*Tencent, JD.com tie-up sharpens e-commerce challenge. SHANGHAI, March 17- Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.» Read More
Amazon.com will raise the price of its Prime membership to $99 a year from $79. Should you bite?
*Germany's Zalando, France's Cdiscount still to decide on IPO. "There is definitely a degree of optimism that hasn't been seen for some time," said Kate Ball-Dodd, a partner at law firm Mayer Brown who advises companies listing in London.
*Ocado not rushing into international partnership. LONDON, March 13- British online grocer Ocado sees Amazon's push to sell more groceries as more of an opportunity than a threat, believing it will encourage big international retailers to look for partners to help them get set up in e-commerce.
Amazon.com is hiking prices on Prime, its premium membership tier, to $99 per year from the current $79.
Amazon hopes the service would lure people to Amazon Prime, which is facing a price increase. The WSJ reports.
*China internet deals: Citic Bank, ChinaVision soar. HONG KONG, March 12- China shares fell less than others in Asia on Wednesday, limiting Hong Kong losses, as property developers rose on hopes the country's annual parliamentary meetings will end without announcing additional curbs on the sector.
HONG KONG, March 12- China's largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding has agreed to buy a controlling stake in ChinaVision Media Group Ltd for $804 mln, giving it access to TV and movie content as competition in the world's biggest Internet market becomes increasingly cutthroat.
Mt.Gox, received U.S. bankruptcy protection on Monday to temporarily halt U.S. legal action against the Japanese company.
A "dark web" industry that services cybercriminals helped fueled the attacks that led to Target's massive data breach, McAfee Labs told CNBC.
*Tencent buys 15 pct of e-commerce firm JD.com for $215 mln. BEIJING, March 10- Tencent Holdings Ltd's new partnership with China's No. 2 online retailer JD.com takes aim at dominant rival Alibaba's Achilles heel- its weakness in mobile- in a move set to reshape the country's e-commerce industry.
*Tencent buys 15 pct stake in e-commerce firm JD.com for $215 mln. BEIJING, March 10- Tencent Holdings Ltd will buy a 15 percent stake in e-commerce firm JD.com for $214.7 million, as the two seek to challenge Alibaba Group Holding's dominant position in online shopping in China.
Caterina Fake, Findery founder explains how her company allows users to leave "notes around the world." We are in the process of building up our member base and bringing out the "soul" of a place, says Fake.
Coupons.com CEO Steven Boal provides insight on the timing of its IPO, as well as what distinguishes his company from its competitors like Groupon.
Staples to shut 225 stores in North America as sales fall. Staples Inc will close up to 225 stores in the United States and Canada- 12 percent of its North America outlets- and forecast another quarter of sales decline as it loses customers to mass market chains and online retailers.
How two tech startup employees left their company, and disrupted a very old (and comfortable) industry.
Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb co-founder and CTO explains his company's business model and discusses the tax implications they will soon face. Benjamin Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz general partner, provides insight.
SHANGHAI, March 1- When Gap Inc began an online campaign ahead of the launch its Old Navy label in China, the iconic U.S. clothes retailer posed an important question to its potential Chinese consumers: have you heard of Old Navy?
Feb 27- Salesforce.com Inc, the world's biggest maker of online sales software, reported a better-than-expected 37 percent rise in quarterly revenue helped by strong sales at its newly acquired email marketing firm ExactTarget. The company also said Graham Smith, chief financial officer since 2008, will retire in March 2015.
Feb 27- Essilor International will buy Coastal Contacts Inc, an online retailer of eyeglasses and contact lenses, for C $430 million, Coastal said on Thursday.
JC Penney reported a quarterly loss that was smaller than expected on Wednesday, but revenue trailed analysts' expectations.