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  • Netflix drops thousands of films since 2010 – here’s why

    Netflix drops thousands of films since 2010 – here’s why

  • Alibaba looks to go global on Olympic visibility

    Alibaba looks to go global on Olympic visibility

  • Amazon’s healthcare revolution starts small

    Amazon’s healthcare revolution starts small

  • Is Amazon the most powerful company in America?

    Is Amazon the most powerful company in America?

  • Mastercard committed to equality in the workplace

    Mastercard committed to equality in the workplace

  • Match Group CEO: more than 30% of romantic relationships now start on apps

    Match Group CEO: more than 30% of romantic relationships now start on apps

  • Global Payments 2017 earnings report sends share price higher

    Global Payments 2017 earnings report sends share price higher

  • Netflix continues its poaching of top talent from TV world

    Netflix continues its poaching of top talent from TV world

  • Baidu sees strong fourth quarter, planning U.S. IPO for “Chinese Netflix”

    Baidu sees strong fourth quarter, planning U.S. IPO for “Chinese Netflix”

  • Landmark ruling on gig economy: GrubHub drivers are not employees

    Landmark ruling on gig economy: GrubHub drivers are not employees

  • Google makes a play for Apple customers with new smartphone

    Google makes a play for Apple customers with new smartphone

  • Amazon’s grocery price war is finally here

    Amazon’s grocery price war is finally here

  • Grubhub beats the street – share price soars +27%!

    Grubhub beats the street – share price soars +27%!

  • Amazon-obsessed UK is leading the (western) pack when it comes to Ecommerce

    Amazon-obsessed UK is leading the (western) pack when it comes to Ecommerce

  • Skyworks Solutions sees record results in first quarter of 2018

    Skyworks Solutions sees record results in first quarter of 2018

  • Watch out healthcare – Bezos, Buffett and Dimon have you in their sights

    Watch out healthcare – Bezos, Buffett and Dimon have you in their sights

  • Amazon earnings excite – the share price climbs

    Amazon earnings excite – the share price climbs

  • PayPal beats Wall Street in fourth quarter

    PayPal beats Wall Street in fourth quarter

  • Alphabet investments eat into profit – but they’re paying off

    Alphabet investments eat into profit – but they’re paying off

  • EA’s earnings send the Street into overdrive

    EA’s earnings send the Street into overdrive

  • Mastercard share price hits all-time high on back of earnings beat

    Mastercard share price hits all-time high on back of earnings beat

  • FedEx puts people first in January

    FedEx puts people first in January

  • GoDaddy set to acquire Main Street Hub for $125 million

    GoDaddy set to acquire Main Street Hub for $125 million

  • JD.com goes global: coming to America in 2018

    JD.com goes global: coming to America in 2018

  • Amazon hits the biggest of screens in February

    Amazon hits the biggest of screens in February

  • EA’s Madden NFL is coming to ESPN, Disney XD

    EA’s Madden NFL is coming to ESPN, Disney XD

  • Mastercard’s payment verification by selfie and fingerprint begins 2019

    Mastercard’s payment verification by selfie and fingerprint begins 2019

  • Tencent widens lead over Facebook – can it remain world’s largest social networking company?

    Tencent widens lead over Facebook – can it remain world’s largest social networking company?

  • Visa plans to dominate the Internet of Things

    Visa plans to dominate the Internet of Things

  • Amazon Go likes its food like its consumers: hip, healthy, honest

    Amazon Go likes its food like its consumers: hip, healthy, honest

  • Alibaba makes a play for the grey dollar

    Alibaba makes a play for the grey dollar

  • Netflix shares hit new high after strong fourth quarter results

    Netflix shares hit new high after strong fourth quarter results

  • Activision Blizzard begins search for new publishing CEO

    Activision Blizzard begins search for new publishing CEO

  • Amazon’s new win-win: 18% increase on monthly Prime membership

    Amazon’s new win-win: 18% increase on monthly Prime membership

  • Amazon narrows down search for HQ2 to 20-city shortlist

    Amazon narrows down search for HQ2 to 20-city shortlist

  • 2018 to be “an inflection for Netflix” according to analysts

    2018 to be “an inflection for Netflix” according to analysts

  • Mastercard looks to innovate Kenyan Micromerchant businesses

    Mastercard looks to innovate Kenyan Micromerchant businesses

  • Alphabet continues expansion into health tech with flu vaccine investment

    Alphabet continues expansion into health tech with flu vaccine investment

  • Alibaba’s AI can read better than humans

    Alibaba’s AI can read better than humans

  • Facebook’s newsfeed update – will marketers suffer?

    Facebook’s newsfeed update – will marketers suffer?

  • Activision Blizzard CEO: Overwatch league is growing fast

    Activision Blizzard CEO: Overwatch league is growing fast

  • Facebook: one step back, two steps forward

    Facebook: one step back, two steps forward

  • Amazon.com Inc - Prime loyalty shows in revealing new survey

    Amazon.com Inc - Prime loyalty shows in revealing new survey

  • Netflix set to be second only to Disney by 2023

    Netflix set to be second only to Disney by 2023

  • Activision Blizzard - City franchise leagues reach esports as Overwatch competition begins

    Activision Blizzard - City franchise leagues reach Esports as Overwatch competition begins

  • Crypto currency takes bashing from Paypal

    Crypto currency takes bashing from Paypal

  • Certified construction for FedEx

    Certified construction for FedEx

  • Sims4 dines out on latest content release

    Sims4 dines out on latest content release

  • Tencent Holding LTD - Turf wars in Asia

    Tencent Holding LTD - Turf wars in Asia

  • Facebook wins social media battle to live stream Golden Globes

    Facebook wins social media battle to live stream Golden Globes

Latest Ecommerce Stories

  • Netflix drops thousands of films since 2010 – here’s why

    Netflix drops thousands of films since 2010 – here’s why

    Ecommerce, Friday, 23 February 2018

    According to a new report from Flixable, a third-party Netflix search engine, the streaming video on demand (SVOD) market leader has over 2,000 fewer movies in its library than it did eight years ago. That’s 6,755 movies on the books in 2010, compared to ...
  • Alibaba looks to go global on Olympic visibility

    Alibaba looks to go global on Olympic visibility

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Chinese Ecommerce giant Alibaba is the dominant force in its own market, but its international presence pales in comparison. That might be about to change, as Alibaba’s Olympic advertising around the Winter Games garners massive amounts of attention. Its first ...
  • Amazon’s healthcare revolution starts small

    Amazon’s healthcare revolution starts small

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    Amazon is making its first moves into the healthcare industry, after no small amount of speculation. The healthcare sector has been subject to speculations that the world’s largest retailer is planning to muscle in for years, but over the last couple of ...
  • Is Amazon the most powerful company in America?

    Is Amazon the most powerful company in America?

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 20 February 2018

    Amazon has fast become one of the world’s most ubiquitous technology titans, with a market cap well-over half a trillion dollars and a firm footing in some of the fastest-growing industries on the planet. But Amazon’s power extends beyond the ...
  • Mastercard committed to equality in the workplace

    Mastercard committed to equality in the workplace

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 20 February 2018

    Cashless transaction giant Mastercard has doubled down on a firm commitment to equality in the workplace, pledging to eliminate the disparity in pay between its male and female members of staff. And it’s pledged to close this pay gap immediately – within ...
  • Match Group CEO: more than 30% of romantic relationships now start on apps

    Match Group CEO: more than 30% of romantic relationships now start on apps

    Ecommerce, Monday, 19 February 2018

    The stigma over online dating is eroding so quickly that even the term “online dating” is now old news. Today, it’s all about apps – the mobile phone versions of your favourite dating sites like Match.com, or dedicated platforms developed ...
  • Global Payments 2017 earnings report sends share price higher

    Global Payments 2017 earnings report sends share price higher

    Ecommerce, Monday, 19 February 2018

    Financial technology company Global Payments reported strong fourth quarter and full year results for 2017 last week, demonstrating a robust business. Investors liked what they saw – particularly the positive guidance for 2018 – and sent the share price ...
  • Netflix continues its poaching of top talent from TV world

    Netflix continues its poaching of top talent from TV world

    Ecommerce, Friday, 16 February 2018

    Ryan Murphy is the man behind hit series like Glee and American Horror Story. And now, he’s working for Netflix. The SVOD market leader has a habit of poaching top creative minds from TV and film studios. Shonda Rhimes (the ABC producer behind Grey’s ...
  • Baidu sees strong fourth quarter, planning U.S. IPO for “Chinese Netflix”

    Baidu sees strong fourth quarter, planning U.S. IPO for “Chinese Netflix”

    Ecommerce, Friday, 16 February 2018

    Chinese search engine market leader and technology giant Baidu posted fourth quarter results this week that beat analysts’ estimates on sales and demonstrated strong news aggregation and web search businesses. The company brought in 23.6 billion yuan over the ...
  • Landmark ruling on gig economy: GrubHub drivers are not employees

    Landmark ruling on gig economy: GrubHub drivers are not employees

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 15 February 2018

    GrubHub has come out the winner in a significant court case that not only has huge ramifications for the business, but for the gig economy as a whole. Raef Lawson, an aspiring actor and writer who worked as a GrubHub driver for a few months claimed that the company ...
  • Google makes a play for Apple customers with new smartphone

    Google makes a play for Apple customers with new smartphone

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 14 February 2018

    Tech titan Google is pulling apart its Android operating system for the next generation of its popular Pixel smartphones, according to people close to the matter. And one of the big changes coming in is the presence of Apple Inc.’s “controversial new ...
  • Amazon’s grocery price war is finally here

    Amazon’s grocery price war is finally here

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 13 February 2018

    Ecommerce giant Amazon’s push into the grocery world is accelerating, as a price war looms on the horizon. Amazon Prime Now – a two-hour grocery order and delivery service – is on its way to Dallas and Austin, Texas; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and ...
  • Grubhub beats the street – share price soars +27%!

    Grubhub beats the street – share price soars +27%!

    Ecommerce, Monday, 12 February 2018

    Online food ordering service Grubhub reported quarterly earnings last week that absolutely smashed analysts’ expectations. In fact the company did so well that it’s share price jumped up by 27% on the back of the earnings! As investors should expect, ...
  • Amazon-obsessed UK is leading the (western) pack when it comes to Ecommerce

    Amazon-obsessed UK is leading the (western) pack when it comes to Ecommerce

    Ecommerce, Monday, 12 February 2018

    The UK is leading the way when it comes to Ecommerce, doing significantly more online shopping than its peers in the developed world. The country uses almost a fifth of its entire retail spend on Ecommerce platforms, and the overwhelming market leader amongst them ...
  • Skyworks Solutions sees record results in first quarter of 2018

    Skyworks Solutions sees record results in first quarter of 2018

    Ecommerce, Friday, 09 February 2018

    American semi-conductor company Skyworks Solutions reported earnings for the first quarter of 2018 on 5 February that set a new record for the company. Speaking on an earnings call, the company’s president and CEO, Liam Griffin, revealed that Skyworks brought ...
  • Watch out healthcare – Bezos, Buffett and Dimon have you in their sights

    Watch out healthcare – Bezos, Buffett and Dimon have you in their sights

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 08 February 2018

    Billionaire Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has made no secret of his desire to conquer the healthcare world. It’s a rare area that Amazon has not yet sought to displace – but that might be about to change. A week ago, news broke that Amazon.com Inc. ...
  • Amazon earnings excite – the share price climbs

    Amazon earnings excite – the share price climbs

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 07 February 2018

    Amazon smashed Wall Street’s expectations when it reported its latest quarterly earnings last week. The company saw revenues of $60.5 billion – an easy beat over the $59.8 billion that analysts had expected. Within that figure is a standout performance ...
  • PayPal beats Wall Street in fourth quarter

    PayPal beats Wall Street in fourth quarter

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 07 February 2018

    Last Wednesday, PayPal reported fourth quarter earnings, handily beating analysts’ expectations on revenue and earnings. The company said revenue was up 24% from the year-ago quarter to $3.71 billion. That outpaced Wall Street’s consensus estimates of ...
  • Alphabet investments eat into profit – but they’re paying off

    Alphabet investments eat into profit – but they’re paying off

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 06 February 2018

    Technology giant Alphabet, best known as the parent company of ubiquitous search engine Google, reported earnings last week that were met with a mixed reception. The reason for this state of affairs was an equally mixed set of results: revenue was up significantly, ...
  • EA’s earnings send the Street into overdrive

    EA’s earnings send the Street into overdrive

    Ecommerce, Monday, 05 February 2018

    Most of the recent headlines concerning world-leading games developer and publisher Electronic Arts (EA) have focused on the fan outcry at the inclusion of “micro-transactions” in its latest Star Wars game. As a result, the company froze the offending ...
  • Mastercard share price hits all-time high on back of earnings beat

    Mastercard share price hits all-time high on back of earnings beat

    Ecommerce, Monday, 05 February 2018

    Global cashless transaction facilitator Mastercard posted quarterly profit that topped analysts’ expectations last Thursday. The driving force was an incredibly busy holiday period, which saw more people making big payments on their credit and debit cards than ...
  • FedEx puts people first in January

    FedEx puts people first in January

    Ecommerce, Friday, 02 February 2018

    January has seen FedEx, the freight and shipping giant, make two big announcements that demonstrate its commitment to treating people ethically: the first is to sponsor Truckers Against Trafficking – a non-profit that is working diligently to eliminate the ...
  • GoDaddy set to acquire Main Street Hub for $125 million

    GoDaddy set to acquire Main Street Hub for $125 million

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 01 February 2018

    GoDaddy, the web-hosting platform aimed at helping small businesses grow and manage their online presence, is buying social media marketing platform Main Street Hub. The deal’s expected to close in the later of the second quarter, and the price tag is set at ...
  • JD.com goes global: coming to America in 2018

    JD.com goes global: coming to America in 2018

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 31 January 2018

    JD.com is China’s second-largest Ecommerce company, second only to Alibaba. And now, it’s going to be more than just a headline for western shoppers: the company is planning a U.S. entry before the year is up. The news broke last week, and sends a clear ...
  • Amazon hits the biggest of screens in February

    Amazon hits the biggest of screens in February

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 30 January 2018

    Amazon’s next Super Bowl ad shows just how far Alexa has come. The teaser trailer released the other day stars a bemused-looking Jeff Bezos as he hears that Alexa has “lost her voice”. It’s an interesting concept that relies on the ...
  • EA’s Madden NFL is coming to ESPN, Disney XD

    EA’s Madden NFL is coming to ESPN, Disney XD

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 30 January 2018

    Soon, you’ll be able to watch eSports on Disney’s incredibly powerful entertainment network, including ESPN2, thanks to a deal between Electronic Arts (EA), the National Football League, and the Walt Disney Company. This could easily mark a ...
  • Mastercard’s payment verification by selfie and fingerprint begins 2019

    Mastercard’s payment verification by selfie and fingerprint begins 2019

    Ecommerce, Monday, 29 January 2018

    Mastercard will roll out its more futuristic payment verification methods – using “selfies” and fingerprints – as early as next year. The “selfie” option (or, more properly, facial recognition) is a clear play at making the ...
  • Tencent widens lead over Facebook – can it remain world’s largest social networking company?

    Tencent widens lead over Facebook – can it remain world’s largest social networking company?

    Ecommerce, Friday, 26 January 2018

    Facebook and Tencent are both huge companies, with an impressive share price trajectory, and a market cap that dwarfs whole economies. But over the last 12 months, Tencent’s incredible performance on the market has seen it grow larger than Facebook – ...
  • Visa plans to dominate the Internet of Things

    Visa plans to dominate the Internet of Things

    Ecommerce, Friday, 26 January 2018

    According to cashless transaction titan Visa’s CEO, Al Kelly, the Internet of Things will be a huge opportunity for companies in the payments game. Visa has been subtly evolving in line with the times: it was once exclusively a cash card company (both debit ...
  • Amazon Go likes its food like its consumers: hip, healthy, honest

    Amazon Go likes its food like its consumers: hip, healthy, honest

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 25 January 2018

    Amazon Go opened to the public on Monday, and its food selection is distinctly Millennial. It’s healthy (you’ll find cubed melon and pineapple containers and boxed salads – no cheese burger and chips), it’s hip (catering to Millennial tastes, ...
  • Alibaba makes a play for the grey dollar

    Alibaba makes a play for the grey dollar

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 25 January 2018

    Alibaba has advertised two job openings that indicate a new strategy for the Chinese Ecommerce giant: getting over-60s shopping on their platforms. The jobs in question pay up to £45,000 a year, and only candidates aged 60+ will be considered. The company said ...
  • Netflix shares hit new high after strong fourth quarter results

    Netflix shares hit new high after strong fourth quarter results

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 24 January 2018

    Streaming Video On Demand (SVOD) provider Netflix has seen its share price hit a new high after releasing earnings that thrilled investors. The company  smashed Wall Street’s expectation for new subscribers – a crucial metric, as competition in the ...
  • Activision Blizzard begins search for new publishing CEO

    Activision Blizzard begins search for new publishing CEO

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 24 January 2018

    Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, is leaving the company after an eight-year run. During his time with the company, Hirshberg oversaw the publication of some of the biggest games in the industry. These include numerous iterations of the record breaking ...
  • Amazon’s new win-win: 18% increase on monthly Prime membership

    Amazon’s new win-win: 18% increase on monthly Prime membership

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 23 January 2018

    Amazon’s Prime membership scheme may well stand out as one of the most successful business ideas of the 21st century. It transformed Ecommerce by incentivizing customers to dig deeper into Amazon’s ecosystem, offering them free 2-day shipping and special ...
  • Amazon narrows down search for HQ2 to 20-city shortlist

    Amazon narrows down search for HQ2 to 20-city shortlist

    Ecommerce, Monday, 22 January 2018

    If you’re the mayor of a major American city, then the end of 2017 brought you something new to fantasise about: the possibility that Ecommerce titan Amazon would set up camp, making its “second headquarters” in your jurisdiction. While the idea ...
  • 2018 to be “an inflection for Netflix” according to analysts

    2018 to be “an inflection for Netflix” according to analysts

    Ecommerce, Friday, 19 January 2018

    Netflix is quickly becoming the king of the SVOD (Streaming Video On Demand) club, with a huge combination of “classic” content from previous years and bold new material that’s winning awards in its own right. Hot off the heels of its success with ...
  • Mastercard looks to innovate Kenyan Micromerchant businesses

    Mastercard looks to innovate Kenyan Micromerchant businesses

    Ecommerce, Friday, 19 January 2018

    If you’ve never heard of micromerchants before, you can be forgiven: in the many parts of the world, we have nothing like them. In Africa, a micromerchant is someone who makes their living selling very small amounts of goods from a premises that is often just ...
  • Alphabet continues expansion into health tech with flu vaccine investment

    Alphabet continues expansion into health tech with flu vaccine investment

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 18 January 2018

    Tech titan Alphabet, parent of Google, has long had an interest in the healthcare sector. This was in evidence even before it was Alphabet, when Google (formerly the whole company, now just its biggest and most profitable segment) had a portfolio of businesses like ...
  • Alibaba’s AI can read better than humans

    Alibaba’s AI can read better than humans

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 17 January 2018

    In an unprecedented success, Alibaba’s artificial intelligence (AI) can outperform humans when it comes to reading and comprehension. The company’s deep neural network model was tested last week by Stanford University, in an ordeal that required it to ...
  • Facebook’s newsfeed update – will marketers suffer?

    Facebook’s newsfeed update – will marketers suffer?

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 16 January 2018

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave investors, employees, and Facebook users a shock last week when he promised to “fix” the social media giant. We reported on the news yesterday, but the crux of it is that Zuckerberg wants to prioritise “friends ...
  • Activision Blizzard CEO: Overwatch league is growing fast

    Activision Blizzard CEO: Overwatch league is growing fast

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 16 January 2018

    There are very few subjects in the world of video gaming that are currently as hot as eSports. Industry insiders, analysts, and fans alike all see competitive video gaming modeled around professional sports leagues as the next big evolution for computerized ...
  • Facebook: one step back, two steps forward

    Facebook: one step back, two steps forward

    Ecommerce, Monday, 15 January 2018

    In an effort to ensure better long-term results for the company, Facebook will change its newsfeed, making it more like it used to be. The company has said that posts from “family and friends” will now be featured more prominently than those from ...
  • Amazon.com Inc - Prime loyalty shows in revealing new survey

    Amazon.com Inc - Prime loyalty shows in revealing new survey

    Ecommerce, Friday, 12 January 2018

    A new study by Feedvisor, an algo-commerce company that combines big data and machine-learning algorithms to advise online retailers, has shown that Amazon’s Prime customers show near unparalleled brand loyalty. The study looked at 1600 Amazon customers in ...
  • Netflix set to be second only to Disney by 2023

    Netflix set to be second only to Disney by 2023

    Ecommerce, Friday, 12 January 2018

    Netflix established itself in the UK, the world's 5th largest media market, in 2012. It was revealed today through a survey by the Broadcaster’s Audience Research Board that 7.5million UK households now subscribe to Netflix, as of the third quarter of 2017. ...
  • Activision Blizzard - City franchise leagues reach esports as Overwatch competition begins

    Activision Blizzard - City franchise leagues reach Esports as Overwatch competition begins

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 11 January 2018

    Yesterday Activision Blizzard launched their Overwatch videogame league in a test of whether esports can match their more traditional counterparts in attracting audiences and the paying advertisers that come with them. The global esports market generated ...
  • Crypto currency takes bashing from Paypal

    Crypto currency takes bashing from Paypal

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 11 January 2018

    Dan Schulman, Chief Executive Officer of digital payment company PayPal, has spoken this week about the rise in investment in crypto-currencies that has been seen in the last part of 2017 and the early part of 2018. Bitcoin was valued at around $1000 a coin at the ...
  • Certified construction for FedEx

    Certified construction for FedEx

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    The global courier company announced a new construction project this week, opened a new hub, and in a third story a court in Utah ruled that items delivered by the company do not count as certified mail for legal purposes. In Memphis, Tennessee, where FedEx has its ...
  • Sims4 dines out on latest content release

    Sims4 dines out on latest content release

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 09 January 2018

    Today sees the console release in the latest in EA’s long running “Sims” franchise – “The Sims4 – Dine Out”. A new content pack for the newest of the Sims games. Beginning in 1989 with SimCity (published by Maxis, now a ...
  • Tencent Holding LTD - Turf wars in Asia

    Tencent Holding LTD - Turf wars in Asia

    Ecommerce, Monday, 08 January 2018

    Tencent Holdings Ltd, which is Asia's most valuable company, recently invested $604 million in Vipshop Holdings Ltd. an online apparel platform in an apparent escalation of it's ongoing rivalry with Alibaba Group Holdings in the Asian retail sector. Tencent’s ...
  • Facebook wins social media battle to live stream Golden Globes

    Facebook wins social media battle to live stream Golden Globes

    Ecommerce, Friday, 05 January 2018

    Social media giant Facebook has scored a significant win over rival Twitter – this year, the former company has secured exclusive rights to live stream the Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show. Last year, that was an accolade that the latter company ...