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  1. April 10, 2014

    Shedding light on dark stores

    The future is here. It is located in a dilapidated industrial estate, next to the steel chimneys of an oilseed processing...

  2. April 3, 2014

    Home furnishings ecommerce site Westwing raises €72m

    Westwing, a German online home furnishings retailer backed by Rocket Internet, has raised €72m from investors including...

  1. March 31, 2014

    New competition watchdog to probe ecommerce market

    The UK’s new competition watchdog has pledged to scrutinise the ecommerce market, looking at areas where entrants may have...

  2. March 28, 2014

    Video app threatens to shake up greeting cards market

    Next Mother’s day, a British-American technology company is hoping consumers will forgo sending traditional cards, and ping...

  3. March 24, 2014

    Palestinian travel start-up bypasses credit cards

    A Palestinian online travel start-up that hopes to be Ramallah’s first major high-tech success believes it has cracked a...

  4. March 18, 2014

    Asos founder’s tale is one of riches to rag trade

    The rise of Asos founder Nick Robertson is not a tale of rags to riches. The 46-year-old is the son of a high-flying...

  5. March 18, 2014

    Asos: bubble rapped

    The language of brokers, lesson one: “preposterously overvalued” is pronounced “leaves little room for disappointment”. In...

  6. March 17, 2014

    Start-ups box clever with home furniture to tap ecommerce growth

    A growing number of well-funded start-ups are betting on high-end furniture and home goods as a way to ride the growth of...

  7. March 13, 2014

    Amazon raises Prime delivery price to offset costs

    Amazon is raising the price of its Prime delivery service in the US for the first time in nine years in a move that is...

  8. March 13, 2014

    Alibaba poised to opt for US listing

    Alibaba is “95 per cent certain” to choose New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering, expected to be one of...

  9. March 12, 2014

    VeriFone: reload

    Those crumpled, dirty notes in your wallet are slowly becoming bits of data on a card. Sad news for banknote printers...

  10. March 10, 2014

    Tencent buys into JD.com in ecommerce push

    Chinese internet group Tencent is buying a 15 per cent stake in ecommerce platform JD.com for $214.7m, stepping up efforts...

  11. March 4, 2014

    Boutiques at his fingertips

    For a company built around selling luxurious clothing online direct from the world’s most exclusive independent fashion...

  12. March 4, 2014

    Tech entrepreneur aims to revolutionise shopping

    Dan Wagner, one of the most controversial figures of the UK’s dotcom boom and bust, has vowed to save the high street from...

  13. March 3, 2014

    Amazon levy to ease post room overload

    You would be quite happy to allow someone else to open the boot of your car and drop off your groceries while you are...

  14. February 27, 2014

    Banks urge regulators to clip Chinese online finance funds

    The surge by Chinese internet companies into the world of finance could soon be repelled as the country’s banks call for...

  15. February 26, 2014

    Abercrombie shares boosted as it beats forecasts

    Abercrombie & Fitch shares were boosted more than 8 per cent from recent lows in a relief rally, after the teen apparel...

  16. February 23, 2014

    Mobile commerce: Stores caught by surprise as shoppers take their tablets

    Smartphones and other mobile devices such as tablets are changing the ways people shop, and purchases made from these...

  17. February 21, 2014

    Indonesia’s ecommerce industry awakens

    Like other executives running fast-growing internet businesses in Indonesia, Rio Inaba has profited from the lackadaisical...

  18. February 18, 2014

    Nick D’Aloisio invests in Tictail’s online store developer

    Nick D’Aloisio, the teenager who sold his tech start-up to Yahoo for an estimated $30m, has made his first investment with...

  19. February 16, 2014

    Alibaba opens ecommerce door for Chinese villagers

    The posters plastered on walls in the isolated village of Donggaozhuang, in China’s northeastern Hebei province, do not...

  20. February 14, 2014

    Zalando eyes multibillion euro IPO

    Online fashion retailer Zalando is holding talks with bankers over a possible multibillion-euro stock market flotation, as...

  21. February 11, 2014

    Alibaba to launch US ecommerce site

    Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce company that has long connected US brands to Chinese suppliers, now wants to help sell goods...

  22. February 9, 2014

    Koovs fashions new-look board for float

    Koovs, the Indian fashion website set up by the former chairman of Asos, has beefed up its board with a former French...

  23. January 29, 2014

    Alibaba: time for more information

    The most interesting thing about the Alibaba data just disclosed by Yahoo is not so much the Chinese ecommerce giant’s...

  24. January 24, 2014

    Online stores think local to grow global

    When it comes to ecommerce, the world is far from flat. Although goods can zip across the globe quicker and more cheaply...

  25. January 23, 2014

    Ebay / PayPal: payment denied

    Ebay management turned the $1.5bn acquisition of PayPal into a business worth $30bn-plus – a rare instance of success in...

  26. January 13, 2014

    Fears mount over empty UK shops

    Britain’s high streets face an empty shops crisis as a wave of retailers’ leases begin to expire, offering them the chance...

  27. January 2, 2014

    Rise of mobile computing fosters new tech hubs

    The rise of mobile computing is fostering a fresh round of tech start-ups around the world, turning cities such as New York,...

  28. December 23, 2013

    UK online retailers bear brunt of tough Christmas trading

    The proportion of UK online retailers facing “significant” financial problems is almost double that of all shopkeepers,...

  29. December 20, 2013

    China’s ecommerce giants battle for dominance

    With Alibaba making waves in China’s staid financial sector, banks have every reason to be worried. But there are signs that...

  30. December 20, 2013

    Treasure piles up for Alibaba as depositors desert China’s banks

    Li Mingyang only joined Alibaba’s investment platform one month ago but he has already transferred almost all the cash in...

  31. December 2, 2013

    Drone deliveries beckon for Amazon

    Amazon is developing unmanned aerial drones that its founder Jeff Bezos says it could be using to deliver packages to...

  32. December 1, 2013

    Tablet shopping to triple to £4.7bn

    This year’s Christmas presents are more likely to come from “app land” than Lapland. Shopping on tablet computers will hit...

  33. November 29, 2013

    Forget Black Friday – think Fordism

    Third-quarter retail results have been grim for many US and UK mass market retailers, such as Target and Walmart, and...

  34. November 24, 2013

    Start-up for retail websites set to list

    Mopowered, a start up that helps retailers such as Next optimise their websites for smartphones, intends to float on Aim as...

  35. November 12, 2013

    India still wary about shopping online

    For largely bricks and mortar retailers such as Marks and Spencer India presents a big challenge, with an acute shortage of...

  36. November 10, 2013

    IAC: All the single companies

    Should not an online dating business feel the joy and terror of the single life? Match, home of Match.com, OkCupid and the...

  37. November 5, 2013

    Wife of Jeff Bezos attacks book about Amazon

    The wife of Jeff Bezos has deployed one of her husband’s most celebrated innovations – the unfiltered product review on...

  38. October 14, 2013

    The ‘sharing economy’ undermines workers’ rights

    The “sharing economy” has many fans but Eric Schneiderman, New York State’s attorney-general, is not one of them. He has...

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