Thanksgiving

  • Mobile shopping hits record numbers over Thanksgiving and Black Friday

    Mobile shopping hits record numbers over Thanksgiving and Black Friday

    Black Friday has only just begun, but already mobile traffic and sales are breaking records compared with years prior, according to third-party reports and those from major retailers, out this morning. In addition to yesterday’s Thanksgiving sales report of a record $771 million in revenue from mobile devices, top retailers, including Amazon, Walmart and Target, have also now… Read More

  • 2016 Thanksgiving on track to break $2B in online sales

    2016 Thanksgiving on track to break $2B in online sales

    With Thanksgiving Day in full swing, many are turning to the internet to get their holiday shopping started. Adobe is tracking e-commerce transactions in real time, and it said that by 5pm Eastern time online retailers had clocked $1.15 billion in sales, up 13.6 percent on a year ago. Of that, $449 million was spent on mobile devices ($322 million smartphones; $127 million tablets), a… Read More

  • Watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Daydream VR is actually fun

    Watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Daydream VR is actually fun

    Live streaming 360-degree video is rarely the right way to go if you’re thinking about doing a live broadcast for an event — but Verizon’s (disclaimer: Verizon owns TechCrunch via AOL) use of it to show the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade actually makes sense. Especially if you happen to have a Daydream View headset, Google’s new first-party mobile VR… Read More

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    Lab-made meat startup Memphis Meats hopes to grow a Thanksgiving turkey

    Lab-made meat startup Memphis Meats hopes to grow a Thanksgiving turkey

    Memphis Meats sizzled onto the startup stage earlier this year with a lab-grown meatball. Now, it’s entertaining the idea of growing other meats — including turkey. The startup has created an Indiegogo campaign to save some of the nearly 50 million birds from the slaughter each Thanksgiving by educating the public on what meat of the future could look and taste like. While I am… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Oracle Acquires Dyn “Thanksgiving Special”

    The Thanksgiving edition of Crunch Report: What I’m thankful for… disappearing live video and messages in Instagram, Nutonomy hits the streets in Boston, Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn and Ed Zitron is here to hang out on the show. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • A Holiday Perspective On Technology And Consumerism Crunch Network

    A Holiday Perspective On Technology And Consumerism

    Holiday shopping, long a staple in American life, has undergone significant change over the past half century. The “Miracle on 34th Street” post-war tradition of heading downtown to Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s has evolved from quaintly old-fashioned to downright anachronistic. The other holiday shopping tradition of hopping in the family truckster on Black Friday and… Read More

  • Thanksgiving Online Sales Top $1.7B, 26% Of Purchases Made On Mobile

    Thanksgiving Online Sales Top $1.7B, 26% Of Purchases Made On Mobile

    Thanksgiving is now in full swing in the U.S., and while many are focused on food and football, some are turning their attention online to kick off their holiday shopping. Adobe, which tracked over 100 million visits to some 4,500 retail sites so far today (including 80% of all online transactions from the top 100 U.S. retailers), says that over $1 billion has been spent so far online… Read More

  • 14 Tech Trends To Be Thankful For In 2014

    With Black Friday creeping up tomorrow, and Christmas lingering around the corner, it’s easy to forget the true spirit of Thanksgiving. Being obsessed with tech, the latest gadgets, and all the wonders that the modern startup can provide definitely doesn’t help. Knowing this, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the developments of the last year and pick out a… Read More

  • Thanksgiving Digest (IBM E-Commerce Edition): Mobile 43% Of All Traffic, Over 25% Of All Online Sales

    Thanksgiving Digest (IBM E-Commerce Edition): Mobile 43% Of All Traffic, Over 25% Of All Online Sales

    For many years, Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — marked the start of the holiday shopping rush. But with many (not all) physical stores closed on Thanksgiving, a window of opportunity has emerged for e-commerce sites to push out offers and start selling a day earlier. That has proven to be big business: online sales in the U.S. this Thanksgiving were up nearly 20% (19.7%)… Read More

  • IBM Thanksgiving Day U.S. Sales Data Shows 22% Of Online Transactions Made On Mobile, With Average Order $132

    IBM Thanksgiving Day U.S. Sales Data Shows 22% Of Online Transactions Made On Mobile, With Average Order $132

    It’s Thanksgiving, and IBM, via its Benchmark data service is once again tracking how U.S. consumers are taking to the web to kick off their holiday season shopping, with early indications that this year is looking a bit softer than 2012. Overall, Thanksgiving online sales are up 9% over last year. On the same day in 2012, they were up by over 14%. And the average value of an online order… Read More

  • IBM: Thanksgiving Sales Data Shows Mobile Commerce Jumping, iPhone/iPad Driving over 20% Of Traffic, Social Nets Only 0.2%

    IBM: Thanksgiving Sales Data Shows Mobile Commerce Jumping, iPhone/iPad Driving over 20% Of Traffic, Social Nets Only 0.2%

    ComScore yesterday predicted that e-commerce sales would jump by 14% this holiday season compared to last year, to $42 billion, and some numbers just out from IBM’s Benchmark service — an ongoing measurement that covers some 500 of the largest online retailers in the U.S. — indicate that consumers are getting a head start today. Online sales, it says, are already up by… Read More

  • 42 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Grateful For

    42 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Grateful For

    Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 35-city event series hosted in 15 countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. He founded Commonred (Acquired by Income.com) and is ex-Electronic Arts. Today is Thanksgiving, a holiday where Americans and a few other countries celebrate and remember everything we have to be grateful for. In the… Read More

  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Rickroll might just be the ultimate Rickroll in the history of Rickrolling

    Perhaps the genius in the latest nationwide Rickroll showcased during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is that, A: many people thought Rickrolling was finally over, and B: Rick Astley himself appeared and Rickrolled the bejesus out of everybody. Bonus laughs for the namby-pamby voiceover guy throwing it to commercial saying “That was Rick Astley singing the Rickrolling phenom… Read More

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    The CG boys are taking a well-earned break tomorrow but thank you for another great year of CrunchGear. We wake up for you guys, whether it seems like it or not, and we could have made it through without your diligent visits to our little kingdom of jollity and mirth. Have a great Turkey day and we’ll see you on Friday. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 15% off Proporta iPod (et al.) cases

    Proporta makes a whole host of cases and the like for the iPod, iPhone and every other [inferior] device in between. To celebrate Thanksgiving week, the company is offering 15 percent off on all its goods. You’ll need to input the promotion code “TURKEY” (minus the quotation marks) at checkout. In the meantime, be sure to wish Arsenal, based in fashionable North London… Read More

  • Thanksgiving Video: Now this is what I'm talking about

    See, guys. This is all you have to do to enter our video contests. This is pure, unadulterated genius. Unfortunately, he sent it in too late but he’ll get a little something for his efforts, rest assured. Read More

  • Contest: Win a Neuros OSD video box!

    If you’re a real geek, you like to make stuff for Linux. And you’ve probably also seen the nifty Neuros OSD, a Linux-based PVR-ish device. It records TV shows, for example, and automagically compresses them for your iPod, among many, many other things it does. And Neuros is giving us one to give away to you, our readers. You’ll also get a 160GB external HD for recording the… Read More

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    From all of us at CrunchGear, we’d like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Feel free to click through and check out a few other Thanksgiving themed cartoons I found. Gobble Gobble! Read More

  • Circuit City's Friday is the Blackest

    There’s some pretty sweet stuff going on Friday at Circuit City. You can get a 42-inch Sharp Aquos LCD HDTV for $800, a Roadmate GPS System for your car for $125, or maybe you just would like a fully-loaded laptop for $300? Sure, it’s an HP Compaq, but at three bills you can hardly complain. There’s more deals than that, including some stocking stuffers for pocket… Read More