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What's Up with Black Friday and Big Data

As a veteran of quite a few Black Friday forays into the abyss, Joe Townsend had to wonder what role big data is playing in this annual ritual. Here, he examines the role big data is playing in Black Friday—and, now, Black Thursday (Thanksgiving Day)—sales.

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Joe Townsend
Black Friday Fatigue? Load Testing Can Save Your Cyber Monday

More shoppers turned online, and to their mobile devices, to find holiday deals this Black Friday than in any previous year. As the number of people growing weary of the enormous crowds and long lines grows, will online retailers be able to handle the load of online and mobile app shopping?

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Noel Wurst