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    1. August 26, 2015

      Alibaba looks for new sources of growth as share price dips

      As Alibaba’s shares edged ever lower this week, Daniel Zhang, chief executive, sought to reassure his employees: “Our...

    2. August 25, 2015

      Alibaba CEO tells staff to forget about share price, focus on job

      Alibaba chief executive Daniel Zhang has told employees to “forget about the share price” and focus on their jobs as...

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    1. August 24, 2015

      Naked Wines launches wine by text service

      If you like drinking wine but do not fancy a trip to the shop, calling them or even clicking a button on your computer,...

    2. August 12, 2015

      Lottery suspension slows Alibaba growth

      Alibaba has reported its slowest quarterly revenue growth for at least three years as a faltering economy, increased...

    3. August 10, 2015

      Alibaba and Suning in $6.9bn strategic partnership

      Alibaba and Suning Commerce, two titans of Chinese retailing, are buying stakes in each other to develop a “new...

    4. August 7, 2015

      Low-key Michael Evans brings Goldman connections to Alibaba

      The chemistry between Jack Ma, the hyperkinetic Chinese billionaire, and Michael Evans, whose friends tend to describe...

    5. August 6, 2015

      Fear and greed drive China’s online to offline commerce craze

      Sometimes, simply invoking the latest hot consumer internet trend is not enough. Chinese search engine Baidu learned...

    6. August 4, 2015

      Alibaba appoints former Goldman banker Michael Evans as president

      Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba has appointed a former Goldman Sachs banker as president, tasking him with overseeing...

    7. August 4, 2015

      Just Eat orders, revenues and pre-tax profits up by more than 50%

      Just Eat has reported that orders, revenues and pre-tax profits increased by more than 50 per cent in the first half of...

    8. July 29, 2015

      SE Asian consumers switch to ecommerce

      Economies across Southeast Asia have endured weaker growth this year. But one sector is powering ahead nevertheless:...

    9. July 28, 2015

      Rocket satellite Lazada gains altitude

      When one Lazada customer opened his package a few weeks ago to discover a bar of soap in place of the iPhone he had...

    10. July 26, 2015

      Instagram: Retail’s holy grail

      Over the past few weeks, Clodagh Pickavance’s followers on Instagram have seen her posing in a classic Fred Perry polo...

    11. July 21, 2015

      Zalando: growth model

      Some fashions just click with the public. Consider online apparel, a $150bn business worldwide. UK-listed Asos, founded...

    12. July 21, 2015

      Zalando’s profitability suffers amid rapid expansion

      Zalando, the German online fashion retailer, notched up another quarter of rapid expansion even as its profitability...

    13. July 19, 2015

      Website plans to leave car showrooms behind

      “Buying a brand-new car, that’s painful,” says James Hind. He is trying to make it a little less so. Mr Hind is the...

    14. July 19, 2015

      Snapdeal denounces apps-only strategy

      The founder of Snapdeal, one of India's largest ecommerce start-ups, has launched a thinly veiled criticism of rivals...

    15. July 17, 2015

      Apple seen as leading the field in phone payments race

      The barista at the well-known coffee shop chain looked blankly at the phone being brandished in front of the till to...

    16. July 17, 2015

      Since you asked: Apple Pay, cash and the Woody Allen question

      ‘Apple Pay taps UK to shake up consumer spending’ Financial Times, July 13 Apple Pay? It is the tech company’s new,...

    17. July 17, 2015

      Devin Wenig steps into eBay spotlight

      “Those of you that know me well know that I have always looked westward, to the excitement, innovation, and impact of...

    18. July 17, 2015

      My first million — Ross Williams

      Ross Williams, 37, founded Global Personals with Steve Pammenter in 2003, providing technology that allows media...

    19. July 16, 2015

      Online retailers celebrate Ramadan lift

      As Gulf Arabs jet off on their Eid holidays to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Friday, the...

    20. July 15, 2015

      Europe expansion on the menu for India’s Zomato

      Indian online restaurant service Zomato is placing European expansion at the heart of plans to launch in 18 new...

    21. July 14, 2015

      Rocket Internet shares fall nearly 12% after bond sale

      Shares in Rocket Internet fell nearly 12 per cent on Tuesday after it raised €550m in a convertible bond offering which...

    22. July 14, 2015

      Beware online words that can lead to a libel charge

      When the UK Defamation Act 2013 came into force in January 2014, Shailesh Vara, the justice minister, publicly...

    23. July 13, 2015

      Rakuten buys UK virtual fitting room start-up

      A UK technology company that develops “virtual fitting rooms” for retailers’ websites is the latest target for Rakuten,...

    24. July 8, 2015

      India’s Flipkart to go app-only

      Flipkart, India’s largest ecommerce group by sales, will close its website later this year, becoming the most prominent...

    25. July 5, 2015

      Dan Schulman, PayPal CEO designee: flip-flops and a hint of suit

      It is rare to turn up to an interview at a financial services company and find the chief executive wearing flip-flops....

    26. July 1, 2015

      John Lewis to charge for click and collect orders under £30

      John Lewis is attempting to shake up the UK’s online retail market after becoming the first department store chain to...

    27. June 30, 2015

      Amazon launches one-hour delivery in London

      Need coffee, batteries or nappies in a hurry? Amazon is launching one-hour delivery to some London postcodes, rolling...

    28. June 30, 2015

      Foreign groups battle for Indian ecommerce

      Indian soil has played host to many an epic battle involving invading foreign powers, from the Mughals to the British....

    29. June 26, 2015

      Data deals signal way ahead for the Vienna Stock Exchange

      It was a conversation in the men's room of the Connaught hotel in London that changed the growth strategy of the Vienna...

    30. June 26, 2015

      Polaire steps out for success in fashion industry

      The three founders of start-up Polaire knew their business idea had the legs to become a reality when they saw one of...

    31. June 25, 2015

      India’s ecommerce groups target online grocery shoppers

      On a sweltering Delhi morning, the 30,000 square foot warehouse of Big Basket, an Indian online grocery store, is a...

    32. June 23, 2015

      Rocket Internet wins green light for €4.5bn fundraising

      Rocket Internet, the German ecommerce incubator, won permission from shareholders to raise up to €4.5bn in debt and...

    33. June 23, 2015

      Alibaba eyes ‘online-to-offline’ market with $1bn deal

      Alibaba has intensified its battle with rival Tencent by signing a near-$1bn joint venture with its online finance...

    34. June 21, 2015

      Mutaz Qubbaj, Squirrel founder, took leap of faith

      Family members struggled to understand why, in 2013, Mutaz Qubbaj quit a decade-long career in investment banking to...

    35. June 17, 2015

      China ecommerce: JD.com eats into Alibaba’s dominance

      Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba has long dominated China’s Rmb2.8tn ($451bn) online retail market. However, there are...

    36. June 17, 2015

      Apps boom but health tech is no cure all

      Later this summer, cyclists will set off on a race from Brussels to Geneva via Paris. The 1,500km event will hardly be...

    37. June 17, 2015

      IT-savvy patients seek more control over their wellbeing

      It may seem morbid, but people aged 40-70 in the UK can now predict their “Ubble age” — their risk of dying within five...

    38. June 14, 2015

      EU members poised to back online privacy rules

      All 28 EU nations are today set to sign up to landmark online privacy rules intended to protect consumers, despite...

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