eCommerce

Supreme Court ruling threatens tax raid on eCommerce

A ruling in the US Supreme Court may force internet based businesses to collect sales tax in States where the company does not have a physical presence, killing off any advantage which may exist over brick-and-mortar businesses.

Internet giants face advertising crisis

The internet companies have taken the world by storm over the last 10 years, but diversification will decide who the winners are in 10 years’ time.

Zuckerberg gets bored and dabbles with ecommerce

Is there anything Facebook can’t do? With Zuckerberg seemingly not busy enough curing all the worlds’ diseases by the end of the century he’s decided to take on the competitive world of ecommerce.

Xiaomi expands to US and European markets

Disruptive Chinese mobile player Xiaomi is taking its first tentative steps into western markets this week, but initially only selling accessories, not handsets.

Alibaba to launch own mobile OS?

Chinese e-Commerce behemoth Alibaba is reported to be building its own mobile operating system for launch in the third quarter of this year. The OS is likely to be cloud-based – the group has had a dedicated “Alibaba Cloud Computing” unit since 2009, which is now reported to be working on the project.

Polls

Following comments from the European Data Protection Supervisor, do you feel the internet giants are taking advantage of the digital economy?

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