Tag: E-Commerce

Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, and More Celebs Are Obsessed With DSTLD — and We Have an Exclusive Discount on It

Celebrities Love DSTLD Denim, Jeans, Jackets, and Clothing | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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The Shift: A Better Way to Break Up Big Tech

AUSTIN, Tex. — Among the techies who attended the annual South by Southwest Interactive conference the past few days, the hottest topic of conversation — besides the swarms of drunken idiots careening around Austin on rented electric scooters — was Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ground-shaking proposal to break up large tech companies like Amazon, Google and […]

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Spotify Accuses Apple of Anticompetitive Practices in Europe

LONDON — Apple’s powerful role as gatekeeper of the App Store has long frustrated the makers of apps who must abide by its rules or risk losing access to hundreds of millions of customers who own Apple devices. Now one of Apple’s biggest rivals, the music streaming service Spotify, says Apple is abusing its position […]

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Amazon Pulls 2 Books That Promote Unscientific Autism ‘Cures’

Amazon has removed the online listings for two books that claim to contain cures for autism, a move that follows recent efforts by several social media sites to limit the availability of anti-vaccination and other pseudoscientific material. The books, “Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism” and “Fight Autism and Win,” which had previously been listed […]

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Tesla Swerves on Strategy, Trailed by Growing Doubts

Tesla’s sleek stores embodied its green vision for upending the transportation and energy business: a one-stop shop for electric cars, solar panels and battery storage. Less than three months ago, the company announced 11 new store locations across the country. Now Tesla is in retreat, shuttering most of its stores in a bid to cut […]

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Trump to Strip India of Special Tariff Status, Escalating Trade Tensions

WASHINGTON — President Trump has decided to strip India of a special status that exempts billions of dollars worth of Indian exports from American tariffs, raising new trade tensions with the world’s second most populous country. The Office of the United States Trade Representative said on Monday night that India and Turkey would no longer […]

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Amazon’s Hard Bargain Extends Far Beyond New York

SEATTLE — When Texas officials pushed Amazon to pay nearly $270 million in back sales taxes in 2010, Amazon responded by closing its only warehouse in the state and scrapping expansion plans there. Two years later, the officials agreed to waive the past taxes in exchange for Amazon opening new warehouses. A similar scene played […]

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Taylor Swift, Hailey Bieber, and Tons of Other Celebs Swear by This One Pair of Leggings

The Alo Yoga Moto Leggings Celebrities Love: Where to Shop | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Payless Shoes to Shut All U.S. Stores and Wind Down Online Operation

Payless ShoeSource, a once-popular seller of inexpensive women’s footwear and a staple in many suburban shopping malls, is closing all of its American stores. The company said on Saturday that it would begin liquidating all 2,100 of its stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Payless is also winding down its online business. The […]

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They Fixed Pornography

Every day, hundreds of men pay Dannii Harwood to enact their sexual fantasies and boost their self-esteem. Sometimes her clothes come off. Sometimes she dresses up as a nurse or a dominatrix. If a guy is a regular customer, she likely knows his birthday, the names of his children and his pets — even when […]

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Chief of Apple Stores Is Leaving After 5 Years in the Job

Angela Ahrendts, the former Burberry chief hired by Apple five years ago to oversee its stores, said Tuesday that she will leave the company in April. The departure is an unusual move for a top executive at Apple, which is facing retail challenges as sales in China have dropped and iPhone sales have turned sluggish. […]

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China’s Online Censorship Stifles Trade, Too

As China and the United States engage in high-level negotiations over a possible trade deal, it’s puzzling to see what’s been left off the table: the Chinese internet market. China blocks or hinders nearly every important foreign competitor online, including Google, Facebook, Wikipedia in Chinese, Pinterest, Line (the major Japanese messaging company), Reddit and The […]

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Amazon’s Sales Growth Slows, Even as Cloud Business Stays Hot

SEATTLE — Amazon held off stiffer competition for online shoppers during the holiday season, once again increasing its sales. But the company said on Thursday that growth slowed from its usual breakneck pace — and it came at a cost, with the company spending far more on shipping to win customers. While strong, the latest […]

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Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.

SEATTLE — When a chain of physical therapy centers wanted new patients, it aimed online ads at people near its offices who had bought knee braces recently on Amazon. When a financial services provider wanted to promote its retirement advisory business, it directed ads to people in their 40s and 50s who had recently ordered […]

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This Meghan Markle-Loved Handbag Brand Just Dropped 7 Gorgeous Vacation-Ready Styles

Meghan Markle-Loved Handbag Brand, Kayu, Launched 7 Vacation-Ready Handbags | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Wait —: Wait — Is Qai Qai America’s Most Important Doll?

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. See last week’s inaugural edition and sign up here to receive it in your inbox going forward. One spring evening in 1901, a doctor in Massachusetts laid a tuberculosis-stricken man on a […]

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