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Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Polyvore's site lets users search for clothing items and create themed collections


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Predicting winners and losers in the EMV rollout

On October 1, the liability for credit card fraud shifts from card issuers to retailers that haven’t transitioned to accept cards that use new EMV technology. Some groups will be more ready than others.

Amazon posts a profit as AWS sales nearly double

Amazon earned $92 million in the second quarter on higher overall revenue

Walmart to boost its e-commerce investment in China

Walmart is taking full ownership of Yihaodian, a Chinese online retailer

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Consumers browsing — but not buying — via mobile and social media

While mobile devices are effective tools for browsing online, and social media can help consumers learn more about products they're interested in, they don't generally lead to purchases, according to a new study.

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Amazon Prime sale busts Black Friday record

Online shoppers on Wednesday ordered more than 34 million items on Amazon Prime Day, making it a bigger sales day for the retailer than the biggest Black Friday in history.

EBay to sell its enterprise unit four years after buying it

A group of privacy equity firms will pay cash to buy the former GSI Commerce

Here's how Google wants you to buy stuff on mobile

Users can search for hoodies and buy an Under Armour item from the search results page

TripAdvisor gets Italian fine overturned

A court rejected a fine against TripAdvisor for allegedly publishing misleading information

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Amazon, Walmart go toe-to-toe with Black Friday-like smackdown

Online retailer Amazon.com has dubbed Wednesday as "Amazon Prime Day," offering what it says will be Black Friday-like sales. Note to be outdone, rival Walmart launched its owns sales deals this week.

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Amazon's 'Prime Day' birthday blowout promises more deals than Black Friday

Amazon's big Black Friday-style sale begins on Wednesday, but Walmart wants to play too.

Amazon wants some Alibaba magic on Prime Day

The online retailer appears to have taken some inspiration from China with its upcoming sales event

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Will Bitcoin become a legitimate currency for large companies?

While you still can’t use the infamous – and misunderstood – digital currency to pay for goods at your local big box outlet, Bitcoin use for real goods and services is growing…fast.

PayPal to acquire money transfer service Xoom for $890 million

The deal comes as PayPal prepares to split itself off from parent company eBay

PayPal tweaks terms in wake of 'robocall' controversy

Express consent from customers will be needed for marketing related calls, PayPal said

Oracle seeks to simplify e-store creation, management with new Commerce Cloud

Pre-integrated features include payments, design templates and SEO

Amazon, eBay, Etsy to remove Confederate flag merchandise

The changes come after last week's racially charged shooting in a South Carolina church

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Twitter takes another shot at social shopping

Twitter tried to break into social shopping in the past, but its efforts mostly fell flat. The struggling social network hopes to make waves (and revenue) with new product pages built for ecommerce, but is it another ill-conceived...

Alibaba sells off 11Main US e-commerce site to focus on China

Alibaba has been focusing more on luring U.S. merchants to its China business

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