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  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Amazon.com Inc made a play for the increasingly crowded home entertainment arena by unveiling the $99 "Fire TV" video and game streaming device on Wednesday, with hopes of boosting its main online retail business over the longer term.

  • FRANKFURT, April 2- Deutsche Post, the world's biggest postal and logistics group, is betting on emerging markets and an e-commerce boom to boost profits through 2020, it said on Wednesday in unveiling its new medium-term financial targets.

  • BERLIN, March 31- Hundreds of workers at online retailer Amazon in Germany went on strike on Monday, the first stoppage this year in a pay dispute that has dragged on for months. A spokesman for the Verdi labour union had said that about 500 of around 1,200 workers at Amazon's distribution centre in Leipzig were expected to strike.

  • BERLIN, March 31- Hundreds of workers at online retailer Amazon in Germany went on strike on Monday, the first stoppage this year in a pay dispute that has been dragging on for months. A spokesman for the Verdi labour union said about 500 of the around 1,200 workers at Amazon's distribution centre in Leipzig were expected to strike.

  • Amazon.com says not planning free TV service Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 28- Amazon.com Inc has no plan to offer a free streaming TV service, a spokeswoman said on Friday following a report that the online retailer might turn up the heat against Netflix and Hulu.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to enter the battle for living-room viewership in the coming months, launching a free, ad-supported streaming TV service, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing anonymous sources.

  • *Investing online, to launch in Spain, Italy and China. STOCKHOLM, March 27- A drive to increase wages for Asian clothing workers is likely to hit profit margins at world No.2 fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz as weak consumer demand and stiff competition make it hard to pass on the cost to shoppers, it said on Thursday.

  • STOCKHOLM, March 27- Hennes& Mauritz, the world's No.2 fashion retailer, missed first-quarter profit forecasts as it invested to catch up with rivals online in an increasingly competitive budget clothing market.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- Amazon.com Inc will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the largest U.S. online retailer said on Wednesday, a day after rival Google Inc outlined a major price cut of its own.

  • Amazon follows Google in slashing cloud computing prices Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- Amazon.com Inc will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the largest U.S. online retailer said on Wednesday, a day after rival Google Inc outlined a major price cut of its own.

  • *Strategy informed by early career at Daimler, Permira. *Booming e-commerce shaking up retail. FRANKFURT, March 25- Technology entrepreneur, merger manager and turnaround expert, Olaf Koch believes he has enough experience of big challenges to steer Europe's fourth-biggest retailer Metro through its next one: e-commerce.

  • Warby Parker continues NYC expansion     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Warby Parker co-founders and co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, discuss Warby's new store, the company's third New York City location and their vision to change the world of glasses.

  • Next 25 years in commercial real estate     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    David Henry, KIMCO Realty President & CEO, provides insight into the threat of e-commerce to brick and mortar sales. He thinks Amazon may one day rent showrooms to showcase its products.

  • March 24- Cisco Systems Inc plans to offer cloud computing services, pledging to spend $1 billion over the next two years to enter a market currently led by the world's biggest online retailer Amazon.com Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Borderfree prices IPO at top end of range Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    The tech-laden Nasdaq Composite Index.

    E-commerce company Borderfree priced its IPO at $16 per share, the top end of its planned price range, according to an underwriter.

  • Borderfree IPO prices at $16 per share     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Michael DeSimone, Borderfree CEO, discusses the growth in international e-commerce, and how the JOBS Act helped his business go public.

  • *Tencent Q4 net income up 12.9 pct to 3.91 bln yuan. BEIJING/ HONG KONG, March 19- Tencent Holdings Ltd posted the slowest quarterly income growth in almost two years as it spent big on attracting more users to its flagship mobile chatting app and its e-commerce sites amid intense competition with Alibaba Group Holding.

  • Amazon sees backlash among Prime members Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:42 PM ET
    An employee stacks items to be shipped at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona.

    A Brand Keys survey found that shoppers responded to Amazon's price hike by dinging its brand reputation and brand value.

  • Could Google find value in buying both eBay and PayPal? Colin Sebastian, Robert W. Baird & Co. senior research analyst, thinks this could be a "power house combination" for Google.

  • *Tencent, JD.com tie-up sharpens e-commerce challenge. SHANGHAI, March 17- Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.

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