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  • Building an idea for basement tinkerers Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky

    They may still make the stuff in Asia, but the ideas for Quirky's products originate in the ingenious minds of 'moonlighting' inventors.

  • A $5 billion bulletin board built to pin Amazon Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann, co-founders of Pinterest

    With 40 million users, Pinterest isn't living up to its 'world's bulletin board' slogan, but it could yet become a big problem for Amazon.

  • Alibaba IPO amendment out     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    Alibaba revealed its board nominees, and its 27-member partnership that will control the company. The "Squawk Alley" team, and Dan Porter, former OMGPOP CEO and current head of digital at William Morris Endeavor, discuss.

  • NEW DELHI, June 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will launch its business-to-business e-commerce platform in the Indian cities of Lucknow and Hyderabad in the first week of July, the world's largest retailer's India boss said on Friday. Iyer said Wal-Mart would look at rolling out this service to other cities, but not for another six months at least.

  • June 12- Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In the United States, Madeira will have to do more than mimic Amazon as Wal-Mart plays catch-up.

  • June 12- Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In the United States, Madeira will have to do more than mimic Amazon as Wal-Mart plays catch-up.

  • New Alibaba filing likely early next week Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    People walk at the headquarters of Alibaba in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 23, 2014.

    Alibaba will likely file new documents next week on first-quarter results and a breakdown of Alibaba's businesses and partners, sources told CNBC.

  • Alibaba IPO watch     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche discusses expectations for Alibaba's IPO. CNBC contributor Jon Steinberg, says Alibaba's aspirations are to be the "next Google via the Amazon road."

  • Alibaba launches first US-based online shopping site Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    The Chinese e-commerce giant launches invite-only 11 Main, which will sell products from small retailers, in a beta phase Wednesday.

  • *China is Inditex's second largest market. MADRID, June 11- Zara owner Inditex, the world's largest fashion retailer, plans to join China's fast-growing Tmall online marketplace to strengthen its position in a country that is already its second biggest by store numbers behind Spain.

  • *Inditex sales up 11 pct from Feb to June 8. *Inditex to launch online in South Korea, Mexico, Tmall. MADRID, June 11- The world's two top fashion retailers Zara owner Inditex and Hennes& Mauritz reported strong sales growth on Wednesday, benefiting from a recovery in consumer spending in their core markets in Europe.

  • RedMart: How we overcome funding challenges     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:30 PM ET

    Roger Egan, Co-Founder & CEO of RedMart, recounts the difficulties the firm faced during its early days. He also discusses what sets the firm apart from brick and mortar supermarkets.

  • MUMBAI, June 10- Online retailers jostling for a chunk of India's $13 billion e-commerce trade are so desperate to avoid snarled roads and inefficient railways that they fly their packages in the passenger cabin of costly commercial flights.

  • SAO PAULO, June 4- Brazilian retailer Grupo Pao de Acucar said Wednesday its board, along with other subsidiaries of the French retailer Casino, approved a plan to merge their e-commerce units, which would have combined annual sales of $4.9 billion.

  • *Opening up of online retail to benefit Amazon, eBay. MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, June 4- India could allow global online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc to sell their own products as early as next month, removing restrictions that could boost competition in one of the world's biggest, and most price-sensitive, retail markets.

  • Uber unbelievably adored: Pro     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    What's really cool in tech right now? Ben Lerer of Lerer Ventures, discusses his focus right now, and competition in the next wave of technology companies.

  • Snapdeal: Focusing on mobile & supply chain     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:44 PM ET

    Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder & CEO of Snapdeal.com, India's largest e-commerce site, discusses the company's expansion plans and acquisition appetites.

  • Alibaba to reveal controlling partners' names: WSJ Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 3:56 PM ET
    Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    The company will reveal the names of its 28 controlling "Lakeside Partners" in an update to its US IPO filing, the Wall Street Journal said.

  • *Hachette operating in' good faith' but two sides at odds- Amazon. SAN FRANCISCO, May 27- Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it does not expect a swift end to its contract dispute with Hachette Book Group, which has led the U.S. online retailer to curtail sales of some of the publisher's titles.

  • Amazon escalates battle against publisher Hachette Friday, 23 May 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Amazon.com page for "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" book

    Amazon, under fire for energetically discouraging customers from buying books from the publisher Hachette, has abruptly escalated the battle. The NYT reports.