Cyber Monday sales topped $1 billion

File -- Consumer Carol Uyeno looks at Cyber Monday sales on her computer at her home in Palo Alto, Calif., Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

December 1, 2010 10:08:46 AM PST
Cyber Monday sales topped $1 billion for the first time ever. Research firm comScore says revenue rose 16 percent from a year ago on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

That's typically the busiest day of the year for online retailers.

Brick and mortar retailers will release their final sales figures on Thursday.