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Tencent: 1st China Tech Co. With $500B Market Cap | Investopedia

Tencent (TCEHY), the Chinese online and gaming company, has become the first Chinese technology company to have a market valuation that is more than …

Alibaba Group

Brick-and-Mortar Chains Put E-Commerce on the Defensive for Once

Traditional retailers may be able to breathe a (brief) sigh of relief this weekend.<p>Only 47 percent of U.S. consumers plan to shop online during this …

Business

Retailers Try New Pricing Tricks to Battle Amazon on Black Friday

Instead of copying Amazon.com Inc.’s playbook, retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. are coming up with new tricks to maximize sales ahead of Black Friday.<p>Some are offering earlier discounts to attract crowds before competition heats up Thursday and emphasizing products not available …

Business

Amazon stock price target raised to $1,360 at Instinet, making it highest on FactSet - MarketWatch

Instinet on Monday raised its stock price target for Amazon.com Inc. to $1,360, making it the highest price target of analysts polled by FactSet. "We …

Stocks

Amazon goes into the holidays with magnified store presence

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon goes into the holiday season with a newly magnified brick-and-mortar presence, giving it more opportunities to sell its Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and other gadgets.<p>The online retailer now has more than a dozen Amazon Books stores, which also sell toys, electronics and …

Business

Robot Makers Fill Their War Chests in Fight Against Amazon

A few years ago, Amazon.com Inc. triggered a robot arms race when it purchased a company called Kiva Systems, maker of automated warehouse robots. …

Robots

Retail Technology Investments Looking to Fix a Dying Industry

Retail chains and private investors are snapping up retail-focused technology companies in an effort to better understand consumer behavior in a …

Banking

Alibaba to buy $2.9 billion stake in Chinese hypermarket chain - MarketWatch

HONG KONG—E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is making another big bet on brick-and-mortar, saying it will pay $2.88 billion for a 36% stake …

Alibaba Group

Citi Answers: Which Retailers Should Amazon Buy? | Investopedia

As Seattle-based e-commerce and cloud computing behemoth Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) pushes into brick-and-mortar selling, many are speculating that it …

eCommerce

Alibaba Raids the Clearance Bin

We've all been there. Tempted by a bright red "25% off" sign, we throw something from the clearance bin into our shopping cart we otherwise wouldn't …

eCommerce

Banks Beware: Most Customers Suspect Tech Can Do Your Job Better

Here’s another reason banks should fear the likes of Amazon.com Inc.: A new survey shows consumers are eager to see technology titans take on finance.<p>…

Business

Amazon's Not All That's Eating Department Stores - Bloomberg Gadfly

The Black Friday shopping bonanza, the retail industry's version of the Super Bowl, is practically upon us. Thanks to the flurry of retail earnings …

Trends

Locus Robotics Raises $25 Million in Round Led by Scale Venture Partners

Mobile robot maker to use to develop new products, expand into new markets<p>By<p>Jennifer Smith<p>Jennifer Smith<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jensmithWSJ<p>Google+<p>Jennifer.Smith@wsj.com<p>Locus Robotics Corp., whose robots help workers fulfill e-commerce orders, raised $25 million in a funding round led by …

Venture Capital

Alibaba, Marvell and Qualcomm - 5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens

The purchase price would be a premium of at least 17% to where Cavium traded before the Journal reported on the possible deal in early …

Banking

Aping Amazon, Retailers Play Loyalty Card This Holiday Season

After years of watching shoppers flit from store to store in search of the biggest deals, U.S. retailers are hoping their attempts at building some …

eCommerce

Retail Stocks Just Had Their Biggest Weekly Advance in Nearly A Year

Shares of traditional retailers, long under pressure from the rising threat of e-commerce, staged a big comeback last week on the back of surprisingly strong earnings reports.<p>A slew of stock surges from the likes of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Foot Locker Inc. propelled the SPDR S&P Retail ETF to a …

Business

Why Amazon's Biggest Threat May Be Wal-Mart | Investopedia

Online merchandising colossus Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) may be trampling competitors left and right, but not the dominant global force in traditional …

Stocks

Pep Guardiola Hasn't Saved English Football Yet - Bloomberg Gadfly

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City has been rampant in the Premier League this year, scoring goals for fun as it's raced to a commanding lead in the …

Business

Stocks Trade Higher as Tech, Consumer Lead Rebound After Two Weeks of Losses

Stocks rose on Monday, Nov. 20, as Wall Street looked to rebound from two straight weeks of losses and as investors digested the uncertainty still …

Tech Industry

Why Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Growth Won't Matter | Investopedia

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager.)</i><p>Suddenly, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) shares are soaring …

Finance

FDI in non-food retail unlikely before 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The government had in June 2016 allowed 100% FDI in food retail for products manufactured or produced in India. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<p><b>New</b> …

India

Mom and Pop Pile Into Hong Kong IPOs With $163 Billion Bonanza

Mom-and-pop investors haven’t been this crazy for Hong Kong initial public offerings since 2009.<p>Hong Kong retail stock buyers placed orders for $163 …

Business

Alibaba-led Group to Acquire Sun Art Stake for $2.9 Billion

An alliance by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. agreed to buy a majority stake in China’s largest operator of Wal-Mart-style hypermarkets for about $2.9 …

Alibaba Group

Jeffrey Tambor leaving Amazon series 'Transparent' amid harassment claims: report - MarketWatch

Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor is leaving the Amazon series "Transparent" amid allegations of sexual harassment, Deadline reported on Sunday. …

Jeffrey Tambor

Bluegonegone: China's bike-sharing bubble goes bust

Politics and Policy<p><b>The</b> <b>“unrivalled helmsman”.</b> Chinese state media Xinhua News published a glowing 8,000-word profile of President Xi Jinping on …

Leadership

Surviving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem

Every large and ambitious company today should be trying to figure out how to become a destination for its customers.

MIT

Quantifying the Amazon Effect at Whole Foods - Bloomberg Gadfly

We have a better sense now of the Amazon effect on Whole Foods. Hint: It's pretty big.<p>Whole Foods on Friday released its final financial report, …

Whole Foods

Facebook Debuts a YouTube Rival for Video Makers | Investopedia

Silicon Valley social media giant Facebook Inc. (FB) has stepped up its efforts to steal away video creators from Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOG) YouTube …

Snap Inc.

U.S. Stocks Poised For 10% Holiday Drop: Raymond James | Investopedia

The major U.S. stock market indexes are likely to end 2017 as much as 5% to 10% below their opening values on November 16, according to Jeffrey Saut, …

Finance

Wal-Mart Has Strong US Sales Amid Retail Turmoil | Investopedia

Shares of America’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stories Inc. (WMT), spiked to all-time highs Thursday after posting fiscal third-quarter earnings that …

eCommerce