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  • Amadeus sets out vision for future of travel

    Amadeus sets out vision for future of travel

  • Nielsen sheds light on Generation Z and Millennials

    Nielsen sheds light on Generation Z and Millennials

  • Oxford University: governments propagandise social media

    Oxford University: governments propagandise social media

  • Activision Blizzard builds professional eSports league around Overwatch

    Activision Blizzard builds professional eSports league around Overwatch

  • China moves slowly on smart speakers

    China moves slowly on smart speakers

  • Facebook steps up monetization with ads in marketplace

    Facebook steps up monetization with ads in marketplace

  • Google lets Dandelion go free

    Google lets Dandelion go free

  • When it comes to the digital world, does size matter?

    When it comes to the digital world, does size matter?

  • Amazon Prime so popular it cost U.S. $10 billion last Tuesday?

    Amazon Prime so popular it cost U.S. $10 billion last Tuesday?

  • MasterCard has its sights set on Africa

    MasterCard has its sights set on Africa

  • Video games forecast to grow 7.7% this year, hit $130 billion by 2020

    Video games forecast to grow 7.7% this year, hit $130 billion by 2020

  • Can Amazon Prime become more popular than cable TV?

    Can Amazon Prime become more popular than cable TV?

  • Tencent bringing Honour of Kings to the west

    Tencent bringing Honour of Kings to the west

  • Barracuda Networks teams with CMS to expand operation in UK

    Barracuda Networks teams with CMS to expand operation in UK

  • Is “50 to 75” the new “18 to 30”?

    Is “50 to 75” the new “18 to 30”?

  • Are Visa and MasterCard looking to Denmark for possible acquisition?

    Are Visa and MasterCard looking to Denmark for possible acquisition?

  • China questions “addictiveness” of top Tencent game

    China questions “addictiveness” of top Tencent game

  • Can artificial intelligence grow China’s economy by 26% to 2030?

    Can artificial intelligence grow China’s economy by 26% to 2030?

  • Antitrust authorities eye up Facebook

    Antitrust authorities eye up Facebook

  • Can Amazon become the number one digital advertising player?

    Can Amazon become the number one digital advertising player?

  • Amazon and Google go to war over smart homes

    Amazon and Google go to war over smart homes

  • Tencent’s freemium model sets it apart, and still has room to grow

    Tencent’s freemium model sets it apart, and still has room to grow

  • FedEx smashes analysts’ expectations

    FedEx smashes analysts’ expectations

  • Competitive video gaming passing major milestones

    Competitive video gaming passing major milestones

  • JD.com wants to bring luxury e-tail to the east

    JD.com wants to bring luxury e-tail to the east

  • What you need to know about Activision Blizzard’s E3

    What you need to know about Activision Blizzard’s E3

  • Ctrip enters partnership with Melia Hotels

    Ctrip enters partnership with Melia Hotels

  • Could the Internet of Things propel Skyworks even higher?

    Could the Internet of Things propel Skyworks even higher?

  • Alibaba looks to U.S. small businesses to trade online

    Alibaba looks to U.S. small businesses to trade online

  • Will media companies turn on Facebook?

    Will media companies turn on Facebook?

  • PayPal’s Dan Schulman on the company’s future

    PayPal’s Dan Schulman on the company’s future

  • Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

    Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

  • EA is so pleased with progress, boss sees 19% rise in compensation

    EA is so pleased with progress, boss sees 19% rise in compensation

  • MasterCard’s innovative approach to travel

    MasterCard’s innovative approach to travel

  • Mcommerce will drive AI uptick in retail

    Mcommerce will drive AI uptick in retail

  • Can Amazon motor past the competition and innovate car buying?

    Can Amazon motor past the competition and innovate car buying?

  • JD.com drones on impressively

    JD.com drones on impressively

  • Are any retailers safe from Ecommerce?

    Are any retailers safe from Ecommerce?

  • Watch out Walmart – Amazon’s feeling charitable

    Watch out Walmart – Amazon’s feeling charitable

  • Take-Two Interactive looks to a quirky property for acquisition

    Take-Two Interactive looks to a quirky property for acquisition

  • Tencent is top in the Chinese mobile world

    Tencent is top in the Chinese mobile world

  • Expedia’s MeetingMarket service gets second major sign-up

    Expedia’s MeetingMarket service gets second major sign-up

  • Amazon: can Ice succeed where Fire failed?

    Amazon: can Ice succeed where Fire failed?

  • U.S. credit boom bodes well for MasterCard, Visa

    U.S. credit boom bodes well for MasterCard, Visa

  • Video games growing fast, China is new gaming capital

    Video games growing fast, China is new gaming capital

  • Amazon on the lookout for next Shakespeare

    Amazon on the lookout for next Shakespeare

  • It’s about more than Tinder: Match Group’s attractive product offering

    It’s about more than Tinder: Match Group’s attractive product offering

  • WPP makes Amazon-centric acquisition to cure CEO’s nightmares

    WPP makes Amazon-centric acquisition to cure CEO’s nightmares

  • Insights from Skyworks Solutions second quarter

    Insights from Skyworks Solutions second quarter

  • Yoox Net-a-Porter expands brand lineup thanks to high demand

    Yoox Net-a-Porter expands brand lineup thanks to high demand

Latest Ecommerce Stories

  • Amadeus sets out vision for future of travel

    Amadeus sets out vision for future of travel

    Ecommerce, Friday, 21 July 2017

    Amadeus IT, the company that provides the back end information technology capability of the overwhelming majority of players in the online travel space, has released a report on the future of the travel industry. The report, designed to help the industry ...
  • Nielsen sheds light on Generation Z and Millennials

    Nielsen sheds light on Generation Z and Millennials

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 20 July 2017

    The Millennial generation is still a headline grabber for its adoption of new technologies and media behavior habits. But the generation just below it – Generation Z, or ‘Boomlets’ – takes those trends even further. Generation Z is just ...
  • Oxford University: governments propagandise social media

    Oxford University: governments propagandise social media

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 19 July 2017

    A new study from researchers at Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Research Project suggests that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are being used to steer public opinion, spread disinformation, and undermine critics. And this behavior is ...
  • Activision Blizzard builds professional eSports league around Overwatch

    Activision Blizzard builds professional eSports league around Overwatch

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    One of the world’s premier video game companies, Activision Blizzard, has announced that it will create a professional eSports league around its popular title Overwatch. Overwatch is a “first-person shooter” – meaning it puts players in ...
  • China moves slowly on smart speakers

    China moves slowly on smart speakers

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    The U.S. is awash with smart speakers as big tech companies like Amazon and Google compete to become the organizer of their customers’ lives. But China, quick to adopt Ecommerce and with its own booming tech sector, does not seem to be following suit. The ...
  • Facebook steps up monetization with ads in marketplace

    Facebook steps up monetization with ads in marketplace

    Ecommerce, Monday, 17 July 2017

    Facebook has found another place to sell advertising space, and it could be a hugely lucrative move. The company has its own “craigslist-style” selling area, Marketplace, which has the potential to host targeted ads within a sales-focused platform. For ...
  • Google lets Dandelion go free

    Google lets Dandelion go free

    Ecommerce, Monday, 17 July 2017

    Google’s geothermal energy startup, Dandelion, is going its own way. Until now, the company has existed as a division of Alphabet’s moonshot accelerator X, despite the fact that its parent company has kept tight-lipped about it. According to the ...
  • When it comes to the digital world, does size matter?

    When it comes to the digital world, does size matter?

    Ecommerce, Friday, 14 July 2017

    Recent research carried out by Tufts University and MasterCard Inc. suggests that larger economies are falling behind smaller and more nimble nations – at least, in regards to digitization. According to a digital economy ranking produced by the researchers, ...
  • Amazon Prime so popular it cost U.S. $10 billion last Tuesday?

    Amazon Prime so popular it cost U.S. $10 billion last Tuesday?

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 13 July 2017

    CNBC has reported that Amazon’s last Prime Day – a day of special offers targeted at members, and prospective members, of its Prime scheme to – could have cost the U.S. up to $10 billion in productivity. The argument is that many Prime members are ...
  • MasterCard has its sights set on Africa

    MasterCard has its sights set on Africa

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 12 July 2017

    According to Daniel Lanre Monehin, the Sub-Saharan Africa division president of MasterCard, the cashless transactions company has big plans for the continent. MasterCard has been in Africa for 23 years, and its payments tech can be found in 52 out of 54 markets. ...
  • Video games forecast to grow 7.7% this year, hit $130 billion by 2020

    Video games forecast to grow 7.7% this year, hit $130 billion by 2020

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 11 July 2017

    With the rise of the Millennial generation, video games have firmly established themselves as a mainstream form of entertainment that has massive potential. This year, forecasters expect the global video game market to grow by 7.7% to a figure of $108.9 billion. ...
  • Can Amazon Prime become more popular than cable TV?

    Can Amazon Prime become more popular than cable TV?

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 11 July 2017

    According to estimates from Morningstar, the number of households that subscribe to Amazon Prime is on track to overtake the number of households that subscribe to cable TV. Morningstar says that 79 million U.S. households now have an Amazon Prime subscription, up ...
  • Tencent bringing Honour of Kings to the west

    Tencent bringing Honour of Kings to the west

    Ecommerce, Monday, 10 July 2017

    Chinese mobile gaming juggernaut Tencent is planning to bring its most popular title to the west. Honour of Kings, a game in which players “hack and slash” their way through battle arenas like warriors of old, is by far Tencent’s most profitable ...
  • Barracuda Networks teams with CMS to expand operation in UK

    Barracuda Networks teams with CMS to expand operation in UK

    Ecommerce, Monday, 10 July 2017

    Barracuda Networks is a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, and it’s looking to expand further throughout the UK and Ireland. To do that, it plans to bring in more “Managed Service Providers” (MSPs) to ...
  • Is “50 to 75” the new “18 to 30”?

    Is “50 to 75” the new “18 to 30”?

    Ecommerce, Friday, 07 July 2017

    Match Group, the online romance experts behind Match.com, Plenty of Fish, and Tinder, has found a new way to disrupt dating: a 50+ singles platform to help people find love in their silver age. This isn’t the group’s first foray into 50+ dating, as it ...
  • Are Visa and MasterCard looking to Denmark for possible acquisition?

    Are Visa and MasterCard looking to Denmark for possible acquisition?

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 06 July 2017

    According to analysts at Morgan Stanley and Nordea Equity Research, Danish card payment services company Nets could be an acquisition target for Visa or MasterCard. Nets is Scandinavia’s biggest payments processor, which is valued at around $4 billion, and as ...
  • China questions “addictiveness” of top Tencent game

    China questions “addictiveness” of top Tencent game

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 05 July 2017

    Tencent is the king of China’s lucrative mobile gaming market, but even kings can come under fire. The People’s Daily, a leading government-owned paper that is widely considered a mouthpiece of the country’s Communist Party, published an editorial ...
  • Can artificial intelligence grow China’s economy by 26% to 2030?

    Can artificial intelligence grow China’s economy by 26% to 2030?

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 04 July 2017

    According to a research report released last Tuesday by PwC, China is due to see the “greatest economic gains from artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030”. This has the potential to boost productivity and consumption in the country, potentially growing its ...
  • Antitrust authorities eye up Facebook

    Antitrust authorities eye up Facebook

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 04 July 2017

    In June, news broke that anti-trust officials in Europe were fining Google a record breaking $2.7 billion for “unfairly favouring some of its own services over those of rivals”, according to the New York Times. Now, Facebook is in the regulators’ ...
  • Can Amazon become the number one digital advertising player?

    Can Amazon become the number one digital advertising player?

    Ecommerce, Friday, 30 June 2017

    When you talk about digital advertising, beyond the agencies that specialize in such things, two big names dominate the conversation: Google and Facebook. But a third player has recently entered the digital advertising scene, and it could be poised to disrupt the ...
  • Amazon and Google go to war over smart homes

    Amazon and Google go to war over smart homes

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 29 June 2017

    Online retail giant Amazon and search engine market leader Google are two of the world’s mightiest technology companies – and they’re becoming fierce rivals for the smart home market. Amazon was the first-mover, releasing the popular Amazon Echo, ...
  • Tencent’s freemium model sets it apart, and still has room to grow

    Tencent’s freemium model sets it apart, and still has room to grow

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 29 June 2017

    How can a software company combat the threat of internet piracy? One strategy – which Chinese mobile gaming giant Tencent has used to great effect – is to give them away for free. After all, you can’t steal something that’s free. This ...
  • FedEx smashes analysts’ expectations

    FedEx smashes analysts’ expectations

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 28 June 2017

    Global shipping company FedEx smashed analysts’ expectations in June when it reported fourth-quarterly earnings. The company, which is often seen as a bellwether for the health of the U.S. economy, beat on the top and bottom line, and forecast higher earnings ...
  • Competitive video gaming passing major milestones

    Competitive video gaming passing major milestones

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 27 June 2017

    Competitive video gaming – or eSports, as it is also known – is one of the hottest trends in the entertainment world at the moment. The video games industry is huge, with revenue that dwarfs the global box office and music industries combined, and over ...
  • JD.com wants to bring luxury e-tail to the east

    JD.com wants to bring luxury e-tail to the east

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 27 June 2017

    Chinese Ecommerce titan JD.com has bought a “significant stake” in global luxury fashion platform Farfetch. The former company spent $397 million on the latter, and they will now partner “on marketing, logistics, and technology solutions to build ...
  • What you need to know about Activision Blizzard’s E3

    What you need to know about Activision Blizzard’s E3

    Ecommerce, Monday, 26 June 2017

    Activision Blizzard was lighter on details at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) than it has been in previous years. It chose to forgo some of the usual events it has put on in the past, like press conferences or new games announcements, but that ...
  • Ctrip enters partnership with Melia Hotels

    Ctrip enters partnership with Melia Hotels

    Ecommerce, Friday, 23 June 2017

    Ctrip – China’s biggest online travel agent (OTA) – has big plans for Spain. According to the company, Spain is “surpassing” Italy and France as a go-to destination for Chinese travellers. That’s at least one of the reasons Ctrip ...
  • Could the Internet of Things propel Skyworks even higher?

    Could the Internet of Things propel Skyworks even higher?

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 22 June 2017

    Skyworks Solutions is on a roll: new smartphone releases in the U.S., and advancing smartphone penetration in China, has seen demand for its components increase substantially. But smartphones aren’t the company’s only play for success – Skyworks ...
  • Alibaba looks to U.S. small businesses to trade online

    Alibaba looks to U.S. small businesses to trade online

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 21 June 2017

    If you’re a typical ‘mom and pop’ shop in the U.S. – that is, a small, family-run, business – you’re probably not the best person to get into the Chinese Ecommerce market. Forget mastering the basics of things like digital ...
  • Will media companies turn on Facebook?

    Will media companies turn on Facebook?

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 21 June 2017

    Facebook has close ties to media companies like CNN and The Wall Street Journal. The former company needs the latter to produce high quality content that will bring engagement to its massive user-base; the latter companies need the former because it has that massive ...
  • PayPal’s Dan Schulman on the company’s future

    PayPal’s Dan Schulman on the company’s future

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 20 June 2017

    Online payment provider PayPal has become a dominant force in the online transactions business since its split from eBay in 2015. The company is now valued at $62 billion compared to eBay’s $37 billion, and is looking increasingly like a fundamental part of ...
  • Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

    Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

    Ecommerce, Monday, 19 June 2017

    Major Ecommerce player Amazon has been talking about a number of things over the past few years. Two of them have been grocery sales (remember Amazon Fresh?) and brick-and-mortar retailing. Last week, those conversations collided and progressed all at once: Amazon ...
  • EA is so pleased with progress, boss sees 19% rise in compensation

    EA is so pleased with progress, boss sees 19% rise in compensation

    Ecommerce, Monday, 19 June 2017

    Andrew Wilson, Electronic Arts Inc.’s 42-year old CEO, had a great year last year. His total compensation rose by 19% from the previous year, comprised of a $1.08 million salary, $16.20 million in equity, and an annual cash bonus of $2.69 million. How can the ...
  • MasterCard’s innovative approach to travel

    MasterCard’s innovative approach to travel

    Ecommerce, Friday, 16 June 2017

    Global cashless payment provider MasterCard is innovating the travel space – and the convenience its contactless payment solution offers could innovate the sector. In a recent interview with PYMTS.com, MasterCard’s vice president of Enterprise ...
  • Mcommerce will drive AI uptick in retail

    Mcommerce will drive AI uptick in retail

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 15 June 2017

    Mcommerce – or Ecommerce driven through a Mobile device – has become a potent force in retail. The benefits are obvious: increased convenience, letting consumers do their consuming while out and about. Or, if they’re not the out and about type, ...
  • Can Amazon motor past the competition and innovate car buying?

    Can Amazon motor past the competition and innovate car buying?

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 14 June 2017

    Amazon has moved from being an online bookseller to an Ecommerce powerhouse where you can get almost everything you’d ever want. But not cars. At least, not yet. That’s about to change if Jeff Bezos gets his way. The company is currently recruiting auto ...
  • JD.com drones on impressively

    JD.com drones on impressively

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 14 June 2017

    JD.com isn’t the first Ecommerce company to suggest using drones to deliver packages. But it is amongst the most serious. The company is currently developing a drone that can deliver packages of up to one metric ton in weight – a feat unthinkable, thus ...
  • Are any retailers safe from Ecommerce?

    Are any retailers safe from Ecommerce?

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 13 June 2017

    The short answer is yes: at least for now. Despite the overwhelming progress made by online retailers, some sectors remain largely offline propositions. This includes a number of operators in the luxury world, which is still fighting perceptions that online ...
  • Watch out Walmart – Amazon’s feeling charitable

    Watch out Walmart – Amazon’s feeling charitable

    Ecommerce, Monday, 12 June 2017

    When it comes to everyday brick-and-mortar retail in the U.S., Walmart is the name to beat. And, because it stocks a huge variety of goods – many of which are daily essentials – at an extremely low price point, the company is particularly powerful ...
  • Take-Two Interactive looks to a quirky property for acquisition

    Take-Two Interactive looks to a quirky property for acquisition

    Ecommerce, Friday, 09 June 2017

    Take-Two interactive is best known for its blockbuster video games franchises. These are big, powerful, titles with massive fan bases. In February, it was announced that the fifth iteration of Grand Theft Auto, for example, had sold 75 million units in 3 and a half ...
  • Tencent is top in the Chinese mobile world

    Tencent is top in the Chinese mobile world

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 08 June 2017

    Six years into its play for a top spot in the Chinese mobile operating systems market, global Ecommerce giant Alibaba has made scant headway. In 2011, the company’s YunOS was debuted, and as late as last year Alibaba executives were claiming it could attain as ...
  • Expedia’s MeetingMarket service gets second major sign-up

    Expedia’s MeetingMarket service gets second major sign-up

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 07 June 2017

    In early 2016, online travel titan Expedia launched its MeetingMarket service in Germany to try and capture some of the huge potential of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) business. Expedia believes that as much as 66% of business meetings ...
  • Amazon: can Ice succeed where Fire failed?

    Amazon: can Ice succeed where Fire failed?

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 06 June 2017

    The Amazon Fire phone was not one of the company’s bigger successes. In fact, you could consider it a resounding failure. However, Jeff Bezos has a healthy approach to failure, seeing it as a necessary step on the pathway to truly successful innovation, and it ...
  • U.S. credit boom bodes well for MasterCard, Visa

    U.S. credit boom bodes well for MasterCard, Visa

    Ecommerce, Monday, 05 June 2017

    American credit scores just hit a record high, meaning credit cards are once more a mainstay of U.S. consumption payment chains. In fact, credit card circulation in the country has hit pre-recession levels – strongly indicating that industry heavyweights Visa ...
  • Video games growing fast, China is new gaming capital

    Video games growing fast, China is new gaming capital

    Ecommerce, Friday, 02 June 2017

    Video games are continuing to grow, becoming an even more dominant sector within the entertainment industry. Last year, revenue from video gaming exceeded $100 billion globally for the first time. And almost a quarter of it was down to the Chinese market, which ...
  • Amazon on the lookout for next Shakespeare

    Amazon on the lookout for next Shakespeare

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 01 June 2017

    Amazon’s incredible focus on providing top quality creative content is well known. The company pioneered independent publishing through its Kindle and Createspace platforms, offering wannabe authors historically unprecedented royalty deals, and curating the ...
  • It’s about more than Tinder: Match Group’s attractive product offering

    It’s about more than Tinder: Match Group’s attractive product offering

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 31 May 2017

    At online dating expert Match Group, Tinder gets most of the attention. Its growth has been incredible, making it a darling of the investment world, and its somewhat risqué proposition makes it a natural headline grabber. But one analyst thinks that focusing ...
  • WPP makes Amazon-centric acquisition to cure CEO’s nightmares

    WPP makes Amazon-centric acquisition to cure CEO’s nightmares

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 31 May 2017

    In an interview earlier this year, WPP’s CEO, Sir Martin Sorrell, responded to the question “what keeps you up at night” with just one word: “Amazon”. Now, the company thinks it might have found a way to help Sir martin sleep more ...
  • Insights from Skyworks Solutions second quarter

    Insights from Skyworks Solutions second quarter

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    Skyworks Solutions is on a roll this year – it smashed analysts’ expectations in the second quarter of 2017, and its share price is up an astounding 35% so far this year. Writing at The Motley Fool, tech sector journalist Harsh Chauhan dug into the ...
  • Yoox Net-a-Porter expands brand lineup thanks to high demand

    Yoox Net-a-Porter expands brand lineup thanks to high demand

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    Milan-listed luxury online retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) is expanding its line up of luxury brands because of the huge Ecommerce demand for jewelry, watches, and other items. That’s the message from YNAP’s CEO, Federico Marchetti, who cites two ...