And a lot of that shopping is being done on phones.
The whole Black Friday-Cyber Monday distinction is growing increasingly irrelevant, as online sales, particularly via mobile devices, make up an ever-larger piece of the holiday shopping kickoff. — [Sarah Nassauer / Wall Street Journal]
Professional fake-news factories are doing big business, but there’s still room for dedicated amateurs. Case in point: Donald Trump’s fact-free tweet that he would have won the popular vote if not for “the millions of people who voted illegally.” — [Zachary M. Seward / Quartz]
Online payments startup Stripe raised about $150 million in a new funding round that values the company at $9.2 billion, up from $5 billion last year. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]
The last Code Commerce event of the year is coming up Dec. 6 in San Francisco, featuring onstage interviews with Square CEO Jack Dorsey, Fabletics co-founders Kate Hudson and Adam Goldenberg, Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey and Wish CEO Peter Szulczewski. Register today. (And if you’ll be in New York on Wednesday, An Evening with Code Media will feature Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei, Turner’s John Martin and BuzzFeed U.K. chief Janine Gibson.) — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]
On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Republican consultant Juleanna Glover and Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen agree that Trump will need the counsel and cooperation of those outside his inner circle, particularly on tech and economic policies. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]
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