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IBM report: Holiday shopping from mobile devices on the rise

Bethesda, Md. -- IBM on Monday released its Benchmark projection for online sales for the month of December, showing that online sales are expected to grow by 9.5% to 10% year-over-year.

For the week of Dec. 11, the report showed that online sales rose 10.8% over the same week in 2010. Mobile traffic increased to 12.1% of all online retailing sessions, compared with 5% over the same week last year and reflecting a 143.9% increase.

Holiday sales from mobile devices grew in total, reaching 8.9% versus 3.8% on this week last year -- a 134.4% increase.