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Ecommerce

Blackstones Pre-Covid-19 Portfolio Shifts Have Turned Out Well [Video]

The investment firm boosted exposure in the hot industrial-space category and shifted out of the retail and traditional office space.

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Ecommerce

Enterprise Tech Startups Among Big Winners in Recent VC Deals [Video]

U.S.-based companies offering services over the internet, including startups selling software tools and services for artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, as well as e-commerce providers, landed $15.3 billion in funding across 687 financing deals in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Ecommerce

Walmart E-commerce Boss Marc Lore to Leave [Video]

The Jet.com founder joined Walmart in 2016 after it bought his startup and pushed the bricks-and-mortar giant to ramp up its online offerings.

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Ecommerce

Americans Banned From Investing in Xiaomi as U.S. Expands Blacklist [Video]

Smartphone giant Xiaomi became the latest Chinese technology group to be targeted by the Trump administration, with its surprise addition to an investment blacklist sending its shares sharply lower.

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Social Media Marketing

Apples App Store Removes Social Media Platform Wimkin Over Calls to Violence [Video]

Apple removed social-media platform Wimkin from its App Store, part of a crackdown by tech companies on potentially dangerous content during the presidential transition. The small site, which markets itself as a free-speech haven, had hosted posts that included a call for civil war.

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Ecommerce

Poshmark Set to Join IPO Boom [Video]

The secondhand-goods marketplace is the latest e-commerce site to tap the buoyant initial public offering market, while the pandemic squeezes brick-and-mortar retailers.

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Ecommerce

Americans Wont Be Banned From Investing in Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu [Video]

Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent were among a dozen companies being examined for inclusion in a Defense Department list of firms deemed to support Chinas military, intelligence and security services.

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Online Marketing

Online Platform eToro Called in Leveraged Crypto Trades When Bitcoin Price Peaked [Video]

The popular online brokerage abruptly curbed trading in cryptocurrencies just as bitcoin hit a record, catching investors in one of the hottest corners of the market off guard.

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Ecommerce

Chinas Chip-Independence Goals Helped by U.S.-Developed Tech [Video]

New approach to semiconductors, developed partly with the Pentagons backing, could threaten Intel and Arms dominance.

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Ecommerce

Apple, Amazon Move to Marginalize Parler [Video]

Amazon said it would stop providing cloud services to the platform and Apple suspended Parler from its App Store, sharply escalating a campaign by tech giants to regulate content they see as dangerous in the wake of the Capitol riot.

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Ecommerce

Amazon, Walmart Tell Consumers to Skip Returns of Unwanted Items [Video]

Amazon and Walmart have found that for some goods, it is often cheaper to refund the purchase price and let customers keep the products.