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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Jack Dorsey takes on second act as Twitter CEO

One of Twitter's co-founders has come back to help the troubled social-networking company. Seen as part artist, part visionary, the question facing Dorsey now is whether he can turn the company around.

By October 5, 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