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Ecommerce

WeChat Ban Blocked by Federal Judge in Ruling Against Trump Administration [Video]

A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administrations executive order curbing Americans use of WeChat, agreeing with free-speech arguments raised by users of the popular Chinese-owned messaging and e-commerce app.

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Ecommerce

Alibaba and Tencent Kick the Tires on a New IdeaKeeping Chinas Jalopies on the Road [Video]

Chinas big tech companies are circling the auto-repair business in a bid to capture the boom in vehicle maintenance as the countrys vast car fleet begins to age.

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Ecommerce

East Coast Ports Get More Shipping Volumes as Trade Routes Change [Video]

The trade rift with China and a boost in e-commerce are changing the way cargo comes into the U.S., with a greater share of goods flowing into East Coast seaports rather than the traditional gateways on the West Coast.

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Ecommerce

Amazon to Hire 100,000 in U.S. and Canada [Video]

Amazon, which has seen a jump in online shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic, said the new jobs pay at least $15 an hour and include benefits and signing bonuses of as much as $1,000 in some cities.

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BigCommerce

E-Commerce Growth Driving Shipping Surge, Investments at Frances CMA CGM [Video]

The head of the container line says big clients like Amazon and Walmart want end-to-end logistics solutions from shipping companies.

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Ecommerce

Kroger Spent Hundreds of Millions on Tech Before Covid-19, but It Wasnt Enough [Video]

When the coronavirus changed customers buying habits overnight, Kroger, the nations largest grocer, wasnt as ready as some competitors, despite having invested hundreds of millions of dollars in technology to give it a digital edge.

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Ecommerce

Pandemic Tech Spending in China Lifts Alibabas Cloud [Video]

Spending on China-based cloud services hit a record high in the second quarter as Chinese companies increased the use of online business tools in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ecommerce

Walmart Tries Again to Find Its Answer to Amazon Prime [Video]

Walmart is trying again to build a membership program that can rival Amazon Prime, the Amazon.com service with more than 150 million members.

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Ecommerce

Old Navy and Athleta Save Gap, Again [Video]

Gap has managed to almost double its e-commerce revenue. What hasnt changed is the lagging performance at its namesake brand and Banana Republic.

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Ecommerce

In Chinas Cutthroat E-Commerce World, Only Growth Matters [Video]

Investors punished Pinduoduo and rewarded Alibaba and JD after their quarterly results. Chinese e-commerce companies need to deliver growth to meet rising expectations.

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Ecommerce

Pandemic Has Online Sellers Leaning on Cloud [Video]

Retailers more than ever are leaning on cloud computing to capitalize on a surge in online shopping without overloading their information-technology systems.

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Ecommerce

Alibabas Online Orders Soar During Coronavirus, Fueling a Sales Recovery

The Chinese e-commerce giant says its fiscal first-quarter profit more than doubled from the same period a year earlier, mirroring the results of U.S. tech giants that have thrived as disruption from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated a migration online.