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  • Disappointing results at Visa, Amazon dent stocks Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market is falling in midday trading after Visa and Amazon posted weaker results than Wall Street expected. Amazon's stock slumped $38.11, or 11 percent, to $320.50 after the online retail giant posted a wider loss than analysts had forecast. The Dow was dragged down by Visa, which fell $9.53, or 4.3 percent, to $213.21.

  • Alibaba’s US spending opens doors for start-ups Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou, China.

    Chinese companies have been pouring money into Silicon Valley, joining a parade of financiers seeking to participate in the latest boom.

  • Amazon drops 7% after wider-than-expected loss Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's smartphone, the Fire Phone, in Seattle.

    Amazon.com posted a loss that was wider than Wall Street expectations Thursday, sending shares lower in extended-hours trading.

  • Amazon's future is tied to Prime, say analysts Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Amazon.com logos are displayed on computer screens in Washington.

    While investors will be focused on Amazon's giant e-commerce business when it reports earnings Thursday, its future is tied to Prime.

  • How Amazon stock has been outperforming rivals Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    Amazon Fresh trucks at a warehouse in Inglewood, Calif.

    Even with this week's weakness, Amazon.com stock has been outperforming rival retailers though it will likely face a fairly volatile trading day after it reports.

  • Facebook and Twitter head into retail terrain Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    Facebook and Twitter face different growth scenarios, but both are now focusing their gaze on the same market: Retail.

  • Hackers steal data from 1,000 StubHub accounts Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    StubHub says the hackers got account-holders' login and password information from data breaches at other websites and retailers.

  • Amazon quietly releases mobile payments app Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    With no fanfare, Amazon has released its own mobile payments app, called Amazon Wallet.

  • Alibaba now eyes September for U.S. mega-IPO -source Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 17- Alibaba Group Holding Inc has pushed its highly anticipated IPO until after the September Labor Day holiday, a source with knowledge of the matter said, as the Chinese online retail company works through the complex process of launching what could the largest-ever U.S. tech debut.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- EBay Inc posted a 13 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, as better-than-expected results from its fast-growing PayPal division helped the online retailer overcome increasing competition from Amazon.com Inc and a well-publicized cyber attack.

  • Visa launches Checkout, a rival to PayPal Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    Visa Checkout is the latest effort to make the company relevant in a world of digital payments, reports Re/code.

  • Ebay results mixed, guidance light; shares higher Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    Ebay earnings beat by a penny while revenue missed expectations. Shares rose after initially fluctuating in extended hours trading.

  • Amazon plans unlimited e-book offering: Report Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    The Amazon.com homepage and Amazon Kindle logo

    Amazon is working on a subscription that would offer unlimited access to e-books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month, according to a report in Gigaom.

  • Christie's record first half helped by online sales Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    Auction giant Christie's reported a record first half, with art sales jumping 12 percent to $4.5 billion.

  • Why Gen Z may mean trouble for retailers Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    Asya Gonzalez started her online fashion business, Stinky Feet Gurlz, at age 13. Now 17, her business averages $1,000 to $2,000 a month in sales.

    Gen Z's entrepreneurial spirit and digital savvy may cause problems for retailers who stick to business as usual.

  • EBay out to stop slide after challenging quarter Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    EBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

    The recent rally in tech stocks has lacked one notable Internet name: eBay.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Yahoo Inc pledged to pay its shareholders at least half the proceeds from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's mega-IPO this fall, and plans to keep a larger stake in the Chinese e-commerce company than expected. Yahoo's roughly 24 percent stake in the world's largest Internet retailer is viewed on Wall Street as its most prized asset.

  • Amazon doesn't always offer the best deals: Study Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    According to new research from Savings.com, more than 50 percent of the time consumers can find a better price elsewhere on the Web.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Two of the biggest names in auction sales, the traditional Sotheby's and the digital pioneer eBay, said on Monday they are joining forces to make it easier to buy antiques, collectibles and works of fine art online.

  • Sotheby's plans live auction bidding via eBay Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 14- Sotheby's and eBay announced a partnership on Monday to make it easier to buy antiques, collectibles and works of fine art online. The deal will connect Sotheby's, with its extensive inventory of fine art, antiques, books, jewels, watches and furniture, with eBay's 145 million active buyers around the world.