The mega retailer takes full ownership of China-based Yihaodian, an online marketplace that sells food, home goods, electronics and more.
Already dominant in its home country, Alibaba plans to do a lot more around the world in the coming year.
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.
New Chinese reforms allow foreign investors 100 percent ownership of their e-commerce companies in Shanghai's Free Trade Zone.
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.
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.
The online retailer missed Wall Street projections during its all-important holiday quarter, and shipping and fulfillment costs didn't help the situation.
The e-commerce titan has instead focused on its own online payment method, and says more than 23 million customers have used its Pay With Amazon service.
Virtual reality springs up at the retail industry's marquee show, offering a glimpse of how we might shop in the future.
The e-commerce giant is constantly looking for new ways to speed up its shipments. In Manhattan and several other US cities, it has opened urban warehouses to do just that.