By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From 8K televisions to Black Friday crowd predictions, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

Samsung’s case for buying an 8K TV: Why wait? | Jamie Rigg: 4K televisions are so 2017. While there’s still no one clear winner of what the next big TV screen format will be, Samsung is encouraging people to start embracing 8K televisions now. They’re arguing that consumers might as well dive in and be early adopters for content that might not be readily available for awhile.

How Amazon’s Retail Revolution Is Changing The Way We Shop | Nick Statt: Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Amazon is 20 years old, and started out as just an online book seller. They’ve managed to reshape a lot of markets in the past two decades. Additionally, they’ve had a profound impact on both how consumers make shopping decisions and how retailers sell their products.

Shoppers Have Had It With Black Friday Crowds | Alan Wolf: The days of huge crushes of people at the malls the day after Thanksgiving may be coming to a close. Analysts are predicting that more people will do their holiday shopping online this year, and eschew leaving the comfort of their own homes.

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