| Dec 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
After last year's holiday delivery debacle, more retailers managed to keep their shipping promises this season as they and their carriers adapt to the rising tide of online shopping.
Two companies that tested whether last-minute online purchases would...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It's about time. The tradition-rich Girl Scouts have finally embraced e-commerce.
And appropriately, the news was delivered on Cyber Monday.
Girl Scouts, who have been selling boxes of cookies for nearly 100 years by knocking on doors, setting up booths...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| 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.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:21 AM
Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd executive chairman Jack Ma said he's open to working with Apple Inc on mobile payments, as China's richest person prepares to call on Hollywood this week in search of media partners.
Alibaba affiliate Alipay is China's...