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Black Friday and the Digital Age



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Black Friday and the Digital Age

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Technology and the web are big parts of the shopping holiday now

Black Friday is almost upon us. That special time of the year when people rush out to the stores to spend their money, trample on each other, and get in fights over marked down merchandise, in true holiday spirit.

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iPads, Tablets and Other Gadgets To Be Hot Items

Research shows that the iPad and other tablets could dominate Black Friday shopping.

black friday gadgets

black friday gadgets

In the US, UK and Australia, Apple is having a "special one-day shopping event". The deals are said to include discounts on iPads, Macs and iPods on Apple's online store and in retail stores. 9to5Mac claims to have more details from a "trusted tipster".

Amazon is doing a deal on Saturday, or starting on midnight - Black Friday night: All Windows Phone 7 and select Android devices, for just $.01

Google's Chromebooks

While not exactly a Black Friday deal, Google did announce a price drop on Chromebooks.

Chromebook: Set Up

Online Advertising

According to a report from MediaPost, "Retail marketers gearing up for Black Friday spent more of their digital ad budget on paid-search and digital advertising in Q4 2011, compared with the year-ago quarter."

Foursquare

Foursquare has provided a Black Friday survival guide:

Foursquare black friday

The company says:

On your phone: Tap on the 'Explore' tab in the foursquare app and hit the bright orange 'Specials' button to find all the deals nearby. Expand the radius (by tapping on the number in the top left) for more deals!

On foursquare.com: Check out the map on the homepage to see Specials in the neighborhood, marked in orange. Zoom out or drag the map around to see more!


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