Mad Dash: Amazon Extends Holiday Shipping, Falls Short of Wal-Mart

Amazon.com added a two-day extension to its free holiday shipping window today. For all of you procrastinators, you have until 11:59 pm PST on Dec. 19 to receive free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Dec. 24. That still doesn’t top Wal-Mart’s offer. It’s offering free shipping until 11:30 pm PST on Dec. 20, or nearly 24 hours longer. Wal-Mart estimates it will save customers $25 million in shipping fees this season.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik