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Cyber Monday enjoys record sales thanks to mobile devices

Mobile devices made this year's Cyber Monday the biggest online shopping day in history.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/CNN) – Mobile devices made this year's Cyber Monday the biggest online shopping day in history.

That’s the word from IBM, which also says that sales jumped 20.6 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Purchases made on mobile devices made up 17 percent of the day’s total sales, with more people using smart phones than tablets.

The trend is a stark contrast to Black Friday sales, which fell 13.2 percent from last year.

Analysts say that’s because retailers opened their stores on Thanksgiving Thursday before Black Friday.

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