These are *phenomenal* numbers let me tell you. One year ago, I could not have wished these numbers (across the board) to be as high as they are!
I am watching all this data like a hawk...and I'm sure I'll be posting data it come the first week in January. (along with some EXCITING new MSN & Microsoft eHome services, appliances, devices, and offers that week) AOL will still win, but it will be a breakout year for MSN.
I'm a little slow on the uptake, Jim, but I'd like to know more about how much has been spent, or lacking that figure a comparison of the number of purchases. The number of shoppers they might not want to divulge. For example, Amazon.com reported an additional 12,000 purchases per hour. I believe this was for the day after Thanksgiving.
. . . what's missing in this statement? ; )
[quote] REDMOND, Wash. -- Nov. 23, 2001 -- The MSN? network of Internet services today announced tremendous momentum going into the holiday season, with a 150 percent increase in the number of shoppers who visited MSN eShop during the past week compared with the same week last year and a 188 percent increase in the number of shoppers in October 2001 compared with the same month last year. [/quote]
The statement is meaningless minus the obvious omission