Amazon has revealed that it added more than one million new Amazon Prime members in the third week of December alone as shoppers pushed to finish their Christmas shopping ahead of the big day yesterday. The growth in the service, which gives members free two-day shipping on a wide selection of items, led to Amazon’s busiest ever Prime shipping day.
Christmas time is truly a majestic time no matter where you are, but one photographer wanted to share his experience in the city that he loves. Using a radio-controlled quadcopter along with a GoPro camera, Beto Lopez navigated through the City by the Bay on Christmas Eve to capture what San Francisco looks like from above.
The 5 minute and 17 second video takes viewers along sights like the Ferry Building, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium, Coit Tower, Pier 39 near Fisherman’s Wharf, and finally to the famous Tom and Jerry house to view its Christmas decorations.
The holiday shopping season is winding down, but how did retailers do this year? Market research firm comScore analyzed the performance of online shopping in the US and found that it failed to meet expectations. It revealed today that in the 2013 holiday season, customers spent $42.75 billion from Black Friday through December 22, a 10 percent increase from the $38.91 billion spent in 2012.
The easiest way to set a world record is to think of something so grandiose and obscure that no one could have ever possibly thought of attempting it before. And for the folks over at Custom SLR, that involved building the world’s largest Christmas tree made entirely of tripods—plus the requisite festive decor.
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. – Dr. Seuss
Many of us use Google Maps to help us find unfamiliar locations, avoid traffic snarls and help catch the next train. But on Christmas Eve, Google Maps will take on a far more important challenge: helping kids around the world find information on Santa Claus’s whereabouts.
A hidden search feature turns smartphones into mobile Christmas caroling karaoke machines.
Every year Google stashes an Easter egg in one of its services as a yuletide treat and 2013 is no exception. However, it is confined to mobile devices.
Apple – Holiday – TV Ad – Misunderstood
A teenage boy surprises his family with a thoughtful holiday gift.