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  • Wall Street in love with Amazon again?   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Wall Street in love with Amazon again?

    The company has gotten back to its core business, says R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar analyst, weighing in on Jeff Bezo's billion dollar business and what the e-commerce giant is doing right.

  • LONDON, May 27- When Chris Morton was setting up a fashion e-commerce company five years ago, he spent a lot of time listening to online music service Spotify. While Spotify was an inspiration for Morton, other London- based online retail entrepreneurs, like Farfetch founder and CEO JosĂ© Neves, are using tricks learned from social media to create fashion...

  • *Shoppers spend longer on Zalando, ASOS than most brand sites. BERLIN, May 26- U.S. label Gap Inc's launch on Zalando, Europe's top online fashion retailer, this month has exceeded expectations and Gap children's clothes are already one of the top-selling kids' brands on the site, the German company said. For Gap, using Zalando is a way to expand sales in continental...

  • BRUSSELS, May 26- The European Commission said on Tuesday it would continue its investigation into Luxembourg's tax treatment of Amazon after reports the online retailer had changed its tax practices in Europe. We are examining the concerns that the tax ruling granted by Luxembourg to Amazon is providing the company with selective advantages, "said...

  • LONDON, May 26- Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc.' s main German operating unit paid just 11.9 million euros in tax in 2014, despite the group recording $11.9 billion in sales to German customers last year, regulatory filings show. Germany is Amazon's biggest market outside North America, its annual report shows, but until recently all sales and almost all...

  • India: A massive opportunity for e-commerce   Monday, 25 May 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    India: A massive opportunity for e-commerce

    Ron Kalifa, deputy chairman at Worldpay, explains why it's "natural" for them to tap into the India's e-commerce markets.

  • Alibaba fosters local brands to fight fakes Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 7:49 PM ET
    Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.

    Criticized and even sued for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Alibaba has been quietly piloting a plan to curb fakes at source.

  • May 22- Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held "significant talks" this spring but could not reach a deal over pricing, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Microsoft was willing to offer about $55 billion for the world's biggest maker of online sales software. Microsoft shares fell 0.6 percent to $47.11 and were the biggest drag on the...

  • The frontrunners in e-commerce: Pro   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    The frontrunners in e-commerce: Pro

    Gian Fulgoni, ComScore Inc executive chairman, discusses digital commerce in Q1 and the big businesses that dominate the space. Fulgoni also gives perspective to the way the government collects data such as retail sales.

  • This firm isn't worried about fake goods on Alibaba   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 9:22 PM ET
    This firm isn't worried about fake goods on Alibaba

    Julie Deane, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, says Tmall Global's rationale of checking the IP of each brand it has on its website gave her the confidence to sell her bags on the Alibaba-operated online marketplace.

  • Most bearish ETSY analyst   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    Most bearish ETSY analyst

    Gil Luria, Wedbush Securities, discusses his outlook on ETSY.

  • Cashing in on sports fanatics   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    Cashing in on sports fanatics

    Doug Mack, Fanatics CEO, discusses the big biz of licensed sports merchandising.

  • May 20- Target Corp on Wednesday reported a larger-than-expected increase in first-quarter profit as revenues got a boost from online sales and a program to narrow its product focus. Adjusted earnings, excluding restructuring costs and other items, came to $1.10 per share in the three months ended May 2, against a profit of 92 cents in the same period a year...

  • Google offering 'buy' buttons on mobile   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    Google offering 'buy' buttons on mobile

    This is a good thing for Google, says Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, weighing in on the tech giant's e-commerce move. And Munster provides perspective on Facebook three years after its IPO.

  • BEIJING— The owner of fashion brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has accused Alibaba Group in a lawsuit of profiting from sales of counterfeit goods despite the Chinese e-commerce giant's pledge to combat the trade in fakes. The lawsuit by France's Kering SA and a group of its brands in a New York court is a setback for Alibaba's effort to assure companies and...

  • May 15- Ride-sharing company Lyft Inc said it raised $150 million, led by a $100 million investment from activist investor Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises LP. The San Francisco- based company had raised $530 million in a funding round led by Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc in March. That funding round had valued Lyft at about $2.5 billion, which is much less...

  • Alibaba to push beyond its domestic market   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Alibaba to push beyond its domestic market

    Alibaba's new CEO says the company plans to invest heavily outside of China. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.

  • Walmart takes on Amazon Prime   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Walmart takes on Amazon Prime

    Walmart is taking on Amazon Prime with its own unlimited shipping service. CNBC's Courtney Reagan explains.

  • NEW YORK, May 14- Even as the rise of online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc leads analysts to predict the eventual death of the American shopping mall, real estate fund managers are betting some will prosper- if they can lure the right kind of consumer. Simon Property Group Inc, the largest high-end mall operator in the country with properties including Palo Alto,...

  • Wal-Mart takes on Amazon Prime on shipping Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:51 PM ET
    Douglas McMillon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart.

    Wal-Mart is planning to rival Amazon Prime with its own subscription shipping service, the AP confirms.