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