With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us (as well as WalMarts self-styled “Green Monday”) and the holiday season in full swing, we thought we’d see what facts and figures might present themselves for dissection after the fact.

  • First up, Forbes – Black Friday Winners & Losers – Apple, Amazon and JCPenney go into the winners column; Neiman Marcus, Walmart and the entire Miracle Mile of famed Chicago shopping land on the losers’ bench.
  • Next on deck – MobilePaymentsTodayweighing in with the fact that mobile really is in the drivers seat for this holiday shopping season and making the case that those who are unprepared to cater first and foremost to mobile might find themselves on the losers’ bench come time to add up the sales tallies…
  • Lest you think it’s all unicorns and rainbows, MobileCommercePress decides to toss a wet blanket over the whole cheering section and put mobile payments firmly in their place!

Onwards and upwards for the rest of the holidays – or is that “On Donner and Blitzen, Prancer and Vixen…”