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The numbers are in, and Cyber Monday lived up to its name. U.S. retail e-commerce spending hit $1.25 billion this past Monday as shoppers flocked to online retailers like and the Web sites of traditional retailers like Best Buy.

The $1.25 billion haul marks a 22 percent increase over the totals last year, and the biggest online shopping day in history.

“While last year saw Cyber Monday rank as the heaviest online spending day of the year for the first time ever, it will be interesting to watch the next couple of weeks to see if any future individual days in 2011 manage to leapfrog this year’s highest day-to-date,” said comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni.

It’s shaping up to be a very good year for online retailers, as the chart below shows.


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