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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


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


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