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Pranking Black Friday

Raise consciousness about the silliness of the Black Friday ritual — do anything but shop.

This time last year, Cathy O’Neil and I traded emails about the US’s annual orgy of consumerism. I promised her an article for her Mathbabe blog, which I still owe her, and we wondered how to raise consciousness about the silliness of the Black Friday ritual. I remembered something a friend and I did back in grad school: we…
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Commerce Weekly: Holiday cyber spending breaks records

Holiday online and mobile spending, paying with your fingerprint, and creepy mannequins are watching you shop.

Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the commerce space this week. Holiday weekend sees huge increases in online and mobile spending The big news this week is the cyber spending that happened over the holiday weekend. Starting with Thanksgiving Day, online shoppers found time between football downs, turkey, stuffing, and pie to spend $633 million at…
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