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Re: E-Tailers Pin High Hopes on Cyber Monday Windfalls
Posted by: Keith Regan 2007-11-28 05:39:47
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With brick-and-mortar retailers reporting a blockbuster Black Friday, Internet merchants looked to counter with a strong Cyber Monday, with at least one analyst firm predicting sales would set a record by exceeding 2006 levels. Although Cyber Monday has come to stand for the virtual equivalent of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the first Monday after the holiday is typically not the busiest online retail day of the year. Still, it is at least a symbolically important kickoff to the sprint toward the holiday season finish line and Web use tracking firm comScore predicted a record-setting day, with sales possibly reaching $700 million.


Re: E-Tailers Pin High Hopes on Cyber Monday Windfalls
Posted by: SteveDelBianc 2007-11-28 06:58:54 In reply to: Keith Regan
Great news about the Cyber Monday results -- but of course, consumers need to be smart about purchasing online. One critical line of defense is to add a phishing alert tool to your web browser, which warns you if a participating bank or commerce website can’t be verified by VeriSign.
Email services are another line of defense, since they can stop phishing messages before they reach your inbox. Yahoo’s email service recently started using domain keys to stop phishing emails purported to come from eBay and PayPal. For more info see http://blog.netchoice.org/2007/11/index.html
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