Welcome back, first-Monday-after-Thanksgiving, and here’s what’s happening this busy Cyber Monday morning in tech news…
Cyber Monday Sales Set to Break Record
Black Friday sales last week reportedly surged 24% to 26% year-on-year and Internet sales today are predicted to outpace last year’s Cyber Monday take, too. Customers spent $1 billion on Cyber Monday in 2010, and market research firm ComScore predicts sales this year could reach a record $1.2 billion.
Amazon Reports Strong Kindle Fire Black Friday Sales
Amazon says it sold four times as many Kindle devices last Friday as it did a year ago, thanks to the Kindle Fire, which was the company’s bestselling tablet both through its website and at retailer Target.
Read more: Wall Street Journal
AT&T Hackers Gave Stolen Money to Terrorist Groups
Money stolen from hacked AT&T business accounts was used to fund terrorist attacks in Asia, according to police officials in the Philippines. Four men and one woman have been arrested for channeling money from the hack attacks to a terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda.
Galaxy Nexus Audio Bug Fixed?
Samsung has yet to release an official fix for the Galaxy Nexus volume “bug,” but a user on Android community site MoDaCo claims his modified boot image fixes the problem–it’s available for download at the link below.
Read more: MoDaCo
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