E-commerce is changing everyday, and sometimes by the minute. So many new ideas and developments everyday, becomes hard to keep track.
We bring to you a curated digest of e-commerce developments/happenings around the world, compiled from various publications across the Internet.
China’s Alibaba Group Holding, the world’s largest e-commerce firm, has begun hunting staff in Seattle, home turf of Amazon.com and Microsoft, focusing on savvy cloud computing hires as it ramps up U.S. operations.Three positions were open to people in Seattle, two of which also allow applications for Alibaba’s Silicon Valley offices, according to advertisements on LinkedIn business networking site in the past week.
eBay surprised Business sellers in the UK on Monday by announcing new fees – giving sellers only one month’s notice – and it said there were more changes in the works. eBay passed off the restructuring as “fee changes” rather than a rate hike, but there is only one minor change that is actually a fee decrease. Meanwhile sellers in the U.S. speculated on what the news could mean for them.
Chinese internet giant Alibaba has invested approximately $200m (£133m) in a stake in messaging application Snapchat, the BBC understands.That values the four-year-old firm at nearly $15bn making it one of the world’s most valuable start-ups.
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