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Amazon expands 'Try Before You Buy' service to France, Italy and Spain

Amazon expands 'Try Before You Buy' service to France, Italy and Spain

American online sales giant Amazon launched its 'Try Before You Buy' service in its French, Italian and Spanish markets on October 14.
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Shopify enlists Microsoft, Oracle for business tools on app

Shopify enlists Microsoft, Oracle for business tools on app

Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify Inc is teaming up with top cloud companies including Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp to help merchants streamline their business operations.
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Twitter debuts new ad features, revamped algorithm ahead of ecommerce push

Twitter debuts new ad features, revamped algorithm ahead of ecommerce push

Twitter Inc on Tuesday rolled out new ad features and revamped the algorithm that decides which ads users see, as part of an effort to lay the groundwork to launch future ecommerce features.
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Billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma reappears in Hong Kong - sources

Billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma reappears in Hong Kong - sources

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, largely out of public view since a regulatory clampdown started on his business empire late last year, is currently in Hong Kong, two sources said.
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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by global outage

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by global outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as it worked on restoring its services.
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Google adds visual search features in shopping, video push

Google adds visual search features in shopping, video push

Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled search features coming soon that will put images rather than text at the heart of queries and potentially expand its role in e-commerce and its dominance in online video.
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Mastercard taps into buy now, pay later market with latest offering

Mastercard taps into buy now, pay later market with latest offering

Mastercard Inc on Tuesday launched a buy now, pay later service, tapping into a market that is threatening to chip away at the dominance of credit cards as a main source of payments.
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UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos

UK's Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon's Bezos

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue of taxation when he met Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos in New York, Downing Street said.
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India plan for tighter e-commerce rules faces internal government dissent

India plan for tighter e-commerce rules faces internal government dissent

India's plan to tighten rules on its fast-growing e-commerce market has run into internal government dissent, with the Ministry of Finance describing some proposals as "excessive" and "without economic rationale".
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The Honest Company names Pete Gerstberger chief digital and strategy officer

The Honest Company names Pete Gerstberger chief digital and strategy officer

The Honest Company announced on Wednesday the appointment of Pete Gerstberger as chief digital and strategy officer. 
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Scalapay raises €131 million to fuel international expansion

Scalapay raises €131 million to fuel international expansion

Italian ‘buy now, pay later’ specialist Scalapay has completed a funding round worth €131 million ($150 million), that will enable the company to bolster its personnel growth and international expansion plans.
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China tells Alibaba, Tencent to open platforms up to each other

China tells Alibaba, Tencent to open platforms up to each other

China's industry ministry has told technology companies including Alibaba Group Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to stop blocking each other's website links from their platforms.
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Britain's Monzo poised to enter 'buy now, pay later' market

Britain's Monzo poised to enter 'buy now, pay later' market

Monzo is poised to enter the "buy now, pay later" market, according to a source familiar with the plan, as the British digital bank looks to boost its profitability.
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Facebook unveils its first smart glasses

Facebook unveils its first smart glasses

Facebook Inc launched its first smart glasses on Thursday in a step toward its aim of offering true augmented-reality spectacles.
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Chinese prosecutors drop case against former Alibaba employee accused of sexual assault

Chinese prosecutors drop case against former Alibaba employee accused of sexual assault

Chinese prosecutors have dropped a case against a former Alibaba employee accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague, saying they had determined he had committed forcible indecency but not a crime.
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JD.com appoints its first ever president, founder to focus on long-term strategies

JD.com appoints its first ever president, founder to focus on long-term strategies

China's JD.com said on Monday Xu Lei will become the e-commerce giant's first ever president, making way for chief executive and founder Richard Liu to devote more time to formulating long-term strategies.
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