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  • Mix of fashion, Wall Street not so 'Farfetch'-ed Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Models pose at the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2015 presentation during New York Fashion Week, Feb. 16, 2015.

    Farfetch connects well-heeled consumers with luxury boutiques around the world, and model that has earned the company a $1 billion valuation.

  • Alibaba may slip back to IPO price: Analyst Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 3:29 PM ET
    Alibaba IPO NYSE

    The Chinese e-commerce giant has seen "tremendous volatility," but still holds promise long term, KKM Financial's Jeff Kilburg said.

  • Snuggie vendor settles deception claims for $8M Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    Eric Schneiderman

    Customers claimed that Allstar Marketing Group, which sells products through infomercials, hid charges with confusing ads.

  • Analyst: Alibaba model works, so buy the stock Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Alibaba IPO NYSE

    Alibaba's stock slump this year has unnerved shareholders, but for UBS analyst Eric Sheridan this is just a part of the growing pains.

  • Farfetch, the link to hundreds of high-end boutiques   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:33 AM ET
    Farfetch, the link to hundreds of high-end boutiques

    Farfetch founder and CEO José Neves, says his company does not hold inventory, but a curated fashion platform which connects customers to boutiques.

  • HANGZHOU, China, March 4- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition. Alibaba's Aliyun cloud division intends the new data center to cater initially to Chinese companies with...

  • Wall Street end Tuesday lower on profit-taking   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:22 PM ET
    Wall Street end Tuesday lower on profit-taking

    While U.S. markets still see upside potential, short-term concerns such as soft U.S. data have resulted in a pullback, says Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth.

  • TAIPEI, March 3- Taiwan has ordered Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to withdraw from the island within six months because the online retailer had violated investment rules required for a Chinese company, an economics ministry official said on Monday. Alibaba has been fined T $120,000 and must withdraw or transfer its holdings from its operation in Taiwan, Emile M.P....

  • TAIPEI, March 3- Taiwan has ordered Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to withdraw from the country within six months because the online retailer had violated investment rules required for a Chinese company, an economics ministry official said on Monday. Alibaba has been fined T $120,000 and must withdraw or transfer its holdings from its operation in Taiwan, Emile M.P....

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 2- Less than three months after U.S. and Cuban officials agreed to restore diplomatic ties, Amazon.com Inc appears to be laying the groundwork to ship packages to Cuba. A "ship to Cuba" button was seen on Monday on Amazon's website by Reuters correspondents in Havana. It is unclear how quickly Amazon, the largest U.S. online retailer, could start...

  • TORONTO, March 2- Canadian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Roger Hardy said on Monday he is looking to take an online shoe retailing company public this year to tap investor appetite for e-commerce businesses. Hardy told Reuters by phone that he expects the company, which will be called Shoes.com Technologies Ltd, to record net revenue $250 million in...

  • For China's 640 million internet users, a live Alaskan crab is now just a mouse-click away, the FT reports.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 26- A Chinese government push to promote e-commerce has created a host of online retail rivals for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc catering to shoppers' fears about the quality and safety of local everyday goods. Several, including SF Express and state-owned Sinotrans, have jumped into a field dominated by JD.com Inc, Alibaba's...

  • Chinese rivals chase Alibaba in e-commerce race Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. IPO

    A Chinese government push to promote e-commerce has created online retail rivals for the bigger names, catering to shoppers' fears about product safety.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 26- A Chinese government push to promote e-commerce has created a host of online retail rivals for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc catering to shoppers' fears about the quality and safety of local everyday goods. Smaller local internet firms like Netease Inc, which partnered last month with Sinotrans to set up an online bazaar, are also...

  • LONDON, Feb 25- AO World, the British online retailer of domestic appliances that soared at its flotation a year ago, cut its full-year earnings outlook on Wednesday and saw its shares crash by 46 percent at the open. AO, which has also moved into Germany as part of a wider European expansion plan, said some of the revenue growth this time last year was due to the extra...

  • Feb 24- Office Depot Inc said it expected sales to fall this year, mainly due to weak demand for office supplies and a stronger dollar. Office Depot's North America retail sales fell 7 percent in the fourth quarter, including the acquisition of OfficeMax. Staples said earlier this month that it would acquire Office Depot to better compete with online retailers.

  • Feb 23- Target Corp halved the size of online orders eligible for free shipping to $25, undercutting Amazon.com Inc and traditional rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc as it focuses on its online business. Amazon offers free shipping on orders worth at least $35 and Walmart.com $50. This translates into about $1.83 billion for Target, based on the average analyst...

  • Main Street florists battle against start-ups Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Shop owner Frank Delli Santi in Caldwell, New Jersey, has been in business for 30 years and counting.

    Small business florists face increasing competition from e-commerce players and big box retailers.

  • KAMPALA/ ACCRA, Feb 12- Young Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Tamakloe could hardly have a simpler business plan. "Most of the clothes sellers and tailors don't have a way to reach clients abroad, so I was like:' Let's create an e-commerce platform,"' said Tamakloe, whose www.fashionghana.com website serves customers in the West and some in Africa. Tamakloe's business is...