Buyers Click Away as Cyber Monday Sales Jump

The shopping season’s biggest online holiday was more popular than ever yesterday as consumers rushed to the web for exclusive Cyber Monday deals. Online traffic was up 43 percent from last year, says content delivery network Akamai, and online sales were up 18 percent over Cyber Monday 2010 as of 9 p.m. ET, says IBM Smarter Commerce, a web performance analytics firm for 500 of the largest retail websites.

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