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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25- Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it will begin delivering wine, beer and spirits to U.S. customers for the first time as part of its speedy delivery service, Prime Now. The online retailer is expanding Prime Now, its one- and two-hour service, to Seattle, where the company is headquartered, and offering alcohol deliveries there.

  • Could ad blockers wreck online media's revenue? Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    Internet advertising

    Media stocks have been tanking on concerns that ad dollars are moving online. But the shift brings another problem: The growth of ad blocking.

  • Retailers, don't bet on a back-to-school boost Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 7:36 PM ET
    Retailers, don't bet on a back-to-school boost

    Rob Sides, U.S. consulting leader for retail & distribution sectors at Deloitte, discusses a new research which estimated 2015's back-to-school shopping season to be flat from a year earlier.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 19- Online retail sales in Brazil will likely slip in the third quarter from a year ago, according to the country's longest-running e-commerce survey, as a sharp economic downturn hits even sectors accustomed to robust structural growth. A drop in online sales this quarter, which appears likely based on July and August numbers, would be the first in...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 19- Target Corp on Wednesday reported a larger-than-expected rise in quarterly earnings as revenue got a boost from online sales and a program to narrow its product focus. Excluding special items, earnings rose to $1.22 per share in the second quarter ended on Aug. 1 from $1.01 a year earlier. For the full year, the retailer said it expected earnings of...

  • Snapdeal gets $500M from Alibaba, Foxconn, SoftBank Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:31 PM ET

    Alibaba, SoftBank and Foxconn will lead a $500m investment in Indian online marketplace Snapdeal to help fund a growth push.

  • Wal-Mart's investments are incurring high costs: Pro Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Wal-Mart's investments are incurring high costs: Pro

    Daniel Binder, senior equity research analyst & MD at Jefferies & Co, discusses Wal-Mart's profit miss and explains whether the retailer's foray into e-commerce could be its turning point.

  • Thrillist, at the corner of content and commerce Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:38 AM ET
    Thrillist, at the corner of content and commerce

    Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media CEO, talks about his company's drive to build a digital audience and drive e-commerce.

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an Internet-connected device. It will be sold in stores in Nigeria and offered by online retailer Jumia in five other countries: Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Morocco. Infinix worked with Google on the Hot 2 as part of a program...

  • A discussion of the NYT expose on Amazon Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:34 PM ET
    A discussion of the NYT expose on Amazon

    James Cakmak, equity analyst at Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co, discusses the New York Times report which accused Amazon of pushing employees to the limit by employing cruel management practices.

  • QVC deal is a gift for Zulily investors: Moser Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    QVC deal is a gift for Zulily investors: Moser

    Jason Moser, senior analyst at Motley Fool, says the acquisition by QVC, a unit of Liberty Media, will give online retailer Zulily a broader customer base, better distribution and a strong leadership team.

  • UPDATE 1-Urban Outfitters profit beats estimates Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    Aug 17- Apparel retailer Urban Outfitters Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong demand for its Free People line of bohemian and vintage clothing and recovering sales at its flagship brand. Trendy, fashionable clothing, tight inventory controls and investments in e-commerce have helped Urban Outfitters return its...

  • What Silicon Valley thinks of NYT's Amazon story Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:01 PM ET

    A critical expose of Amazon's workplace dynamics by The New York Times sparked debate across social media on Monday.

  • Aug 17- Media mogul John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp said it would acquire Zulily Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $2.4 billion to tap into the online retailer's younger clientele and its strong mobile presence. Zulily, a website that hosts "flash" sales of clothing primarily for women and children, counts Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group...

  • Liberty Interactive said it would buy Zulily for $18.75 per share, or $9.375 in cash and 0.3098 newly issued share of Liberty Interactive for each Zulily share.

  • NYT doesn't describe the Amazon I know: Bezos Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    Jeff Bezos writes to staff defending Amazon's human resources policy following a New York Times story claiming back-stabbing practices.

  • Hedge funds shed shares in Alibaba and Baidu in Q2 Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:33 PM ET

    As China's market fell, money managers sold shares of Alibaba and Baidu, two of the largest U.S.-listed Chinese tech companies, the New York Times reports.

  • Amazon pushes 'purposeful Darwinism' on workers Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California.

    Amazon is experimenting with how far it can push white-collar workers, to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions, The NY Times reports.

  • Why sleep start-up Casper is advertising on taxis Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Casper subway ad

    Casper is trying to upend the mattress industry through online sales, but its ad team is finding inroads offline on subways and taxis.

  • Why this expert isn't fond of Alibaba-Suning deal Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 12:14 AM ET
    Why this expert isn't fond of Alibaba-Suning deal

    Muzhi Li, senior analyst at Arete Research, says the partnership with Suning Commerce Group shows that JD.com must have done something right and Alibaba is playing catch-up.