooth speakers, headphones, portable chargers and more. Get ready to gorge on these great prizes, and be sure to check back often for new items to arrive.
Supplied sales information requested to remain confidential
Amazon has released details on its Black Friday and Cyber Monday Kindle sales, calling the two days the "best ever for the Kindle family." The figures are released at the same time as confidential sales figures for the company's UK operations were published by a parliamentary committee investigating its British tax affairs.
Gadgets retake Yahoo spotlight
"iPhone" was the top search term on Yahoo during 2011, the company has announced. Most of the top 10 list consists of celebrities, the second- and third-place spots in fact belonging to Casey Anthony and Kim Kardashian. Yahoo remarks that a piece of electronics hasn't dominated the list since 2002, when Sony's PlayStation 2 occupied the top spot. The last technology-related term to peak was filesharing service KaZaA in 2003.
AvviQ Case Stand giveaway
To celebrate Cyber Monday we have two AviiQ Case Stands for iPad to give away to two lucky readers. Also we are going to include a Safe Skies Luggage lock with each prize. Read on to find out how you can win.
Cyber Monday savings continue
It's not too late to take advantage of Cyber Monday savings. Buy.com today has the unlocked 16GB iPhone 4S on sale for $859.99, which is already $439.01 less than the list price of $1299, for today only save an additional $50 dropping the price further to $809.99 with FREE shipping. Save $200 on a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with a Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, now $1599.99 at BestBuy.com.
More Cyber Monday deals
More great Cyber Monday deals keep popping up that are too good to pass on. Buy.com has cut the price on the Kobo Touch eReader with special offers is available today for only $69.99 after a $30 price break, FREE shipping is included. Head to RadioShack.com for some great prices on stocking stuffer items like the Skullcandy Ink'd earbuds, today only $12.99, or the XtremeMac Tuffwrap Textured iPod touch protective case now only $14.99.
Aspyr discounted games
Tablets at reduced prices
This year a wide range of great tablet deals are available for Cyber Monday. Amazon.com slashed the price on the Blackberry Playbook 7-inch tablet with 32GB of storage by 50% from $599 down to only $299 with FREE super saver shipping. A modest 16% price break can be found on the Toshiba Thrive 10.1-inch tablet with 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, it was $429.99, but is now $359.99.
Cyber Monday deals on Macs
This Cyber Monday save big on these Mac models priced at $1250 or less. At the low end of the pricing scale is the 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB flash storage, it was $999, but has seen a 20% price cut slashing $199 off the list price bringing it down to $799.99 at MacMall.com. Also at MacMall.com is the 11.6-inch MacBook Air with the same specs as the first, but with the addition of 128GB flash storage for $879.99 after a $319 price break. Both notebooks ship for FREE and there are optional rebates available for discounts on Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac, and a HP Officejet 4500 all-in-one printer.
Cyber Monday preview
With Cyber Monday right around the corner online retailers have already started cutting prices in preparation for the busiest online shopping day of the year to begin. At Amazon, buyers can save 58 percent on Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, originally $60 but now $25 with free super saver shipping. A 56 percent price break can be found on the XtremeMac Tango TRX 2.1 Bluetooth audio system for iPads, iPhones, iPods and Android smartphones. It drops from $180 to $80 at Amazon.
Most on sale through Cyber Monday
A number of software companies have put some or all of their products on sale in celebration of Black Friday. While a few are set to expire at midnight tonight, most will honor the discount through to Cyber Monday. Among the deals are discounts from Devon Technologies, Nova Media, Ergonis Software, Macphun, CopyTrans, Mirye Software, Tropical Software and Appcuity, the latter of which can be used to find even more holiday bargains.
Discounts from 30-50 percent off
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, more early deal announcements are popping up -- with online sites generally offering specials that run until the end of November, but vary on their start dates. Some of the latest includes significant discounts from Adobe, Softpress and Mariner Software, including significant drops on popular consumer apps.
More stable, and now 20 percent off
Fidelity Media's popular DJing software MegaSeg has been updated to v5.5.3, introducing more than 30 stability and performance enhancements throughout the application, also fixing a rare issue with the category browser. The update is free for existing v5.x users. To celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the software is on sale for 20 percent off it's regular price until November 30th.
Bucks overall trend
Traffic at Apple's online store rose 71 percent on Cyber Monday 2009 versus the same day in 2008, according to data collected by Experian Hitwise. Although Apple remains outside of the top 20 websites, the growth is nevertheless thought to be significant, as traffic amongst the top 500 sites declined 9 percent overall. The biggest gain within the top 20 was Staples, which jumped 61 percent.
Deals on printers, HDTVs, iPods and more
It's Cyber Monday, and holiday sales are in full force at online retailers across the web. OfficeMax.com has a wide selection of great gift ideas for $100 or less like the Epson Stylus NX510 all-in-one InkJet printer, which was priced at $149.99, but has been reduced to $69. Or the HP OfficeJet J4680 all-in-one InkJet printer, which was $129, but is now only $65. Other items include an eMachines 18.5-inch LCD monitor for $69.99, and a Kodak M863 bundle for $89.99.
Also begins free shipping program
As with a number of other companies, Apple has launched special Cyber Monday online deals. The discounts do not cover Apple's own products, but rather a collection of third-party Mac, iPod and iPhone accessories. Some iPhone gear on sale includes the mophie Juice Pack Air, $8 cheaper at $72, and the MoGo Talk for iPhone, a case/headset combo down $13 to $117.