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    1. May 21, 2015

      The challenge from digital concierges

      In one sense, there is nothing very magical about Magic. Do you need to book a flight, buy a theatre ticket, find a new pair...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Why it’s OK to be rude on a computer

      Secret, a social network based on allowing people to post without revealing their identities, shut down last month, and left...

    3. May 20, 2015

      Social media transforms the fundraising landscape

      After the Ebola crisis, Chid Liberty, a social entrepreneur, came up with an online campaign to help workers in his Liberian...

    4. May 20, 2015

      Complexity of data rules weave a tangled global web

      Mario Costeja González has no particular axe to grind with Google. Indeed, he likes and uses the search engine. But the...

    5. May 20, 2015

      Marco Civil hailed as step forward by rights activists

      When the US-based ride-hailing application Uber came to São Paulo, it ruffled more than a few feathers. In April, about...

    6. May 20, 2015

      Conflict over data ownership lies ahead

      Consumers and companies are at odds over the data economy. Companies — which saw General Electric make more than $1bn in...

    7. May 20, 2015

      European court ruling: Storm over the ‘right to be forgotten’ rumbles on

      Twelve months on and the consequences of the European Court of Justice’s decision on the “right to be forgotten” online are...

    8. May 17, 2015

      Amazon trolleys take a ride on New York subway

      Amazon has seen the future — and it is a pushcart on the New York subway. The online retail giant has started delivering...

    9. May 14, 2015

      Walmart / Amazon: prime time

      Walmart may, at last, give Amazon some real competition in online retail. It will offer unlimited shipping for a $50...

    10. May 8, 2015

      Camden Market’s owners turn rebellion into money

      The cluster of stalls selling leather jackets and pink hair dye in north London’s Camden Market has barely changed for...

    11. May 7, 2015

      Alibaba names Daniel Zhang as chief to replace Jonathan Lu

      Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce company, replaced its chief executive on Thursday after its share price briefly dipped below...

    12. May 4, 2015

      Europe’s timid embrace of the digital economy

      Spend too long in Brussels or Strasbourg and you might diagnose Europe with chronic technophobia. Every digital innovation...

    13. April 28, 2015

      Amazon to expand business-to-business marketplace

      Amazon is embarking on a new push to disrupt the wholesale sector, trying to use its success in selling to consumers online...

    14. April 28, 2015

      Tech turns advertising’s ‘Mad Men’ into maths men

      An online advertising campaign last year by Kronenbourg, a French brewer, adopted an innovative tactic: it used real-time...

    15. April 28, 2015

      Influential bright young stars spread the advertising message

      Consumer brands have long understood the power of a celebrity endorsement. The appearance of a much-loved film or sports...

    16. April 28, 2015

      How social media sites compare as advertising platforms

      Below is a guide to how various popular social media sites compare as platforms for advertisers and marketers. It presents...

    17. April 28, 2015

      Kimberly-Clark competition helps to boost online engagement

      US-based consumer goods company Kimberly-Clark has invested in a number of start-ups in an effort to discover technology...

    18. April 22, 2015

      Amazon to deliver parcels to Audi boots in Germany

      Amazon customers will be able to order parcels delivered directly to the boot of their car under a pilot scheme launched in...

    19. April 14, 2015

      Alibaba bows to US pressure over fake goods

      Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce company, said it would tackle the prevalence of counterfeit goods sold on its websites,...

    20. April 10, 2015

      Flipkart joins forces with Mumbai’s army of meal delivery cyclists

      Flipkart joins forces with Mumbai delivery men While Amazon ponders whisking parcels to customers by drones, India’s leading...

    21. April 7, 2015

      Indian ecommerce start-ups pile into cricket sponsorship

      Upstart businesses in India’s booming ecommerce sector will open a new front in their battle for customers over the next two...

    22. March 31, 2015

      Amazon gets its teeth into ‘button’ trial

      Amazon is taking its one-click approach a step closer to the kitchen - and bathroom, garden and the rest of the house. A new...

    23. March 26, 2015

      Brussels plans competition probe into ecommerce sector

      Brussels plans to launch a competition probe into the tactics of large ecommerce companies to examine whether retailers are...

    24. March 17, 2015

      Google’s digital ‘security shaming’ campaign

      It was drama I hadn’t anticipated when ordering an air bed online. Google Chrome warned that the website I visited was...

    25. March 13, 2015

      Chinese internet: Commerce and control

      Grumbling about China’s slow internet speeds is a national pastime, but few were expecting Li Keqiang, the prime minister,...

    26. March 9, 2015

      Why I hope Etsy survives flotation with its soul intact

      After Etsy revealed its plans to go public on March 4, discussion forums for sellers using the online craft marketplace...

    27. March 6, 2015

      Amazon hitches a ride with Alibaba in China

      Amazon is trying a new strategy in its decade-long struggle to expand in China: if you can’t beat them, join them. The US...

    28. March 5, 2015

      Blackwell’s David Prescott weathers the storm in a bookshop

      Walking around the labyrinthine 25,000 sq ft Blackwell’s bookshop in the heart of Oxford, David Prescott has to restrain...

    29. March 2, 2015

      Will streaming save the music industry?

      Digital downloads — once seen as the salvation of a music industry ravaged by online piracy and falling CD sales — are in...

    30. March 2, 2015

      SMEs risk falling behind digital curve

      A pop-up shop at the Boxpark mall in London’s Shoreditch is a fashionable starting point for a small business hoping to...

    31. March 2, 2015

      Fears of a spectrum shortage spark networks’ bidding frenzy

      When US telecoms groups spent $44.9bn snapping up airwaves in a record-breaking auction of government-owned spectrum last...

    32. March 2, 2015

      Developers see the future of games on smaller mobile screens

      When King Digital Entertainment launched its eagerly awaited follow-up to the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, it...

    33. March 2, 2015

      Progress in store for mobile payment systems

      For years, the story has been that mobile is finally about to take flight and fulfil all its potential — in the process...

    34. March 2, 2015

      Low cost of emerging market apps offers benefits to developed world

      Emerging markets are fuelling growth in the mobile phone market, but for app developers this presents big challenges. Almost...

    35. March 2, 2015

      Privacy woes colour smartphone’s success

      For advertisers, the smartphone is a dream come true. No other medium offers the same targeting capabilities — including the...

    36. March 1, 2015

      Alibaba and JD Online take fresh approach to China food shopping

      For China’s 640m internet users, a live Alaskan crab is now just a mouse-click away. Alibaba and JD.com, the two biggest...

    37. February 22, 2015

      Abraaj takes $100m stake in Turkish online group Hepsiburada

      Abraaj Capital, the Dubai-based private equity group, has taken a stake of around $100m in Turkey’s largest online retailer...

    38. February 20, 2015

      The billion-dollar companies Silicon Valley investors ought to fear

      Eighteen months ago it was a company worth a billion dollars. Fab.com, an online store that sells quirky designs of...

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