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Christmas packages late due to online shopping surge
Friday, 27 Dec, 2013 – 3:58 | No Comment

Due to a significant rise in online shopping, US retailers like Amazon, Wal-Mart and Kohl’s have failed to deliver some of the packages meant for their clients before Christmas.

Amazon acquires mobile payment startup
Friday, 20 Dec, 2013 – 8:22 | No Comment

In a bid to expand its footprint in the mobile world, e-commerce giant Amazon has quietly acquired payment startup Gopago, according to Italian newspapers.

Jeff Bezos unveils Amazon Prime Air delivery drones
Monday, 2 Dec, 2013 – 2:56 | No Comment

During a 60 Minutes segment featuring Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, the chief executive took the opportunity to unveil a new delivery drone program the company is working on called Amazon Prime Air. It’s basically …

Amazon to begin Sunday deliveries with USPS
Monday, 11 Nov, 2013 – 3:56 | No Comment

Never one to sit back and ignore innovation, Amazon has worked out a deal with the United States Postal Service to make package deliveries on Sundays in two test cities for a new program. Amazon …

Amazon will build its bubble in Seattle
Monday, 28 Oct, 2013 – 7:38 | No Comment

The City of Seattle, Washington has given the go-ahead to Amazon for their five-story office building, which will be framed as three intersecting spheres per an architect’s drawing. The new building will be built on …

Amazon adds Login and Pay with Amazon service to challenge PayPal
Monday, 14 Oct, 2013 – 6:05 | No Comment

Up to this point, eBay’s PayPal has dominated the Web payments arena. The company, which was founded by two entrepreneurs in the 1990s and which quickly grew to become the go-to payment system for eBay …

Amazon plans to hire 5,000 more workers
Monday, 29 Jul, 2013 – 7:27 | No Comment

Amazon has been growing very quickly for the past few years. The company has tripled its workforce in the past three years and is now adding another 25% over an unspecified amount of time, starting …

Amazon takes India
Friday, 7 Jun, 2013 – 3:10 | No Comment

US-based e-commerce giant Amazon has set its footprints on the shores of India, which is the tenth country where it is present so far.

eBay asking users to fight Internet sales tax
Monday, 22 Apr, 2013 – 7:36 | No Comment

The CEO of eBay, John Donahoe, has been emailing millions of the site’s users urging them to lobby their representatives in Washington against the looming federal sales tax legislation currently in the Senate.
Reports are that …

Offer great content with Amazon, Pinterest business pages
Friday, 30 Nov, 2012 – 10:00 | No Comment

Business pages have become essential tools in advertising because they give customers the chance to have a better knowledge about a certain product brand.

Black Friday e-commerce spending breaks $1 Billion
Tuesday, 27 Nov, 2012 – 7:25 | No Comment
Black Friday e-commerce spending breaks $1 Billion

ComScore has reported that U.S. retail e-commerce spending was up 26% year-on-year for Black Friday spending.  This means that, for the first time, online spending was over $1 billion.  For the season itself, it appears …

Zappos, Chicisimo team up for new social fashion microsite
Friday, 5 Oct, 2012 – 9:42 | No Comment

Banking on the growing market for online fashionistas, Amazon-owned Zappos has collaborated with Chicisimo, a social media site particularly created for fashion-savvy netizens, to launch a new website for social commerce.