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There's good news for online retailers this year: Black Friday Internet sales jumped 26 percent, while Cyber Monday spending is projected to reach a record $1.2 billion, according to data released Sunday by market research firm ComScore.our editor recommendsLos Angeles Woman Who Pepper Sprayed Black Friday Shoppers Surrenders to PoliceTV Ratings: CBS Tops Black Friday With Holiday Specials, 'Blue Bloods' PHOTOS: Biggest Hollywood Splurges Black Friday online sales were up from $648 million last year to $816 million this year, with 50 million Americans visiting retail websites that day, marking a 35% increase. The most visited site was Amazon -- with 50 percent more visitors than any other online retailer -- followed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target and Apple. ComScore also said that retail stores saw big increases too, meaning that the online boost wasn't at the expense of bricks-and-mortar shops. STORY: 5 Misadventures in Black Friday Shopping This year's 26 percent marked a bigger year-over-year improvement than in 2010, which was up 9 percent from the previous year. Meanwhile, ComScore is predicting that Cyber Monday sales could see a $2 million increase over last year's $1 billion, which would set a record for the biggest online spending day of the year. PHOTO GALLERY: View Gallery 14 Thanksgiving Holiday Roadtrip Reads Related Topics

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