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  • Fire HD 10 re-launched to acclaim, can Amazon get back into tablets?

    Fire HD 10 re-launched to acclaim, can Amazon get back into tablets?

  • Alibaba set to invest $150 million in Best Inc.

    Alibaba set to invest $150 million in Best Inc.

  • Expedia sets sights on new global ambitions

    Expedia sets sights on new global ambitions

  • Three drivers of Electronic Arts’ growth – and why they bode well for its future

    Three drivers of Electronic Arts’ growth – and why they bode well for its future

  • Facebook is into cars but has no plans to build one

    Facebook is into cars but has no plans to build one

  • Does Amazon’s search for Chinese talent mean it’s fight time with Alibaba?

    Does Amazon’s search for Chinese talent mean it’s fight time with Alibaba?

  • Activision’s Destiny 2 is a huge improvement – will that translate into sales?

    Activision’s Destiny 2 is a huge improvement – will that translate into sales?

  • Live Nation’s “Verified Fan” program has blocked 90% of fake ticket buyers

    Live Nation’s “Verified Fan” program has blocked 90% of fake ticket buyers

  • Modern politics makes Facebook’s huge influence obvious

    Modern politics makes Facebook’s huge influence obvious

  • Tinder’s latest ad campaign involves ‘Blunt’ putdowns

    Tinder’s latest ad campaign involves ‘Blunt’ putdowns

  • Alphabet’s AI takes up troll hunting

    Alphabet’s AI takes up troll hunting

  • MasterCard share price hits new high on back of positive guidance

    MasterCard share price hits new high on back of positive guidance

  • Take Two Interactive reveal plans to re-release 2011 blockbuster

    Take Two Interactive reveal plans to re-release 2011 blockbuster

  • Amazon hunts for second HQ – everyone’s interested

    Amazon hunts for second HQ – everyone’s interested

  • Alibaba to open physical mall in China

    Alibaba to open physical mall in China

  • EBay uses social platforms to pick up image in UK

    EBay uses social platforms to pick up image in UK

  • Fancy a high-speed flying jet taxi? Tencent’s got you covered

    Fancy a high-speed flying jet taxi? Tencent’s got you covered

  • PayPal issues cash-back MasterCard

    PayPal issues cash-back MasterCard

  • Alphabet continues corporate restructure

    Alphabet continues corporate restructure

  • Tinder now worth $3 billion

    Tinder now worth $3 billion

  • Barracuda Networks leads battle against new ransomware campaign

    Barracuda Networks leads battle against new ransomware campaign

  • Alphabet enters lower price point to boost Nest sales

    Alphabet enters lower price point to boost Nest sales

  • Are Amazon and Alibaba about to go head-to-head for the Indian grocery market?

    Are Amazon and Alibaba about to go head-to-head for the Indian grocery market?

  • Could Singapore be the next big opportunity for digital payment providers?

    Could Singapore be the next big opportunity for digital payment providers?

  • Alphabet builds tomorrow’s tech in fantasyland

    Alphabet builds tomorrow’s tech in fantasyland

  • Activision Blizzard releases Call of Duty WW2 beta

    Activision Blizzard releases Call of Duty WW2 beta

  • Amazon Fresh now available to business customers

    Amazon Fresh now available to business customers

  • EA Games and NFL launch new tournament to appeal to ‘casual’ eSports players

    EA Games and NFL launch new tournament to appeal to ‘casual’ eSports players

  • Google’s sweet new operating system gets a name

    Google’s sweet new operating system gets a name

  • Facebook in China? Not exactly

    Facebook in China? Not exactly

  • Is Activision becoming the Disney of the 21st Century?

    Is Activision becoming the Disney of the 21st Century?

  • Zalando sees investment as the route to success

    Zalando sees investment as the route to success

  • Donald Trump unloads on Amazon – but it could be a good thing

    Donald Trump unloads on Amazon – but it could be a good thing

  • Has Tinder made online dating cool?

    Has Tinder made online dating cool?

  • PayPal makes a play for top female talent

    PayPal makes a play for top female talent

  • JD.com beats the street on revenue in Q2

    JD.com beats the street on revenue in Q2

  • MasterCard sets its sights on Millennial spenders

    MasterCard sets its sights on Millennial spenders

  • China’s AI market leader shares plans to conquer the sector

    China’s AI market leader shares plans to conquer the sector

  • Amazon’s retail genius: secret brands

    Amazon’s retail genius: secret brands

  • Tencent share price hits all time high

    Tencent share price hits all time high

  • Global Payments sees strong second quarter

    Global Payments sees strong second quarter

  •  Activision Blizzard smashes analysts’ expectations, raises forecast

    Activision Blizzard smashes analysts’ expectations, raises forecast

  • Take Two Interactive rides Grand Theft Auto to the bank

    Take Two Interactive rides Grand Theft Auto to the bank

  • Cognex sees record quarterly revenue in Q2

    Cognex sees record quarterly revenue in Q2

  • Amadeus shares continue to soar as company reports first half results

    Amadeus shares continue to soar as company reports first half results

  • Mixed results send Nielsen’s share price up

    Mixed results send Nielsen’s share price up

  • Investors still fail to understand Jeff Bezos’ strategy for Amazon

    Investors still fail to understand Jeff Bezos’ strategy for Amazon

  • Expedia beats expectations in Q2, delivers $2.6 billion revenue

    Expedia beats expectations in Q2, delivers $2.6 billion revenue

  • Baidu beats the street as it caps expenditure

    Baidu beats the street as it caps expenditure

  • Facebook made more money in Q2 and promises to spend less. Shares jump.

    Facebook made more money in Q2 and promises to spend less. Shares jump.

Latest Ecommerce Stories

  • Fire HD 10 re-launched to acclaim, can Amazon get back into tablets?

    Fire HD 10 re-launched to acclaim, can Amazon get back into tablets?

    All News, Thursday, 21 September 2017

    Online retail giant Amazon hasn’t always had the best luck when it comes to tablets and smartphones. But the company’s new Fire HD 10 looks like it’s a big step in the right direction – can Amazon use it to turn their fortunes in the area ...
  • Alibaba set to invest $150 million in Best Inc.

    Alibaba set to invest $150 million in Best Inc.

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    Chinese logistics provider Best Inc. has redrawn the scope of its IPO, cutting the deal nearly in half as it reduced the price range of shares on offer and existing shareholders decided not to sell. One company that’s hoping to pick up a sizeable portion of ...
  • Expedia sets sights on new global ambitions

    Expedia sets sights on new global ambitions

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    Online travel king Expedia is already a global force. The company has websites in over 35 languages and makes 40% of its revenue outside of the U.S. But new CEO Mark Okerstrom wants to ramp up the company’s global face again, and convince European and Asian ...
  • Three drivers of Electronic Arts’ growth – and why they bode well for its future

    Three drivers of Electronic Arts’ growth – and why they bode well for its future

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 19 September 2017

    Electronic Arts (EA) is a top performing stock this year – but that’s nothing new. Over the past five years, the company’s share price has appreciated by a dramatic 740%. What’s driving those gains? Three things: the digitization of video ...
  • Facebook is into cars but has no plans to build one

    Facebook is into cars but has no plans to build one

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 19 September 2017

    Facebook wants to work with automakers on techy subjects like artificial intelligence (AI), bringing them “up to speed.” The company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, recently spoke at the Frankfurt car show, saying: “We come with ...
  • Does Amazon’s search for Chinese talent mean it’s fight time with Alibaba?

    Does Amazon’s search for Chinese talent mean it’s fight time with Alibaba?

    Ecommerce, Monday, 18 September 2017

    Recently, we’ve written about an emerging Ecommerce showdown between the two undisputed heavyweight champions of the sector: Amazon and Alibaba. This showdown is in the Indian online grocery market – but it could finally be spilling out into the wider ...
  • Activision’s Destiny 2 is a huge improvement – will that translate into sales?

    Activision’s Destiny 2 is a huge improvement – will that translate into sales?

    Ecommerce, Monday, 18 September 2017

    Destiny, Activision Blizzard’s space exploration and adventure game, was a huge commercial success. It was the biggest selling title when it launched in September 2014, and, according to the company, the biggest launch of any game ever, selling $500 million to ...
  • Live Nation’s “Verified Fan” program has blocked 90% of fake ticket buyers

    Live Nation’s “Verified Fan” program has blocked 90% of fake ticket buyers

    Ecommerce, Friday, 15 September 2017

    Event manager and ticket seller Live Nation’s CEO Michael Rapino has announced that the company’s Verified Fan program – software that stops the purchasing of tickets by bots and brokers to later sell on at extortionate prices – has achieved ...
  • Modern politics makes Facebook’s huge influence obvious

    Modern politics makes Facebook’s huge influence obvious

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 14 September 2017

    Last week, Facebook disclosed that it had discovered an operation connected to Russia that bought around $100,000 worth of advertising on its network during the 2016 U.S. electoral cycle. $100,000 might not be much in the world of political marketing spend – ...
  • Tinder’s latest ad campaign involves ‘Blunt’ putdowns

    Tinder’s latest ad campaign involves ‘Blunt’ putdowns

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 14 September 2017

    James Blunt, the UK pop star who had a hit with the single ‘You’re Beautiful’ in 2005, has become at least as famous, in recent years, for his withering Twitter put-downs. Now, the warbling former soldier has been given an opportunity to take his ...
  • Alphabet’s AI takes up troll hunting

    Alphabet’s AI takes up troll hunting

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 13 September 2017

    Recent elections in the U.S. and the UK have made one thing about the internet obvious to even the least online-savvy people in the world: trolls abound. Particularly true in the last American general election, where “alt-right” (alternative right ...
  • MasterCard share price hits new high on back of positive guidance

    MasterCard share price hits new high on back of positive guidance

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 12 September 2017

    MasterCard’s share price jumped to a record high last Thursday, as the company lifted its full-year sales outlook. During an investor presentation, the company said that it expected net revenue growth in the “high end of low-double-digits” for 2017 ...
  • Take Two Interactive reveal plans to re-release 2011 blockbuster

    Take Two Interactive reveal plans to re-release 2011 blockbuster

    Ecommerce, Monday, 11 September 2017

    Take Two Interactive, the video games company behind hits like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, has revealed plans to update one of its most popular older titles: L.A. Noire. The game, which was the world’s bestseller in May 2011, and shipped around 5 ...
  • Amazon hunts for second HQ – everyone’s interested

    Amazon hunts for second HQ – everyone’s interested

    Ecommerce, Monday, 11 September 2017

    Global Ecommerce titan Amazon is looking for a region to house its second headquarters. And pretty much every city in the U.S. is interested. There is a good reason for their interest: Amazon is massive. The workforce required by its new home-away-from-Seattle is ...
  • Alibaba to open physical mall in China

    Alibaba to open physical mall in China

    Ecommerce, Friday, 08 September 2017

    Alibaba is the biggest name in Chinese Ecommerce, and one of the country’s “big three” internet companies. But now, it’s moving out of cyberspace, and into physical space. According to CNBC, the company is planning to build a five floor, ...
  • EBay uses social platforms to pick up image in UK

    EBay uses social platforms to pick up image in UK

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 07 September 2017

    Ebay isn’t an online version of the secondhand thrift stores that populate the more run down streets in cities the world over. In fact, 80% of the goods sold on the platform are new. However, the global public doesn’t see it that way – and ...
  • Fancy a high-speed flying jet taxi? Tencent’s got you covered

    Fancy a high-speed flying jet taxi? Tencent’s got you covered

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 06 September 2017

    Tencent Holdings is best known as the Chinese internet giant that is making waves with its mobile gaming and social media products. But it might also have an interest in futuristic taxis. The company recently invested in Lilium GmbH, a German startup that wants to ...
  • PayPal issues cash-back MasterCard

    PayPal issues cash-back MasterCard

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 05 September 2017

    Digital payment provider PayPal has introduced a cash-back MasterCard in partnership with Synchrony Financial. The card will give its holder 2% cash back on purchases, and comes without an annual fee, a cash back limit, or restrictions as to how cash can be spent. ...
  • Alphabet continues corporate restructure

    Alphabet continues corporate restructure

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 05 September 2017

    Google made big news when it restructured itself into Alphabet back in 2015. The rationale was simple: Google had become a huge, complicated, mess – and that made it harder to manage, and less transparent. This was bad for business, and bad for the ...
  • Tinder now worth $3 billion

    Tinder now worth $3 billion

    Ecommerce, Monday, 04 September 2017

    Tinder, Match Group’s wildly popular hook-up app, has over 50 million members. And now, following a conversion of options in Tinder (previously held by the founders and early employees) into options of Match Group, the app has a valuation to match that ...
  • Barracuda Networks leads battle against new ransomware campaign

    Barracuda Networks leads battle against new ransomware campaign

    Ecommerce, Monday, 04 September 2017

    Barracuda Networks is leading the charge against cybercrime. The company reported that it has detected “roughly 20 million” new ransomware attacks sent via emails since last Tuesday. The emails form a single, powerful, campaign that generates fake email ...
  • Alphabet enters lower price point to boost Nest sales

    Alphabet enters lower price point to boost Nest sales

    Ecommerce, Friday, 01 September 2017

    Nest, the connected home company owned by Alphabet, is introducing a lower-priced version of its digital thermostat. The new model, Thermostat E, costs $170 – that’s $80 less than the current version – and is designed to spur sales in an ...
  • Are Amazon and Alibaba about to go head-to-head for the Indian grocery market?

    Are Amazon and Alibaba about to go head-to-head for the Indian grocery market?

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 31 August 2017

    When you think of online retail, two names immediately come to mind: Amazon and Alibaba. Now, these two titans of the Ecommerce world may wind in competition to dominate the Indian online grocery market. Both companies have taken an interest in India and have ...
  • Could Singapore be the next big opportunity for digital payment providers?

    Could Singapore be the next big opportunity for digital payment providers?

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 31 August 2017

    According to a recent survey by online payments giant PayPal, as much as 90% of Singaporeans prefer to use cash as their primary mode of payment, with just a fraction of respondents saying they use digital payments regularly. This is despite the governmental push ...
  • Alphabet builds tomorrow’s tech in fantasyland

    Alphabet builds tomorrow’s tech in fantasyland

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 29 August 2017

    Silicon Valley superstar Alphabet is known for breaking all the conventional rules when it comes to tech development. So it is perhaps not surprising that the way its subsidiary Waymo is training its self-driving cars sounds like something out of a science fiction ...
  • Activision Blizzard releases Call of Duty WW2 beta

    Activision Blizzard releases Call of Duty WW2 beta

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 29 August 2017

    If you think that the release of a new video game’s beta testing version is not particularly newsworthy, think again. On August 25, Activision Blizzard released a prototype version of its latest Call of Duty game, set during the Second World War. And if ...
  • Amazon Fresh now available to business customers

    Amazon Fresh now available to business customers

    Ecommerce, Friday, 25 August 2017

    Amazon Business, the online retailer’s free program for businesses, will now include the option to have Amazon Fresh as part of the package. Amazon Business includes quick delivery and cut prices at no charge, but if your business wants fresh produce ...
  • EA Games and NFL launch new tournament to appeal to ‘casual’ eSports players

    EA Games and NFL launch new tournament to appeal to ‘casual’ eSports players

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 24 August 2017

    One of the biggest stories in video gaming this year is the rise and popularization of eSports. This means competitive video gaming played in front of an audience, with the same big money, big viewership, and big stars, that are usually associated with the world of ...
  • Google’s sweet new operating system gets a name

    Google’s sweet new operating system gets a name

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 23 August 2017

    Google’s latest Android operating system update finally has a name in keeping with the confectionary-based language of the product’s past. Known, until now, as Android O, the platform will be called Oreo. It follows on from Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, ...
  • Facebook in China? Not exactly

    Facebook in China? Not exactly

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 22 August 2017

    Facebook might be banned in China, but that hasn’t stopped the social network market leader quietly launching an app there in May. The app in question is not Facebook’s eponymous social networking app, nor is it anything to do with either of the ...
  • Is Activision becoming the Disney of the 21st Century?

    Is Activision becoming the Disney of the 21st Century?

    Ecommerce, Monday, 21 August 2017

    World-leading video game developer Activision Blizzard is on a tear this year, and investors are responding as you might imagine: the company’s share price is up more than 68%, year to date. Dominion has long considered the video game sector to be an emerging ...
  • Zalando sees investment as the route to success

    Zalando sees investment as the route to success

    Ecommerce, Monday, 21 August 2017

    Online fashion retailer Zalando is taking a page out of ecommerce heavyweight Amazon’s book. The smaller company says that it expects growth in the region of 20% to 25% throughout 2017. However, its profit margin on an adjusted earnings basis will be “in ...
  • Donald Trump unloads on Amazon – but it could be a good thing

    Donald Trump unloads on Amazon – but it could be a good thing

    Ecommerce, Friday, 18 August 2017

    President Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy. In yet another headline making tweet, the leader of the free world has been causing turmoil in markets again. This time, the object of his ire is Amazon, the ecommerce titan that now accounts for 43% of all ...
  • Has Tinder made online dating cool?

    Has Tinder made online dating cool?

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 17 August 2017

    Seventeen years ago, online dating was not a new concept – Match.com launched in 1995. But it was also not a ‘cool’ concept. The widespread belief at the time was that going online to find love represented a failure, and those that did so must be ...
  • PayPal makes a play for top female talent

    PayPal makes a play for top female talent

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 17 August 2017

    Over the last month, a light has been shined yet again on diversity in Silicon Valley. This time, the spark of controversy was lit by a Google employee who penned a memo questioning the extent to which inherent differences between men and women may explain the ...
  • JD.com beats the street on revenue in Q2

    JD.com beats the street on revenue in Q2

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 16 August 2017

    JD.com, second only to Alibaba in size, is a dominant force in the Chinese ecommerce space, and it recently released earnings results for its second quarter. The company beat its own guidance and smashed analysts’ expectations on revenue, which came in at 93.2 ...
  • MasterCard sets its sights on Millennial spenders

    MasterCard sets its sights on Millennial spenders

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 15 August 2017

    According to MasterCard’s chief financial officer, Martina Hund-Mejean, the internationally recognized credit card company is increasingly targeting Millennial spenders. There are some compelling reasons for doing so: according to Experian PLC, the average ...
  • China’s AI market leader shares plans to conquer the sector

    China’s AI market leader shares plans to conquer the sector

    Ecommerce, Monday, 14 August 2017

    Baidu is often described as the Chinese answer to Google. It is an apt description. Like Google, Baidu dominates its domestic landscape’s search capability. Also like Google, it is an ambitious market leader in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector. There is ...
  • Amazon’s retail genius: secret brands

    Amazon’s retail genius: secret brands

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 10 August 2017

    Online retailer Amazon has been using a clever strategy to benefit from the popularity of its sales platform: the presence of secret, Amazon-owned, brands that outcompete more popular companies on price. “Secret” is, perhaps, a stretch: when Mike ...
  • Tencent share price hits all time high

    Tencent share price hits all time high

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 09 August 2017

    Chinese internet giant and mobile video game king Tencent saw its share price hit an all time high on Monday. The company is a week away from releasing its second quarter earnings (August 16 – we’ll see you there), and a strong outlook for its flagship ...
  • Global Payments sees strong second quarter

    Global Payments sees strong second quarter

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 08 August 2017

    Worldwide cashless transaction enabler Global Payments reported second quarter earnings last week, demonstrating a strong business and beating analysts’ expectations. The company said its GAAP revenues came in at $962.2 million for the quarter, compared to ...
  •  Activision Blizzard smashes analysts’ expectations, raises forecast

    Activision Blizzard smashes analysts’ expectations, raises forecast

    Ecommerce, Monday, 07 August 2017

    Market leading video game developer Activision Blizzard released second-quarter earnings results last week that dwarfed analysts’ expectations, as their hit title Overwatch continued to outperform with gamers. The company reported net income of $243 million, ...
  • Take Two Interactive rides Grand Theft Auto to the bank

    Take Two Interactive rides Grand Theft Auto to the bank

    Ecommerce, Friday, 04 August 2017

    This week, video game company Take Two Interactive, the name behind popular franchises Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, released earnings results for the first quarter of 2018. Grand Theft Auto is a bright spot for the company again, as its new online ...
  • Cognex sees record quarterly revenue in Q2

    Cognex sees record quarterly revenue in Q2

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 03 August 2017

    Machine vision specialist Cognex reported earnings for the second quarter of 2017 at the beginning of this week. And investors were in for a positive surprise: the company set a new record for quarterly revenue in the three months ending July 2. Cognex also logged a ...
  • Amadeus shares continue to soar as company reports first half results

    Amadeus shares continue to soar as company reports first half results

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 02 August 2017

    Travel technology group Amadeus reported earnings for the first half of 2017 last Friday, demonstrating a strong underlying business that justifies the meteoric ascent of its share price this year. Amadeus has been an outperformer for more than just the last seven ...
  • Mixed results send Nielsen’s share price up

    Mixed results send Nielsen’s share price up

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 02 August 2017

    Last week saw global information, data, and measurement company Nielsen Holdings report a mixed bag of quarterly earnings. The company beat analysts’ expectations on earnings, but missed on revenue. Its margins improved, but it lowered its growth outlook for ...
  • Investors still fail to understand Jeff Bezos’ strategy for Amazon

    Investors still fail to understand Jeff Bezos’ strategy for Amazon

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 01 August 2017

    Jeff Bezos has been resolute about his business strategy over the years: he is not focused on profit, and he doesn’t care whether investors want to see it – he is going to reinvest as much as he possibly can in the business. This approach has worked well ...
  • Expedia beats expectations in Q2, delivers $2.6 billion revenue

    Expedia beats expectations in Q2, delivers $2.6 billion revenue

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 01 August 2017

    Online travel kingpin Expedia beat analysts’ expectations for the second quarter, delivering $2.6 billion revenue. That’s an 18% rise from the same period a year ago. The company also reported adjusted earnings of $0.89 per share and a net income of ...
  • Baidu beats the street as it caps expenditure

    Baidu beats the street as it caps expenditure

    Ecommerce, Monday, 31 July 2017

    Chinese internet giant Baidu beat consensus estimates last week when it released earnings that showed a robust business keeping its costs in check. The company saw its search advertising business squeezed by government restrictions in 2016, but its second quarter ...
  • Facebook made more money in Q2 and promises to spend less. Shares jump.

    Facebook made more money in Q2 and promises to spend less. Shares jump.

    Ecommerce, Friday, 28 July 2017

    Social network market leader Facebook crushed analysts’ expectations this week when it reported results that beat on every metric. As though this wasn’t good enough news on its own, the company also said that its 2017 expenses would come in at less than ...