April 15, 2015

Nordstrom came out on top in a study that ranked the social media performance of department stores by digital marketing analytics company Rival IQ.

April 8, 2015

Alibaba.com has collaborated with e-commerce platform to Bigcommerce deliver an integrated shopping experience for sourcing products from Alibaba.com’s network of Chinese wholesale suppliers.

April 8, 2015

Google is reportedly planning to launch a service that will compete with Amazon Home Services later this spring.

April 6, 2015

Google has released version 9.0 of the Google Wallet electronic payment app, skipping version 8.0 but only adding a couple of new features.

April 1, 2015

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has appointed Yu Yongfu as president of the company’s online marketing unit, Alimama, to spearhead the business into new areas of growth.

March 30, 2015

In addition to buying a television on Amazon.com, customers can now schedule and pay for its installation. On Monday, the Internet giant officially launched Amazon Home Services, a marketplace that allows customers to buy 700 professional services, ranging from car maintenance to house cleaning.

March 19, 2015

Facebook Inc. is adding a new feature to its popular Messenger instant messaging service that will give users the ability to send money to friends.

March 16, 2015

Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba Holding Group Inc. wants to change the face of payment

March 16, 2015

Facebook has purchased personalized shopping engine TheFind.com, with the intent of making its ad more relevant to individual users.

March 12, 2015

Alibaba Holding Group Inc. has reportedly invested $200 million in social messaging platform Snapchat.

March 12, 2015

Chain Store’s Age’s 51st annual SPECS Conference starts on March 15, at the Sands Expo at the Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas. The conference is focused on store planning/design, equipment, construction and facility services — all areas where technology is beginning to play an increasingly important role. Here are three SPECS sessions where the role of technology will be highlighted:

March 11, 2015

Yet another online company has entered the physical retail space: Google has opened an in-store shop in Currys PC World, on Tottenham Court Road in London.

March 11, 2015

Alibaba Holding Group Inc. is reportedly considering a cash investment in Indian e-commerce platform Snapdeal.

March 10, 2015

Specialty retailer Dooney & Bourke has migrated its digital commerce operations from an on-premise solution to Demandware Commerce.

March 10, 2015

Old Navy is promoting its spring fashions with a new marketing campaign running across Tumblr and Yahoo.

March 6, 2015

Amazon.com is reportedly heeding that old saw with plans to open a store on the Tmall site of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Holding Group.

March 4, 2015

Aliyun, Alibaba’s cloud computing business, is opening its first overseas data center, in California’s Silicon Valley, in what seems to be a competitive move into the space currently dominated by Amazon Web Services.

February 27, 2015

For the upscale, 33-store Barneys New York, customer experience is everything.

February 25, 2015

Google is reportedly testing the inclusion of live chat with businesses linked directly within search results.

February 23, 2015

Non-profit PatientsLikeMe is working with Walgreens to help make it easier for people to understand how the medications they take may affect them.

February 19, 2015

Fat Face a lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer with 212 stores in the U.K. and Ireland, is leveraging NetSuite's next-generation responsive Web design e-commerce solution to deliver a digital shopping experience optimized for multiple devices to its customers across all channels and geographies.

February 19, 2015

U.K.-based fashion retailer Topshop is teaming up with Twitter for an omnichannel promotion tied to London Fashion Week.

February 18, 2015

Customer reviews are now an expectation, not an option, for e-commerce sites.

February 12, 2015

Twitter plans to acquire Niche, a startup that pairs content creators popular on such social media platforms as Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter's own Vine with brand advertisers.