While Android is on the rise nominally in terms of devices sold and in its market share, there seems to be a paradox at work. More and more people are buying Android smartphones and tablets. But the rate of engagement or online purchasing activity is not growing as fast.
Amazon UK boasts record Kindle Fire sales thanks to Black Friday, deal is still on
Black Friday typically marks the day where retailers enjoy huge sales numbers and return to profit. Seeing that Amazon didn't do quite well on the third quarter, there’s nothing like a good price push to sell a couple more of Kindle Fire devices and help turn things around.
iPhone, iPad on top of Black Friday online shopping; usage not purchases
A new study, released by IBM, reveals that the iPhone, iPad topped the Black Friday online shopping sprees, but not when it comes to mobile devices users purchased, but devices used to snag Black Friday deals from when shopping online.
Mobile payments booming this Thanksgiving; eBay, PayPal report massive growth over last year
According to eBay and PayPal (a subsidiary of eBay), Thanksgiving 2012 brought a 2.5-fold in the global volume of mobile transactions over the same day of 2011. Also, the number of customers that used tablets or smartphones to shop this Thanksgiving was 164% higher than last year.