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F-U-N-D-E-D: Your butler is a text message away

Looking for someone to serve you? No matter where you live, there's probably a startup just waiting to become your virtual butler.

By October 9, 2015


E-commerce startup Jet.com launches, with eye on Amazon

The new online retailer officially opens for business Tuesday with plenty of buzz, thanks to a $225 million purse and a CEO who's no stranger to Amazon's playbook.

By July 21, 2015


Amazon crochets itself an Etsy rival: Handmade

The storefront for handcrafted items is another effort by the e-commerce giant to become the everything store while simultaneously gunning for Etsy's business.

By October 7, 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 July 23, 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 May 14, 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 April 28, 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 April 8, 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 October 6, 2015


Amazon competitor Jet eliminates its annual membership fee

Just three months after launch, the Internet price-club Jet has eliminated its $50 membership charge.

By October 7, 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 October 5, 2015