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Cyber Monday hits $7.9B in online sales, $2.2B spent via smartphones

Cyber Monday 2018 is likely to be the highest-online selling day of the holiday season this year, and in US e-commerce history, with $7.9 billion in online sales. Adobe — which tracks trillions

Retail-as-a-service provider Leap raises $3M and launches first store

The past decade in retail has been the golden age of direct-to-consumer (D2C) and digitally native vertical brands (DNVBs) that use the internet to communicate with customers, execute transactions, h

Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)

Online credit monitoring startup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.creditkarma.com">Credit Karma</a> is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it's not a scam. Over the years, consumers have

Mobile Deal-Finding App Shopular Raises $6.4 Million Series A From Sequoia

While most mobile applications today are heavily concerned with getting users to remember to open them regularly, mobile deal-finding application <a target="_blank" href="http://www.shopular.com/">Sho

42 Is The Answer To Everything…In Personalized Analytics For Retail

An online retailer platform called simply “42” is debuting today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY with new ideas about how to bring the intelligence of online e-commerce tools to brick-and-mortar

Google Reader’s Death Is Proof That RSS Always Suffered From Lack Of Consumer Appeal

The idea of RSS was one that never quite gripped with normal Internet users. Sure, for us geeks who absolutely love consuming as much information as possible, RSS is a wonderland. When Google launched

It’s A Facebook And Google World On Apple’s App Store, Poke Hits #1 A Day After Its Release

Remember all of this hoopla over <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/12/21/facebook-poke-app/">Facebook's latest standalone app, Poke</a>, yesterday? You aren't the only one that is interested,

Two-week iMac rentals for $8.56 per day?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IMG_0085.jpg">I noticed the fellas from PoketyPoke each carrying around an iMac box after the Digital Experience event at CES last week.

EA planning massacre of online services for games that aren’t all that old

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/ea.jpg">Let’s say you’re a company that makes video games – sports games in particular – and you generate a nice recurring stream

Sidekick user data may be recovered after all

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/custom_2825h4jy0o91.JPG" alt="" width="620" height="414" />Slightly better news for anyone who lost data during <a href="http://www.mobil

This is the problem with being charged to receive text messages

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/spam.jpg">Well it looks like my not-even-a-month-old new cell phone number is already out in the wild somehow. I received this unsolicite

Computer makers' tech support quality compared

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/apathy.jpg" alt="apathy" />LAPTOP recently pit the big computer vendors' customer service offerings against one another with two phone calls

Dell sells 19-inch monitors in Taiwan for $15 by accident, may have to ship them

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/dell.jpg" alt="dell" />Oopsies. Dell's Taiwan website recently listed a 19-inch monitor for the equivalent of about $15 for eight hours befor

Sony says PSPgo is expensive because it's new

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/pspgo2.jpg" alt="psp go" />If you curled your lip and slowly shook your head when Sony announced that the PSPgo would cost $249, you were

NFL Red Zone Channel may not be free on Comcast after all

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/redzone.JPG" alt="NFL" />You may recall that exactly one week ago, your old buddy Doug got all bonered up about NFL Network and Comcast final

Is Acer's 11.6-inch netbook being recalled? [UPDATE]

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/Acer_Aspire_One_AO571h_Sapphire_Blue.jpg" alt="acer" />Although Acer officially announced its 11.6-inch netbook, the Aspire One A0751h, on Mo

FiOS reseller undercuts Verizon's own prices

If you happen to live in one of Verizon’s FiOS coverage areas, you might be interested to know that at least one ISP is reselling the exact same internet service for almost $50 per month cheaper

Best Buy cuts salaries, yet looks to product demos to drive high-end home theater

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/magnolia.JPG" alt="magnolia" />With retail electronics stores closing down faster than the backwards-spinning water in an Australian toilet b

Wal-Mart sells box of rocks disguised as Nintendo DS (twice)

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/rocks.jpg" alt="rocks" />I've worked plenty of thankless retail jobs so I can sympathize with the grind but please, customer service people,

Repossession going electronic with remote vehicle disablers

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/128027949_a2981f5eea_b.jpg">Missing a payment on a leased car might get a whole lot dicier in the near future as more and more dealerships ar
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