e-commerce

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

A look at the intimate details Amazon knows about us

As a Virginia lawmaker, Ibraheem Samirah has studied internet privacy issues and debated how to regulate tech firms’ collection of personal data. Still, he was stunned to learn the...

Sberbank: Russia banking

Russia’s Sberbank, enhancing AI offering, unveils second supercomputer

A second supercomputer and AI upgrades form part of Sberbank’s enhanced offerings of digital services such as cloud computing and virtual assistant software, CTO David Rafalo...

Platform Industry: NBCUniversal Comcast on the side of a building

NBCUniversal to launch livestream shopping, following Big Tech’s lead

NBCUniversal is making its livestream shopping debut with a show on Instagram and other platforms during the holiday season, allowing viewers to buy clothing, home decor and other ...

Allegro: e-commerce player from Poland

Poland’s Allegro buys Czech online retailer Mall for $1 billion

Polish e-commerce group Allegro has agreed to buy Czech online retailer Mall Group for 881 million euros (approximately $1.02 billion) to create a regional platform, sending its sh...

Platform News: Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba

Jack Ma, Trump and Xi: How Chinese billionaire flew close to the sun

This was supposed to be Jack Ma’s finest hour: a year ago to the day, his Ant Group was meant to go public in a $37 billion blaze of glory. Instead Beijing reined in his empi...

Shopify Canada

Shopify’s revenue rises in run-up to key holiday season; shares up

Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify Inc reported a 46% rise in quarterly revenue as consumer spending “normalizes” after a year of a pandemic-fuelled online shopping fren...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon seen triumphing over Apple privacy changes in digital ad business

Amazon.com is expected to emerge as a winner in the digital advertising arena, surviving Apple’s privacy changes better than rivals Facebook and Snap.

EBay revenue outlook disappoints as pandemic-led boom fades

EBay has projected holiday-quarter revenue below market expectations, another sign that the online shopping boom fuelled by the pandemic was tapering as consumers returned to store...

FinTech player, PayPal

Sources: PayPal in $45 billion bid for Pinterest

PayPal has offered to buy Pinterest for some $45 billion, people familiar with the matter have suggested, a combination that could herald more financial technology and social media...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

US Senator Warren urges Amazon breakup, India retailers seek probe

US Senator Elizabeth Warren called for breaking up Amazon.com Inc and Indian retailers demanded a government probe of the company after an investigation by our content partners Reu...

Platform Economy: Starting a simple business with Shopify e-commerce

Shopify enlists Microsoft, Oracle for business tools on app

Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify is teaming up with top cloud companies including Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp to help merchants streamline their business operations.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter debuts new ad features, revamped algorithm ahead of e-commerce push

Twitter has rolled out new ad features and revamped the algorithm that decides which ads users see, as part of an effort to lay the groundwork to launch future e-commerce features,...

Amazon Prime Video Platform

Amazon launches Prime service in Poland

Amazon on Tuesday launched its Amazon Prime service offering free delivery and video streaming in Poland, sending shares in rival Polish e-commerce platform Allegro lower.

Global Payments

Global Payments Chief Executive says its open to big deals again

Global Payments Inc CEO Jeff Sloan has said in an interview he would be open to a large acquisition again, two years after acquiring peer TSYS in a $21.5 billion all-stock deal, wh...

Social media giant, Pinterest

Pinterest launches new ad features to drive shopping

Pinterest will roll out new features for brands to promote products and ideas to users, the digital pinboard company has said, part of an effort to grow online shopping on its site...