In the largest initial public offering in US history, Alibaba raises funds to fuel its global ambitions.
Making a play to attract fashionistas, the Amazon-owned online retailer tries its hand at social experiments in a bid to convince shoppers to abandon brick-and-mortar outlets for the Internet.
Online retailer, which bills itself as the "Amazon of Southeast Asia," hopes to tap a market where online shopping has yet to gain traction.
In a victory for consumers and a Senate committee, one of the marketers accused of duping Web shoppers into joining paid programs drops much-criticized practices.
VistaPrint, an online printing company, says it is no longer connected to Affinion, one of three marketing companies accused of duping consumers into paying monthly fees.
Larry Magid speaks with Professor Prentiss Cox and CNET's Greg Sandoval about controversial marketing practices that some senators and angry online shoppers have called "scams."
Priceline, Classmates.com, and Orbitz say customers should read the fine print before complaining about being charged recurring monthly fees to join loyalty programs they didn't want.
An investigation by a Senate subcommittee says millions of Americans were "tricked" into signing up for online membership clubs and were betrayed by many Web retailers.
Some lawmakers have reintroduced the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would allow states to grab sales tax from large e-tailers.
Ensure that your online transaction goes smoothly by researching the vendor before you finalize the deal; for sellers, Amazon and other big-name e-tailers offer some protection against fraudulent buyers.