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  • Price wars: Amazon vs Wal-Mart vs... Walmart.com? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    An employee stacks boxes filled with merchandise for shipment at the Amazon.com Inc. distribution center in Phoenix, Ariz.

    Amazon will launch its first Black Friday specials before some partygoers have taken off their Halloween costumes.

  • India's delivery men offer prize investment Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:45 PM ET
    The Snapdeal.com website is displayed in this photo.

    Everyone wants a piece of India's booming online retail sector, but for those without billions to spare, the best bet may be the delivery men.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- Shares of Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba Group could more than double in the next three years, vaulting the company past Apple Inc as the world's biggest publicly traded company, Mark Yusko, head of the $4 billion Morgan Creek Asset Management, said on Wednesday. Morgan Creek has about 5 percent of its funds invested in Alibaba, which began trading...

  • *Snapdeal' potential to be India's Alibaba'- Softbank's Son. *Funds needed to tackle rivals in India online retail boom. Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank, laid out a 10- year investment plan for India on Tuesday, starting with the purchase of a $627 million stake in fast-growing online marketplace Snapdeal.

  • TOKYO, Oct 28- Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank Corp has agreed to buy a $627 million stake in Indian online retailer Snapdeal, seeking to tap into potentially huge e-commerce growth in the market with the world's third-biggest Internet user base. Highlighting India as a new priority in its aggressive expansion, SoftBank said on Tuesday it's also...

  • Softbank pumps $627 million into India's Snapdeal Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 PM ET

    Japanese telecommunications and internet giant Softbank Group announced on Tuesday that it invested $627 million in Indian online retailer Snapdeal.

  • Why I'm in Amazon for the long haul: Analyst Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    Investors may be fed up with Amazon after the company's big earnings miss last week but one analyst said he's it in for the long haul.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Amazon.com Inc is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, as the Internet retailer pursues its ambition of building a digital media library to rival Netflix. While the deal is small, it underscores Amazon's intention of buying content to round out its online service. Audible founder and Chief Executive Donald Katz said in a statement on...

  • Apple Pay problems  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    Apple Pay on display

    Apple's new mobile payment system is coming under fire from some retailers and competitors, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Bricks-and-mortars aim to gain on Amazon pain Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduces the company's Fire Phone, in Seattle, June 18, 2014.

    Since last Christmas, retailers have taken aim at Amazon by improving their online shopping capabilities and chipping away at its price advantage.

  • After JCP, Ron Johnson's next act is e-commerce Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Ron Johnson

    After failing to transform JC Penney, former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson will launch an e-commerce venture to help shoppers find products.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower on Thursday. But not only did it post a much larger loss than expected, Amazon also projected 7 to 18 percent revenue growth over the busiest...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed, and third-quarter results missed Wall Street's targets, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower. The company projected on Thursday net sales of between $27.3 billion and $30.3 billion for the holiday quarter, lagging the $30.89 billion...

  • Amazon expected to lose money, again, in Q3 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos

    When Amazon reports earnings, investors will look for updates on a range of recent initiatives from the company that rarely turns a profit.

  • Amazon's profit problem  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Ken Sena, Evercore Partners, provides a preview of the online retailer's earnings, and weighs in on Amazon's growth plan.

  • BofA: Sorry for double charging on Apple Pay Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:10 PM ET
    Apple Pay on display

    Some Bank of America customers say they were charged twice for purchases they made using Apple's new mobile payments system.

  • How fresh is Amazon Fresh? Our hands-on look Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    Amazon's grocery service launched in New York City over the weekend. First stop? Park Slope, Brooklyn.

  • Oct 20- Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has signed a multiyear deal with Simon& Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon& Schuster since July over pricing, confirmed the deal first reported by the Business Insider news blog that the two had reached an agreement.

  • Oct 20- Amazon.com Inc signed a multi-year deal with Simon& Schuster Inc, the second major Big Five book publisher it has been negotiating with on the price of e-books, Business Insider reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Online book retailer Amazon had been in talks with Simon& Schuster since July over pricing. Amazon had been locked in a war...

  • Marc Andreessen to quit eBay board Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    Oct 20- EBay Inc said venture capitalist Marc Andreessen would quit its board, after the online retailer announced last month that it was spinning off its electronic payment unit, PayPal. Andreessen, who has been on the company's board for six years, said "now is the right time to step down," eBay said in a statement on Monday. Andreessen has been involved in a public war...