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Augmented Reality may help retailers survive stiff competition

As retailers face tough competition, augmented reality (AR) technology may help save them and revive their profits. Ecommerce was still only responsible for 8.1 percent of retail sales last year but was fully 41.6 percent of sales growth.

Amazon customers are calling for payment via bitcoin 'ASAP'

Bitcoin has been soaring to new heights, and now folks on Change.org are calling on e-commerce juggernaut Amazon to accept the cryptocurrency as payment "ASAP."

Amazon announces it will buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

In what is being called a blockbuster of a deal, e-commerce giant Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, including debt.

Shop Class helps entrepreneurs get online with Shopify

Going digital can be a struggle for small and medium-sized businesses. That’s why Shopify has launched a Canada-wide tour of experts and panel talks in order to listen to entrepreneurs and help them find the answers to their questions.

Amazon strikes back at Walmart's free two-day shipping offer

Amazon is making it cheaper to qualify for free shipping. The retailer just lowered its free-shipping minimum to $25 from $35 for customers who aren't members of its Prime membership program.

Amazon is looking into virtual and augmented reality store spaces

Amazon is looking to use cutting edge AR and VR technology to revitalize the physical retail environment. With all sorts of physical store space projects on the go, the ecommerce company thinks virtual and augmented reality could help out in a big way.

Shopify launches new point-of-sale app for retail stores in U.K.

Shopify recently announced its upcoming launch of a point-of-sale (POS) app and card reader for UK retail stores. The new reader will support all types of payment including chip, tap and swipe payments from both contactless and traditional cards.

Manufacturing sector adapting e-commerce into machine maintenance

Englewood - Machine begat technology. Man begat machine. So if man created machinery, it only makes sense a man-made Internet begin maintaining rooms full of manufacturing equipment.

6 holiday shopping trends to watch for this year

The holiday shopping season has arrived and as shoppers stroll the stores aisles and peruse the e-commerce space they will notice some new and not-so-surprising trends marketers have implemented.

Mumbai urban squatters/craftspeople reach larger markets Special

Mumbai - Local craftspersons and artisans in one of the largest slums in Mumbai, India, now have a chance to showcase their goods and services on an ecommerce portal.

GoCoop, online store for Indian handicrafts signs MoU with govt.

Bangalore - GoCoop, an online platform for handicrafts, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian government to support local craftsmen of particular tribes and regions.

New evidence proves China's illegal trade in ivory and tiger bone

A new survey that includes data through the end of 2014, collected by the British wildlife trade monitoring group, Traffic has been released. China has been singled out as the world's single-largest consumer of ivory, tiger bone and rhino horns.

Target goes after Amazon with new free shipping promotion

These days it seems “The Everything Store” is getting attacked on all sides by its competitors. Now Target has upped its online marketability by giving customers free shipping on all orders of $25 or more placed through their website.

Image shows woman paid to manipulate App Store rankings

An image posted to Chinese social media site Weibo allegedly shows a "ranking farm" of racks of iPhones that are used to manipulate ratings and reviews of apps in the App Store.

Op-Ed: 10 potential concerns with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is rumored to be the next big thing in tech but there are many concerns. Along with several other companies in the space, there are many potential security flaws.

Indian online stores see sales spurt thanks to festive season

Indian online stores have been enjoying a windfall of sorts thanks to a spike in online shopping for items in the religion and spirituality category, during the festive season over the past 45 days.

PayPal to separate from eBay

E-commerce site eBay is is to split away its payments division PayPal. This will mean that the e-bank will be run as a separate company, with eBay's relationship being that of an "arm's length" owner.

Would-be Amazon competitor Jet.com raises $80 million

With a solid track record behind him, Marc Lore, co-founder of Quidsi.com, is beginning his new startup with $80 million in growth capital and assets.

UK ecommerce figures soar

From supermarkets and department stores, to small marketplaces and gardening centres, over the past five years, the entire online retail sector has seen significant growth, and has doubled its share of the retail market.

Surviving Migration: IntuitSolutions and best practices for life after ProStores Commissioned

Two eBay e-commerce platforms are shutting down and almost 10,000 online merchants must migrate their stores. What are the next best options?

Technology spurs surge in India's e-commerce

The e-commerce boom may seem like old news to some, but for those in many parts of the world, the online shopping trend is relatively new and is growing at an impressive rate.

Review: E-commerce will continue to boom with a rise in generated sales

Much of the focus and attention remains on being innovative with new technologies in the world of e-commerce. However, businesses regardless of their industry need to take great consideration of the basics.

Op-Ed: Twitter will struggle to master ecommerce, but Facebook may adapt

Social media has been fun...but how much money is in it? Popular sites like Facebook and Twitter are working to capitalize on our screen time, now moving beyond online advertising and into online shopping itself. Will these sites master e-commerce?

Twitter buys CardSpring as a foothold into e-Commerce

With sights on creating its own e-commerce platform, Twitter will soon reach this goal with the recent acquisition of CardSpring. The cost of deal has not yet been revealed, but the feature will be soon forthcoming.

Op-Ed: How technology will drive the future of creation and curation

When Kevin Ma founded Hypebeast in 2005, its incarnation was as nothing more than a simple, yet quite elegant, sneaker blog.

iBerry launches Auxus Linea L1 Smartphone and Auxus AX04 Tablet

Hong Kong based iBerry launches two more KitKat-based devices set to gain a greater presence in the Indian markets. The Auxus Linea L1 smartphone and Auxus AX04 tablet are set to be sold online on June, 25.

Car shoppers embracing the online age

According to a new report published Tuesday, a rapidly expanding number of car buyers are now finding great deals just by shopping exclusively on the Internet.

Alibaba files for IPO; could be largest tech debut ever

Washington - Chinese tech giant Alibaba Holdings Inc. moved closer to becoming a public company in the United States on Tuesday when it filed its IPO prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

As giant U.S. IPO nears, Alibaba's China e-commerce crown slips

Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in a one-room apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S.

Mompreneurs are building their businesses by selling on Facebook

They are all over the Internet, social media and TV; they are the mompreneurs and they are showing that it's possible to balance a successful home life with a burgeoning business career.
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