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Meta unveiled an update to WhatsApp that lets users search for businesses by browsing through categories or typing in the name of the business. The update is for the U.K., and Brazil, among others.
Amazon UK could be forced to pay out £900 million to customers who have purchased items since October 2016. A case is being brought against the company that claims it has acted uncompetitively.
Amazon is testing its Amazon Seller Wallet among a growing number of selling partners on its platform. It will help sellers exchange and withdraw currencies from sale proceeds more easily.
With the boom in digital economy, Snapchat has introduced a way users can share their eBay listings in Snapchat Stories in an attempt to cash in on the increasing trend of online shopping.
Jeff Bezos officially steps down on Monday as Amazon CEO after 27 years of rein. He is succeeded by Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services, and will transition to a new role as executive chairman.
Facebook unveiled new updates today including the upcoming launch of its Shops platform on WhatsApp in select countries and on Marketplace in the U.S. Instagram is also getting visual search and more.
The public preview of the Dynamics 365 B2B e-commerce functionality has now been released, alongside the launch of Cloud for Retail. Firms that utilize Dynamics 365 have also been highlighted.
Amazon has unveiled a new program that offers monetary rewards to consumers who are willing to share their purchasing activity data beyond Amazon's online storefront. It's limited in the U.S. for now.
Google is testing making YouTube a shopping destination, allowing visitors to directly buy products that appear on its videos without leaving the platform. The test is live for a few creators for now.
Facebook is ramping up its digital payments efforts with the formation of a new group within the company, called F2. David Marcus, co-creator of the Libra cryptocurrency project, will lead the group.
Walmart announced today that it is partnering up with e-commerce platform Shopify in order to expand its online marketplace. The goal is to add Shopify sellers to the Walmart Marketplace.
Last month, the firm opened up 100,000 jobs amidst increased demand. Now the firm has stated that all those positions have been filled up and a further 75,000 people will be hired.
Ride-sharing giant Uber is going to bring new features to its users in France. In the weeks to come, Uber will bring electric scooters to its French consumer base in collaboration with Cityscoot.
Google has launched online debit card payments through Google Pay in Brazil. Due to fraud, some online retailers don't allow debit cards, with this announcement, Google enables debit cards to be used.
Amazon PayCode will be rolled out in the coming weeks to over 15,000 Western Union agent locations in the United States, offering customers a new way to pay for their items with cash.
FedEx trims yet another tie with Amazon, within two months after the last non-renewal, signaling the competition the tech giant is posing through the continual expansion of its own delivery services.
The Bitpoint exhange in Japan has suspended its services, following a security breach in which $32m in digital currencies got stolen. Most of the funds that are lost belong to customers.
A new report has found that in the UK, online shopping could go from 19% of retail sales today to 53% by 2028. Such a change could completely change the appearance of high streets around the country.
FedEx Corporation announced today that it will not renew its express shipping contract with Amazon. This means that the online shopping platform will no longer offer express shipping via FedEx.
IKEA will soon allow users to make purchases through its augmented reality application, IKEA Place. Although the app allows users to try out products in their homes, users can't buy items through it.
eBay announced today that it is adding Google Pay as an additional payment option on its marketplace in April. The feature will be available on eBay's Android app, mobile web, and desktop version.
The Arlington County Board has approved $23 million in local and state subsidies for Amazon's plan to build its second HQ in Crystal City. But the incentives were opposed by community groups.
Amazon and MercadoLibre are discussing a potential program with Mexico's central bank that will allow consumers in the country to pay for online purchases through their mobile devices using QR codes.
Following last week's Black Friday strike by Amazon workers, the company is now facing an antitrust probe in Germany over how it deals with third-party merchants that use its website as a marketplace.
Flipkart, an Indian-based e-commerce business owned by Walmart, has lost its Group CEO Binny Bansal after he resigned from the firm following an investigation into serious personal misconduct.
The Cyberspace Administration of China has cracked down on major VPN vendors, instructing them to carry out a complete cleanup of harmful information and "submit a rectification report by a deadline".
The Tmall Genie, Alibaba's digital smart speaker powered by the AliGenie voice assistant, is launching in a limited beta on July 17 for ¥499 ($73.39) with general availability slated for August 8.
Amazon continues its global expansion by acquiring Souq, a Middle Eastern e-commerce platform, for $650 million. The move will give the American online retail giant a firm footing in the region.
In a move to compete with Amazon for the lucrative Chinese e-commerce market, Alibaba will launch a smart speaker targeting domestic customers, allowing them to shop online through voice commands.
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