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  • PayPal: mobile is key to South African Ecommerce market growth

    PayPal: mobile is key to South African Ecommerce market growth

  • Baidu gets serious about smart homes with Raven Tech

    Baidu gets serious about smart homes with Raven Tech

  • Mobile auto sales ‘driving’ eBay performance

    Mobile auto sales ‘driving’ eBay performance

  • Electronic Arts makes gaming half price

    Electronic Arts makes gaming half price

  • Facebook’s new mission statement offers ‘fake news’ update

    Facebook’s new mission statement offers ‘fake news’ update

  • Google takes Pixel smartphones seriously – so should its competition

    Google takes Pixel smartphones seriously – so should its competition

  • Ukraine has cashless future in its sights – and so does Dominion

    Ukraine has cashless future in its sights – and so does Dominion

  • Zalando knows “where it’s at” – and where it needs to be

    Zalando knows “where it’s at” – and where it needs to be

  • Facebook commits to media audit; doubles down on ad offerings

    Facebook commits to media audit; doubles down on ad offerings

  • Tencent lets users give gold for Valentine’s Day

    Tencent lets users give gold for Valentine’s Day

  • FedEx deepens its ecommerce offerings

    FedEx deepens its ecommerce offerings

  • Activision Blizzard: breaking records and beating estimates in 2016

    Activision Blizzard: breaking records and beating estimates in 2016

  • Activision Blizzard launch new division

    Activision Blizzard launch new division

  • Tencent backed E-reading firm consider IPO

    Tencent backed E-reading firm consider IPO

  • Take-Two acquire Social Point

    Take-Two acquire Social Point

  • Match Group’s revenues rise

    Match Group’s revenues rise

  • Facebook easily beat expectations again

    Facebook easily beat expectations again

  • Mastercard see profits rise

    Mastercard see profits rise

  • FED: no movement on rates, U.S. economy strengthening

    FED: no movement on rates, U.S. economy strengthening

  • Economic Outlook for February 2017

    Economic Outlook for February 2017

  • Visa discuss FinTech innovation

    Visa discuss FinTech innovation

  • Ctrip link up with Merlin Entertainment

    Ctrip link up with Merlin Entertainment

  • Amazon breaks new SVOD ground

    Amazon breaks new SVOD ground

  • Alibaba posts massive revenue jump

    Alibaba posts massive revenue jump

  • Ebay meet expectations for the quarter

    Ebay meet expectations for the quarter

  • AAA: Amazon’s Automobile Ambitions?

    AAA: Amazon’s Automobile Ambitions?

  • Skyworks exceed Q1 expectations

    Skyworks exceed Q1 expectations

  • Alibaba become major Olympics partner

    Alibaba become major Olympics partner

  • Tencent dominate Chinese mobile app usage as internet use advances

    Tencent dominate Chinese mobile app usage as internet use advances

  • WPP boss discusses Snapchat’s future role

    WPP boss discusses Snapchat’s future role

  • Baidu appoint AI expert as COO

    Baidu appoint AI expert as COO

  • EA support new Nintendo Switch

    EA support new Nintendo Switch

  • Alibaba discuss US jobs with Trump

    Alibaba discuss US jobs with Trump

  • Post-Brexit UK will do whatever it takes to be competitive

    Post-Brexit UK will do whatever it takes to be competitive

  • Ebay look to tackle counterfeiters

    Ebay look to tackle counterfeiters

  • Visa and Honda show off in-car transactions

    Visa and Honda show off in-car transactions

  • Cyber security has to become a fundamental feature of modern life

    Cyber security has to become a fundamental feature of modern life

  • Yellen: U.S. economy looks strong in short-term

    Yellen: U.S. economy looks strong in short-term

  • Facebook to test mid-video adverts

    Facebook to test mid-video adverts

  • Fed: monetary policy predictions depend on fiscal policy clarity

    Fed: monetary policy predictions depend on fiscal policy clarity

  • Ebay founder donates to protect us from AI

    Ebay founder donates to protect us from AI

  • Yahoo to make major changes

    Yahoo to make major changes

  • Facebook hire Campbell Brown to lead news team

    Facebook hire Campbell Brown to lead news team

  • Global Payments share price jumps by 7% on back of strong Q2

    Global Payments share price jumps by 7% on back of strong Q2

  • Alibaba try to tackle counterfeiters

    Alibaba try to tackle counterfeiters

  • Amazon linked with American Apparel deal

    Amazon linked with American Apparel deal

  • Is 2017 the year of the Millennial blues?

    Is 2017 the year of the Millennial blues?

  • Competition watchdog probes Mastercard’s Vocalink deal

    Competition watchdog probes Mastercard’s Vocalink deal

  • Sweden’s population forecast to hit 10 million: ageing crisis averted?

    Sweden’s population forecast to hit 10 million: ageing crisis averted?

  • Nielsen reveals top ranking apps

    Nielsen reveals top ranking apps

Latest Ecommerce Stories

  • PayPal: mobile is key to South African Ecommerce market growth

    PayPal: mobile is key to South African Ecommerce market growth

    Ecommerce, Friday, 24 February 2017

    South Africa has 52% internet penetration (that is, 52% of its population is online). That’s slightly above the world average, and much higher than the African average, but it trails countries in the developed world by 20% to 30%. It’s possible that this ...
  • Baidu gets serious about smart homes with Raven Tech

    Baidu gets serious about smart homes with Raven Tech

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Chinese internet giant Baidu, often regarded in the west as the ‘Chinese Google’ given its search dominance in the country, has just become similar to Google in another way: it’s getting serious about smart homes. Baidu has purchased smart home ...
  • Mobile auto sales ‘driving’ eBay performance

    Mobile auto sales ‘driving’ eBay performance

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    In the fourth quarter of 2016, a car or truck was sold every three minutes via eBay on mobile phones – and this might just be the tip of the iceberg. A recently released eBay advertising survey suggests this number is rising. eBay is up 15% so far this year ...
  • Electronic Arts makes gaming half price

    Electronic Arts makes gaming half price

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    Electronic Arts (EA) is offering PC gamers access to its online library of games at half price – just $30 per year. The service, Origin Access, lets players sidestep the process of buying and installing games in the physical world, letting them play via an ...
  • Facebook’s new mission statement offers ‘fake news’ update

    Facebook’s new mission statement offers ‘fake news’ update

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is an ambitious man. Recently, he penned a lengthy post on Facebook that serves as an updated mission statement for the company. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Millennial billionaire sees business and humanitarian concerns ...
  • Google takes Pixel smartphones seriously – so should its competition

    Google takes Pixel smartphones seriously – so should its competition

    Ecommerce, Monday, 20 February 2017

    In the last few months of 2016, Google finally released its own smartphone. The result? According to most reviewers, one of the best combinations of hardware and software on the market. And it seems that Google is taking its foray into handsets seriously; with the ...
  • Ukraine has cashless future in its sights – and so does Dominion

    Ukraine has cashless future in its sights – and so does Dominion

    Ecommerce, Friday, 17 February 2017

    Ukraine has become the latest country to embrace – or plan to embrace – its cashless future. Going cashless has some serious benefits from a governmental point of view: primarily, an e-paper trail is easier to keep track of than a paper trail. That means ...
  • Zalando knows “where it’s at” – and where it needs to be

    Zalando knows “where it’s at” – and where it needs to be

    Ecommerce, Friday, 17 February 2017

    One of the areas shaking up ecommerce at the moment is logistics. Companies like Amazon and FedEx have set enormous precedents when it comes to the speed and professionalism of the packaging and delivery side of ecommerce. Taking payments with a click is only half ...
  • Facebook commits to media audit; doubles down on ad offerings

    Facebook commits to media audit; doubles down on ad offerings

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 16 February 2017

    Over the past few years, Facebook has turned itself into a powerful media platform. It is, nonetheless, adamant that it’s not a media company – it doesn’t actually produce media itself, just features others’. If Facebook’s ambitions ...
  • Tencent lets users give gold for Valentine’s Day

    Tencent lets users give gold for Valentine’s Day

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    Yesterday, Chinese ecommerce giant Tencent allowed users of its massively popular WeChat messenger service to send each other grams of gold online. This Valentine’s Day release marks the latest in a series of initiatives designed to capitalize on the Chinese ...
  • FedEx deepens its ecommerce offerings

    FedEx deepens its ecommerce offerings

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    Global shipping giant FedEx made a big announcement last week: it’s planning to launch a new service, FedEx Fulfillment, as a logistics network for small and medium-sized businesses. This is a compelling proposition for businesses who want to get into ...
  • Activision Blizzard: breaking records and beating estimates in 2016

    Activision Blizzard: breaking records and beating estimates in 2016

    Ecommerce, Monday, 13 February 2017

    At the end of last week, world-renowned video game developer Activision Blizzard released fourth quarter and full year results for 2016 that easily beat expectations and smashed the records it had previously set for itself. Unsurprisingly, the company’s share ...
  • Activision Blizzard launch new division

    Activision Blizzard launch new division

    Ecommerce, Friday, 10 February 2017

    With Call of Duty, Destiny and World of Warcraft plus many more popular games under their ownership, Activision Blizzard appeal to a huge amount of people with their various titles. Now, they have set up a brand new division of their business to focus on consumer ...
  • Tencent backed E-reading firm consider IPO

    Tencent backed E-reading firm consider IPO

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 09 February 2017

    Tencent are a very diverse Chinese holding company, with businesses under its control that work in media, entertainment, internet and many other service areas. And, it has been widely reported that one of their online literature businesses will be looking to launch ...
  • Take-Two acquire Social Point

    Take-Two acquire Social Point

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 08 February 2017

    Take-Two Interactive, the multinational games company, are behind some of the world’s biggest and most popular games publishers. And, they are expanding the scope of their company with a $250 million acquisition of a mobile gaming company. Consolidation is ...
  • Match Group’s revenues rise

    Match Group’s revenues rise

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 07 February 2017

    Match Group is an American internet company that control and operate a series of dating and match-making websites and platforms. And, their investors will certainly be smitten with them if their fourth quarter earning reports are anything to go by. The Dallas, ...
  • Facebook easily beat expectations again

    Facebook easily beat expectations again

    Ecommerce, Monday, 06 February 2017

    Global social media giants, Facebook, are reliable for a lot of things. You’ll always find photos of friends and family, the latest news, and more recently – incredible business performance. This pattern shows no signs of changing now that they have ...
  • Mastercard see profits rise

    Mastercard see profits rise

    Ecommerce, Friday, 03 February 2017

    Mastercard have recently gone through a re-design of their globally recognisable logo. But, one thing that hasn’t changed is the card, finance and payments firms’ performance, as they have just released their financial figures for the fourth quarter and ...
  • FED: no movement on rates, U.S. economy strengthening

    FED: no movement on rates, U.S. economy strengthening

    All News, Thursday, 02 February 2017

    Markets didn’t bat an eyelid last night as the Federal Reserve (FED) did what was expected of it, and kept interest rates unchanged. Wednesday saw the end of the central bank’s first two-day meeting since President Trump’s inauguration, and ...
  • Economic Outlook for February 2017

    Economic Outlook for February 2017

    All News, Wednesday, 01 February 2017

    The prospect of a business friendly regime from the incoming US government has propelled US equity markets to record levels in January. Given the fact that tax and spending plans are still mostly conceptual, and the fact that these plans cannot be implemented by ...
  • Visa discuss FinTech innovation

    Visa discuss FinTech innovation

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 01 February 2017

    Visa is a respected name across the finance, cards, payments and credit industries because of their long history of innovation and adaptation to stay at the forefront of their market. Now, one of their executives has spoken about the future of innovation in FinTech, ...
  • Ctrip link up with Merlin Entertainment

    Ctrip link up with Merlin Entertainment

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 31 January 2017

    Ctrip are often the go-to option for Asian consumers who are looking for flights, accommodation, ticketing, packaged tours or any other form of travel service. And, the Shanghai-based company may soon be able to provide an improved service through their exciting new ...
  • Amazon breaks new SVOD ground

    Amazon breaks new SVOD ground

    Ecommerce, Monday, 30 January 2017

    The Streaming Video On Demand (SVOD) market is a highly contested one – but the ‘big players’ are just a handful of companies: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and HBO. One area that the big boys of the SVOD world have yet to conquer, though, is original ...
  • Alibaba posts massive revenue jump

    Alibaba posts massive revenue jump

    Ecommerce, Monday, 30 January 2017

    It has been an exceptionally busy time for Alibaba and its executives as they have been cracking down on counterfeit goods and meeting with the new President of the United States to discuss growth. Now, they have released financial figures for the third fiscal ...
  • Ebay meet expectations for the quarter

    Ebay meet expectations for the quarter

    Ecommerce, Friday, 27 January 2017

    Ebay have been providing an online marketplace for buyers and sellers for more than two decades, and they have grown into one of the world’s leading ecommerce sites. Now, they have pleased their investors and executives by performing well over the crucial ...
  • AAA: Amazon’s Automobile Ambitions?

    AAA: Amazon’s Automobile Ambitions?

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 26 January 2017

    Amazon has been one of the most successful online businesses to come out of the 90s 'dot com' bubble. First, it put independent bookshops out of business and totally revolutionized the book selling industry. A combination of low-prices, unbeatable choice, and quick ...
  • Skyworks exceed Q1 expectations

    Skyworks exceed Q1 expectations

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 25 January 2017

    Skyworks Solutions are an American company that produce semiconductors and other technological products. They then sell these on to clients around the world, as they form part of high-tech communication systems, which seems to be a winning formula for the business, ...
  • Alibaba become major Olympics partner

    Alibaba become major Olympics partner

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 25 January 2017

    Sponsorships are one way for a company to become more recognisable and get their products and services in front of new people. It is with this in mind that Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce giants, have agreed a huge new deal with one of the most-watched, most ...
  • Tencent dominate Chinese mobile app usage as internet use advances

    Tencent dominate Chinese mobile app usage as internet use advances

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 24 January 2017

    The government’s online industry overseers in the People’s Republic of China have released crucial data concerning the country’s internet use. And one of the things that stood out most was the incredible strength of Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s ...
  • WPP boss discusses Snapchat’s future role

    WPP boss discusses Snapchat’s future role

    Ecommerce, Monday, 23 January 2017

    WPP are the world’s largest communications, marketing and advertising company in the world, with agencies and businesses all over the world, so when their boss speaks, people listen. Now, Sir Martin Sorrell has been discussing the future of social media ...
  • Baidu appoint AI expert as COO

    Baidu appoint AI expert as COO

    Ecommerce, Friday, 20 January 2017

    Baidu are traditionally known as an online search engine, but they have expanded their business way beyond this into many areas of cutting-edge technology and challenging projects – sound familiar? Well, they have also now appointed a former Microsoft ...
  • EA support new Nintendo Switch

    EA support new Nintendo Switch

    Ecommerce, Friday, 20 January 2017

    Whenever a company like Microsoft, Nintendo or Sony unveil a new games console there is always great intrigue, a glitzy launch event and exciting demonstrations. However, a console can only perform well if it has the support of great games produced by publishers, ...
  • Alibaba discuss US jobs with Trump

    Alibaba discuss US jobs with Trump

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 19 January 2017

    It is hard to find a day over the last few months where President-elect Donald Trump has not been a prominent feature of print and broadcast news. Well, one meeting that seems to have gone fairly under the radar was one that The Donald had with Jack Ma, chairman of ...
  • Post-Brexit UK will do whatever it takes to be competitive

    Post-Brexit UK will do whatever it takes to be competitive

    All News, Wednesday, 18 January 2017

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond gave an interview to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag on Sunday, where he claimed the U.K. would do “whatever we have to do,” to remain competitive if access to the single market doesn’t pan out ...
  • Ebay look to tackle counterfeiters

    Ebay look to tackle counterfeiters

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 18 January 2017

    The wide spread of online shopping platforms have made picking up a new pair of trainers, a television or a luxury handbag much easier than ever before. However, there is always a lingering threat as to whether the goods you are buying are the real deal. But, Ebay ...
  • Visa and Honda show off in-car transactions

    Visa and Honda show off in-car transactions

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 18 January 2017

    Visa is without doubt one of the world-leaders when it comes to payment and transaction technology, as they have continued to innovate and bring options of payment to their customers. Now, in a new concept they have been working on with Honda, they have begun ...
  • Cyber security has to become a fundamental feature of modern life

    Cyber security has to become a fundamental feature of modern life

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    The last few months have been a rollercoaster ride for cyber security experts: first, allegations of hacking in the U.S. presidential elections became widespread. Intelligence agencies claimed that state-sponsored hacks from Russia influenced the election in the ...
  • Yellen: U.S. economy looks strong in short-term

    Yellen: U.S. economy looks strong in short-term

    All News, Monday, 16 January 2017

    Federal Reserve (FED) chairperson Janet Yellen said last week that the U.S. economy looks good in the short-term. However, while there are no immediate obstacles on the horizon, Yellen did caution that the country needed to find solutions for longer-term problems ...
  • Facebook to test mid-video adverts

    Facebook to test mid-video adverts

    Ecommerce, Monday, 16 January 2017

    Adverts have been a fundamental part of marketing and business plans for more than a century, as different platforms use them to bring in revenue. Now, Facebook, one of the world’s best companies at bringing in ad revenue, are experimenting with a new way to ...
  • Fed: monetary policy predictions depend on fiscal policy clarity

    Fed: monetary policy predictions depend on fiscal policy clarity

    All News, Friday, 13 January 2017

    Want to know how many interest rate raises to expect in 2017? So does the Federal Reserve (FED)! Central bank policy makers have recently expressed uncertainty over the U.S.’ monetary policy trajectory in 2017 because it is dependent, to some extent, on the ...
  • Ebay founder donates to protect us from AI

    Ebay founder donates to protect us from AI

    Ecommerce, Friday, 13 January 2017

    Artificial intelligence is a huge part of modern technology and one that has come on leaps and bounds over the last decade. However, as any fan of science-fiction films will know, robotics is to be treated with a degree of caution and sensitivity. It is because of ...
  • Yahoo to make major changes

    Yahoo to make major changes

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 12 January 2017

    2016 was a huge year in the history of Yahoo. The historic internet search company were rocked by a major cyber security breach, and much of their online business was sold in a big money acquisition. Now, the deal for them to be picked up by communications giants ...
  • Facebook hire Campbell Brown to lead news team

    Facebook hire Campbell Brown to lead news team

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 12 January 2017

    One of the major trends in global news production has been a move away from buying newspapers, as more and more people choose to consume their news online. A lot of this is now being done through social media, which places a huge degree of responsibility on ...
  • Global Payments share price jumps by 7% on back of strong Q2

    Global Payments share price jumps by 7% on back of strong Q2

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Ecommerce technology provider Global Payments released strong Q2 figures this week, sending its share price up by 7% on the day. The cause of this strong reaction was a substantial beat not just on last year’s figures, but on Wall Street estimates too. This ...
  • Alibaba try to tackle counterfeiters

    Alibaba try to tackle counterfeiters

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 10 January 2017

    The rise of ecommerce has brought a range of benefits to shoppers all over the world as they have been exposed to a wider range of products, and can browse them from the comfort of their own home. However, these online shoppers are always at risk to counterfeit ...
  • Amazon linked with American Apparel deal

    Amazon linked with American Apparel deal

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 10 January 2017

    Amazon, as is so often commented on, have gone from an online marketplace into a multi-market and tremendously broad behemoth. They have even began producing brick and mortar stores and are dipping their toes into logistics. Well, now they are being linked with a ...
  • Is 2017 the year of the Millennial blues?

    Is 2017 the year of the Millennial blues?

    All News, Monday, 09 January 2017

    According to most polls taken, the Millennial generation is the most positive generation on the planet right now. Or at least, it used to be. Insurance and Investment firm Country Financial Group, conducted an annual financial security index in the days following ...
  • Competition watchdog probes Mastercard’s Vocalink deal

    Competition watchdog probes Mastercard’s Vocalink deal

    Ecommerce, Monday, 09 January 2017

    When big businesses look to merge or acquire their competitors or another company in their industry, there is always a degree of scrutiny that needs to be applied to make sure everything is above board, before it can be rubber stamped. Now, it can be no surprise ...
  • Sweden’s population forecast to hit 10 million: ageing crisis averted?

    Sweden’s population forecast to hit 10 million: ageing crisis averted?

    All News, Friday, 06 January 2017

    Sweden is only a few months away from hitting a 10 million-strong population. This is great news in the short-term, as it’s a plausible explanation for Sweden’s currently booming economy, and it’s also (potentially) good news for the future: ...
  • Nielsen reveals top ranking apps

    Nielsen reveals top ranking apps

    Ecommerce, Friday, 06 January 2017

    Apps are huge business. Whether it is a place for people to interact with friends, a game, or something to do with work, a lot of people spend a lot of their time on different apps. Now, monitoring and analytics company, Nielsen, have revealed the top ranking apps ...