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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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Amazon makes a play for toys with YoYo.com

Amazon-owned Quidsi has already made a name for itself with specialized online markets for diapers, toiletries and pet supplies. The next market it’s tackling is toys with the launch of the aptly named site YoYo.com.

Amazon offers free one-day shipping for holiday shoppers

Procrastinators rejoice! Amazon announced today that it will offer free one-day shipping for thousands of products, including electronics, video games and jewelry, until the end of the day on Wednesday, December 22. (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pictured right.)