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Square to buy Afterpay for $39 billion as buy now, pay later booms

Afterpay has been the bellwether of the niche online payments sector which burst into the mainstream last year.

EU gives Google 2 months to improve hotel, flight search results

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China sales help Armani bounce back from pandemic

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Xiaomi trumps Apple to become world’s No. 2 smartphone maker – Canalys

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France investigates Zara, Uniqlo for concealing crimes against humanity

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into four fashion retailers suspected of concealing crimes against human...

Apple banks on physical stores as economies reopen, retail chief says

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Netflix and shop: Online store offers limited-edition merchandise

Merchandise in the online shop will be "carefully selected high-quality apparel and lifestyle products," the company sai...

Amazon launches Pharmacy subscription offer in US

Customers can pay as low as $1 per month for select medications, including drugs to treat diabetes and blood pressure, a...

Amazon, Facebook targeted by historic G7 deal

Hundreds of billions of dollars could flow into cash-strapped governments by a minimum global corporate tax rate.

Etsy to buy fashion reseller Depop in push for younger consumers

Etsy Inc said on Wednesday it would acquire Gen-Z focused fashion reseller Depop for $1.63 billion

Zara, Anthropologie accused of cultural appropriation by Mexico

The Ministry of Culture says Zara, owned by Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, used a pattern distinctive t...

Amazon buys up MGM, announces new CEO’s start date

The deal aims to bolster Amazon's television-focused studio with new and historic filmmaking from MGM, which has snapped...

Russian prosecutor seeks to ban Dolce & Gabbana same-sex kiss ads

The two short videos were part of the Italian fashion house's global "Love is Love" campaign in the run-up to Valentine'...

JD.com first-quarter revenue exceeds expectation

Sales in its product segment, which includes online retail sales, rose nearly 35 per cent to $27.2 billion in the quarte...

Online share of retail sales jumps to 19% amid lockdowns – UN

Online sales accounted for nearly a fifth of total retail turnover last year as lockdowns to combat the spread of the co...

Apple, Google warned by ACCC: fix app stores or face regulation

The global dominance of Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store has been criticised by some app makers for mandatory r...

Gucci, Facebook file joint lawsuit against alleged counterfeiter

Gucci and Facebook have filed a joint lawsuit in California against an individual who allegedly used the U.S. group's so...

Fashion designer Alber Elbaz has died

Most recently, the Israeli fashion designer founded the Richemont-backed label AZ Factory.

Amazon to let Whole Foods customers pay by palm print

Amazon.com Inc said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesda...