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Amazon, the king of e-commerce, gets primed for 2016

Amazon's Prime membership service will help the company continue to dominate online shopping, this holiday season and beyond.

By 30 November 2015


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


Alibaba made $1 billion in 8 minutes

China is in the throes of the world's single largest day of shopping, Single's day. Shoppers are expected to spend a record amount of money, mainly through online platforms like Alibaba and JD.com.

By 11 November 2015


Walmart wants to test its delivery drones outdoors

The retail giant asks the FAA for permission to test the use of drones that would carry items to its warehouses and customers' homes.

By 28 October 2015


Mobile-payments company Square makes IPO plans official

The startup intends to trade under the ticker symbol "SQ" on the New York Stock Exchange.

By 15 October 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


Firefox maker Mozilla: We don't need Google's money anymore

The organization once banked on the millions that Google paid for search traffic from the Firefox browser. Now it relies on Yahoo, Baidu and others, and it expects revenue to grow.

By 26 November 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


Amazon delivery drones get a new look

Two years on from its unveiling, Amazon Prime Air now features a sleeker, smarter unmanned aircraft. When it will be cleared for takeoff remains anyone's guess.

By 30 November 2015