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Walmart doubles down on China with e-commerce buyout

The mega retailer takes full ownership of China-based Yihaodian, an online marketplace that sells food, home goods, electronics and more.

By 24 July 2015


E-commerce giant Alibaba aims to win outside China

Already dominant in its home country, Alibaba plans to do a lot more around the world in the coming year.

By 15 May 2015


PayPal-backed Loop Commerce raises an extra $16 million

The Menlo Park, Calif., company specializes in online gift-giving that's somewhere between a gift card and a specific gift.

By 28 April 2015


Amazon exec shifts to CEO post in fashion e-commerce

Romain Voog previously served as president of Amazon France. His appointment at Global Fashion Group comes alongside a $34.7 million investment from venture capitalists.

By 8 April 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts the social network and thousands of other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By 6 October 2015


Can Dorsey hit the jackpot with Twitter and Square?

Jack Dorsey is now CEO of both Twitter and Square. Running one big company is tough. Now he has two.

By 5 October 2015


Jack Dorsey takes on second act as Twitter CEO

One of Twitter's co-founders has come back to help the troubled social-networking company. Seen as part artist, part visionary, the question facing Dorsey now is whether he can turn the company around.

By 5 October 2015


Amazon to stop selling Google Chromecast, Apple TV

The e-commerce giant wants to "avoid customer confusion" by directing buyers to other video-streaming devices, including its own family of Fire TV gadgets.

By 2 October 2015


Twitter's Buy Now button now available for retailers

The social network partners with three e-commerce companies to make the button more widely available to attract more users.

By 1 October 2015


Yahoo to go ahead with Alibaba spinoff without IRS approval

Internet giant plans to pursue spinoff of stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant, which is valued at more than $23 billion.

By 29 September 2015