November 28th @ 10:50 PM GMT
CBS News If there were any doubts about fan anticipation for ''Rogue One,'' the first day of online sales certainly put them to rest (Entertainment)
November 26th @ 12:01 AM GMT
CBS News U.S. shoppers expected to spend 51 percent of their Black Friday weekend budgets on the web -- a first in e-commerce history (Technology)
November 25th @ 12:30 PM GMT
Yahoo! Now that your belly is stuffed, it's time to satiate that other yawning chasm of desire. Todays ''Black Friday,'' as the natives call it, which means that many Americans are now in their underwear busily filling their online shopping carts with gifts galore. Many Verge readers are undoubtedly taking advantage of the $100 discount on the HTC Vive, bringing the headset's cost down to $699. Savings that can then be spent in Viveport where you'll also find discounted titles. (Technology)
November 28th @ 11:22 AM GMT
Yahoo! Faced with a barrage of lawsuits from workers demanding benefits and recognition as employees, some companies in the fast-growing 'gig economy' are looking to settle the issues through legislation. Joseph Morelle, the number two Democrat in the New York State Assembly, said he has been talking about portable benefits with such companies, which use occasional workers to provide rides, deliveries, house-cleaning and other services through websites and apps. In advance of that effort, online... (Business)
November 28th @ 6:48 PM GMT
Yahoo! There's no such thing as a free lunch, or a string-free deal for that matter. Yes, youre going to have to pay for all those Cyber Monday savings. The cost? A piece of your online privacy. (Technology)
November 28th @ 7:06 PM GMT
Yahoo! In a massive crackdown, police and law enforcement agencies across Europe have seized more than 4,500 website domains trading in counterfeit goods, often via social networks, officials said on Monday. The operation came as Europol, Europe's police agency, unveiled its newest campaign dubbed ''Don't F***(AKE) Up'' to stop scam websites selling fake brand names online. Its instant global reach and anonymity make it possible to sell nearly anything to anyone at any time,'' Europol said. (Technology)
November 25th @ 12:38 PM GMT
Reuters Online spending by U.S. bargain hunters climbed to above $1 billion by Thanksgiving evening, according to Adobe Digital Index, surging almost 14 percent from a year ago and reflecting a broader trend away from brick-and-mortar shopping. (Technology)
November 25th @ 2:27 PM GMT
Yahoo! A Russian propaganda apparatus was successful in spreading fake or false news stories during the recent US election, Washington Post reports. The findings come from a new, unpublished report provided to the Post that found more than 200 websites responsible for publishing Russian propaganda during the election cycle. The campaign reportedly included the use of thousands of botnets, a network of websites and social media accounts, and a team of people paid to push conspiracy theories online. (Technology)
November 25th @ 2:37 PM GMT
Yahoo! The UK is about to pass into law sweeping surveillance legislation that will force ISPs and mobile operators to keep a complete record of every citizens browsing history for up to a year. This information will be accessible without a warrant to intelligence services, the police, and a number of other government agencies including, bizarrely, the likes of the Gambling Commission and the Food Standards Agency. While much of the legislation is concerned with how the government can track down s... (Technology)
November 25th @ 5:31 PM GMT
Reuters Crowds were thin at U.S. malls and stores on Black Friday morning, formerly the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier and online sales expected to take the biggest share of gains in retail sales over last year. (Business)
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