Flipkart in early talks for US listing via SPAC deal

India’s Flipkart is exploring going public in the United States through a deal with a blank-check firm, although a traditional stock market listing is much more likely, peopl...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US asks courts to put TikTok appeals on hold pending review

The US Justice Department has asked two federal appeals courts to put on hold government appeals of lower court rulings blocking restrictions the Trump administration imposed on Ti...

Platform Economy: Walmart retail store and online marketplace

Walmart plans big push to challenge Amazon on advertising

Walmart plans to expand its marketing business, including space for advertising at its US stores and sharing its enormous trove of retail data with brands, the world’s larges...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon union election to start in February, US labor board says’s first US union election since 2014 is scheduled to start with the mailing of ballots in early February along with a vote count beginning on the 30th of March, a ...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Amazon to face US union push in year ahead

In 2021, Inc is poised to confront a renewed challenge from groups it has long countered: the unions. Energized by protests at Amazon’s US warehouses along with a ...


Flipkart and PhonePe have room for other investors, Walmart CEO says

Walmart’s Indian e-commerce company Flipkart and electronic payments firm PhonePe have room for different investors and may raise money in many ways including stock exchange ...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Second US judge blocks Commerce restrictions on TikTok

A second US judge late on Monday awarded a preliminary injunction blocking the US Commerce Department from imposing restrictions on Chinese-owned short video sharing app TikTok tha...


Flipkart’s PhonePe to raise $700 million from existing investors

PhonePe, the digital payments business unit of Flipkart has said it would sell a stake to existing investors for $700 million, helping it fuel expansion at a crowded market that in...

Indian Retail

Bezos and Ambani gun for India retail supremacy

Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani, two of the world’s richest men, face a turning point in a struggle for pre-eminence in India’s flourishing, nearly trillion-dollar retail ...

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

Over a COVID Christmas US rivals to challenge Amazon under the tree

The new services try to take some of the drudgery from gift-giving. The attributes let consumers purchase a gift online and get it delivered to the recipient with, as an example, t...


New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena

Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Another epic rivalry is rejoined this week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of the blockbuster video-game consoles.

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Shopify to partner with TikTok in bid to woo more merchants to site

Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify said it will associate with TikTok to help its one million-plus merchants more easily advertise their goods on the brand new app, as it seems to gr...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US court agrees to expedite government TikTok app store ban appeal

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a Justice Department appeal of a ruling preventing the government from banning new TikTok downloads from US app stores.

Platform News: Amazon packages ready for delivery

Amazon pitches early holiday shopping with autumn ‘Prime Day’ event has begun 48 hours of promotions as part of “Prime Day,” a tightly watched marketing event the platform had postponed as a result of operational challenges i...

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