| May 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group on Tuesday filed in the U.S. for an initial public offering to raise up to $1 billion -- a figure that analysts expect will rise -- which will deliver a cash windfall to minority stakeholder Yahoo.
Yahoo holds a 24%...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:12 AM
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| May 6, 2014
| 8:30 PM
HONG KONG -- The proposed share sale in the US of Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba is one of the biggest stories of the year in financial circles. But the company's importance to the entertainment industry has yet to be fully appreciated.
| May 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery delivery on the West Coast.
Up next? Possibly a smartphone. And, if...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Online retail behemoth Amazon.com is expanding its Sunday delivery option to 15 additional cities after rolling out the service in Los Angeles and New York last year.
The Seattle retailer, which has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service, will ensure...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Federal investigators cited five companies for "serious" labor violations in the death of a worker at an Amazon.com warehouse in New Jersey but brought no action against the online retailer itself.
Ronald Smith, a temporary employee, was crushed in a...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet giant, filed Tuesday for its long-awaited initial public offering of stock in the U.S. in which it could raise as much as $15 billion.
In the filing the company made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amazon.com has teased a June 18 announcement in its hometown of Seattle, where the e-retailer is expected to unveil a 3D-capable smartphone to challenge Apple's iPhone and Samsung Electronics' Android devices, among others.
But it's not clear how...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Google and Amazon are going head to head over Los Angeles shoppers, launching same-day delivery services in the area within days of each other.
Google said Sunday it is expanding its Google Shopping Express program to West Los Angeles and Manhattan from...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Ever lust after a product displayed in a store that’s closed for the day? Or struggle to find the item you saw in a magazine or YouTube advertisement? Maybe you’re curious about something on a shelf but can’t find a salesperson to...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Orland Park trustees are considering banning the sale of pets raised by commercial breeders, which critics call "puppy mills," in village pet stores.
Mayor Dan McLaughlin asked Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee, to look into...