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  • German publishers seek Amazon inquiry Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    The logistics center of internet retail giant Amazon in Bad Hersfeld, central Germany.

    German book publishers filed a complaint against Amazon with the country's antitrust authority the company delayed shipments. The NYT reports.

  • 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.

  • Cramer: This 'cult stock' goes higher Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    CNBC's Jim Cramer.

    "It's the animal-spirited stock of this moment," CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

  • E-commerce to grow 47% in two years: Pro     Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    John Coll, director of retail and lifestyle at Kantar Worldpanel, says the e-commerce market should grow by 47% in the next two years and discusses shopping patterns in different countries.

  • Is there a smartphone in Amazon's future? Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Amazon is expected to introduce a smartphone this week, a long-rumored project that aims to close any remaining gap between impulse and buying. The NYT reports.

  • NEW DELHI, June 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc will launch its business-to-business e-commerce platform in the Indian cities of Lucknow and Hyderabad in the first week of July, the world's largest retailer's India boss said on Friday. Iyer said Wal-Mart would look at rolling out this service to other cities, but not for another six months at least.

  • June 12- Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In the United States, Madeira will have to do more than mimic Amazon as Wal-Mart plays catch-up.

  • June 12- Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In the United States, Madeira will have to do more than mimic Amazon as Wal-Mart plays catch-up.

  • Y'all, Paula Deen is coming back—online Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    Paula Deen

    The cooking star plans to launch Internet network in September, USA Today reports.

  • Michael Koppel, Nordstrom CFO, provides insight to the slowly strengthening consumer, and the costs associated with its upcoming Nordstrom location in New York City.

  • Alibaba launches first US-based online shopping site Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    The Chinese e-commerce giant launches invite-only 11 Main, which will sell products from small retailers, in a beta phase Wednesday.