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  • Google's weakening ad revenue growth hides rising stars Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16- Google Inc's decelerating advertising business is masking the stellar growth of significant but little-noticed business components such as sales of digital music, software and mobile devices. On Thursday, Google reported weakening growth in ad volumes in the third quarter, fanning worries on Wall Street about the Internet company's...

  • BUZZ-TIME WARNER, NETFLIX, AMAZON: HBO'S NEW ONLINE STREAMING. **Shares of video streaming company Netflix Inc down 3 pct at $436.54. **Up to Tuesday's close, Time Warner and Netflix stocks had risen about 7 pct and 22 pct, respectively, this year, while Amazon stock had fallen about 23 pct.

  • Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook amid tough economy Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations. Wal-Mart's diminished outlook increases concern about prospects for the critical holiday shopping season that kicks off late next...

  • UBS: Alibaba a buy     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Eric Sheridan, UBS managing director, explains why his firm initiated Alibaba with a buy rating.

  • Retail consultancy Verdict predicts the global sector should return to growth in 2014 and expand by 22 percent to about $450 billion by 2019. The recovery will be driven by expansion in emerging markets, with China set to account for 30 percent of total spend five years from now. Pioneered in France, Britain and the United States from around the 1840 s by...

  • What's working at MercadoLibre     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Marcos Galperin, MercadoLibre co-founder and CEO, discusses e-commerce competition, the company's shipping strategy and the state of operations in troubled countries.

  • CNBC's Jon Fortt, and former MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe, discuss what's behind Eric Schmidt's comments that Amazon is the tech giant's main competitor, and how the companies are converging from a competitive standpoint.

  • Google vs. Amazon: The delivery battle heats up Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    As it seeks to get a bigger slice of Americans' spending, Google just ramped up the delivery wars by expanding its same-day service.

  • Google's Schmidt watches Amazon most     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt says Amazon's search proficiency takes eyeballs away from their platform. CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss if Amazon is a significant threat to Google.

  • UPDATE 1-Costco to enter China through Alibaba's Tmall Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 14- U.S. warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp said it would open an online store in China using Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's fast-growing Tmall online marketplace, entering the country's booming ecommerce market to combat slowing sales at home. Costco said the online store would provide customers in mainland China with both branded products,...

  • Oct 9- Amazon.com Inc, the online juggernaut whose rapid expansion helped derail many a brick-and-mortar retail chain, may soon open its first physical store, at a prime site in Midtown Manhattan, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon plans to open its first full-fledged store across from the Empire State Building, at 7 West 34th Street, the Journal...

  • Report: Amazon to open brick-and-mortar store Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    That's according to a report in The Wall Street Journal that said Thursday the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer will open a store in Manhattan ahead of the holiday shopping season. Seattle- based Amazon said it has made no announcements about a location in Manhattan. Shares fell $7.33, or 2.3 percent, to $315.37 amid a broader market sell-off on Thursday.

  • Amazon set to open first physical store - WSJ Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Oct 9- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to open its first physical store in midtown Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The store will be located at 7 West 34th Street, across from the Empire State Building, the Journal reported. The store, expected to open in time for the holiday shopping, would function as a mini...

  • JPM's Jimmy Lee: Alibaba long-term thinkers     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Jimmy Lee, JPMorgan Investment Bank, about the Alibaba IPO and M&A landscape.

  • Business Highlights Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day. Several Supreme Court justices expressed doubts Wednesday during arguments over whether federal law entitles workers to compensation for security measures to prevent...

  • Oct 8- United Parcel Service Inc has started allowing U.S. customers to collect packages from neighborhood stores or lockers to lower failed deliveries of online purchases and costs associated with them, ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. Morningstar analyst Keith Schoonmaker said access points in the United States were critical for courier...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 7- Amazon's tax arrangements with Luxembourg are being investigated by EU regulators, as the online retailer becomes the latest global company to be accused of striking tax-minimizing deals with member states that may break bloc rules. The European Commission is examining whether Luxembourg broke EU state aid rules by agreeing a deal which...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 7- Online retailer Amazon's tax arrangements with Luxembourg are being investigated by European regulators, becoming the latest global company accused of cutting deals with member states to gain an effective subsidy. There was no immediate comment from Amazon or Luxembourg. The Commission is also investigating similar deals between coffee...

  • Catty rivalry erupts in India's e-commerce space Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:32 AM ET

    As India's e-commerce race heats up, online retailers are pulling out the stops to stay ahead, including catty marketing campaigns.

  • Bezos' Post strategy: Give it away on Kindle Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a news conference on June 18, 2014, in Seattle, Washington

    Under its new owner Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post will go national via a new Kindle app, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.