Internet Retail


  • Japan tax hike? We aren't worried: Rakuten CEO Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 7:04 PM ET
    Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman and chief executive officer of Rakuten

    Japan's looming sales tax hike has dented sentiment, but the bite on consumers may prove a boon for online retailers, ecommerce titan Rakuten's CEO said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to enter the battle for living-room viewership in the coming months, launching a free, ad-supported streaming TV service, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing anonymous sources.

  • Scam targeted lonely women     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Andrea Day reports on an international scam where victims were reeled in with loving emails from supposed U.S. soldiers overseas.

  • *Investing online, to launch in Spain, Italy and China. STOCKHOLM, March 27- A drive to increase wages for Asian clothing workers is likely to hit profit margins at world No.2 fashion retailer Hennes& Mauritz as weak consumer demand and stiff competition make it hard to pass on the cost to shoppers, it said on Thursday.

  • STOCKHOLM, March 27- Hennes& Mauritz, the world's No.2 fashion retailer, missed first-quarter profit forecasts as it invested to catch up with rivals online in an increasingly competitive budget clothing market.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- Amazon.com Inc will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the largest U.S. online retailer said on Wednesday, a day after rival Google Inc outlined a major price cut of its own.

  • Amazon follows Google in slashing cloud computing prices Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- Amazon.com Inc will drop prices on most of its cloud computing services starting April 1, the largest U.S. online retailer said on Wednesday, a day after rival Google Inc outlined a major price cut of its own.

  • Check your inbox: Amazon sent e-book refunds today Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    Amazon Kindle

    If you bought an Amazon Kindle e-book between April 2010 and May 2012, check your inbox. You may have money coming to you. NBC News reports.

  • *Strategy informed by early career at Daimler, Permira. *Booming e-commerce shaking up retail. FRANKFURT, March 25- Technology entrepreneur, merger manager and turnaround expert, Olaf Koch believes he has enough experience of big challenges to steer Europe's fourth-biggest retailer Metro through its next one: e-commerce.

  • Warby Parker continues NYC expansion     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Warby Parker co-founders and co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, discuss Warby's new store, the company's third New York City location and their vision to change the world of glasses.

  • Amazon stores? 3 reasons strip malls won't die Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Commercial real estate for sale.

    Strip malls will survive the competition from online retailers, and may even one day include Amazon stores, predicted David Henry, chief executive of Kimco Realty.

  • Next 25 years in commercial real estate     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    David Henry, KIMCO Realty President & CEO, provides insight into the threat of e-commerce to brick and mortar sales. He thinks Amazon may one day rent showrooms to showcase its products.

  • Internet effect on commercial space     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports online shopping has hit brick and mortar stores hard. Olick provides insight on the impact to office space and warehouses.

  • March 24- Cisco Systems Inc plans to offer cloud computing services, pledging to spend $1 billion over the next two years to enter a market currently led by the world's biggest online retailer Amazon.com Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Amazon rival pouncing on disgruntled Prime users Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    ShopRunner web page

    ShopRunner is swooping in on Amazon Prime customers upset about the recent $20 hike, by offering a free full year of its shipping service.

  • Amazon pricing—and valuation—to remain irrational Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Amazon announces a $20 price hike in its Prime service, but rivals shouldn't expect to get any boost.

  • New Amazon Prime fee makes shoppers do the math Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    An employee stacks items to be shipped at the Amazon fulfillment center in Phoenix.

    Amazon.com will raise the price of its Prime membership to $99 a year from $79. Should you bite?

  • Amazon slaps first ever price hike on Prime to $99 Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Employees arrive at Amazon warehouse in San Bernardino, Calif.

    Amazon.com is hiking prices on Prime, its premium membership tier, to $99 per year from the current $79.

  • Amazon plans music streaming service Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Amazon hopes the service would lure people to Amazon Prime, which is facing a price increase. The WSJ reports.

  • 'Coming-of-age' for cybercrime industry: McAfee Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    A "dark web" industry that services cybercriminals helped fueled the attacks that led to Target's massive data breach, McAfee Labs told CNBC.