Tag: E-Commerce

The Pour: The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine

With just a few clicks on my computer or phone, I can order a rare book from San Francisco, a country ham from Kentucky or a dazzling box of chocolates from Vermont. I can track the shipments to the door of my New York apartment building, where I will receive them, marveling at our effortless […]

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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

SAN FRANCISCO — A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans. Now a growing number of those insiders are worried that proposed export restrictions could short-circuit the pre-eminence of American companies in the next big thing […]

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China’s State Media Finds Good News in Underwear

By almost any measure, China’s economy is slowing. Consumers are cautious. Apartments are sitting unsold. Industrial profits are falling, too. But China’s state media wants people to look at another indicator: Men’s underwear. Sales of boxers and briefs are surging in Liaoning Province, according to The Global Times, a fervently nationalist tabloid controlled by the […]

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India Curbs Power of Amazon and Walmart to Sell Products Online

The Indian government dealt a surprise blow on Wednesday to the e-commerce ambitions of Amazon and Walmart, effectively barring the American companies from selling products supplied by affiliated companies on their Indian shopping sites and from offering their customers special discounts or exclusive products. If strictly interpreted, the new policies could force significant changes in […]

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Could Antibad Become the Net-a-Porter of Green Style?

ImageThe sustainability advocate Venetia Falconer models the Cipher Skirt by Samantha Pleet, £150. There are online marketplaces for luxury brands, secondhand fashion and street wear. Why not for sustainable style? So wondered Agatha Lintott from her remote farmhouse nestled in the green rolling hills of the South Devon countryside in England. Ms. Lintott, a former […]

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Last-Minute Shoppers Increasingly Trust Only Amazon to Deliver

SEATTLE — Olivia Zimmermann started her holiday shopping early this year, buying a Bluetooth speaker from Best Buy for her sister. It was supposed to arrive by Dec. 10, two weeks before Christmas. The speaker never showed up — and the post office said it had delivered the package to a different town. Best Buy […]

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France, Not Waiting for European Union, to Tax U.S. Tech Firms as ’19 Starts

PARIS — With the so-called Yellow Vest movement forcing concessions that have widened the country’s budget shortfall, the French government is accelerating a plan to place hefty taxes on American technology giants that have long maneuvered to keep their bills low while reaping huge sums of money. France has been working with other countries on […]

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Our Guide for Techonomic Holiday Gifts

By Meredith Salisbury  |  December 10, 2018, 10:50 AM  |  Techonomy Exclusive (Shutterstock) The holidays are galloping closer — which means it’s time for Techonomy’s annual gift guide. No matter how challenging the people on your shopping list, we’re here to help. For the Shutterbug Camera technology continues its impressive pace of innovation, including in […]

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Trump Said Amazon Was Scamming the Post Office. His Administration Disagrees.

WASHINGTON — President Trump spent much of last spring accusing Amazon of pulling a “scam” on the American taxpayer and ripping off the United States Postal Service. On Tuesday, his administration delivered its own verdict: Not so much. The task force created by Mr. Trump to investigate the Postal Service’s finances did conclude that the […]

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