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  • He sold his firm to Amazon—now he's gunning for it Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    A package delivery from a San Francisco-based start-up called Doorman.

    Marc Lore, founder of Jet, says he has his sights set on disrupting Amazon's business model.

  • KAMPALA/ ACCRA, Feb 12- Young Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Tamakloe could hardly have a simpler business plan. "Most of the clothes sellers and tailors don't have a way to reach clients abroad, so I was like:' Let's create an e-commerce platform,"' said Tamakloe, whose www.fashionghana.com website serves customers in the West and some in Africa. Tamakloe's business is...

  • Groupon shares slip 2% as Q1 outlook disappoints Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:34 PM ET
    Workers at Groupon

    Groupon delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that surpassed analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • KAMPALA/ ACCRA, Feb 12- Young Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Tamakloe could hardly have a simpler business plan. "Most of the clothes sellers and tailors don't have a way to reach clients abroad, so I was like:' Let's create an e-commerce platform,"' said Tamakloe, whose www.fashionghana.com website serves customers in the West and some in Africa. Tamakloe's business is...

  • The great Valentine's Day spending divide Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    A sign reminds customers about Valentine's Day as they browse greeting cards at a Hallmark Cards Gold Crown retail store in Knoxville, Tennessee, Feb. 10, 2015.

    The country celebrates Valentine's Day differently, by type of gift and amount of spending across regions and top cities, according to data.

  • TOKYO, Feb 12- Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc on Thursday said operating profit rose 73 percent in its fourth quarter, boosted by strong growth at recently acquired U.S. discount store Ebates.com. Rakuten has been on a buying spree in recent years to reduce reliance on its home market, which accounts for around 90 percent of revenue but where growth is...

  • BERLIN, Feb 12- Europe's largest dedicated online fashion retailer Zalando smashed fourth-quarter profit forecasts as it reined in marketing spending and grew sales. Management board member Rubin Ritter told a conference call for journalists that Zalando had rushed out preliminary figures ahead of full results due on March 5 because they significantly...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ CHICAGO, Feb 11- Amazon.com Inc packages ordered by its Prime members regularly arrived late over the holidays, a Reuters/ Ipsos survey shows, reflecting the strain on the logistics network that transformed the company into an e-commerce powerhouse. But the results raise questions for Amazon as it expands and takes greater control of its...

  • Team Katy Perry takes snap at Left Shark vendor Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:15 PM ET
    Recording artist Katy Perry performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

    Online shop served a cease-and-desist order from Katy Perry's lawyers for printing Left Shark figurines.

  • Harper Lee takes top 2 spots on Amazon bestsellers Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:54 PM ET
    Harper Lee’s novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

    'To Kill a Mockingbird' writer snags top 2 spots on Amazon bestseller list just one day after new book is announced on pre-order.

  • Feb 3- U.S. retailer Target Corp on Tuesday named Mike McNamara, a former executive at British retailer Tesco PLC, its new chief information officer. The move comes as Target looks to boost online sales and bolster data security in the wake of a massive hacking attack that hurt its sales during the 2013 holiday shopping season. McNamara, who worked at Tesco for more...

  • How to dump all your old clothes and get cash Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    The founder of Tradesy.com shows you how to showcase your clothing, bags and shoes, for fun and hopefully some profit.

  • Amazon smashes Street forecast; stock soars 14% Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California.

    Amazon issued earnings of 45 cents a share, smashing Wall Street's expectations of 17 cents.

  • Magic fades? Alibaba stock plunges on revenue miss Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during Alibaba IPO, September 19, 2014.

    Alibaba's stock plunges after the Chinese e-commerce giant reported quarterly revenue that fell short of expectations.

  • Alibaba's Tsai: Two sides of mobile growth   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 9:02 AM ET
    Alibaba's Tsai: Two sides of mobile growth

    Joseph Tsai, Alibaba executive vice chairman, provides an outlook on growth as the company increases its mobile user base.

  • Alibaba reports mixed results   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Alibaba reports mixed results

    Gil Luria, Wedbush Securities, dives deep into the online retailers quarterly numbers and the falloff from "Singles Day," and China's Alibaba probe.

  • China targets Alibaba online fakes   Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    China targets Alibaba online fakes

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on a rare public dispute between Alibaba and China authorities to rid the sale of counterfeit goods.

  • Yahoo’s Mayer saves her job with Alibaba spinoff Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:21 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    Marissa Mayer likely extended her life as Yahoo's CEO by spinning off the company's stake in Alibaba. The next challenge will be acting fast enough to fix the company's core business.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- U.S. states for years have asked Congress for federal legislation easing the way for them to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, but now that a bill has been drafted, state lawmakers are resisting. The National Conference of State Legislatures on Tuesday released a letter it sent to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- U.S. states for years have asked Congress for federal legislation easing the way for them to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, but now that a bill has been drafted, state lawmakers are putting up resistance. The National Conference of State Legislatures on Tuesday released a letter it sent to House of Representatives Speaker John...