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Indian E-Commerce is On Fire. What Will Amazon and Alibaba Do About It?

recode.net — The hottest e-commerce market in the world isn't in the U.S. or China. It's in India, and that poses a big challenge to Amazon and Alibaba as their global ambitions grow. On Saturday, Flipkart - perhaps the most popular online shopping site in India - announced a massive $700 million investment.

Amazon Introduces One-Hour Delivery in New York

recode.net — Amazon wants to deliver your stuff even faster. The company on Thursday introduced a new program called Prime Now, which allows its Prime members to get items delivered in just one hour for $7.99. Customers willing to wait two hours can get delivery for free.

eBay’s Head of North America Business Exits

recode.net — Christopher Payne, one of eBay's most senior leaders, is leaving the company at year's end, according to multiple sources. Payne ran the company's core shopping marketplace business in the North America. The change in leadership comes as eBay starts planning for the 2015 spin-off of its payments unit, PayPal.

Thrillist Hires New Commerce Boss as JackThreads Founder Exits

recode.net — Thrillist Media Group has hired Mark Walker, a veteran of Rue La La and Gap, to be its new president of commerce, as the media company increasingly relies on its e-commerce business to generate the majority of its revenue.

Watch Amazon’s Bezos Get Grilled in Rare Public Interview

recode.net — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos rarely speaks publicly if it doesn't involve the launch of an Amazon product. And it's even more rare for Bezos to sit down for a long, public one-on-one interview. He made an exception earlier this month for Henry Blodget and Business Insider, in which Bezos is an investor.

Samsung in Talks With LoopPay For Wireless Phone Payments

recode.net — Samsung has discussed a deal with a payments startup that would help the smartphone maker unveil a wireless mobile payments system in 2015 to rival Apple, according to multiple sources. The technology would allow people with certain Samsung phones to pay in the vast majority of brick and mortar stores by waving their phones instead of swiping with a credit card or cash.

Square Competitor ShopKeep Giving Away Free Equipment to Accept Apple Pay

recode.net — ShopKeep, a startup that makes checkout software for brick-and-mortar stores, has a new deal for new customers: free equipment that allows them to accept mobile payment methods such as Apple Pay, in addition to a new, more secure type of credit card.

eBay Users Blast iPad App Redesign

recode.net — They came, they saw, they freaked the hell out. Furious with a redesign that they say forces shoppers to browse through products they have little interest in, eBay users have trashed the company's redesigned iPad app over the last few days.

Apple’s Online Store Starts Accepting PayPal

recode.net — Apple.com shoppers in the U.S. and U.K. have a new way to pay online for the latest iPhone or iPad: PayPal. Previously available as a payment option only in Apple's app and content stores, PayPal is now accepted at the company's online retail store as well.

Square Shuffles Executive Roles as Product Portfolio Grows

recode.net — Local commerce company Square shuffled some chairs in its executive suite recently, creating a clean split in responsibilities between its two top engineering execs, according to multiple sources. Gokul Rajaram has moved into a role running engineering and product teams for Square's consumer products: The restaurant-delivery service Caviar, which recently released its first app, as well as the new food-ordering app, Square Order.
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Dec 20, 2014

Indian e-commerce is on fire as Flipkart raises another $700 million. What will Amazon and Alibaba do about it? on.recode.net/16CJ7TA

Dec 20, 2014

RT @Recode: Indian E-Commerce is On Fire. What Will Amazon and Alibaba Do About It? on.recode.net/16CJ7TA by @DelRey

Dec 20, 2014

@vijayshekhar so you're saying acquisitions of Flipkart or Snapdeal shouldn't be a problem?

Dec 20, 2014

@r0unak Right. Amazon is all 3P, but trying to change that.

Dec 20, 2014

@SamuelSaaS Maybe I'm getting confused with the rules preventing foreign companies selling goods directly to consumers..

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