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Black Friday registers 11 percent increase– PriceGrabber.com

PriceGrabber.com revealed that economic conditions motivate value-driven consumers which lead to an 11 percent increase in traffic year-over-year on Black Friday.

Data from PriceGrabber.com shows that online consumers are taking advantage of promotions on popular electronics including: LCD and Plasma TV’s, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Digital SLR Cameras, Laptops, and Video Game Consoles.

The most popular products on Black Friday are as follows:

1. Nintendo Wii Console
2. Ugg Australia ‘Classic Short’ Boot
3. Sony BDP-S350 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player
4. Samsung LN52A650 52″ LCD TV
5. Nintendo Wii Fit
6. Panasonic TH-42PX80U 42″ Plasma TV
7. Sennheiser HD 555 Headphones
8. Canon EOS Rebel XSi Black SLR Digital Camera Kit
9. Acer Aspire One AOA110-1295 Notebook
10. Canon PowerShot A590 IS Black Digital Camera

How about you? What did you buy last Friday?

StopX online community to fight child sexual exploitation

To coincide with the opening of World Congress III on the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Brazil, UNICEF and partners launched StopX.org, an online community of young activists fighting sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.

StopX.org offers extensive resources on this issue, including links to other websites and national help lines for young people to call in an emergency. One of the site’s main features is a private community where users are invited to collaborate with each other and showcase their work on fighting sexual exploitation.

Create your own bailout plan

Every day seems to bring new announcements of significant staff reductions by area employers. Many face financial struggles and more than ever, consumers are trying to stretch their dollars. The reality is that while there’s a bailout plan for our country’s ailing financial institutions, the average citizen can’t turn to Uncle Sam or anyone else for help.

The experts at Essential Knowledge, a financial education company, have an answer for consumers at every economic level and in every financial situation: You can bail yourself out.

There is a cost for your bail out plan, however. It will set you back by $99.00.

Airborne Mobile, Food Network cooking up a tasty new mobile application

food Airborne Mobile, Food Network cooking up a tasty new mobile applicationAirborne Mobile announced that Food Network Everyday Chef, the latest Food Network subscription mobile application, is now available in the U.S. market.

Food Network Everyday Chef allows consumers to tap into recipes and meal ideas from the famed Food Network, which is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and averages more than nine million unique users monthly.

The new Food Network Everyday Chef mobile application is like having your own personal chef, whenever you want and wherever you are. In just a few easy clicks, you can browse a collection of more than a thousand trusted Food Network recipes, personalized to your eating habits. Select the recipes you want and plan out your meals for the week using the Weekly Planner. The handy Grocery List feature totals up everything you need to buy.

The Food Network Everyday Chef was selected as a finalist in the “Best Handset Application” category for the global 2008 Mobile Content Awards.

H3 Enterprises inks partnership with Xfire to unveil SodaShopTV

Hip-Hop company H3 Enterprises has entered into an exclusive joint venture partnership with Xfire to form SodaShopTV. The live hip-hop and video gaming news talk show will offer video gamers and hip-hop music fans unrestricted access to video content. The show will feature weekly events from the HipHopSodaShop including celebrity artist performances, video gaming tournaments, sector news updates from both the video gaming and hip-hop scenes and much more. The show is set to debut in pilot format December 2008.

A unique landing page will launch on Xfire.com in the coming weeks with access to live streaming and on demand video from SodaShopTV. Additional information on SodaShopTV will be released in the coming weeks including a current lineup of show sponsors. The show is still currently in production.

AIDS.gov to use blogs, virtual worlds, social networks for World Aids Day

The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of HIV/AIDS Policy’s AIDS.gov will recognize the 20th annual World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 with a special focus on reducing HIV/AIDS-related stigma and promoting HIV testing through blogs, virtual worlds, and social networks. This World AIDS Day will also mark the second anniversary of AIDS.gov, an online gateway to all federal domestic HIV/AIDS information and resources.

AIDS.gov is partnering with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Blog Catalog to host “Bloggers Unite for World AIDS Day,” a blogging call to action. On Dec. 1, bloggers from across the US and around the world will write about HIV/AIDS.

AIDS.gov will give an online presentation about HIV/AIDS in Second Life, a computer-based, 3-D virtual world. The National Library of Medicine, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others are organizing this event along with several other Second Life World AIDS Day events. Activities will include presentations, displays, virtual red ribbons, candle lighting memorial ceremonies, and more.

FoodNetwork offers tips on how to cook a turkey

thanks goodeatsroastturkey lead FoodNetwork offers tips on how to cook a turkeyOkay, so you’ve seen how they drain the blood out of the helpless turkey, here comes how you cook it for Thanksgiving dinner.

With hundreds of Thanksgiving turkey recipes, FoodNetwork.com is talking turkey about how to prepare the perfect bird this year.

Alton Brown’s Good Eats Roast Turkey recipe is the reigning favorite turkey recipe on the Web. The aromatic brine makes the meat perfectly moist while flavoring it with tastes of the season including apple, cinnamon and sage.

Other popular turkey recipes offered on the site include Alton’s delicious Fried Turkey, and Bobby Flay’s Roasted Turkey with a Southwestern flair. The World’s Simplest Thanksgiving Turkey recipe uses traditional ingredients and seasoning with simple preparation for a turkey made with ease and confidence.

The site also provides tips on how to get crisp skin and moist meat when cooking your Thanksgiving turkey. From free range to organic, FoodNetwork.com has explanations of all turkey labels so you can pick the best bird for your holiday celebration. Users will also find important safety tips for cooking this year’s entree.

For Thanksgiving beginners the site offers how-to tips for carving, brining and trussing the turkey. FoodNetwork.com experts Paula Deen, Alton Brown and Bobby Flay offer instructional videos that share personal Thanksgiving holiday tips.

Rediff.com launches services allowing people with restricted web access to view pages

Rediff.com India Limitedhas launched its new ‘Web-in-mail’ service, a way to read the web in the mail. Now, users can access internet content using email clients like MS Outlook, Outlook Express and Thunderbird.

This service, in its beta version, also allows users to search the Internet. Users simply need to send their search query in the subject line and result mail is received via email.

“Web-in-mail will let people with restricted Internet access to now access Internet content,” said Venki Nishtala, CTO, Rediff.com.

This may be a simple process but can be very useful eventually where freedom to use the Internet is curtailed.

Nimbuzz releases free iPhone app for calling and messaging

mobile messaging with nimbuzz Nimbuzz releases free iPhone app for calling and messagingNimbuzz has released its free iPhone application that lets users call, chat and message, for free, with their friends on virtually all major instant messaging communities and social networks. The appllication can be downloaded at the Apple iPhone App Store.

Nimbuzz currently grows at over 10,000 new users per day and over 10 million logins per day.

Gorilla Nation to exclusively represent Gawker Media in UK

Gorilla Nation has been selected to exclusively represent the online advertising inventory for Gawker Media throughout the UK.

Gawker publishes 12 media gossip and pop culture sites with a UK readership in excess of 3 million monthly unique visitors and over 10 million page views.