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Know Right Now: Cyber Monday Has Biggest Year Yet, While Black Friday Busts

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In today’s top trending stories, Cyber Monday sales surpassed the $2 billion mark this year, making it the biggest online shopping day ever. Sales were up 17% compared to last year.

Meanwhile, Black Friday sales were down 5% compared with last year. Experts blame downturn on consumers shopping weeks before Thanksgiving weekend. Others say that the increase in Cyber Monday shopping may have contributed to the decline on Black Friday.

And lastly, Amazon used 15,000 robots to keep up with Cyber Monday orders. In 2013, Amazon shoppers ordered 426 products per second. Amazon is still the leader among its other cyber-competitors, including Walmart and Target.

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