Cyber Monday Spending Hits $1.5 Billion, Shatters U.S. Record

Cyber Monday spending hit $1.5 billion in the U.S. to make it the biggest shopping day in history, according to comScore, which tracks purchases made on computers using broadband connections. The firm reports that on Cyber Monday, which falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving, spending was up 17 percent year over year, and that overall, e-commerce spending for the first 26 days of the holiday season has totaled $16.4 billion, a 16 percent increase over last year. ComScore does not include purchases made over mobile devices, which by one account is estimated to be contributing as much as 13 percent of sales 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