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Record Cyber Monday spending tops $3 billion

1 year 2 days 13 hours ago December 02, 2015 Dec 2, 2015 Wednesday, December 02 2015 December 02, 2015 12:31 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Mae Anderson

NEW YORK- Shoppers spent more than $3 billion online this "Cyber Monday," making it the biggest online shopping day ever.

Research firm comScore said shopping by phone, tablet, laptop or tablet jumped 21 percent to $3.11 billion Monday.

The 10-year-old shopping holiday has lost some of its luster as retailers push sales forward on the calendar to Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Yet "Cyber Monday" has become engrained in the minds of enough shoppers and it endures as the top online spending day of the year.

Mobile spending, or sales via smartphones and tablets, jumped 53 percent to $838 million, making up 27 percent of total online spending. Top online shopping destinations included Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Target and Best Buy.

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