eCommerce

President Trump Blacklists Eight Chinese Apps

Executive order signed by US President bans transactions with eight Chinese software applications including Ant's Alipay payment app

1 week ago

Alibaba’s Founder Jack Ma Absence Triggers Concern

Where is Jack? Concern mounts over Alibaba's Jack Ma, after Chinese regulatory clampdown on his business empire following outburst

1 week ago

Ticketmaster Pays $10m DoJ Fine For Accessing Rival’s Computer

Criminal computer intrusion fine imposed on Ticketmaster by the US DoJ, after it repeatedly accessed computer system of a rival

2 weeks ago

Alibaba Faces Antitrust Probe By Chinese Authorities

China's answer to Amazon - Alibaba - faces antitrust investigation for preventing merchants from selling their goods elsewhere

2 weeks ago

US To Permit Drone Operations Over Homes, Plus Night Flights

Significant development in the US for the future of drone operations will allow flights over homes, and operations at night

2 weeks ago

Amazon Faces Union Challenge In Alabama

Workers at Amazon fulfilment centre in Alabama are to be balloted over joining union, which would be a first for…

3 weeks ago

Big Tech Firms Face EU Fines Of 10 Percent Of Turnover

Yearly checks on tech firm compliance over harmful content, plus stiff financial penalties part of EU's proposed regulation of digital…

4 weeks ago

California Asks Court To Force Amazon To Comply With Coronavirus Probe

Attorney General asks court to force Amazon to co-operate with state investigation into its handling of Covid-19 pandemic

1 month ago

Google Fined $121 Million By French Watchdog Over Cookies

Stiff financial penalty imposed on Google by French privacy watchdog, which at the time also fined Amazon over advertising cookies

1 month ago

Canada Plans Digital Services Tax In 2022

Despite OECD talks on common approach, Canada becomes latest country to announce its own digital services tax on big tech

1 month ago

UK To Implement Tougher Competition Rules On Tech In 2021

Competition and Markets Authority to implement tougher competition laws on tech giants such as Facebook and Google in 2021

2 months ago

Facebook’s Libra To Launch In January – Report

Libra to launch as early as January, but the Facebook backed cryptocurrency will be scaled back even further after regulatory…

2 months ago

Tech Giants Face Fines Or Even Break-up, Warns EU Digital Head

New European rules to rein in big name tech firms will include the power to potentially break-up firms, EU digital…

2 months ago

France Warns Big Tech To Pay Digital Tax In December

Pay up, pay up. France issues notices to big name tech firms such as Amazon and Facebook, to prepare to…

2 months ago

EC Hits Amazon With Competition Rule Violations

European Commission charges Amazon with breaking competition in retail space, but the firm insists consumers have choice

2 months ago

Judge Dismisses Amazon Coronavirus Safety Lawsuit

Lawsuit by Amazon workers over alleged lack of Covid-19 protection in Staten Island facility has been dismissed by New York…

2 months ago

Sir Jony Ive To Redesign Airbnb’s Products, Services

British designer of the Apple iPhone is to head up a redesign of Airbnb's core products and services, to improve…

3 months ago

PayPal Opens Up To Cryptocurrencies

Popular online payments system PayPal announces entry into cryptocurrency market, in a move that may draw regulator scrutiny

3 months ago

Amazon Extends Work From Home Until June 2021

After thousands of its workforce were infected with Coronavirus, Amazon extends its work from home option until middle of 2021

3 months ago

France Urges EU Digital Tax Rollout

French finance minister says the European Union should ready its own digital tax plans in case OECD negotiations about global…

3 months ago

Amazon Workers In German Strike On ‘Prime’ Day

German trade union Verdi urges workers to conduct two day strike over pay and conditions during Amazon 'Prime Day' sales…

3 months ago

Amazon Respects Rights Of Workers To Join Union

Not a problem? Amazon responds to media report on union activity tracking, by saying it respects worker rights to join…

3 months ago

US Antitrust Report Hints At Tech Firm Breakup – Report

Would they dare? US House of Representatives antitrust report includes “thinly veiled call to break up” big tech name firms

3 months ago

Coronavirus: Amazon Admits 20,000 Staff Infected By Covid-19

Nearly 20,000 staff have been infected by Coronavirus, Amazon reveals after concerns about warehouse conditions during pandemic

3 months ago

Amazon One Scanner To Use Veins In Palm For Payments

Amazon One device will scan the veins in a human hand to authorise supermarket checkout payments for example, or entry…

4 months ago

Police Raid Dark Web Marketplaces, Seize 500kg of Drugs

Worldwide police operation against dark web vendors results in 179 arrests, seizure of 500kg of drugs, $6.5m (£5m) in cash…

4 months ago

Amazon Hires Former NSA Director In Charge During Snowden Revelations

Amazon names former NSA director to board of directors, who was also the man in charge when Edward Snowden blew…

4 months ago

Growing Demand Sees Amazon Promise 7,000 UK Jobs

Rare bit of good news on the jobs front as Amazon says it will create another 7,000 new jobs in…

4 months ago