30 December 2013

Online Shopping, Christmas Shipping Surge

Online shopping surging, while brick-and-mortar slowing dying, like newspapers, in the digital age -- the first 2 articles below tell it all --

The Ample Evidence Behind a Christmas Shipping Surge - Businessweek: "U.S. consumers offered plenty of hints in recent weeks that they were keen to shop from their couches. Store traffic and spending on and around the Thanksgiving holiday was dismal by many measures. But online shopping on “Cyber Monday” surged 21 percent over 2012 levels, according to IBM (IBM).   On a mass scale, that trend should have been evident to any economist or supply-chain consultant willing to zoom out from anecdotal reports and semi-scientific surveys. Here’s a 30,000-foot look that shows store traffic has been on a pretty steady decline over the last seven months. In that time, U.S. consumers on the whole spent more money than they did in 2012...."

Behind UPS's Christmas Eve Snafu - WSJ.com"...UPS handles 50% to 60% of e-commerce orders, according to Sucharita Mulpuru, an analyst with Forrester Research. And it is an increasingly crucial part of its business. In its 2012 annual report, UPS said "business to consumer" shipments represented over 40% of its domestic package volume and grew rapidly. Its business-to-business shipping volume, meanwhile, was relatively flat. UPS deployed its spare planes Monday and flew twice as many flights as usual on Christmas Eve. It flew 50% more on Thursday to handle the additional volume...."

Microsoft applies for trademark on 'Mod'
ZDNet
Summary: Could Microsoft be hoping to use 'Mod' as a replacement for ... Or perhaps use apple'smodel and use a smartphone OS instead, forcing8 ... A unique name like Google has only one meaning so if you google Google you ...

As customers fume, Microsoft promises Surface Pro 2 firmware fix ...
Computerworld
Computerworld - Even as Microsoft promised to speed up work on a re-release for a flawed Surface Pro 2 firmware update, customers continued to ...

Maximum PC

Only lawyers profit as tech giants go to war over patents
UPI.com
... entities heated up last week as Google filed a lawsuit in California against an Apple- and Microsoft-backed patent group alleging its "patent dragnet" ...

UPI.com

Google, Facebook collecting some of same information NSA gathers
Chicago Daily Herald
Facebook, Google, Apple and Yahoo were among 15 technology companies... significantly more than users of Facebook, Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc., ... for trustworthy computing at Redmond, Washington-based MicrosoftCorp., ...

The Independent

Google targets big brand advertisers with 'game-changing' technology
The Guardian
Google, which opened a new data centre in Taiwan this month, has high hopes for its new viewability service. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters.

The Guardian

Google: Government request to remove content worrying
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Search engine giant Google has raised concerns about consistent demands by governments and law enforcement agencies across the ...

Times of India

Apple ios 7.0.4 or 7 jailbreak in iPhone 5S 5C/5 serif imei unlock ...
Agriculture.com
Here, are many news online about the new working iOS 7 or 7.0.4 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5S or any other device running iOS 7.0.4All Apple ...

Digital Trends

Review: Apple Mac Pro small but super powerful
Alexandria Town Talk
Geared toward pros as an engineering marvel, the new Mac Pro is clearly one of the great ones from the house of Apple. It's the fastest, most powerful ...

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