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The mobile internet, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday

November 23rd, 2010 by Talya

So we find ourselves two days away from Thanksgiving, three days away from the biggest shopping day of the year in the US, and less than a week away from the online shopping frenzy of Cyber Monday. For anyone in the United States planning on venturing out on “Black Friday” to fight through the crowds and get some good deals, new mobile apps can help. TechCrunch reports that Dealmap is putting out new Android and iphone apps that will list over 165,000 Black Friday deals at 52,000 retail locations across the United States. The app will not only provide a map of all the local deals, but will also notify users of any super deals that are nearby (TechCrunch).

For those who would rather avoid the crowds by finding deals via the internet or the mobile web, Cyber Monday has been a dream-come-true for the past several years. Most retailers start their big online seasonal sales the Monday after thanksgiving, but apparently these deals are being broadcast earlier than before. Shawn Collins at Affiliate Marketing Blog shared Amazon has officially started its Black Friday specials early (yesterday, November 22, to be exact) and will continue to add new sales through November 27. Cyber Monday specials will also be brodcast online by Amazon in a two-day event, so there should be more than enough time to enjoy the online sales.

Apparently, those of us in Europe also get to enjoy special deals – Amazon’s UK site is also offering Black Friday sales, and it will be interesting to see which other retailers offer deals to those outside the borders of the US.