| Dec 2, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Cyber Monday sales growth is slowing as consumers embrace the convenience of online shopping, spreading out their purchases instead of being lured by one-day specials.
Internet holiday shopping rose 8.5 percent on Cyber Monday, typically the busiest day...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
After hitting the malls on Thanksgiving and scouring Black Friday sales, American consumers were back for another bout of retail therapy Monday.
But the shopping day known for big online sales — called Cyber Monday — is expected to draw...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:18 AM
The long-awaited day for office workers has arrived: Girl Scout cookies are going digital.
On Monday, Girl Scouts of the USA announced the rollout of a program to bring sales of Thin Mints, Samoas and the rest of its cookie classics online.
| Nov 30, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Popcorn company executive Alan Petrik knows on which side his business is buttered — think flavor combos that go far beyond the classic Chicago favorite of cheese and caramel corn.
"People are being very particular about their flavors and profiles...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 9:07 PM
This holiday season, Amazon's little helper is an orange, 320-pound robot called Kiva.
The robots -- more than 15,000 of them companywide -- are part of Amazon's high-tech effort to get orders to customers faster. By lifting shelves of Amazon products...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:28 PM
When the song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" was written in 1932, little did Depression-era Americans understand the prescience of the somewhat-creepy warning, "He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake."
Today those lyrics seem...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:58 PM
"In short, net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet. It would put the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered, leading to fewer choices, fewer opportunities and...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:13 AM
Rocket Internet , the global e-commerce investor, expects to launch at least another 10 start-ups in 2015 and said it would work more closely with Facebook on advertising.
Rocket Internet, whose shares have had a bumpy ride since listing last month, said...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Never before has it been so easy to turn an idea into a business. With a simple Internet connection, some ingenuity and a lot of hard work, anyone today can create a new service or app or start selling products nationwide.
In the past, such a person...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:37 PM
MinXi Fu of West Hartford was up at 3 in the morning Tuesday to take advantage of a consumer-centric holiday from China that takes its name from the four digits in the date — 22.214.171.124 — Singles' Day.
China's largest e-commerce company,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Amazon.com is beefing up its holiday staff with an additional 80,000 seasonal workers as the online retailer prepares for the holiday shopping rush.
The Seattle company said it is adding about 10,000 more temporary positions compared to last year to...