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  • Software is even eating your hair Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Average annual income: $22,760 Speaking of jobs you wouldn’t expect a former firefighter to pick up – hairstylist. First, hairstylists have the advantage of doing something they love. Plus, they’re in the business of making people look pretty, which makes their customers more appreciative. Imagine if every day at the office ended with, “Thanks, you are amazing!” Hey, a girl can dream.

    Not even hair can avoid the tech start-up world. Mayvenn raised $10 million from Andreessen Horowitz to help stylists do e-commerce.

  • BEIJING, June 19- China will allow full foreign ownership of some e-commerce businesses, aiming to encourage foreign investment and the development and competitiveness of the industry, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Friday. China's e-commerce industry has been booming, with companies like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and JD.com...

  • Why Amazon's drone delivery is growing trickier Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Amazon Prime box, Amazon Prime

    The FAA could finalize drone regulations over the next 12 months, but there may be more complications for Amazon.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- Amazon.com Inc expects to have drone technology ready for package delivery operations by the time the Federal Aviation Administration finalizes drone regulations, an executive for the online retailer said on Wednesday.

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, June 17- Any buyer of Tesco's $6 billion South Korea unit will need a strategy to boost returns in a lethargic and saturated market for traditional retailers, likely involving real estate sales and a greater focus on Internet shopping. Britain's Tesco has hired HSBC to advise on a potential sale of its South Korean unit, Homeplus, Reuters reported...

  • June 16- TMX Group Ltd, operator of Canada's main stock exchange, hopes to rope a piece of the $90 billion North America cattle sector, and said on Tuesday that it would offer the continent's first online sales platform of its kind. TMX Chief Executive Officer Lou Eccleston, who plans to push further into commodity sales, said the service could cut 30 percent off...

  • Amazon mulls crowdsourced delivery system: Report Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    An Amazon.com worker picks orders at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California.

    Amazon is looking to build a crowdsourced network of drivers as it looks to speed up its drop-off service, Dow Jones reported.

  • 8 gifts you'll want to get on Father's Day Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Man receiving Father's Day gift from children

    Whether he's into gadgets, grilling or fly fishing, subscription boxes are a gift-giving strategy for those hard-to-shop-for dads.

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- EU regulators' investigations into the low tax arrangements of Apple, Starbucks and Amazon in some member states are at an advanced stage and decisions could be announced in the coming months, a senior European Commission official said on Thursday. The investigations centre on Luxembourg's tax rulings for online retailer Amazon and...

  • Amazon's new revenue stream... packages Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    Amazon's new revenue stream... packages

    Tony Case, Adweek executive editor, discusses Amazon's new package deal - slapping ads on your mail.

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business on Thursday, opening yet another front in mounting EU scrutiny of America's global tech giants. The investigation adds to the pressure on the online retailer in Europe, where it is already being investigated for the low tax rates it pays in...

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business on Thursday, opening yet another front in mounting EU scrutiny of America's global tech giants. The investigation adds to the pressure on the online retailer in Europe, where it is already being investigated for the low tax rates it pays in...

  • *Richemont invites LVMH, Kering to join Yoox/ Net-a-Porter. MONACO, June 8- Cartier-owner Richemont has invited luxury arch-rivals LVMH and Kering among other peers to invest in the newly combined Yoox/ Net-a-Porter online fashion retailer, the Swiss group said on Monday. Richemont agreed in March to sell its upmarket Internet retailer Net-a-Porter to Italy's...

  • *Iran hoping for easing of sanctions. BERLIN, June 5- Tohid Tasoujian is a co-founder of online fashion store Taxi Moda and one of a growing breed of Internet entrepreneurs in sanctions-hit Iran. He set out his stall this week at a conference of more than 80 Iranian start-ups in Berlin, the biggest event of its kind outside Iran, as the country gears up for a possible...

  • Booze in an hour? The miracles of technology Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    Klink screen shots

    When you run dry, the app Klink allows you to order up beer, wine and spirits delivered to your door—in an hour.

  • Analyst: Amazon goes higher Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Analyst: Amazon goes higher

    Piper Jaffray raised its price target on Amazon to $520 from $475. Senior analyst Gene Munster, explains why.

  • *Felix Capital Partners will focus on Europe. LONDON, June 3- Frederic Court, one of Europe's standout early-stage investors in recent years, has formed a venture capital firm to invest in digital fashion brands and enabling technologies. His new firm, London- based Felix Capital Partners, will focus on first- and second-round investments in online retail,...

  • *Online apps and websites revolutionising trading. LONDON, May 29- When Noa Strijbos picks a financial asset to trade on her smartphone while taking her dog for a walk, almost 26,000 people pay close attention. Regulators are cracking down on the murkier parts of tech-driven trading, and recently a trader from the London suburbs has been accused of helping to...

  • What were the most popular drugs on Silk Road? Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:52 PM ET
    In this courtroom sketch, Ross William Ulbricht is seated in court and awaits sentencing Friday, May 29, 2015 in New York. The San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five people he tried to have killed.

    Most of the listings on the online black market were for illegal drugs, but the site also sold other items.

  • One Etsy startup flirts with Amazon move Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Grace & Lace.

    Grace & Lace founders Melissa and Rick Hinnant said an Amazon handcraft shop could help them grow their $5.6 million business.