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  • Netflix pays more up-front for TV shows to become king of content

    Netflix pays more up-front for TV shows to become king of content

  • Netflix pays more up-front for TV shows to become king of content (Copy)

    Netflix pays more up-front for TV shows to become king of content

  • Amazon chases YouTube with Twitch – but could it ever catch up?

    Amazon chases YouTube with Twitch – but could it ever catch up?

  • YouTube puts its money where its mouth is regarding revenue diversification

    YouTube puts its money where its mouth is regarding revenue diversification

  • Amazon closes on Apple, wants entry into the $1 trillion club

    Amazon closes on Apple, wants entry into the $1 trillion club

  • Booking Holdings’ solid second quarter brought low by cautious guidance

    Booking Holdings’ solid second quarter brought low by cautious guidance

  • Dominion Global Trends Ecommerce Fund Outlook

    Dominion Global Trends Ecommerce Fund Outlook

  • Match Group share price soars on Tinder strength, increased guidance

    Match Group share price soars on Tinder strength, increased guidance

  • Baidu’s Robin Li: Google can come back, but it will have a fight on its hands!

    Baidu’s Robin Li: Google can come back, but it will have a fight on its hands!

  • FedEx goes green in China

    FedEx goes green in China

  • PayPal CEO’s fighting philosophy steers the company

    PayPal CEO’s fighting philosophy steers the company

  • Activision Blizzard beats the Street, doubles down on eSports

    Activision Blizzard beats the Street, doubles down on eSports

  • Mastercard considers a fingerprint bank card in the UK

    Mastercard considers a fingerprint bank card in the UK

  • Take-Two share price rockets thanks to Grand Theft Auto Online

    Take-Two share price rockets thanks to Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Amazon boss makes joke – stirs speculation

    Amazon boss makes joke – stirs speculation

  • Global Payments announces strong results and an acquisition

    Global Payments announces strong results and an acquisition

  • Baidu beats the Street thanks to ad sales growth – but is a new challenger on the way?

    Baidu beats the Street thanks to ad sales growth – but is a new challenger on the way?

  • Just Eat’s share price slumps despite revenue beat and raised guidance

    Just Eat’s share price slumps despite revenue beat and raised guidance

  • Global Trends Ecommerce Fund: Fourth Year Anniversary

    Global Trends Ecommerce Fund: Fourth Year Anniversary

  • Electronic Arts posts strong results, but weaker than expected guidance

    Electronic Arts posts strong results, but weaker than expected guidance

  •  Amazon beats the Street on earnings: investors enthralled by cloud computing, advertising

    Amazon beats the Street on earnings: investors enthralled by cloud computing, advertising

  • Visa and Mastercard wow investors with quarterly earnings

    Visa and Mastercard wow investors with quarterly earnings

  • Grubhub share price surges on back of incredible second quarter

    Grubhub share price surges on back of incredible second quarter

  • EBay promises merchants “best days” are still to come

    EBay promises merchants “best days” are still to come

  • Alphabet shares soar on second-quarter beat

    Alphabet shares soar on second-quarter beat

  • Skyworks beats the Street, ups dividend

    Skyworks beats the Street, ups dividend

  • Amazon suffers Prime Day wobble – but makes up for it with soaring sales

    Amazon suffers Prime Day wobble – but makes up for it with soaring sales

  • After one-day wobble, Netflix climbs again

    After one-day wobble, Netflix climbs again

  • Booking Holdings pumps half a billion into Didi Chuxing

    Booking Holdings pumps half a billion into Didi Chuxing

  • Match Group: Facebook should stick to data, not daters

    Match Group: Facebook should stick to data, not daters

  • Just before Prime Day, Jeff Bezos became the richest man in modern history

    Just before Prime Day, Jeff Bezos became the richest man in modern history

  • Netflix’s share price plunges as “slow” growth weighs it down

    Netflix’s share price plunges as “slow” growth weighs it down

  • JD Finance and Ant Financial go head-to-head

    JD Finance and Ant Financial go head-to-head

  • Can Netflix pass its subscriber growth test later today?

    Can Netflix pass its subscriber growth test later today?

  • Activision Blizzard takes eSports into prime time territory!

    Activision Blizzard takes eSports into prime time territory!

  • According to FedEx “global is the new local”

    According to FedEx “global is the new local”

  • Google and Shopify double down to increase Ecommerce

    Google and Shopify double down to increase Ecommerce

  • Anyone planning to buy groceries on Amazon’s Prime Day?

    Anyone planning to buy groceries on Amazon’s Prime Day?

  • Netflix increases 2018 content budget to $13 billion

    Netflix increases 2018 content budget to $13 billion

  • Amazon might disrupt healthcare quicker than you think

    Amazon might disrupt healthcare quicker than you think

  • Tencent plans online music business spin off

    Tencent plans online music business spin off

  • Take-Two Interactive aren’t making any assumptions about Red Dead Redemption 2

    Take-Two Interactive aren’t making any assumptions about Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Netflix is testing a higher price point “Ultra” subscription plan

    Netflix is testing a higher price point “Ultra” subscription plan

  • Baidu’s new AI chip does… everything?

    Baidu’s new AI chip does… everything?

  • PayPal calls off iZettle IPO with $2.2 billion acquisition

    PayPal calls off iZettle IPO with $2.2 billion acquisition

  • Is Netflix on the cusp of another quarterly outperformance?

    Is Netflix on the cusp of another quarterly outperformance?

  • Alibaba is more than a “Chinese Amazon” – it’s a gateway to the world’s biggest Ecommerce market

    Alibaba is more than a “Chinese Amazon” – it’s a gateway to the world’s biggest Ecommerce market

  • Amazon spends $1 billion on PillPack acquisition

    Amazon spends $1 billion on PillPack acquisition

  • Netflix thinks India is a goldmine for streaming services

    Netflix thinks India is a goldmine for streaming services

  • Fancy your own delivery business? Give Jeff Bezos a call

    Fancy your own delivery business? Give Jeff Bezos a call

Latest Ecommerce Stories

  • Netflix pays more up-front for TV shows to become king of content

    Netflix pays more up-front for TV shows to become king of content

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 16 August 2018

    Streaming video on demand (SVOD) kingpin Netflix is desperate to get its hands on the best content out there. To accomplish that goal, it’s testing a different model when it comes to paying TV shows. The company is offering far more money up front than ...
  • Netflix pays more up-front for TV shows to become king of content (Copy)

    Netflix pays more up-front for TV shows to become king of content

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 16 August 2018

    Streaming video on demand (SVOD) kingpin Netflix is desperate to get its hands on the best content out there. To accomplish that goal, it’s testing a different model when it comes to paying TV shows. The company is offering far more money up front than ...
  • Amazon chases YouTube with Twitch – but could it ever catch up?

    Amazon chases YouTube with Twitch – but could it ever catch up?

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 16 August 2018

    Ecommerce titan Amazon has a surefire thing in Twitch, a dedicated video game-streaming platform. Gaming enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the service… but Amazon wants more. Specifically, it wants more diversity – and it’s ...
  • YouTube puts its money where its mouth is regarding revenue diversification

    YouTube puts its money where its mouth is regarding revenue diversification

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 15 August 2018

    The world’s most popular video hosting site, Alphabet-owned YouTube, is willing to spend big bucks in exchange for a more diversified revenue stream – both for itself, and for the talent that drives it. The company, which is widely considered to be one ...
  • Amazon closes on Apple, wants entry into the $1 trillion club

    Amazon closes on Apple, wants entry into the $1 trillion club

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 15 August 2018

    Ecommerce titan Amazon, a dominant force in numerous areas (think video streaming, online retail, and cloud computing… and that’s just for starters), is worth around $940 billion. That’s an all-time high for the company. So far this year, ...
  • Booking Holdings’ solid second quarter brought low by cautious guidance

    Booking Holdings’ solid second quarter brought low by cautious guidance

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 14 August 2018

    Booking Holdings, the travel giant formerly known as Priceline, reported solid second quarter earnings last week. However, a more cautious than expected guidance sent the share price down over the week. However, investors should note that the company beat its own ...
  • Dominion Global Trends Ecommerce Fund Outlook

    Dominion Global Trends Ecommerce Fund Outlook

    Ecommerce, Monday, 13 August 2018

    2018 has been a year of market volatility often driven by macro concerns such the escalation of the US-China trade dispute and headline-driven sector pullbacks, such as the short-term panic in the technology sector after the (very) negative Facebook earnings (in ...
  • Match Group share price soars on Tinder strength, increased guidance

    Match Group share price soars on Tinder strength, increased guidance

    Ecommerce, Monday, 13 August 2018

    Match Group, the company behind popular online dating platforms like Match.com, PlentyOfFish, and Tinder, reported earnings last week that sent its share price through the roof. The company has a habit of impressing investors, and this quarter was no different, ...
  • Baidu’s Robin Li: Google can come back, but it will have a fight on its hands!

    Baidu’s Robin Li: Google can come back, but it will have a fight on its hands!

    Ecommerce, Friday, 10 August 2018

    Chinese internet giant Baidu has a fight on its hands: Google, the undisputed global king of the search engines, wants to come back to China. This week, China said fine – provided Google plays by the rules. We covered Google’s announcement at the end of ...
  • FedEx goes green in China

    FedEx goes green in China

    Ecommerce, Friday, 10 August 2018

    Global parcel delivery service FedEx is making in-roads into environmentalism. At the beginning of the month, its Chinese subsidiary – FedEx Express – announced that it has deployed 48 purely electric vehicles across 13 cities in China. China is already ...
  • PayPal CEO’s fighting philosophy steers the company

    PayPal CEO’s fighting philosophy steers the company

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 09 August 2018

    Here’s something you might not know about online payment giant PayPal’s CEO, Dan Schulman: he could probably beat you up. Professionally, the Silicon Valley super-CEO is known for his deal-making savvy and innovative approach to business. But in his ...
  • Activision Blizzard beats the Street, doubles down on eSports

    Activision Blizzard beats the Street, doubles down on eSports

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 08 August 2018

    Last Thursday, video game developer and publisher Activision Blizzard posted solid second quarter earnings for 2018 that demonstrated robust demand for its existing titles and the forward momentum of its eSports properties. This last area is one which investors are, ...
  • Mastercard considers a fingerprint bank card in the UK

    Mastercard considers a fingerprint bank card in the UK

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 08 August 2018

    Cashless transaction giant Mastercard is in talks with major banks in the UK about the possibility of bringing a biometric payment card to market. The company has been testing cards with built-in fingerprint scanners to verify users’ identities – a more ...
  • Take-Two share price rockets thanks to Grand Theft Auto Online

    Take-Two share price rockets thanks to Grand Theft Auto Online

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 07 August 2018

    Video game publisher and developer Take-Two Interactive saw its share price surge by as much as 9% last week when it released earnings that blew analysts’ estimates out of the water. The results were largely down to a creative property that is synonymous with ...
  • Amazon boss makes joke – stirs speculation

    Amazon boss makes joke – stirs speculation

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 07 August 2018

    The thing about companies like Amazon – the ecommerce titan leading everything from online retail to cloud hosting to virtual personal assistants – is that people love to speculate about what’s coming next. Last week, the company’s founder, ...
  • Global Payments announces strong results and an acquisition

    Global Payments announces strong results and an acquisition

    Ecommerce, Monday, 06 August 2018

    World leading provider of payment technology Global Payments saw its share price rocket last week when it reported very robust results for its second quarter, and announced an acquisition that should let it penetrate into a new market. The company, which reiterated ...
  • Baidu beats the Street thanks to ad sales growth – but is a new challenger on the way?

    Baidu beats the Street thanks to ad sales growth – but is a new challenger on the way?

    Ecommerce, Friday, 03 August 2018

    Chinese internet giant Baidu beat analysts’ expectations on profit and revenue when it posted second-quarter earnings earlier this week thanks to a major increase in sales at its core business: online advertising. Often called the Google of China, Baidu is the ...
  • Just Eat’s share price slumps despite revenue beat and raised guidance

    Just Eat’s share price slumps despite revenue beat and raised guidance

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 02 August 2018

    Food order and delivery service Just Eat posted results for the first half of 2018 that sent its share price down. While the company posted a solid set of financials, including beats against analysts’ expectations and an increased guidance range, investor ...
  • Global Trends Ecommerce Fund: Fourth Year Anniversary

    Global Trends Ecommerce Fund: Fourth Year Anniversary

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 01 August 2018

    Year four: Ecommerce Fund has returned more-than double the MSCI World Index Four years ago we at Dominion saw a revolution that was changing the world: ecommerce. This trend was, and still is, not only altering how we conduct business and commerce but changing ...
  • Electronic Arts posts strong results, but weaker than expected guidance

    Electronic Arts posts strong results, but weaker than expected guidance

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 31 July 2018

    Market leading games developer and publisher Electronic Arts (EA) saw its share price penalized on the back of its latest quarterly earnings. This drop in value wasn’t down to the company’s earnings – they slaughtered the Street’s ...
  •  Amazon beats the Street on earnings: investors enthralled by cloud computing, advertising

    Amazon beats the Street on earnings: investors enthralled by cloud computing, advertising

    Ecommerce, Monday, 30 July 2018

    Ecommerce kingpin Amazon reported earnings at the end of last week that once more overshot analysts’ expectations, and demonstrated an incredibly profitable business. Particularly interesting to investors were the company’s moves in advertising and cloud ...
  • Visa and Mastercard wow investors with quarterly earnings

    Visa and Mastercard wow investors with quarterly earnings

    Ecommerce, Monday, 30 July 2018

    Last week saw two of the most recognisable names in cashless transactions – Visa and Mastercard – report quarterly earnings that impressed investors, sending share prices sharply up. That’s a strong sign that the shift towards cashless transactions ...
  • Grubhub share price surges on back of incredible second quarter

    Grubhub share price surges on back of incredible second quarter

    Ecommerce, Friday, 27 July 2018

    Grubhub released second-quarter earnings this week that blew investors away. The company, which is at the forefront of the trend towards food order and delivery, reported numbers that smashed the Street’s expectations, as well as its own comparable period. ...
  • EBay promises merchants “best days” are still to come

    EBay promises merchants “best days” are still to come

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 26 July 2018

    Devin Wenig, CEO of 23-year old online marketplace EBay, has promised merchants the world in an effort to keep them coming back for more. He's promised to grow the platform until EBay has 500 million customers (it has 175 million today), and he wants to bring in ...
  • Alphabet shares soar on second-quarter beat

    Alphabet shares soar on second-quarter beat

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 25 July 2018

    Alphabet, parent company of search giant Google, reported second quarter earnings at the beginning of the week, easily beating analysts’ expectations and providing a welcome distraction from the company’s recent fine. That fine, which amounted to $5 ...
  • Skyworks beats the Street, ups dividend

    Skyworks beats the Street, ups dividend

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 24 July 2018

    Skyworks Solutions, a maker of wireless internet chips that’s leading the charge towards widespread connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT), has reported third-quarter earnings that give investors a lot to be pleased about. The company beat the Street on ...
  • Amazon suffers Prime Day wobble – but makes up for it with soaring sales

    Amazon suffers Prime Day wobble – but makes up for it with soaring sales

    Ecommerce, Friday, 20 July 2018

    If you’re an Amazon fan, Prime Day might just be the biggest shopping event of the year. The Ecommerce giant uses the ‘day’ (actually, a 36-hour window so that customers all round the world can join in, regardless of time zone) to drum up interest ...
  • After one-day wobble, Netflix climbs again

    After one-day wobble, Netflix climbs again

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 19 July 2018

    At the beginning of the week, streaming video on demand (SVOD) market leader Netflix released a second-quarter earnings report that was… well, pretty good, really. Just not as good as analysts and investors expected (you can read our take on it here). The ...
  • Booking Holdings pumps half a billion into Didi Chuxing

    Booking Holdings pumps half a billion into Didi Chuxing

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 19 July 2018

    Didi Chuxing is China’s largest ride-haling company – and Booking Holdings wants a piece of it. Booking, a giant in the travel world formerly known as Priceline, has invested $500 million into the business, leading the two companies to collaborate ...
  • Match Group: Facebook should stick to data, not daters

    Match Group: Facebook should stick to data, not daters

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    Match Group, the online dating kingpin behind brands like Tinder, Match.com, and OKCupid, isn’t worried about Facebook’s entry into its market. The social media giant said it was planning to encroach on Match’s personal space at its F8 conference ...
  • Just before Prime Day, Jeff Bezos became the richest man in modern history

    Just before Prime Day, Jeff Bezos became the richest man in modern history

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    Here’s the bad news: Ecommerce titan Amazon’s latest Prime Day was marred by performance lags, with many shoppers not being able to get online and browse for deals. Here’s the good news: those bugs may have ben caused by overuse – the company ...
  • Netflix’s share price plunges as “slow” growth weighs it down

    Netflix’s share price plunges as “slow” growth weighs it down

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 17 July 2018

    Imagine only adding 5.2 million new customers to your business in a single quarter. I know – the shame! Yet, this “slow” growth is precisely what has caused Netflix’s shares to plummet after earnings were released last night. A few caveats ...
  • JD Finance and Ant Financial go head-to-head

    JD Finance and Ant Financial go head-to-head

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 17 July 2018

    JD Finance, the fintech arm of China’s number two online retailer JD.com, is “close to” picking up $1.9 billion in investment from a group of Chinese financial services giants. According to Bloomberg, this could provide it with “a clutch of ...
  • Can Netflix pass its subscriber growth test later today?

    Can Netflix pass its subscriber growth test later today?

    Ecommerce, Monday, 16 July 2018

    After-hours this evening, streaming video on demand (SVOD) market leader Netflix will release its second quarter earnings. Expectations are high: Netflix has been a big deal for a long time, but these last few years of exponential growth have firmly solidified its ...
  • Activision Blizzard takes eSports into prime time territory!

    Activision Blizzard takes eSports into prime time territory!

    Ecommerce, Friday, 13 July 2018

    Activision Blizzard, the world-leading video game developer and publisher that is redefining modern entertainment trends, has just scored big. Over the past few years, the company has become possibly the world’s most visible eSport champion, and now it’s ...
  • According to FedEx “global is the new local”

    According to FedEx “global is the new local”

    Ecommerce, Friday, 13 July 2018

    In a surefire example of how globalization and Ecommerce are changing the world of business, FedEx has released a research report titled ‘Global is the New Local: The Changing International Trade Patterns of Small Businesses in Asia Pacific’. The report ...
  • Google and Shopify double down to increase Ecommerce

    Google and Shopify double down to increase Ecommerce

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 12 July 2018

    When it comes to search engine giant Google, undoubtedly the jewel in Alphabet’s crown, one business is more important than all the others combined: advertising. The company made its billions in the ad world – whether on search or YouTube – long ...
  • Anyone planning to buy groceries on Amazon’s Prime Day?

    Anyone planning to buy groceries on Amazon’s Prime Day?

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 11 July 2018

    Ecommerce giant Amazon’s biggest day of the year is nearly here: the fourth annual Prime Day will kick off on July 16 and last for a solid 36 hours. Over that period, Amazon Prime members will have access to a bevvy of fast-release special offers and deep ...
  • Netflix increases 2018 content budget to $13 billion

    Netflix increases 2018 content budget to $13 billion

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 11 July 2018

    Netflix, the streaming video on demand (SVOD) market leader, is making massive commitments to the production of original content. Earlier this year, it pledged an $8 billion annual content spend, much of which was earmarked to develop its own shows and movies ...
  • Amazon might disrupt healthcare quicker than you think

    Amazon might disrupt healthcare quicker than you think

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    If you’re a regular reader of this newsfeed, you will already know that Amazon is making a play for the online pharmacy industry. Given its proven ability to disrupt businesses (anyone remember independent bookshops?), and its growing brick-and-mortar retail ...
  • Tencent plans online music business spin off

    Tencent plans online music business spin off

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    Chinese internet giant Tencent, widely hailed as the country’s dominant force in social media and online gaming, has announced plans to spin off its online music streaming service. That’s a sign, according to Bloomberg, that “the long-beleaguered ...
  • Take-Two Interactive aren’t making any assumptions about Red Dead Redemption 2

    Take-Two Interactive aren’t making any assumptions about Red Dead Redemption 2

    Ecommerce, Monday, 09 July 2018

    Since its announcement, analysts and gamers alike have been eager to speculate over Red Dead Redemption 2. The game – latest installment in a popular franchise from Take-Two Interactive – is widely expected to be the biggest release of the year, and will ...
  • Netflix is testing a higher price point “Ultra” subscription plan

    Netflix is testing a higher price point “Ultra” subscription plan

    Ecommerce, Monday, 09 July 2018

    Streaming video on demand (SVOD) market leader Netflix is experimenting with a higher-priced subscription plan. The new “ultra” subscription is currently just a test, but it could eventually offer the company a clear path to more profit – assuming ...
  • Baidu’s new AI chip does… everything?

    Baidu’s new AI chip does… everything?

    Ecommerce, Friday, 06 July 2018

    Chinese internet titan Baidu, often described as the country’s answer to Google, has unveiled a new artificial intelligence (AI) chip with a myriad of uses. The chip – called ‘Kunlun’ – will be put to work running datacenters, powering ...
  • PayPal calls off iZettle IPO with $2.2 billion acquisition

    PayPal calls off iZettle IPO with $2.2 billion acquisition

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 05 July 2018

    After two weeks of “intensive discussions” between online payment provider PayPal and payments startup iZettle, the latter has called off its IPO. Why? Because it got a better offer: a $2.2 billion acquisition that iZettle’s CEO says will ...
  • Is Netflix on the cusp of another quarterly outperformance?

    Is Netflix on the cusp of another quarterly outperformance?

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 04 July 2018

    Streaming video on demand (SVOD) market leader Netflix has been riding high this year. The company posted yet another set of sterling results earlier this year, and its share price has appreciated by almost 105% so far this year (remember – we’re only in ...
  • Alibaba is more than a “Chinese Amazon” – it’s a gateway to the world’s biggest Ecommerce market

    Alibaba is more than a “Chinese Amazon” – it’s a gateway to the world’s biggest Ecommerce market

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 03 July 2018

    China is the world’s largest Ecommerce market. And Alibaba, one of the country’s top 3 tech titans, is the unquestionable king of online retail within its borders. Frequently, analysts in the west regard Alibaba as a kind of “Chinese Amazon” ...
  • Amazon spends $1 billion on PillPack acquisition

    Amazon spends $1 billion on PillPack acquisition

    Ecommerce, Monday, 02 July 2018

    Global Ecommerce giant Amazon is continuing to make strides into the healthcare market with a $1 billion acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy. The prescription drug industry is already in the process of transformation, and the threat of a new, global, ...
  • Netflix thinks India is a goldmine for streaming services

    Netflix thinks India is a goldmine for streaming services

    Ecommerce, Friday, 29 June 2018

    Netflix, the world’s largest streaming video on demand (SVOD) provider, has ambitious plans for India. That might strike some investors as strange – to date, the company only has 1 million subscribers in the country, and even the most optimistic analysts ...
  • Fancy your own delivery business? Give Jeff Bezos a call

    Fancy your own delivery business? Give Jeff Bezos a call

    Ecommerce, Friday, 29 June 2018

    As global Ecommerce powerhouse Amazon continues to expand its retail empire at breakneck pace, it’s got a hurdle in front of it: finding enough delivery networks to guarantee its packages get where they’re meant to be on time. However, the company is ...