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  • Wal-Mart gets new ammo in Web battle with Amazon Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Tango app screens on a mobile phone

    Wal-Mart is teaming up with messaging start-up Tango as it seeks to lure mobile users from powerful rival Amazon.com.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 35 Pinterest Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann, co-founders of Pinterest

    The company was recently valued by investors at $5 billion—and plans to further up its revenue through paid "pins" by advertisers.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 33 Klarna Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Sebastian Siemiatkowski,Victor Jacobsson and Niklas Adalberth.

    With its online checkout process bringing in revenue of $300M in Europe in 2014, Klarna is now poised to enter the US market.

  • Wayfair CEO: Taking online share   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    Wayfair CEO: Taking online share

    Niraj Shah, Wayfair co-founder and CEO, discusses the e-retailer's earnings beat and big bet on mega marketing.

  • Alibaba raises stake in retailer Zulily Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Alibaba has reached a 9.2 percent stake in U.S. online retailer Zulily, after sweeping up shares at rock-bottom prices last week.

  • *Zulily shares jumped 18.4 percent to $15.75 in premarket trading, after Alibaba bought a 9 percent stake in the online retailer. Alibaba was down marginally at $86.73. *Actavis rose 3.1 percent to $302 after the drugmaker's revenue jumped almost 60 percent, helped by higher sales of its branded drugs in North America.

  • Banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are looking to hire more bankers in India and are now regularly attending "bake-offs" to pitch for advisory roles on deals, according to several banking industry sources. Foreign money has been pouring into India's fast-growing e-commerce sector, with investors ranging from Japan's...

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has reached a 9.2 percent stake in U.S. on-line retailer Zulily Inc, after sweeping up shares at rock-bottom prices last week. On Friday, Alibaba finished a three-day buying binge and now holds 11.5 million shares of Zulily, a site that hosts "flash" sales of clothing primarily for women and...

  • Moms with moxie that are raising millions Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Workers in the Moxie Jean office sorting clothes before they are listed and sold.

    Mommy-run start-up Moxie Jean is an online retailer of gently used kids and maternity clothing. The moms have raised $1.3 million.

  • Most popular Mother's Day gift for procrastinators Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Businessman flowers

    Online flower purchases for Mother's Day spike at the last minute, compared to jewelry or fashion.

  • Online moms remaking vintage shop experience for toddlers

    All that baby and toddler clothes is worth millions. Two moms in the Chicago area found that out when they created an online retailer of used children's clothing.

  • SAO PAULO, May 7- Brazil's biggest retailer, GPA SA, posted a 21 percent drop in first-quarter profit due to soft demand and increased administrative costs from a new online division. GPA said the cost of sales and administration rose 17 percent from a year earlier due to the incorporation of Cnova's international operations, as well as higher electricity costs...

  • Forget Alibaba earnings—listen to Jack Ma Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma makes a speech during the official opening of the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover March 15, 2015.

    Alibaba met Michael Yoshikami's expectations on earnings but he offers this word of caution on investing in the stock.

  • Here's how I'll manage Alibaba: Incoming CEO Zhang Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Jonathan Lu, left, and Daniel Zhang at Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou in November. Zhang is replacing Lu as CEO.

    Daniel Zhang tells CNBC he'll continue Alibaba's push into mobile while expanding into new business and developing his workforce.

  • May 6- Videogame maker Activision Blizzard Inc raised its full-year profit and revenue forecasts and reported better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by growth in its high-margin digital business. Revenue from Activision Blizzard's digital business rose 53.3 percent in the first quarter ended March 31 from a year earlier, helped by robust online...

  • North Korea launches e-shopping despite no Internet Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles during a visit to the Chonji Lubricant Factory, in this undated photo.

    Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, even though citizens of the isolated country have no access to the Internet.

  • BRUSSELS, May 6- EU regulators will investigate whether electronics and digital content companies illegally curb cross-border online sales, the EU's antitrust chief said on Wednesday, a move likely to affect both e-commerce giant Amazon and traditional retailers. The inquiry into the retail sector is part of a broader strategy by the European Commission to...

  • BRUSSELS, May 6- European Union antitrust regulators opened an investigation into cross-border e-commerce on Wednesday in a move aimed at removing borders to online sales as part of a broad strategy to overhaul the bloc's digital market. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager had announced her intention in March to open the sector inquiry. 1/...

  • May 5- Groupon Inc forecast full-year revenue well below analyst expectations on Tuesday, hurt by a stronger dollar and weaker-than-expected billings, a key metric reflecting the gross amount collected from customers. Groupon, which once dominated the fast-growing online coupons arena, has been struggling to rev up sales and profit as it battles stiff...

  • May 5- JetBlue Airways Corp and Amazon.com Inc have agreed to stream television, movies and music from the Internet retailer in-flight, broadening travelers' entertainment options, the companies said Tuesday. The service will be available on a majority of JetBlue's aircraft this year via the airline's free Wifi, so passengers can use their laptops and mobile...