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Cyber Monday sales up 30 percent
 
Once thought to be harmless, anonymous online provocateurs have become a scourge to virtual communities in recent years.
Once thought to be harmless, anonymous online provocateurs have become a scourge to virtual communities in recent years.
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Online sales jumped 30 percent on Cyber Monday compared to last year, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, which tracks more than 1 million e-commerce transactions a day for more than 500 retailers. The increase beats out the 21 percent jump in sales on Black Friday, and the 17 percent increase on Thanksgiving. A growing number of people used mobile devices to make purchases this year. About 18 percent viewed deals on their mobile devices on Monday, and 13 percent bought merchandise by phone or tablet — up from 12 percent and 7 percent, respectively, last year.

 

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