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  • TOKYO, July 1- AirAsia Bhd said on Tuesday it would set up a low-cost airline with Japan's biggest online retailer Rakuten Inc and other firms, marking the budget carrier's second attempt to tap one of Asia's lucrative air travel markets.

  • Food makers feel their way towards online future Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    PARIS, July 1- Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.

  • *Alibaba the king of online retail on personal computers in China. *Alibaba headed for big IPO in New York this year. BEIJING, July 1- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd may have dominated online retail on personal computers, but is some way from replicating that leadership in shopping by smartphone and other mobile devices.

  • Amazon's new service could disrupt quickly: Pro Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 6:08 PM ET
    Amazon.com page for "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" book

    AmazonFresh "could be a very quick disruption" for grocery stores, Deutsche Bank's Karen Short says.

  • Bezos refuses to think small     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides insight to Amazon's one-day delivery service; and inside CNBC's upcoming documentary "Amazon Rising," with CNBC's David Faber.

  • Why Amazon may be a bubble: Analyst Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    An employee stacks items to be shipped at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center.

    Investors are divided when it comes to Amazon's stock. There are those who believe Amazon stock still has room to rise, and those who think it is overvalued.

  • Will Alibaba be the biggest IPO in US history?     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    R.J. Hottovy, global director of consumer equity research at Morningstar, outlines the factors which make Alibaba an "attractive" story ahead of the company's New York IPO.

  • The Amazon CEO behind conference room doors Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    Photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Those who have worked for Jeff Bezos say he can be an intimidating boss who expects results and has no patience for anyone who doesn't measure up.

  • Amazon's big battles     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Ahead of his documentary "Amazon Rising," CNBC's David Faber discusses the power of Amazon and how their growth has brought on more headaches.

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- White House changes to proposed rules for tobacco products significantly weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes, published documents show.

  • Quality service, not low prices, creates loyalty Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    In their panic to compete, brick-and-mortar stores overlook what really matters to their customers—service, according to a Gallup poll.

  • Google's secretive updates leave sites scrambling Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Whether you’re a start-up, family-owned, or publicly traded, there's a big danger in letting your business rely too much on Google search results.

  • STOCKHOLM, June 22- Swedish-American heiress Cristina Stenbeck's bet on the red-hot e-commerce business has caught the eye of investors, although doubters question the future of her Kinnevik group in a sector where new players emerge almost every day.

  • Start-up wants to be Airbnb—for online retailers Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    Storefront pairs online retailers with temporary storefront locations, like boutiques, for "pop-up" experiences.

  • What Amazon's betting on     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    Amazon unveiled its first ever smartphone, the "Fire Phone." Sascha Segan, PCMag's lead mobile analyst, and Victor Anthony, Topeka Capital Markets, discuss the best qualities of the phone and their take on the benefit to the company.

  • Amazon reveals 'Fire Phone,' shares bounce Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    The phone has a 4.7-inch screen, aluminum buttons and a high-definition LCD display, among other features.

  • Mobile payments tech starts to go mainstream Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    NFC provides consumers with product data, special offers and loyalty rewards.

    Although near-field communication has struggled to go mainstream for a decade, the technology is gaining ground in payments.

  • H&M 'not too late' on online: CFO     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Jyrki Tervonen, CFO at H&M, comments on the group's quarterly performance and on the impact of geopolitical events. He also discusses the group's online strategy.

  • *China e-commerce firm's shares surge after listing. *Tencent link heightens rivalry with Alibaba. BEIJING, June 18- With an iron grip, JD.com Inc founder Richard Liu has dragged China's number two online retailer from a Beijing backwater to a rich New York listing.

  • Why an Amazon smartphone could be a big bust Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Amazon's smartphone move may turn out to be a big mistake, industry experts say.