Nov 12 2017
That same year, the shopping extravaganza known as Singles' Day raked in $17.8 billion on November 11 (11.11) according to FGRT estimates.
China's Singles' Day sales on TMall hit 10 billion yuan (about 1.5 billion USA dollars) at just three minutes past midnight on Saturday.
The massive, promotion-driven shopping event in China that drives the biggest one-day online sales in the world, is not the natural setting for high-end luxury brands - so e-commerce marketplace Alibaba made a place for them.
More than 140,000 brands participate in 11.11 in 2017, offering 15 million products The Double 11 shopping event has more than 60,000 global brands that will offer popular items from authentic autographed sports memorabilia to fresh foods and produce to half a billion Chinese consumers.
China is already the world's largest e-commerce market and the share of online shopping that makes up all consumer spending grows every year.
Target Releases Black Friday Ad, Offers Early Access Deals
Target, Sears and Kmart have announced their top deals for Black Friday! Here are some of the deals each store will offer. Both stores are offering early access to Black Friday sales to members of their Shop Your Way rewards program .
George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'
The White House went on to call Bush's decision to invade Iraq, "one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in American history". However, at the time , he thought Bush was more concerned that Clinton would win the presidency, not Trump.
'Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village'
Hader, a town just inside Syrian territory, is reportedly being targeted by the Nusra Front, formally known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.
E-commerce giant Alibaba on Saturday kicked off its ninth edition of the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, its annual sales event.
The event has been adopted by Alibaba rivals such as JD.com, with merchants engaging in a cut-throat battle to slash prices and move goods. There were 256,000 payment transactions processed per second by Alipay, Alibaba's Alizila news website reported. Cyber Monday sales clocked in at $3.5 billion-resulting in total sales of about $8.7 billion as consumers prepared for the gift-giving holiday season. The Sixth Tone reports that Chinese retailers traditionally put a limit on how many items you can put in your online shopping cart to help "ease operations", encouraging buyers to put in one purchase order rather than multiple transactions that require more processing.
Alibaba and JD stock have both doubled this year as revenues surged.
"This is a big event for China, for the Chinese economy", Mr Joseph Tsai, Alibaba's co-founder and vice-chairman, said. Greenpeace said Singles' Day deliveries previous year created 130,000 tonnes of packaging waste - less than 10 per cent of which is recycled.
It said e-commerce is actually more carbon-intensive than brick-and-mortar shopping, calling "Singles Day" a "disaster for the environment".
Nov 10 2017
Twitter Pauses Verifications Amid Controversy Over Charlottesville Organizer
CEO Jack Dorsey weighed in on the issue, saying that the company has known for awhile that the system was broken. Several celebrities on Twitter were quick to condemn Twitter's decision to give Kessler the badge.
Nov 09 2017
Sheep can recognise human faces
During one set of trials, they were made to discern between their handler (whose photo they'd never seen before) and a new face. The sheep were less successful at identifying the tilted celebrities but still performed better than chance.
Nov 09 2017
Priti Patel on the brink, as new meetings with Israeli officials revealed
The PM said her decision was "right" as "further details have come to light". Had she not resigned, Patel would nearly certainly have been fired.
Nov 08 2017
Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip With Top Trump Campaign Officials
Only 7 percent of Trump voters say they believe that members of the campaign team colluded with Russian Federation . He also said he told Sam Clovis, a former co-chairman and policy adviser to Trump's campaign, about his trip.
Nov 05 2017
Everyone's congratulating the Twitter employee who deleted Donald Trump's account
After the account was restored Trump did not tweet about the vanishing act, but made several posts on other topics. A Twitter customer support employee performed the community service on his last day.
Nov 04 2017
Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back
Do not forget to turn back your clocks this weekend! Turning back the clock Sunday pushes sunrise and sunset back an hour. We all have opinions on daylight saving time, though truth to tell, I always need to stop and figure it out a little.
Nov 03 2017
Federal Bureau of Investigation probing Puerto Rico power contract awarded to Montana start-up without bidding
On 26 September, Whitefish was handed a contract by the power utility to fix the electricity grid. The FBI is now investigating this turn of events, reports the Wall Street Journal .
Nov 03 2017
Qualcomm Q4 Profits Drops 90%, Loser In Legal Battle With Apple
If Qualcomm loses that business, it would cut the company's revenue by about 7.5 percent, Raymond James & Associates estimates. Apple will reportedly not use any Qualcomm components in 2018 (CNET/CBS Interactive).
Nov 03 2017
Low supplies, refinery work bumping up local gas prices
Those issues have led to the lowest gasoline inventories since 2015 when the BP refinery shut down in Whiting, Indiana. Because of Hurricane Harvey, some refiners delayed maintenance to cover production losses from the affected area.
Nov 03 2017
All signs point to Osweiler replacing Siemian as Denver Broncos QB
Broncos rookie tight-end Jake Butt returned to the practice field; Emmanuel Sanders and Todd Davis also practiced for the Broncos. Last season with the Houston Texans Osweiler started 14 games and went 8-6 as the starting quarterback.
Nov 10 2017Ezekiel Elliott suspended again; Could miss three divisional matchups
Nov 07 2017Hundreds of Lidl staff getting pay rise in Northern Ireland
Nov 07 2017Iran adds missile to annual anti-US pageant
Nov 07 2017Could Flynn be the next member of Trump's orbit to face indictment?
Nov 04 2017No action against those holding demonetised notes: Centre to SC
Nov 03 2017Probe of Trump-Russia links get strong support, poll finds
Nov 03 2017Trio in England squad for 1st time for Germany, Brazil games
Nov 02 2017Russia's Putin arrives in Iran
Nov 02 2017Man arrested after 9 bodies, 2 severed heads found in Tokyo flat
Nov 02 2017NTPC Explosion: Boiler blast claims 9 lives, injures 100
Nov 11 2017Moscow drafts 'reciprocal measures' over United States demands on Russia Today
Nov 11 2017JC Penney Share Jump on Strong Sales
Nov 11 2017Early orders of Google Pixel Buds are now shipping
Nov 10 2017Walmart's Black Friday 2017 ad is out!
Nov 09 2017Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks
Nov 08 2017Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Loses Her Job
Nov 08 2017Netflix email scam targets millions of users
Nov 06 2017World of Warcraft Classic will let you relive Blizzard's original MMO experience
Nov 06 2017Panthers edge arch-rival Falcons, 20-17
Nov 05 2017Texans QB Deshaun Watson Out for Year With ACL Tear
Nov 02 2017Tesla gives wishy-washy outlook for Model 3 production issues
Nov 01 2017All participants of global meeting on Syria arrive in Astana