Online Christmas shopping in full swing despite crisis
On your mouse, get set, go! Since mid-November, websites have been pulling out the stops to attract potential Christmas shoppers. E-commerce is doing well, despite the crisis; the economic downturn has even helped boost it.
In this edition: the Web rallies for Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrates her 64th birthday Friday. In the US, the Web echoes the concern of many Americans about the US president’s economic policies.
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In this edition: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent speech causes mixed reactions on the Web;
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