Black Friday Shoppers Embrace Mobile, Set New Online Records


U.S. retailers crossed a historic new threshold over Thanksgiving weekend as consumers set new records for e-commerce activity and embraced mobile shopping like never before. The record-breaking $5.03 billion spent online on Black Friday — a 17 percent increase from a year ago — was in line with expectations. Consumers spent about $43.42 billion on e-commerce holiday shopping from Nov. 1 to Nov. 26, about 18 percent above a year ago. Mobile devices were used for 54.3 percent of visits and 36.9 percent of online revenue on Black Friday.

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Silicon Valley history lost: Archive of documents that belonged to HP founders destroyed in wildfire

An archive of historic documents that belonged to Hewlett-Packard founders William Hewlett and David Packard has been destroyed in the devastating Tubbs fire in Northern California.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft prepares to dive between Saturn and its rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make its historic dive between Saturn and its famous rings early on Thursday.

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Uber's China Strategy Shifts Into Reverse


Didi Chuxing has announced a historic deal to acquire the Chinese ride-sharing operations of rival Uber, which threw in the towel after years of unsuccessful efforts to grow its business in what may prove to be the world’s most challenging technology market. Under the agreement, Didi Chuxing acquired all of Uber China’s assets, including its brand, data and business operations. The deal calls for Uber to receive 5.89 percent of the combined entity with preferred equity interest, which is the equivalent of a 17.7 percent stake in Didi Chuxing.

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'Brexit' surpassed 'porn' in Google searches following EU referendum

Britain’s historic ‘Brexit’ vote to leave the European Union was so widely searched on Google that it surpassed the search term ‘porn’ last week.

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Google program beats human at ancient Go game, in AI milestone

In a historic first for artificial intelligence, a computer program developed by Google DeepMind has successfully beaten a professional human player at the ancient game of Go.

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Keeping Up the Fight for Net Neutrality

In February the Federal Communications Commission approved historic rules to uphold net neutrality—the principle that your Internet service provider should let you access the web sites and apps y…

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Historic flypast commemorates 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

The U.K. commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a spectacular flypast of historic World War II aircraft Tuesday.

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Grammy-nominated DJ Zane Lowe leaving flagship BBC Radio show, joining Apple

One of BBC Radio’s most popular music personalities is set to leave the historic British broadcaster in March, and will reportedly move across the pond to take a still-unknown position at Apple.



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High-tech gear for the next big storm

It may have been the biggest historic storm that didn’t happen, but that doesn’t mean winter is over. There’s still plenty of rough weather ahead of us, and doubtless some serious storms to worry about. Whether you’re facing a Nor’easter or a hurricane, here’s some of the toughest tech to make it through a dark and stormy night.

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Apple TV special events channel launches hours ahead of 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' event

As Apple gears up for what at least one national news channel has called a “historic” announcement, the iPhone maker has re-added its own Special Events channel the Apple TV, providing interested consumers with another avenue for watching the event unfold live.



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