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  • Canadian retailers bet on technology in fight with U.S. giants

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian retailers, scrambling to keep pace with the likes of Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Amazon.com Inc in an increasingly crowded market, are investing heavily in high-tech tools to lure shoppers. Companies have ramped up their...
  • Japan's Rakuten considers buying U.S. web operator Ebates; shares fall

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Rakuten Inc fell to their lowest in over two months on Monday as investors questioned the ability of Japan's biggest e-commerce firm to digest another acquisition after the company said it was considering buying a U.S....
  • Square raises $100 million for $6 billion valuation

    San Francisco payments company Square has raised $100 million from investors, and may be on track to double that. The company, founded and led by CEO Jack Dorsey, who also helped create Twitter, issued 6.4 million new Series E shares at around $15.46 per...
  • Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

    Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use
    When Steve Morris began building unmanned aerial systems in the late 1990s, he envisioned flying them over fields and collecting data that would be useful to farmers. But after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with...
  • Quick takes on what's new for the fall TV season

    Quick takes on what's new for the fall TV season
    Fall comes. Not such a big deal as it was back before there were 27 TV seasons in a year and a thousand new shows starting every week, but there are still something like a million series premiering on 6 billion channels between now and the end of the...
  • Retailers ramping up holiday hiring efforts

    Wal-Mart and other retailers say they are boosting holiday hiring this year as they prep of what they hope will be a rosier shopping season. The ramp-up in temporary hiring could hit more than 800,000 workers in the last months of the year, the...
  • Microsoft buys 'Minecraft' maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

    It's official: Microsoft said Monday morning that it's buying Mojang, maker of the popular "Minecraft" video game, for $2.5 billion. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, maker of games such as the "Halo" and "Forza" franchises, according to a...
  • PewDiePie, YouTube's most popular star, to premiere videos on MLG.tv

    PewDiePie, whose nearly 31 million subscribers on YouTube have made him the video website's most-watched star, will begin uploading some videos on a competing website before they appear on YouTube. New episodes of "BroKen," a recently created online...
  • Alibaba, set for U.S. IPO, delivering boost to China's parcel services

    When shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding begins trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, 23-year-old express delivery man Diao Binghui will be wrapping up his typical 131/2-hour workday half a world away in Beijing's eastern...
  • Notes and notables

    Get the picture? When someone is arrested and booked, that person gets photographed. These "booking mugs" have become a part of the American culture, from ghastly celebrity pics to the burgeoning online galleries of everyday felony suspects. So we...
  • Alibaba sets stock price at $68 on eve of IPO

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. set its stock price at $68 a share — the top of its range — on the eve of its initial public offering, meaning that it is set to raise more than $25 billion and that the company’s overall value is higher than...