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    Monday, November 26, 2012
    Black Friday Online Spending Hits $1.042 Billion
    Online, Black Friday spending totals hit $1.042 billion, according to the latest numbers from Internet measurement firm comScore, which reported that online sales were up 26 percent compared with Black Friday last year. The shopping day was the heaviest day yet in 2012, and bring the total spent online during the Nov-Dec holiday season to $13.7 billion. The online spending records are bound to be good news for local Texas e-commerce retailers, and most likely for folks like Austin's WhaleShark M (More info...)

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    Dell: Businesses Expect More Shopping, Less Work on Cyber Monday
    Are you working, or shopping this morning? Today is Cyber Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for online shopping--much of it due to employees heading back to work and taking advantage of high speed connections to go shopping. According to Dell, in a survey released last week, 63 percent of businesses expect a greater decrease in productivity today, due to the Cyber Monday shopping crazy, compared with last year. Dell's survey found that 55 percent of businesses of all sizes (More info...)

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    Benchmark Electronics Sets Chairman
    Angleton-based electronic manufacturer Benchmark Electronics said late last week that it has amed Peter G. Dorflinger as Chairman of the firm's board. Dorflinger succeeds founder Carty T. Fu, who is planning to retire at the end of the year. Dorflinger is General Partner of MAD Capital Partners, and has served on Benchmark's board since its IPO in 1990. Benchmark said that founder Fu has been planning to retire since more than two years ago.




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