NEW YORK (
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position as online retail giant was confirmed again as Black Friday shopping numbers were tallied and released Monday.
But beyond the 13% year-over-year
Black Friday sales growth at Amazon
, a few behind-the-scenes tech shops also had a strong showing during the Thanksgiving rush, which should translate to a big Cyber Monday boost.
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revamped product search site and
, an online sales system provider, all enjoyed a rich slice of the action, said ThinkEquity's review of the e-commerce numbers from the weekend.
PayPal said it saw payment growth of 27% on Black Friday, up from the 20% rate a year ago. The online payment broker also said it saw greater than 300% growth in mobile transactions.
For Google, the introduction of Google Products gave the search giant an even stronger foothold in a competitive field that includes
favorites like PriceGrabber
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Bing Shopping price comparison sites. Google Product search traffic was up 69% over year-ago numbers, according to ThinkEquity, which cited a report by Mercent.
Another big player in the online shopping arena is GSI, the name behind retail brands like
Dick's Sporting Goods
deals. GSI shares, which have been down 6% this year, have risen 3% in the past week as the company continues to sign on new retail customers, including
Donna Karan International
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