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  • Alibaba now eyes September for U.S. mega-IPO -source Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 17- Alibaba Group Holding Inc has pushed its highly anticipated IPO until after the September Labor Day holiday, a source with knowledge of the matter said, as the Chinese online retail company works through the complex process of launching what could the largest-ever U.S. tech debut.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- EBay Inc posted a 13 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, as better-than-expected results from its fast-growing PayPal division helped the online retailer overcome increasing competition from Amazon.com Inc and a well-publicized cyber attack.

  • Visa launches Checkout, a rival to PayPal Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    Visa Checkout is the latest effort to make the company relevant in a world of digital payments, reports Re/code.

  • Ebay results mixed, guidance light; shares higher Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    Ebay earnings beat by a penny while revenue missed expectations. Shares rose after initially fluctuating in extended hours trading.

  • Amazon plans unlimited e-book offering: Report Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    The Amazon.com homepage and Amazon Kindle logo

    Amazon is working on a subscription that would offer unlimited access to e-books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month, according to a report in Gigaom.

  • Christie's record first half helped by online sales Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    Auction giant Christie's reported a record first half, with art sales jumping 12 percent to $4.5 billion.

  • Why Gen Z may mean trouble for retailers Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    Asya Gonzalez started her online fashion business, Stinky Feet Gurlz, at age 13. Now 17, her business averages $1,000 to $2,000 a month in sales.

    Gen Z's entrepreneurial spirit and digital savvy may cause problems for retailers who stick to business as usual.

  • EBay out to stop slide after challenging quarter Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    EBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

    The recent rally in tech stocks has lacked one notable Internet name: eBay.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:28 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 9:28 PM ET

    Intel net income jumps in 2nd quarter as office PCs are refreshed, predicts strong 3rd quarter Apple turns to IBM for help in selling more iPhones, iPads to corporate customers Yahoo posts lower 2nd- quarter earnings revenue amid ad slump, reaches Alibaba deal Colorado's largest foreclosure law firms accused of fraud Yellen says economy still needs high degree of Fed support and cautions about' false dawns' US stocks mostly lower as investors assess earnings, Yellen remarks; Goldman, JPMorgan higher Cigarette maker Reynolds to buy Lorillard in $25 B deal; to sell some brands House votes to make permanent moratorium preventing states from taxing access to the Internet US retail sales edge up just 0.2 pct. in June, a sign cautious consumers may restrain growth Google appoints retired Ford CEO Alan Mulally to its board, audit committee

  • AP Top Financial News At 9:04 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 9:04 PM ET

    Intel 2 Q net income jumps on PC replacement Apple, IBM team up in mobile devices, applications Yahoo 2 Q earnings, revenue fall amid ad slump Colorado foreclosure law firms accused of fraud Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says US stocks mostly down as investors digest earnings Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes US retail sales tick up 0.2 percent in June Google appoints Ford ex-CEO Mulally to board

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Yahoo Inc pledged to pay its shareholders at least half the proceeds from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's mega-IPO this fall, and plans to keep a larger stake in the Chinese e-commerce company than expected. Yahoo's roughly 24 percent stake in the world's largest Internet retailer is viewed on Wall Street as its most prized asset.

  • Amazon doesn't always offer the best deals: Study Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    According to new research from Savings.com, more than 50 percent of the time consumers can find a better price elsewhere on the Web.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Two of the biggest names in auction sales, the traditional Sotheby's and the digital pioneer eBay, said on Monday they are joining forces to make it easier to buy antiques, collectibles and works of fine art online.

  • Sotheby's plans live auction bidding via eBay Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 14- Sotheby's and eBay announced a partnership on Monday to make it easier to buy antiques, collectibles and works of fine art online. The deal will connect Sotheby's, with its extensive inventory of fine art, antiques, books, jewels, watches and furniture, with eBay's 145 million active buyers around the world.

  • Is Amazon-publisher fight over?     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    The New York Times hinted a deal between Amazon and Hachette is coming soon. CNBC's Jon Fortt, and Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North American CEO, share their opinions.

  • Warhol with your Pez? Sotheby's teams with eBay Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Andy Warhol's artwork titled 'Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz)' is auctioned at Sotheby's for $20,325,000 on November 13, 2013 in New York City.

    Convinced that consumers are finally ready to shop online for Picassos in addition to Pez dispensers, Sotheby's and eBay are teaming up again. The NYT reports.

  • *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 an apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.

  • High-end mobile shopping app raises $7.5 million Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    David Tisch

    Spring, a company co-founded by former Techstars NYC head David Tisch and his brother Alan, has raised a Series A investment of $7.5 million.

  • *Amazon expected to expand food sales at home and abroad. BERLIN, July 8- Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

  • Amazon's Luxembourg taxes under scrutiny - FT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    July 3- European officials have asked Luxembourg to hand over documents relating to U.S. online retailer Amazon's tax affairs in the country, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing official sources. "We are looking into what kind of arrangement Luxembourg has with Amazon," the British newspaper quoted an EU official as saying.