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Alibaba buys Youku Tudou for $3.7bn

10th November 2015

China’s leading ecommerce giant Alibaba has bought China’s equivalent of YouTube, online video site Youku Tudou, in a cash deal estimated to be worth $3.7 billion.

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Pinterest adds visual search

9th November 2015

Pinterest has launched visual search, allowing its users to highlight images and search for similar styles and colours in pictures and pins.

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Mobile to play a significant role in Christmas retail

8th November 2015

UK shoppers are planning to use their morning commute and office lunch breaks to shop for Christmas this year with four in 10 using mobile phones to search for festive purchases.

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KPMG warns SMEs that poor data protection risks public sector contracts

6th November 2015

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) risk being disqualified from bidding for work because of weaknesses in data protection, according to a survey of procurement managers by KPMG.

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NMP to merge with DQ&A Media Group

5th November 2015

NMP and its parent company, incuBeta Group, are to merge with DQ&A Media Group in a R1.5 billion (£71 million) merger.

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Pepper.com backs launch of Brazil’s first social commerce platform

5th November 2015

Pepper continues its social expansion with the launch of Pelando.com.br, in partnership with Brazilian cash back site start-up Méliuz.

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Chinese ecommerce leaps to $442 billion but is 40% fake?

5th November 2015

China’s ecommerce giants are under increasing pressure to act on the level of fake goods available for sales on its online malls.

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Master shoppers take control at John Lewis

5th November 2015

The latest John Lewis Retail Report provides an analysis of where, how and what its customers buy and has reported the growth of omnichannel environment in satisfying consumers.

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WSJ launches London focused finance community app

4th November 2015

While increasing numbers of publishers are focusing on the development of their mobile sites, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is launching a London-focused app, WSJ City.

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JD.com demands investigation into Alibaba  

4th November 2015

China’s second-largest ecommerce company JD.com Inc said it has sent a letter of complaint to a Chinese anti-trust regulator and formally requested an investigation into rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

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Gazelle sold for a fraction of investment to date

4th November 2015

Gazelle, a Boston-based ecommerce firm that buys and sells used electronics, has been acquired for $18 million by Washington-based retail and self-service kiosk firm Outerwall.

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Ecommerce drone deliveries by 2017?

3rd November 2015

While Amazon has been discussing drone deliveries for a while, Google’s new holding company Alphabet has said it’s in talks with the FAA about a drone management system.

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