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.
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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.