Tag: e-commerce

Proposed amendments to e-commerce rules disincentive to consumers: IAMAI

Industry body IAMAI on Monday termed the proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules 2020 as a “deterrent” for the industry’s growth, and pointed...

The main attractions arrive: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Tesla headline the biggest week of earnings

The coming week will be the most important of this quarter’s earnings season — even if later weeks beat it on quantity, it will be...

Uber showed drivers lower fares than passengers, blames California law it supported

Uber Technologies Inc. acknowledged Friday it had been showing drivers lower fares than what riders actually paid and promised to change the practice, which it...

Uber and Lyft drivers strike, seek passage of PRO Act

Ride-hailing drivers across the country executed a strike Wednesday, calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the PRO Act, a bill that would allow them...

Digital Indians are enamoured with Buy Now Pay Later credit

After two decades of innovation in financial services in India, one statistic stands out in its lack of scale—the number of unique credit card holders....

Why online-travel giant Booking is getting into the fintech game

Add Booking Holdings Inc. to the list of e-commerce companies betting that a tighter control over the payments process will create a better experience for...

Game on? Netflix hires first videogame executive, signaling a new approach

Netflix Inc. announced its first major videogame hire Wednesday, potentially signaling a move beyond its streaming-video roots. Netflix NFLX, +1.34% hired Mike Verdu as vice...

Many Amazon Prime Day customers placed more than one order, with 11% placing five or more

Many customers couldn’t stop themselves from clicking the “checkout” button multiple times during the Amazon.com Inc. Prime Day shopping event. More than half of shoppers...

Why over 80,000 people want Jeff Bezos to stay in space

Get out and stay out! That’s the message from a couple of irreverent Change.org petitions calling for Jeff Bezos to stay in space when he...

How to get Amazon Prime for free — or at a major discount — right now

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Vimeo CEO says momentum can continue past pandemic: ‘We’re looking to create a market that was never there’

Vimeo Inc. benefited during the pandemic as more companies turned to its video-software offerings as a way to keep their businesses running smoothly, and its...

Herding bias can be injurious to financial health

We might like to think that we make decisions based on our independent assessment. Not really. A new study by the Journal of Consumer Research...

China’s New Power Play: More Control of Tech Companies’ Troves of Data

Shortly after rising to power in late 2012, Xi Jinping made his first company visit in his new job as China’s Communist Party chief, to...

10 ways to get the best deals during Amazon Prime Day 2021, according to deal pros

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Amazon investors reject New York retirement fund’s call for a racial-equity audit, 10 other shareholder proposals

Amazon.com Inc. investors rejected all 11 shareholder proposals at the company’s annual meeting this week, but vote totals released Friday show that a significant number...

What to do if your details are leaked in a data breach

A data breach can lead to your sensitive details becoming public. In the Domino’s data breach that happened recently, a customer’s email, order details, address...

Weekend reads: What exactly is going on with big tech stocks?

After many years during which the most familiar technology companies pulled the entire stock market up with them, 2021 is turning out to be a...

Online retailers’ discounts diminish amid pandemic

NEW DELHI : Have you noticed the discounts that online retailers offered on essentials are diminishing? As more people are buying essentials online amid the...

Opinion: Uber investors finally see the costs of treating drivers as employees, and the stock is falling

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent and fought to keep its drivers from becoming classified as employees instead of contractors, and investors finally got a glimpse...

PayPal sees record earnings, volume amid sustained e-commerce surge

This report has been updated to correct the data on transactions per active account and total transactions. PayPal Holdings Inc. saw a record amount of...

EBay says sales of sneakers and watches have accelerated, and trading cards are next

EBay Inc. says it has seen growth accelerate in two key categories, sneakers and watches, and the online e-commerce company is preparing for the sales...

Uber and Lyft expect ride-hailing to make a sharp recovery, but there are some potential roadblocks

As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions ease, the ride-hailing industry is gearing up for a comeback, but is facing potential roadblocks....

Tesla and Big Tech are about to rev up the busiest week of earnings season

The busiest week of earnings season is about to kick off, with Tesla and Big Tech companies expected to dominate the headlines. The six largest...

Handset makers, retailers divided over essential tag for smartphone

Offline retailers have opposed moves by mobile phone makers to tag handsets as essential products and exempt them from restrictions on commercial activities that are...

E-comm players facing tough tasks of keeping workforce safe as well as timely delivery of goods

E-commerce companies will have to steer through the twin challenges of delivering in time the expanding number of orders from customers and keeping their workforce...