Design-centric e-commerce startup Fab.com just keeps rolling out the goodies. Today, the company is announcing a new kind of shop on the site.
Sean Percival and his wife, Laurie, are known in the L.A. tech scene for being a particularly stylish couple.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has suspended public trading of its shares in Hong Kong as it prepares to buy back its 40 percent stake held by Yahoo.
Group deals company Groupon has acquired e-commerce data firm Adku for an undisclosed price, the startup announced today.
Alice.com, an e-commerce platform exclusively for household goods, announced today it has received $3.6 million in funding from private Spanish investors.
Flash sale and daily deals sites have gained a lot of popularity in the last year with Groupon, Gilt, and Fab.com bringing consumers discounted products and services.
Not content with having conquered online payments, PayPal is expanding into real-world stores. The online e-commerce company has decided to expand by allowing shoppers to pay with its service in more than 2,000 brick-and-mortar stores by March.
Zappos customers got more from the online shoe retailer this month than a pair of winter boots. They all received a bit of a shock on Sunday when CEO Tony Hsieh revealed that the company suffered a security breach on one of its Kentucky servers.
Bodymetrics used the technology in Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing system for the Xbox 360 for a virtual shopping application.
Amazon stock stumbled today when a Goldman Sachs analyst estimated the company’s quarterly sales at $17.9 billion rather than the earlier estimate of $18.2 billion.
Amazon has bought Quorus, a shopping startup focusing on bringing social interactions and conversations into e-commerce. The deal seems to have been completed in November 2011.
Online holiday shopping for 2011 finished at an all-time high of $35.3 billion, up 15 percent from last year’s sales figures.
Just got a new Macbook, iPad or other Apple gizmo for Christmas? A new e-mail scam is targeting you.
Guest Post This was a groundbreaking holiday season for e-commerce. Cyber Monday lived up to its hype – the biggest ever – and online sales held strong throughout the season. While sales figures took the majority of the headlines, this season gave birth to a new trend: “couch commerce” — people using tablets as their preferred device for shopping.
The U.S. saw its heaviest week in online shopping ever, with consumers spending $6.3 billion in the week ended Dec. 18, up 14 percent from a year ago.
Taxing online purchases would do little if anything to change consumer behavior and would not return shoppers to “main street” shops, according to a new Forrester report.
FindTheBest, an information site that lets shoppers compare everything from apartments to dogs to venture capitalists, is unveiling a new design.
The frontiers of e-commerce are wide open, and the countries of the Arab world could be the next online consumer hotspot.
Any good spring cleaner enjoys weeding out a load of clothes, shoes and bags that still have life in them, but are just taking up closet space. Poshmark launched today with $3.5 million in funding to let anyone sell their old items.
U.S. online holiday spending hit $19.6 billion in the first 34 days of the November-December shopping season, up 15 percent from a year ago.
U.S. shoppers are spending a lot of money after a record-setting Cyber Monday, according to data from the first week of sales after the season kick-off.
Our inboxes are a treasure trove of digital receipts, forever lost beneath the weight of spam and cheesy e-mails from your mom. New York City-based OneReceipt hopes to take advantage of that valuable data with its new receipt tracking service, which will help you keep better track of your online and offline purchases.
Black Friday electronic commerce sales were $816 million, up 26 percent from a year ago, according to comScore.
Last week, I visited Turkey, and discovered what a lot of people are saying about this fascinating country: It’s the next developing hotspot for technology startups, especially for e-commerce.
Thousands of people are taking to the streets to protest the sad state of the economy, but online, it appears that business is booming.
[vimeo 32313217 w=640 h=360] Wayfair.com recently surpassed Crate and Barrel to be the number two home goods website, is expecting $500 million in revenue this year, and closed a $165 million round of funding. We sat down with Niraj Shah, co-founder and chief executive officer of the e-commerce deals site, to get his thoughts on the Groupon IPO and the current e-commerce landscape.
It’s a holiday retail wish come true: online holiday shopping spending is predicted to increase 15 percent to $60 billion this year. The reason? Tablets and smarter online shoppers.
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Gumhoo, which gathers opinions about shopping lists from social connections, launched today at VentureBeat’s Demo Fall 2011 conference.
Guest Post [Doron Simovitch is co-founder and CEO of shopping search engine and Facebook e-commerce solutions provider SortPrice.com.]
More than 12 million unique users pay for virtual goods each month, according to data released for the first time today by digital payments vendor PayPal.
Gazelle, an online site that lets individuals trade in electronics for cash and then re-sells them or recycles them, announced today that it has raised $22 million in its fourth round of funding.