WEST HARTFORD, Conn./ CHICAGO, Nov 28- Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of stores- some calling for higher wages...» Read More
Kara Swisher, Re/code, weighs in on the EU's call to break up Google and pressure to unbundle its search engine from other services.
Re/code's Kara Swisher provides her outlook on the e-commerce landscape and how mobile shopping is influencing app developers in Silicon Valley.
Discussing Google Express pricing and its functionality, with Brian Nowak, Susquehanna.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov 28- Mall crowds were relatively thin early on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Police responded to a handful of incidents at Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday, including to break up a fight over a Barbie...
Seton Vermaak, Head of Strategy at Razorfish, says Chinese consumers are more prone to online and mobile shopping in comparison to their U.S. peers. Richard Martin of IMA Asia weighs in.
Michael Desimone, CEO at Borderfree, explains how his company can resolve complications behind cross-border global e-commerce.
Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers turn in profits.
Ryan Urban, CEO and Co-Founder of Bounce Exchange, describes the competing strategies between retailers this holiday season.
How people are doing their holiday shopping this year. Jay Henderson, IBM Smarter Conference, says online shopping is through the roof.
By contrast, analysts say supermarkets like More, owned by the Aditya Birla Group, and Reliance Industries Ltd's Reliance Fresh are struggling to attract enough customers to make a profit as they compete with the small neighbourhood stores where most people buy food. "You can go shop at a Walmart or Tesco in the U.S. and U.K. and they have parking.
PARIS, Nov 26- Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet stands to make more than 100 million euros next year under a deal with the online fashion retailer's owner Richemont, according to calculations based on company documents and analyst valuations. However, several London- based bankers told Reuters they were not aware Richemont was planning to do either.
Ken Sena, Evercore, discusses the firm's move to downgrade eBay to a sell rating citing payments concerns and competition in the space.
Mike Butcher, editor at large with TechCrunch, says that Alibaba could succeed on an international scale if it gets the user experience and marketing right.
Online retailer Amazon.com will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources.
Nov 21- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. Amazon's Prime service costs $99 a year. Though the new service will be separate from Prime, ultimately Amazon plans to lure more users and eventually get them to sign up for Prime, the Post said.
Discussing the competition among Internet retail, and suffering margins, with Gerald Storch, Storch Advisors CEO. Storch says customers are pre-shopping on the Internet before going into the store.
Tony Tang, Director of Corporate Rating at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services, says Alibaba is a "remarkable story" that will remain dominant in China's e-commerce space.
Duncan Clark, Chairman of BDA, says it will require huge investments to transplant Taobao's service culture beyond China. He later discusses the e-commerce giant's bond offering.
Nov 19- Cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc forecast revenue for the current quarter and full year 2016 that fell short of market expectations, hurt by a strong dollar. The world's biggest maker of online sales software said it expected revenue of $6.45 billion to $6.5 billion for the year ending January 2016, missing analysts' average estimate of $6.66...
Discussing the runway ahead for QVC in China, with its CEO Mike George.