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We need a Black Friday for enterprise technology

If you work in enterprise technology, you’re probably in the middle of a furious “race to the finish” of sales right about now. Here’s a modest proposal to fix the Q4 crunch.

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Adobe forecasts record holiday sales: $1.1B Thanksgiving, $1.6B Black Friday, $2.3B Cyber Monday

The shortest Thanksgiving-Christmas shopping season since 2002 is almost upon us, but it promises to deliver record earnings. Based on an exhaustive analysis of 450 billion retail website visits over the past seven years, and direct insight into 72 percent of all the cash flowing into the 500 largest retail websites in the U.S., Adobe is forecasting the biggest Thanksgiving, the biggest Black Friday, and the biggest Cyber Monday in history.

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Mobile is the new black at eBay and PayPal

Fresh Black Friday data from e-commerce juggernaut eBay and payments specialist PayPal highlights this year’s holiday shopping theme: the mall of America is in your pocket.

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The cyber holiday weekend winner is … Amazon

With mobile shoppers getting the jump on discounts by buying big on Thanksgiving Day and e-commerce sales bubbling up over the long weekend, the online holiday shopping season has arrived in full force.