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  • E-commerce has huge growth potential: Beat Wittmann

    Beat Wittmann, partner at Porta Advisors, talks about the prospects of technology companies such as Alphabet and Amazon.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Amazon.com Inc shares' unusual roller-coaster move before and after the world's No. 1 online retailer reported quarterly results on Thursday helped some traders make money shorting the stock. In between, the stock was all over the place, hitting a Thursday high of $638.06 and falling to a low of $540 in the action after Thursday's close.

  • What's the outlook for Alibaba's revenue growth

    Cynthia Meng, managing director for China TMT Equity at Jefferies says Alibaba's monetization rates increased on both mobile and PC platforms.

  • Jan 28- Amazon.com Inc posted its most profitable quarter ever on Thursday but the world's No. 1 online retailer still managed to disappoint Wall Street by badly missing estimates, sending its shares down more than 13 percent in after-hours trading. Amazon's net profit for the fourth quarter, which includes the holiday shopping season, rose to $482 million, or...

  • Jan 28- Amazon.com Inc's holiday quarter profit missed Wall Street's estimates by a wide margin as the world's No. 1 online retailer faced rising operating costs and growth slowed in its cloud services business. Fourth-quarter net profit rose to $482 million, or $1.00 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31- marking its largest quarterly profit on record- up from...

  • Jan 28- E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc reported a 21.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong holiday-period shopping and robust growth in its cloud services business. The world's biggest online retailer said its profit rose to $482 million, or $1.00 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec.31 from $214 million, or 45 cents per share, a year...

  • Jan 28- Strong holiday sales helped e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd beat forecasts on Thursday with a 32 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, but it was not immune from China's slowdown. Alibaba's U.S.-listed shares fell by 2.1 percent to $68 at 1458 GMT following the results. "Revenue was better than expected," Wedbush Securities analyst Gil Luria...

  • Gross merchandise volume, or the total value of goods transacted on its platforms on China retail marketplaces, rose 23 percent to 964 billion yuan, its slowest annual growth rate in more than three years. It offered $3.7 billion to become sole owner of Youku Tudou Inc, known as China's YouTube. But the majority of Alibaba's revenue still comes from China's online...

  • Why did EBay earnings disappoint?

    EBay is losing market share to e-commerce rivals such as Amazon, says Gil Luria, MD of Wedbush Securities.

  • The company forecast full-year adjusted profit of $1.82- $1.87 per share and revenue of $8.5 billion- $8.8 billion. EBay's forecast for first-quarter adjusted profit of 43- 45 cents per share and revenue of $2.05 billion- $2.10 billion also missed analysts' average estimates. Online sales in the United States jumped a better-than-expected 9 percent to $105...

  • Amazon payments' transaction volume surged in 2015

    The service lets shoppers use their Amazon accounts to pay for goods on another retailer's website.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 26- Amazon Payments' transaction volume surged in 2015, a sign that Amazon.com Inc's payment service is finally gaining traction after its inception nearly eight years ago. Payments could represent a major revenue source for the world's largest online retailer if it is able to duplicate its success with Amazon Marketplace, which allows...

  • Inside Alibaba Group Holdings headquarters.

    Alibaba is expected to post its weakest quarterly revenue growth on record when it releases results Thursday, Thomson Reuters data show.

  • The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • A gamer plays a game with the virtual reality head-mounted display 'Oculus Rift'

    Virtual and augmented reality is posed to disrupt a range of industries in 2016. Here are some of the companies investing in this new trend.

  • Daniel Schulman, chief executive of PayPal at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Seven months after PayPal's spin-off from e-commerce giant eBay, the transition is going smoother than many might have thought, the CEOs tell CNBC.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 22- The head of Brazilian operations and co-chief executive of online retailer Cnova NV, a subsidiary of France's Casino Guichard Perrachon SA, has resigned after an investigation of inventory mismanagement in Brazil. Emmanuel Grenier, head of French e-commerce site Cdiscount and Cnova's other co-CEO, will take over as sole chief executive of...

  • PARIS, Jan 22- A U.S. law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Cnova, the e-commerce arm of French retailer Casino, alleging violations of securities laws in connection with its November 2014 initial public offering. The complaint filed by Glancy Prongay& Murray LLP on behalf of investors in a New York district court alleges Cnova failed to disclose its...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 22- Online retailer Cnova, a subsidiary of France's Casino Guichard Perrachon SA, said Emmanuel Grenier would temporarily expand his role to take over as chief executive officer of the unit's Brazilian operations after the resignation of German Quiroga. News of the shuffle in management in Brazil was released in a filing on Friday by Grupo Pao de...

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Online retailer Amazon plans to create several thousand jobs in Europe in 2016, more than 2,500 of which will be in Britain, stepping up its expansion in the region, it said on Friday. The jobs form part of an investment by the U.S.-based company to expand its warehouses and delivery network in Europe, its research and development capability, and...