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  • Amazon moves to enter Middle East

    Amazon moves to enter Middle East

  • Franchises, mobile, and eSports are key to EA’s future

    Franchises, mobile, and eSports are key to EA’s future

  • Baidu takes the fight to cybercriminals

    Baidu takes the fight to cybercriminals

  • Dominion speaks at intersection between fashion and ecommerce

    Dominion speaks at intersection between fashion and ecommerce

  • Skyworks Solutions makes big bet on small cells

    Skyworks Solutions makes big bet on small cells

  • The future of entertainment is clearly online

    The future of entertainment is clearly online

  • Baidu puts AI first

    Baidu puts AI first

  • MasterCard’s marketers: people don’t like ads

    MasterCard’s marketers: people don’t like ads

  • DeepMind creates AI that can learn like a human

    DeepMind creates AI that can learn like a human

  • YouTube Uptime: a streaming app for Millennials and Boomlets

    YouTube Uptime: a streaming app for Millennials and Boomlets

  • Facebook pushes video engagement with ‘continue watching’ feature

    Facebook pushes video engagement with ‘continue watching’ feature

  • Amazon speaks Spanish in US

    Amazon speaks Spanish in US

  • Yoox Net-a-Porter to harness power of messaging

    Yoox Net-a-Porter to harness power of messaging

  • Alphabet look to upgrade Nest add-ons

    Alphabet look to upgrade Nest add-ons

  • Dominion speaks at ‘Ecommerce meets Fashion’ must-see event

    Dominion speaks at ‘Ecommerce meets Fashion’ must-see event 13 March 2017

  • Think TripAdvisor’s business model is broken? Think again

    Think TripAdvisor’s business model is broken? Think again

  • Is Instagram the future of hotel and travel marketing?

    Is Instagram the future of hotel and travel marketing?

  • Zalando plans to keep outperforming rivals

    Zalando plans to keep outperforming rivals

  • Amazon’s Twitch to move into selling games digitally

    Amazon’s Twitch to move into selling games digitally

  • Priceline up 4% thanks to strong quarterly earnings

    Priceline up 4% thanks to strong quarterly earnings

  • Take-Two jump into eSports with NBA collaboration

    Take-Two jump into eSports with NBA collaboration

  • Artificial intelligence in post-Brexit Britain

    Artificial intelligence in post-Brexit Britain

  • Ctrip jumps on the back of strong fourth quarter

    Ctrip jumps on the back of strong fourth quarter

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

    PayPal: mobile is key to South African Ecommerce market growth

  • Baidu gets serious about smart homes with Raven Tech

    Baidu gets serious about smart homes with Raven Tech

  • Mobile auto sales ‘driving’ eBay performance

    Mobile auto sales ‘driving’ eBay performance

  • Electronic Arts makes gaming half price

    Electronic Arts makes gaming half price

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

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

  • Google takes Pixel smartphones seriously – so should its competition

    Google takes Pixel smartphones seriously – so should its competition

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

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

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

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

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

    Facebook commits to media audit; doubles down on ad offerings

  • Tencent lets users give gold for Valentine’s Day

    Tencent lets users give gold for Valentine’s Day

  • FedEx deepens its ecommerce offerings

    FedEx deepens its ecommerce offerings

  • Activision Blizzard: breaking records and beating estimates in 2016

    Activision Blizzard: breaking records and beating estimates in 2016

  • Activision Blizzard launch new division

    Activision Blizzard launch new division

  • Tencent backed E-reading firm consider IPO

    Tencent backed E-reading firm consider IPO

  • Take-Two acquire Social Point

    Take-Two acquire Social Point

  • Match Group’s revenues rise

    Match Group’s revenues rise

  • Facebook easily beat expectations again

    Facebook easily beat expectations again

  • Mastercard see profits rise

    Mastercard see profits rise

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

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

  • Economic Outlook for February 2017

    Economic Outlook for February 2017

  • Visa discuss FinTech innovation

    Visa discuss FinTech innovation

  • Ctrip link up with Merlin Entertainment

    Ctrip link up with Merlin Entertainment

  • Amazon breaks new SVOD ground

    Amazon breaks new SVOD ground

  • Alibaba posts massive revenue jump

    Alibaba posts massive revenue jump

  • Ebay meet expectations for the quarter

    Ebay meet expectations for the quarter

  • AAA: Amazon’s Automobile Ambitions?

    AAA: Amazon’s Automobile Ambitions?

  • Skyworks exceed Q1 expectations

    Skyworks exceed Q1 expectations

Latest Ecommerce Stories

  • Amazon moves to enter Middle East

    Amazon moves to enter Middle East

    Ecommerce, Friday, 24 March 2017

    Global Ecommerce heavyweight Amazon is looking to become a little more global, according to recent news reports. The online retailer has agreed to purchase 100% of Dubai-based ecommerce company Souq.com from shareholders. Souq claims to be the largest Ecommerce site ...
  • Franchises, mobile, and eSports are key to EA’s future

    Franchises, mobile, and eSports are key to EA’s future

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 23 March 2017

    Electronic Arts is a video gaming powerhouse. The game developer is one of the biggest names in the market, and leading the charge towards digital distribution. Up almost 40% in the last 12 months, the company revealed a number of clues to its future in its latest ...
  • Baidu takes the fight to cybercriminals

    Baidu takes the fight to cybercriminals

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 22 March 2017

    A gang of “hackers for hire” has attempted to infiltrate Baidu’s networks and steal its driverless car technology. Luckily, Baidu takes its cybersecurity seriously, and the hackers’ attempts were foiled. But the company isn’t taking it ...
  • Dominion speaks at intersection between fashion and ecommerce

    Dominion speaks at intersection between fashion and ecommerce

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 21 March 2017

    Dominion’s market development director James Greco recently spoke at Netcomm Suisse’s annual event ‘e-commerce meets fashion in the Ticino Fashion Valley’. This day of talks has fast become a ‘must attend’ event for anyone ...
  • Skyworks Solutions makes big bet on small cells

    Skyworks Solutions makes big bet on small cells

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 21 March 2017

    Small cells let mobile operators support a higher volume of mobile data traffic – and this means that they could be critical to the future of technology. Cisco says that mobile data traffic will rise sevenfold between 2016 and 2021, due to the fact that by ...
  • The future of entertainment is clearly online

    The future of entertainment is clearly online

    Ecommerce, Monday, 20 March 2017

    Statistics from global audience measurement company Nielsen show that the future of entertainment is not TV. It is online. The younger you are, the less likely you are to be glued to the television in your down time. People aged 18 – 24 (the younger half of ...
  • Baidu puts AI first

    Baidu puts AI first

    Ecommerce, Monday, 20 March 2017

    According to Baidu CEO Robin Li: “the era of mobile internet has ended. We’re going to aggressively invest in AI, and I think it’s going to benefit a lot of people and transform industry after industry.” Baidu, often referred to as the ...
  • MasterCard’s marketers: people don’t like ads

    MasterCard’s marketers: people don’t like ads

    Ecommerce, Friday, 17 March 2017

    According to MasterCard’s chief marketing officer, Raja Rajamannar, people are done with advertising. Instead, they want to “experience brands”. What is MasterCard’s solution to this problem? Something Rajamannar calls “story ...
  • DeepMind creates AI that can learn like a human

    DeepMind creates AI that can learn like a human

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 16 March 2017

    Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) division, DeepMind – praised by Oxford philosopher and AI expert Nick Bostrom as the company at the forefront of the industry – has just overcome a huge milestone: it has created an AI that can learn like a ...
  • YouTube Uptime: a streaming app for Millennials and Boomlets

    YouTube Uptime: a streaming app for Millennials and Boomlets

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    YouTube, the massive video hosting site from Google (itself now falling under the umbrella of Alphabet) has launched a new app that brings online video viewership into the social realm. The app, Uptime, lets you watch videos with friends online, and in terms of its ...
  • Facebook pushes video engagement with ‘continue watching’ feature

    Facebook pushes video engagement with ‘continue watching’ feature

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 14 March 2017

    Social media giant Facebook is taking its video capabilities seriously. The company is looking to push engagement further with the test of a ‘continue watching’ feature, which will let people pick up videos that they started watching on their timeline ...
  • Amazon speaks Spanish in US

    Amazon speaks Spanish in US

    Ecommerce, Monday, 13 March 2017

    There are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US, and a further 11.6 million bilingual Spanish speakers. So Amazon’s decision to cater to its growing customer base within this demographic is pretty self-explanatory: the company is adding Spanish language ...
  • Yoox Net-a-Porter to harness power of messaging

    Yoox Net-a-Porter to harness power of messaging

    Ecommerce, Friday, 10 March 2017

    Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) established itself as an early leader in the fashion-by-ecommerce industry. But as more and more fashion brands see the value of digital, and big online retailers like Amazon start focusing on high end apparel and accessories, it runs the ...
  • Alphabet look to upgrade Nest add-ons

    Alphabet look to upgrade Nest add-ons

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 09 March 2017

    Nest, a division of online tech giant Alphabet formerly known as Google, is readying a number of new products to get hold of a bigger share of the connected home market; amongst them, a cheaper version of its flagship thermostat and home security products. Forecast ...
  • Dominion speaks at ‘Ecommerce meets Fashion’ must-see event

    Dominion speaks at ‘Ecommerce meets Fashion’ must-see event 13 March 2017

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    On March 13, Netcomm Suisse Ecommerce Association will host a ‘must-see’ event for anyone interested in fashion online: “e-Commerce meets Fashion in the Ticino Fashion Valley”. The event, now in its third edition, will see big names from ...
  • Think TripAdvisor’s business model is broken? Think again

    Think TripAdvisor’s business model is broken? Think again

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 07 March 2017

    Last year, TripAdvisor moved from an advertising-based business model to a transaction-based one. In real terms, this new business model is the roll out of the company’s “instant booking” feature. Rather than simply send its hordes of ...
  • Is Instagram the future of hotel and travel marketing?

    Is Instagram the future of hotel and travel marketing?

    Ecommerce, Monday, 06 March 2017

    Instagram is causing a stir in the world of travel and hotel marketing. The photo-sharing social media site is renowned for making almost anyone’s photographs look great, and luxury brands are (unsurprisingly) keen to make use of its high quality filters and ...
  • Zalando plans to keep outperforming rivals

    Zalando plans to keep outperforming rivals

    Ecommerce, Friday, 03 March 2017

    Online fashion platform Zalando had a great 2016 – and, if the company’s forecast is to be believed, they expect a great 2017 too. In 2016, Zalando saw revenue of €3.6 billion, up 23% from the previous year, and an EBIT margin of €216.3 million ...
  • Amazon’s Twitch to move into selling games digitally

    Amazon’s Twitch to move into selling games digitally

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 02 March 2017

    Twitch Interactive, Amazon’s video game streaming site, which is the company’s first foray into the soon-to-be lucrative world of professional gaming, is about to offer a new service: selling games. Amazon will use the site – which has an ...
  • Priceline up 4% thanks to strong quarterly earnings

    Priceline up 4% thanks to strong quarterly earnings

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 02 March 2017

    Online Travel Agent (OTA) Priceline impressed investors with a strong set of quarterly earnings at the end of February. The company’s share price rocketed by 4% following the news, and has climbed further since. Priceline beat analysts’ expectations and ...
  • Take-Two jump into eSports with NBA collaboration

    Take-Two jump into eSports with NBA collaboration

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 01 March 2017

    Take-Two has held off on the eSports craze currently consuming its rivals, like Activision and Electronic Arts. But now, that’s all set to change. The company behind massive gaming successes like Grand Theft Auto has partnered with the National Basketball ...
  • Artificial intelligence in post-Brexit Britain

    Artificial intelligence in post-Brexit Britain

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 28 February 2017

    Prime Minister Theresa May might have her hands full with Brexit negotiations, but other members of her government have been thinking about artificial intelligence (AI). March will see the release of the governments highly anticipated Digital Strategy – a ...
  • Ctrip jumps on the back of strong fourth quarter

    Ctrip jumps on the back of strong fourth quarter

    Ecommerce, Monday, 27 February 2017

    Chinese online travel giant Ctrip rose sharply at the end of February, after releasing quarterly earnings that blew expectations out of the water. The company saw a massive increase in revenue to $750 million in the three months that ended December 31 – ...
  • PayPal: mobile is key to South African Ecommerce market growth

    PayPal: mobile is key to South African Ecommerce market growth

    Ecommerce, Friday, 24 February 2017

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

    Baidu gets serious about smart homes with Raven Tech

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 23 February 2017

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

    Mobile auto sales ‘driving’ eBay performance

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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

    Electronic Arts makes gaming half price

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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

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

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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

    Google takes Pixel smartphones seriously – so should its competition

    Ecommerce, Monday, 20 February 2017

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

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

    Ecommerce, Friday, 17 February 2017

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

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

    Ecommerce, Friday, 17 February 2017

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

    Facebook commits to media audit; doubles down on ad offerings

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 16 February 2017

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

    Tencent lets users give gold for Valentine’s Day

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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

    FedEx deepens its ecommerce offerings

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 14 February 2017

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

    Activision Blizzard: breaking records and beating estimates in 2016

    Ecommerce, Monday, 13 February 2017

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

    Activision Blizzard launch new division

    Ecommerce, Friday, 10 February 2017

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

    Tencent backed E-reading firm consider IPO

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 09 February 2017

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

    Take-Two acquire Social Point

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 08 February 2017

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

    Match Group’s revenues rise

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 07 February 2017

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

    Facebook easily beat expectations again

    Ecommerce, Monday, 06 February 2017

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

    Mastercard see profits rise

    Ecommerce, Friday, 03 February 2017

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

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

    All News, Thursday, 02 February 2017

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

    Economic Outlook for February 2017

    All News, Wednesday, 01 February 2017

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

    Visa discuss FinTech innovation

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 01 February 2017

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

    Ctrip link up with Merlin Entertainment

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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

    Amazon breaks new SVOD ground

    Ecommerce, Monday, 30 January 2017

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

    Alibaba posts massive revenue jump

    Ecommerce, Monday, 30 January 2017

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

    Ebay meet expectations for the quarter

    Ecommerce, Friday, 27 January 2017

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

    AAA: Amazon’s Automobile Ambitions?

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 26 January 2017

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

    Skyworks exceed Q1 expectations

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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