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Amazon.com may be working on Etsy competitor

Artisan products could be a new category for the online retailer

PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

Amazon adds groceries, meals to one-hour Prime Now delivery service

The service will first be available in Manhattan, with other cities coming soon

Feds slap PayPal with $25 million fine over credit service

PayPal illegally signed up users without their consent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said

Alibaba faces lawsuit from luxury brands over counterfeits

Alibaba called the lawsuit wasteful and plans to fight it in court

Google looks set to join the 'buy' button trend

The company will let consumers click to buy right from search results, the Wall Street Journal says


Walmart's testing a $50 Amazon Prime competitor

Walmart reportedly plans to take on Amazon this summer with an invite only trial program that offers unlimited free delivery for a low annual fee.

Alibaba won't last without expanding globally, new CEO says

Alibaba is looking to grow its cloud computing business in the US

NTT DoCoMo launches smartphone with iris unlock feature

Developed by Fujitsu, the iris scanner can also be used to authorize mobile payments

US man pleads no contest to operating revenge porn site

WinByState.com posted nude photos of women and charged them a fee to have the photos removed

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12 easy ways to lose your ecommerce customers

Ecommerce, customer relationship and marketing experts reveal the fastest ways to turn off shoppers and offer advice for what you can do to ensure customers don’t leave your site and make their purchases elsewhere.

Lawmakers want to protect the online freedom to Yelp

A new bill in Congress would prohibit companies from including non-disparagement clauses in customer contracts

Best Buy to accept Apple Pay, wants to give customers options

Best Buy has been a backer of a rival payment system promoted by US merchants

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12 ways to improve the customer experience for online shoppers

Digital marketing, usability and customer relationship pros share their top tips for how to ensure that when customers visit your website they enjoy the experience -- and will buy from you.


Target's under-stocked sale: Lessons not learned

In retail—and especially in E-Commerce—there's a nuanced distinction between having a very popular sale and arranging for far too little merchandise. It's like those hold recordings that say the lengthy hold time is because of high...

Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Latest filings show increasing spending by some tech heavyweights in Washington, D.C.

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The Hunt's revamped app solves life's big mystery: Where can I buy that?

Every image is a buying opportunity when The Hunt's community tracks down what you're looking for.

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With EU challenging Google, this time 'stakes are high'

With the European Commission leveling antitrust charges against Google, the company should be bracing itself for a big – and potentially costly – fight over its dominant search business.

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Where are the drones?

The buzz around drone delivery is big right now. So why don’t we see any drone deliveries yet? Spoiler: it’s not because of the laws.


World Tech Update - Intel shrinks RealSense cameras, Apple pushes online buying, 3D printing in space

On World Tech Update Intel CEO shows a slimmed down version of the company's RealSense 3D cameras, Apple tells customers not to sleep outside its stores and NASA receives the first objects 3D printed in space.

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