ecommerce

How Shopkick Aims to Kick Off a 'Geo-Retailing' Revolution

Shopkick has generated a lot of buzz recently for its smartphone app that combines location-based features with shopping. Soon, Shopkick hopes, when you walk into any of hundreds of retailers, their app will alert you to deals at that store, and reward you with 'Kickbucks' just for being there.

PayPal Plans a Better Way to Pay Small Sums

PayPal is aiming to launch an improved micropayments service by the end of this year. It hopes a bigger volume of tiny online purchases will be unleashed if buyers can pay as they go, instead of making a big upfront payment to be debited down.

Amazon's Value Is Fading in the Age of Apple

Amazon has been one of the most resilient Internet stocks. But now, with the iPod, iTunes and iPad, Apple is seriously threatening Amazon's key strength -- its control over online sales of media. That's why the tumble in Amazon's stock could mark a turning point.

Amazon still king of e-commerce jungle

I'm an Amazon (AMZN) shopper (my Kindle 2 is supposed to arrive today!), but I was still surprised to read that the company could be responsible for...