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Mobile users get a jump on Black Friday deals

More shoppers than ever got a virtual jump on Black Friday this year, snapping up online deals with smartphones and tablets on Thursday without even losing sight of — or a seat at — the Thanksgiving Day table.

Internet retailers recorded 17.4 percent more sales Thursday compared with the previous year’s Thanksgiving Day, largely due to a spike in buying on mobile devices, according to IBM Smarter Commerce, which tracks online holiday shopping activity.

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