Adding together the sales from the most recent Prime Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the US only total 43% of the sales from last year's Single's Day. Alibaba's processors were handling nearly 260,000 transactions per second, according to Bloomberg. That's 39% above the 2016 Singles' Day sales total of $17.8 billion which was eclipsed after just 13 hours and nine minutes into the shopping extravaganza.
In honor of the event, Alibaba founder Jack Ma held a gala to celebrate its kickoff, with celebrities like Pharrell, Nicole Kidman, Jessie J, and Maria Sharapova in attendance. It is expected that an estimated 1.5 billion parcels related to the event will be shipped over the next six days to millions of people across more than 600 cities.
But JD.com, reporting 11.11 figures for the first time, generated 127.1 billion RMB in revenue, or $19.14 billion.
The holiday was once a celebration for China's lonely hearts and unattached singles, known as "bare sticks". It takes its name from the way Nov 11 is written numerically as 11/11, which resembles "bare branches", a Chinese expression for the unattached.
The yearly display of rising Chinese consumer spending power has become crucial for manufacturers and retailers across the country, accounting for a significant share of annual orders for many businesses.
Alibaba launched "Singles' Day" as the Chinese online answer to the late-November US "Black Friday" shopping rush.
Combined with Amazon's acquisition of grocery chain Whole Foods, Alibaba's plans mark a broader trend of the e-commerce giants moving into brick-and-mortar retail. Ahead of the event, the retailer also outfitted almost 100,000 of its Tmall stores across China with facial recognition technology to process payments.
Singles's Day far out ranks the entire Black Friday Weekend in terms of sales, previous year Single's Day sales were triple the combined total from Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP)'s shares owned by insiders are 1.9%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 73.5%. It's not clear why Penney underestimated its own sales by that much when there was only one day left in the quarter.
The new 2018 iPad model is also expected to have an improved Apple Pencil stylus and better software for taking notes and drawing. Apple's facial recognition feature is used like Touch ID to unlock a user's device and for approving payments using Apple Pay.
BFM television reports that the three people hurt are Chinese students and none of their injuries are considered life-threatening. French authorities say Friday's incident does not appear to be terror related, but believe the act may have been deliberate.
CJAR's petition claims that the government could use the investigations to undermine the independence of the judiciary. The names of the college's trustees B P Yadav and Palash Yadav is also there in the FIR lodged by the CBI.
Many saw that the Nintendo Switch was a flawless game console for video streaming services since it's pretty much like a tablet. With Hulu now officially available on the Switch, Nintendo appears to be ready to start offering video streaming services.
The last time a three-carrier group took part in exercises like this was in 2006 and 2007 during drills off the coast of Guam. Pacific Fleet's unique ability and ironclad commitment to the continued security and stability of the region".
Walmart: The annual toy book is online now, but the company has not yet announced its hours or released its Black Friday ad . Hours: JC Penny has not yet announced its store hours, but deals will last November 23-Dec. 24.
The meeting would be arranged "in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds ", the statement said without giving further details. India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Indian Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government.
Files Go is meant to be a smart storage app, as it includes features to remove unwanted items, duplicate files, and more. The app serves several key functions, including working as a storage manager to organize files and free up space.
AT&T ready to fight USA on Time Warner deal: CEO
The AT&T-Time Warner deal is a "vertical merger", which consolidates two companies, but does not eliminate a competitor. AT&T may be forced to dump CNN for the USA regulators to allow its proposed takeover of Time Warner to go through.
U.S. to stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia
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Melania visits Great Wall, Beijing Zoo
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"Harry Potter" Version of Pokémon Go Debuts
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Income Tax Officials Raid In Jaya TV Office In Chennai
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OnePlus 5T Will Stay Wired Like Most
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Election day 2017: What's on the ballot in each CT town?
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How Lack of Sleep Can Make Your Brain Cells Sluggish?
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