NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoppers came out like champs for Cyber Monday -- and online retailers ended up winners, too. Research company comScore says shoppers bought stuff online at the heaviest rate ever on Monday -- with sales up 18 percent over last year's Cyber Monday. That's the top online spending day since comScore began tracking the data in 2001. What's more, the figure doesn't event include items and services bought on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Retailers had begun rolling out "Cyber" deals from the start of November, and kept them going on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some observers to wonder if the earlier sales would slow Cyber Monday sales. It didn't.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's believed to be the first traffic citation claiming a motorist was using Google's computer-embedded eyeglasses. And Cecilia Abadie has entered a not guilty plea to the alleged offense. She was pulled over in October on suspicion of going 80 in a 65 mile-per-hour zone on a San Diego freeway. When a California Highway Patrol officer saw her wearing the Google Glass device -- Abadie also got a citation usually given to people driving while a video or TV screen is on in the front of the vehicle. Her attorney tells The Associated Press that his client will testify at trial that the glasses weren't on while she was driving -- and were turned on when she looked up at the officer. Google Glass is designed to respond to a head tilt by waking itself up. The driver charged was one of about 10,000 explorers who got the glasses earlier this year as part of a tryout. Legislators in at least three states -- Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia -- have introduced bills that would specifically ban driving with Google Glass.
Pope Benedict XVI put Catholic Church leaders on notice Thursday, saying social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter aren't a virtual world they can ignore, but rather a very real world they must engage if they want to spread the faith to the next generation.
Christian Singer Coffey Anderson was in for a surprise when he performed at a New Years Eve concert in Irving, Texas. As he was smack-dab in the middle of a song, his young son stormed the stage and began dancing feverishly. The crowd, naturally, loved it.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173 Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes AP Photo FX102, FX103 Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos. By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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