Holiday Shopping

A customer signs a credit card statement next to a scanner in a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target Security Breach Exposes 40 Million Credit, Debit Cards

Target is grappling with a data security nightmare that threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company’s busiest time of year.

12/19/2013

Xbox One (credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

Tech Report: Late Holiday Shoppers Still Have Time For Free Shipping

With Christmas one week away, there are hundreds of businesses encouraging online shoppers to take advantage of Free-Shipping Day this Wednesday.

12/18/2013

A Belkin bluetooth music receiver (center). (CNET/CBS)

Brian Cooley: Best Holiday Tech Gifts For Under $50

Cool tech gifts need not be pricey. Here are my three top picks this year that will delight almost anyone on your list who is even remotely interested in what these products do.

12/10/2013

Ronnie Collins during a court appearance. Collins is accused of killing 22-year-old Ikenna Uwakah, who was selling a PlayStation 4 game console to him on December 1, 2013. (Sing Tao Daily Newspaper / Na Li)

Suspect In San Francisco PlayStation 4 Killing Pleads Not Guilty

A San Francisco man has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting another man who was trying to sell him a Sony PlayStation 4 gaming system.

12/09/2013

A picture taken on November 29, 2013 in a Parisian store shows the joystick of the new Sony Playstation 4 video game console (PS4). (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Killed In SF Over PlayStation Console Was Home For Holiday; Suspect Arrested

A 22-year-old man who police said was slain in San Francisco on Sunday over a PlayStation 4 gaming console he was trying to sell was back home in the Bay Area for the Thanksgiving holiday, a family member said Monday.

12/02/2013

San Francisco Central Subway

SF’s Central Subway Construction Halted For Some Holiday Shoppers

The streets around San Francisco’s bustling Union Square are back in order after a temporary construction moratorium on the Central Subway Project was called for holiday shoppers. Critics say that consideration wasn’t extended to North Beach and Chinatown.

12/02/2013

Photo Credit: haightshop.com

Small Business Saturday Embraced By Bay Area Retailers

Many Bay Area stores are participating in Small Business Saturday to encourage consumers to support local businesses.

11/30/2013

Crowd of people in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Black Friday: Booming Bay Area Economy May Boost Sales This Season

Bay Area consumers are likely to buy more than others around the country this holiday season because of the pace of the economic recovery here, according to some economists.

11/29/2013

Loison Panettone Alle Amarene with Cherries (Corti Brothers)

Narsai David Food & Wine Report: Unusual Holiday Treats & Corti Brothers Store

The Corti Brothers store in Sacramento comes up with the most unusual combination of goodies from all over the world.

11/29/2013

Shoppers camp outside the Best Buy store in Pleasant Hill on November 27, 2013, in anticipation of deals on Thanksgiving Day. (CBS)

Bay Area Shoppers Camp Out, Forgo Turkey For Thanksgiving Deals

Traditionally Black Friday began with “doorbuster” sales early the morning following Thanksgiving, however more stores are offering the deals on Turkey Day itself.

11/28/2013

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