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  • Disruptor #40: Square's mobile strategy   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    Disruptor #40: Square's mobile strategy

    Square CEO Jack Dorsey discusses his lessons learned at Twitter, Square's payment tools and staying competitive.

  • Square expands small business financing program Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square.

    Payments and financial services company Square said Tuesday it is expanding its small business financing program, Square Capital.

  • Wal-Mart gets new ammo in Web battle with Amazon Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Tango app screens on a mobile phone

    Wal-Mart is teaming up with messaging start-up Tango as it seeks to lure mobile users from powerful rival Amazon.com.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 10 Warby Parker Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Two of the Warby Parker founders, David Gilboa (left) and Neil Blumenthal

    Selling eyeglasses online to the masses is this company's mission—as well as partnering with nonprofits to give to the needy.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 28 Rent the Runway Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jennifer Fleiss (left) and Jennifer Hyman, co-founders of Rent the Runway

    This $50-million-plus company is envisioning the day when hotel guests will have their closet filled with pre-rented clothes upon arrival.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 40 Square Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square.

    The company's small credit card reader has made it easier for small businesses to accept payment. Now it's promoting a new lending program.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 35 Pinterest Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann, co-founders of Pinterest

    The company was recently valued by investors at $5 billion—and plans to further up its revenue through paid "pins" by advertisers.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 38 Optoro Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Adam Vitarello (left) and Tobin Moore, co-founders of Optoro

    Optoro's tech platform is helping companies find buyers for excess inventory rather than sending it to liquidators who dump it in landfills.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 33 Klarna Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Sebastian Siemiatkowski,Victor Jacobsson and Niklas Adalberth.

    With its online checkout process bringing in revenue of $300M in Europe in 2014, Klarna is now poised to enter the US market.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 15 Quirky Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky

    This 6-year-old company culls ideas submitted to its website, and the best ones get made and sold in some of the world's biggest retailers.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 43 Birchbox Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, co-founders of Birchbox

    This company is pulling in $125M, sending subscribers a handful of sample-size beauty, grooming and skin-care products at just $10 a month.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 31 Coinbase Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Brian Armstrong (left) and Fred Ehrsam, founders of Coinbase

    To date, Coinbase—the closest thing to a bitcoin central bank—has created 2.7 million consumer wallets and signed up 39,000 merchants.

  • Alibaba-eBay 'perfect fit': 'Alibaba's World' author

    Inside "Alibaba's World," with the book author Porter Erisman.

  • Alibaba raises stake in retailer Zulily Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Alibaba has reached a 9.2 percent stake in U.S. online retailer Zulily, after sweeping up shares at rock-bottom prices last week.

  • *Zulily shares jumped 18.4 percent to $15.75 in premarket trading, after Alibaba bought a 9 percent stake in the online retailer. Alibaba was down marginally at $86.73. *Actavis rose 3.1 percent to $302 after the drugmaker's revenue jumped almost 60 percent, helped by higher sales of its branded drugs in North America.

  • Banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are looking to hire more bankers in India and are now regularly attending "bake-offs" to pitch for advisory roles on deals, according to several banking industry sources. Foreign money has been pouring into India's fast-growing e-commerce sector, with investors ranging from Japan's...

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has reached a 9.2 percent stake in U.S. on-line retailer Zulily Inc, after sweeping up shares at rock-bottom prices last week. On Friday, Alibaba finished a three-day buying binge and now holds 11.5 million shares of Zulily, a site that hosts "flash" sales of clothing primarily for women and...

  • SAO PAULO, May 7- Brazil's biggest retailer, GPA SA, posted a 21 percent drop in first-quarter profit due to soft demand and increased administrative costs from a new online division. GPA said the cost of sales and administration rose 17 percent from a year earlier due to the incorporation of Cnova's international operations, as well as higher electricity costs...

  • Alibaba's management shake-up: What it means   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Tracking Alibaba's management shake-up

    Alibaba's new CEO Daniel Zhang, who is currently the group's chief operating officer, could play a key role in expanding Alibaba beyond e-commerce, says Gil Luria, managing director of Wedbush Securities.

  • Jack Ma shakes it up   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    Jack Ma shakes it up

    Alibaba announced its current COO Daniel Zhang will become CEO. How to trade the stock, with Brad Gastwirth, ABR Investment Strategy, and Brian Buchwald, Bomoda CEO and co-founder.