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  • Pain point for e-commerce Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Pain point for e-commerce

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports logistics companies are having a hard time staffing warehouses that make e-commerce possible.

  • Oct 1- Amazon.com Inc signed a content licensing deal with CBS Corp for three new shows, the latest move in the e-commerce giant's attempt to cater to the rising popularity of on-demand content. Amazon Prime members in the United States will have unlimited access to Mary Elizabeth Winstead- starrer "BrainDead" four days after broadcast without any extra cost.

  • *Sales boosted by design studios in Nordstrom stores. BERLIN, Oct 1- The co-founder of Australian online retailer Shoes of Prey, which allows customers to design their own footwear, hopes to one day allow customers to print out pairs at home as technology improves and consumer demand grows for personalized products. Jodie Fox, who set up Shoes of Prey in 2009 with...

  • UK telecoms minister dashes rivals’ hopes of BT split Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 12:29 AM ET
    Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy appears on stage at the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Europe/London, at The Old Billingsgate on October 21, 2014 in London, England.

    The minister overseeing the telecom sector has poured cold water on the idea of separating BT from its broadband network, the FT reports.

  • Speculation has circulated for some time that Nestle, known for its mass-market chocolates like Kit Kat and Butterfinger, might seek to buy its way into a bigger role in the fast-growing premium sector, particularly in the United States. Nestle will sell Cailler chocolates, up to now mainly sold locally in Switzerland, through online retailer Amazon in the...

  • Twitter launches 'buy now' buttons for retailers Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.

    Twitter is rolling out a "buy now" button system wide—so any U.S. retailer can sell physical products, digital goods or services all within a tweet.

  • Nasty Gal's Amoruso: Never meant to make an empire Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 5:57 PM ET
    Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal.

    Sophia Amoruso started selling clothes on eBay, and eventually it turned into fast-growing fashion retailer Nasty Gal.

  • Nasty Gal founder: Never intended to start an online empire

    Nasty Gal founder and executive chairman Sophia Amoruso, discusses the success of her online retail store.

  • ATLANTA— A German company that smuggled realistic-looking police badges into the U.S. in an online sales operation is now facing criminal charges after an undercover FBI investigation, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The probe stemmed from the April arrest of a man accused of posing as a federal officer in the Atlanta suburb of Doraville.

  • LANSING, Mich.— Michigan shoppers may want to order quickly, before Amazon.com and other online stores start collecting the 6 percent state sales tax this week under laws designed to make sure the state receives previously unpaid money. Michigan is the 26th state in which customers of e-commerce giant Amazon will be assessed a sales tax, known as a use tax because...

  • DETROIT— Online retailer Amazon is opening a corporate office in Detroit and plans to expand in early 2016.. Peter Faricy, vice president for Amazon Marketplace, says in a statement that Amazon is "focused on hiring in the state." As part of the announcement, Amazon is donating $10,000 and 30 Amazon Fire tablets to the Detroit Public Schools' Carver STEM Academy...

  • Investments for an aging USA—besides health care Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Seniors participate in a Zumba class during the 8th Annual Healthy Living Festival in Oakland, California. (File Photo).

    Health care is often at the top of the list of industries seen benefiting from Americans living longer, but there are other options.

  • Meet India's first e-commerce billionaires Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 11:56 PM ET
    Flipkart's application loading page.

    The co-founders of India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart debuted on Forbes billionaire list, each boasting a personal fortune of $1.3 billion.

  • Jungle Ventures: We are positive about fundraising Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 11:38 PM ET
    Jungle Ventures: We are positive about fundraising

    Amit Anand, co-founder of Jungle Ventures, expects the Singapore-based venture capital firm to hit its target of raising $100 million in the next 2-3 months.

  • Open Sesame? Alibaba one year on from IPO Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 12:07 AM ET
    Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma.

    One year on from its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Alibaba is weighed down by more brickbats than bouquets.

  • GGV Capital: We are a long-term investor in China Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 12:14 AM ET
    GGV Capital: We are a long-term investor in China

    Instead of one unicorn, GGV Capital is focused on finding all emerging leaders in China's internet space, says Jenny Lee, managing partner of GGV Capital.

  • Don't want to shop for groceries? Try this app Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    Don't want to shop for groceries? Try this app

    Markus Bihler, CEO of Jakarta-based HappyFresh, introduces the app which aims to deliver fresh groceries to the doorsteps of customers within one hour.

  • Tracking e-commerce trends in China Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Tracking e-commerce trends in China

    Mitch Barns, CEO at Nielsen Global, outlines the trends in China's e-commerce sector based on information gathered through consumer panels and partnerships with internet firms.

  • Look out, Uber: Lyft links with China's Didi Kuaidi Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 3:50 PM ET
    A Lyft car drives along Powell Street in San Francisco, California.

    A sign of the race to conquer different parts of the world in the global ride-hailing industry. New York Times reports.

  • Here's where Alibaba made a 'big mistake' Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    Here's where Alibaba made a 'big mistake'

    Bruce Rockowitz, CEO & vice chairman of Global Brands Group, says Alibaba made a "big mistake" by listing in the U.S. and explains why the Chinese e-commerce giant needs to start eliminating counterfeit goods on its websites.