On the heels of LinkedIn’s successful initial public offering, many of Silicon Valley’s biggest investors are throwing millions in seed capital at a handful of startups looking to cash in on something called “crowd commerce,” where everything and everyone has a price.
Stocks ended narrowly mixed in a choppy session Monday, after another downgrade of Greece's credit rating offset gains from a flurry of M&A activity and as investors continued to worry over a slowing global recovery ahead of a handful of key economic news throughout the week.
US stock index futures signaled a largely flat open for stocks on Monday, after Wall Street ended down for the sixth week on Friday.
Amazon and Ebay, two of the biggest names in online retail, have staked out contrary positions in a debate over the taxation of US internet shopping, which enables many buyers to escape paying sales tax, reported the FT.
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Calls outnumbered puts by more than 2 to 1 yesterday, another indication that the sentiment remains bullish.
It's been a week since Groupon filed its S-1 with the SEC to go public, and now that investors have had some time to dig into the massive document, some major questions are starting to arise. On the surface the company's revenue looks massive and its growth meteoric.
“Groupon and the rest of the industry has grown so rapidly because, for the first time in history, merchants can leverage the Internet in scale,” says one analyst. “The deal commerce space is going to be massive.”
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Despite all the excitement following LinkedIn’s IPO, which resulted in the share price more than doubling its first day on the NYSE, Kevin Ryan, founder and CEO of online retailer Gilt Groupe, is in no hurry to go public.
It seems that online auction site eBay is catching a bid, where it matters most.
Stocks closed modestly higher Friday in a light-volume session ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, led by materials. However, the major averages finished lower for the fourth consecutive week.
Stocks held onto modest gains Friday in a light-volume session ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, led by materials, as commodities gained on the heels of a weaker U.S. dollar.
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Stocks rallied back after paring gains in quiet trading before the Memorial Day holiday following mixed economic news on consumer sentiment and home sales.
Stock futures gained ahead of the open on the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday as the dollar fell, and after news on personal income and spending that was largely in line with expectations.
Google hopes to nudge consumers and merchants into a world where the smartphone has replaced the wallet as the container for credit cards, coupons and receipts.
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At a press event in San Francisco Square rolled out new mobile payment systems designed to help both retailers and consumers. A new free app, called "Register" makes it affordable for small businesses to accept credit cards, automate checkouts, and measure and manage everything they sell.