Monday, November 27, 2006

Happy "Cyber Monday"! (And I hope everyone had a good "Black Friday" as well):
"BLACK FRIDAY", the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the start of the busiest shopping season in America. This year is no different. Shoppers on Friday November 24th were expected to race to the malls to snap up this season's hottest gifts. The day is "black" not because of the misery of queues and crowds, but because it marks the moment when retailers are supposed to move from the red (indicating losses) to the black (indicating profits).

...And the internet is ever more popular. ComScore Networks, an internet information provider, says online retailers expect the biggest sales ever on "Cyber Monday", the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, when millions of Americans take advantage of high-speed internet in their offices to hunt for presents.