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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


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


China opens door for full foreign ownership of e-commerce companies

New Chinese reforms allow foreign investors 100 percent ownership of their e-commerce companies in Shanghai's Free Trade Zone.

By 19 January 2015


Stripe exec: Soon, e-commerce will move to Facebook, too

Social networks are poised to become even more personal as they become a vehicle for e-commerce, too, predicts the co-founder of a payment processing startup.

By 5 November 2014


Google steps up e-commerce war with Amazon, report says

The search giant plans to go after Amazon in an effort to beef up product search and e-commerce offerings. Google's first target: groceries.

By 8 July 2014


China's Alibaba plans US e-commerce push with 11 Main

The e-retail store will offer everything from fashion to tech to jewelry, according to a new report.

By 12 February 2014


PayPal chief wants to mobilize e-commerce

PayPal's president defends the digital payment provider's place at the forefront of mobile commerce while quipping he welcomes competition too.

By 23 January 2014


eBay nabs Apple's e-commerce head to be chief product officer

eBay says former Apple e-commerce chief RJ Pittman will be its new chief product officer.

By 18 October 2013


Smartphones, tablets to fatten holiday e-commerce sales

Retail e-commerce sales will be up 15 percent this year, and mobile shoppers will drive a hefty portion of that growth, eMarketer says.

By 6 September 2013